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Club Vert LED

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by ttystikk, Nov 29, 2016.

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What kind of LED do you use to grow vertically?

  1. Blurple

    10.7%
  2. COB LED

    57.1%
  3. Mid power (Quantum boards, Nextlight)

    10.7%
  4. Cold fusion plasma irradiation

    3.6%
  5. Light Strips/bars

    10.7%
  6. 'Other'

    7.1%
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Lol I tell people to start on page 129 to slip ahead to the modern era.

    Re. Mineral oil cooled LED: Won't be necessary very soon.
     
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    pockitsPM

    pockitsPM Well-Known Member

    Oh thank god lol I've been reading from page one forward and from 180 backwards. keep loosing my place. was going to ask if there's a good place to start but figured that would be half asking it and thought I should man up and just read it lol...

    Why will it soon be unnecessary
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Quantum boards and systems like them will soon be efficient enough and have large enough inherent surface area to shed their own heat, making any active cooling system redundant.

    It's already happened here in my lab, so I'm speaking from personal experience.
     
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    pockitsPM

    pockitsPM Well-Known Member

    Lmfao
    in ttystikks laboratory,
    there's so many things the world has never seeeen!
    Then he smokes his expiraments,
    to smithereens.

    I've ordered some cheap China leds, drivers, and heatsinks ( probably should have started off with the good stuff then worked my way down ) but I did it to kinda get the feel for the whole process. just waiting for them to come in
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Yep, we go up the blind alley so you don't have to! LMFAO!!!!!
     
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    pockitsPM

    pockitsPM Well-Known Member

    Man I miss those old cartoons lol

    Question sir ttystikk. wouldn't the electricity you use running your chiller kinda even out with the efficiency you save by using it?

    I've never even looked at a chilling system because I'm not where near that level yet but I imagine they cost a pretty penny to run
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Well yes they do- but it's still a lot less than running AC to do the same job. In addition, I can run the system in several rooms on any crazy schedule I want and it will run to match the load, so long as I don't go over capacity for more than an hour or two.

    Also, they do a great job of removing moisture, essential in my setup.
     
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    pinner420

    pinner420 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure this has been asked and answered. As I look at your Hall ttystikk I've often meditated on if you put the lights on the wall and the plants in the center. I know those are water cooled so I'm guessing that would be reason enough... just a thought and not sure if you tested that or not. Hoping I can get my cob on come summer.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    That's just a shift in perspective; since i have plants back to back, it could be argued that my configuration is already as you suggest.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Thanks to HLG, @Stephenj37826 of Johnson Grow Lights, @robincnn of Northern Grow Lights and yours truly of ICC Growers and TCDLabs, I'm proud to present what we believe is the first quantum board based overhead light fixture for vertical gardening;
    20161223_115935.jpg
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

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    pockitsPM

    pockitsPM Well-Known Member

    Looks purdy!! You guys colab on the specs and/or designing or something? I'd IIke to collaborate on my designs but I gots no Frans lol
    And is that ment for supplemental lighting in a vert grow or main source? The reason I ask is I thought the point of vert was vertical lights.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    The point of vertical growing is better productivity per square foot of floor space.

    These are designed as primary lighting.
     
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    pockitsPM

    pockitsPM Well-Known Member

    I really wanna ask "why is it officially called vert?"
    But Im pretty sure I'll get a "because they grow vertically^" lol :dunce:
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    It turns out that 'climbing the walls' was already taken.

    Who knew?


    And we can make more per vert jokes this way too, so there's that.
     
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    nevergoodenuf

    nevergoodenuf Well-Known Member

    I thought I would throw in a couple COB vert pics.
    2 weeks left. IMG_20161227_233852876.jpg IMG_20161227_234028036.jpg
     
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    pockitsPM

    pockitsPM Well-Known Member

    Lol took me a week to catch the " per vert" joke lmfao
    those plants are pretty. What's that thing in the top pic bottom right behind the plant?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was sneaky with that one lol

    Looks like an air pump to me.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

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    nevergoodenuf

    nevergoodenuf Well-Known Member

    Thanks, and yes that is an air pump hanging by a bungee.
     
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