I did that experiment too. I have drilled and tapped so many holes I should change my name to DT, lol I went with everlight for my UVA. They only come one reels so I had to depend on a supplier to work with the vendor to get a smaller quantity than a reel. lol I mount my drivers remotely.for heat issues. I use 18 gauge two conductor wire, usually security cable for that purpose and a couple of spade connectors or wagos, whatever I have around. I have found food makes bigger budz plus the right combination of light. The Red/Blue ratio has to be correct to encourage growth, which is why I developed the Red/Blue two channel board..