Huge thank you to Growers house and everyone there for the chance to test the Illuminati 1000w DE HPS!! Also big shout out to the guys at Cannacribs!!
I was able to receive the illuminar 1000w DE HPS on 1/16/2020. After taking down my 3 x sf1000 from my 4x4 with my 2.5 week olds in it and moving the exhaust and filter to the back wall, I started to unpack the box.
And ran into a slight glitch, the box only came with the 240 plug. I needed the 120. From what I was told and from the boxes labeling it should of had both, but Growers house promptly got me the right cord and I was good to go.
After reading the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS manual. I attempted the placement of the double ended bulb. The manual has no diagrams for proper placement, but after just looking at the receiving ends and reading the imprinting on the outside covers of the receiving ends, I figured it out!! Biggest problem was I knew from long ago that those cheap cotton gloves save alot of problems, and help not touching the bulb. But nowhere in the contents of the box were a pair of gloves, it’s probably with the missing cord with my luck…lol. I just used a pair of old clean cotton underwater and took my time placing it and locking into place the 1000w DE HPS bulb.
Got the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS in the air and level
Have it hook up and getting ready for first strike, which has to be a minimum of 3hrs.
I’m sure I’ll have on more then 3 hours!
Trying to figure out height I should actually be at for the minimum setting of 600w from the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS, it mentions nothing in the manual as a suggested height for veg or flower. So at this point I’m going to start at 30" above the 2.5 week old plants.
Noticed temp increase in tent and turned up fan speed and exhaust speed to accommodate the extra heat. Through the course of the evening I ended up maxing out the height the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS set at 600w at 48" adove the plants. I also have been relying on a Grovee temp and the meter with Bluetooth. Also the AC Infinity T4 monitor hanging in the center 2’ below the light toward the back of the tent. Placed the Grovee in a pot offset center under the other sensor.
Have the the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS now on a 19/6 cycle set to a timer.
Definitely eye protection is a must!! This thing is very bright at 600w!! The Illuminar 1000w DE HPS has settings of 600w, 750w, 825w, 1000w and 1150w!! Too bad it doesn’t come with at least 1 pair!!!
Had a tough time controlling heat for most of the night. Been checking the Grovee by Bluetooth which is constantly reading 86-89 degrees. The AC Infinity probe is at 84-85 degrees consistently. I’m confused at this point, so I turn up the exhaust and intake fan and then water the plants. I can’t help thinking something is wrong but with the increase of air temps are ok, but RH is a fight now to keep it up. I have a small humidifier going but it’s not enough with the volume of air moving thru now. I try a few things to get the RH up. But the plants are looking really good!
At this point 2 days of use of the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS and you can see a visual difference in the plants. I have gone from 300w total to 600w and it show in the plants! Hopefully a good night ahead!
4 days of using the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS.
Day 20 of grow.
5 Auto’s, 4 Photo’s and a bunch of Solo’s with more PHoto’s.
Still 48" above plants.
Switched the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS from 600w to 750w yesterday and see no ill affects and the heat issue I come to find out was never an issue!! It was my fault!!!..lol.
Yes, the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS puts off some heat which is easily controlled. My problem was the Grovee in the pot that I was relying on was actually not reading correctly due to what I can figure was light intensity. After scratching my head multiple times I decided to check the Grovee and placed it outdoors in the shade for a period of time then compared it to my phone’s temp reading and an app for weather. It was the same or within 1 degree of matching everything and that’s when the lightbulb went off!! I went back and placed it face up under a fan leaf and waited. It all made sense now!! It was 80-82 degrees at the plants!! It never felt hot doing the hand test before to this and was one of the reasons for my prior confusion plus i am now not defying physics anymore!! The AC Infinity reading 84 and the Grovee is still 80-82!!
I have been able to turn the internal fans down along with the exhaust fan downs and my RH has gone back up to 50-55. Plus the exhale bag seems to also help with the brighter light from the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS.
Temps are great! No problems! The Illuminar 1000w DE HPS is working great!
Plant are definitely responding!!
LST Started today due to grow spurt!
Also downloaded an app for Lux readings and tried it on the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS just above the plants and I had a reading of well above 30,000 at 750w!
I still need to get glasses, the Illuminar 1000w DE HPS is an amazingly bright light!