Nah there's actually good ones out there.
They hosted the 2006 Max Yield Convention I went to in Vancouver @ the Pan Pacific....as well as treated a good 100 folks to a very plush dinner cruise around the harbor. After dinner there was a major huff-fest topside. Can't remember to owners name but he was a really cool guy who definitely knew how to party.I'm still upset Dutch Masters went under. They were great nutes for a big yield.
That's good that you've never turned them down..it negatively effects the spectrumOK...so who else ran the blue Lumatek's? I remember when they came out. Was so stoked to end all the humming and heat from the analog ballasts.
LOL...bought 6 of 'em....and...like many others....had issues. Blowin' fuses....crapping out.... these just weren't super long lived. If it wasn't for the market insanity @ the time/etc...it woulda really hurt...LOL. FWIW...dunno WTF the "400V" shit is in this pic....or 400SL/ 600SL. The ones I had were like the Quantums below....25%-50%-100% power.
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Then came the Quantums'. MUCH better units. IMO. I got in the mix with a guy from LA on THC Flamer who brought em in on pallets and was selling them outright. I think I remember $180 each but the fog is thickly.... Either way...I still have 3 of these out of the 6 Ibought....15 years or so later if not more. Again...that fog. Gonna power the MH in my tent with one of em for early veg on the current contest/look-see grow....then switch it to HPS for flower. Love that about these units. Never turned em down though. HUH? Heehee...Go balls on or stay home fucker. It's only 600 watts.
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