diy light mover

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by kochab, Dec 23, 2007.

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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    im not gonna get $1500 of product from a 400watt htg light.
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    LoganSmith

    LoganSmith Well-Known Member

    Why wont you. $200 x 10= $2000, $400 oz / 2000 = 5oz.
    I don't know how fast you will get it back but you will get it back and much more then 10x in the long run.
    This is a one time purchase of $200 if you can afford it. Like i said before ebay sells them all day every day for $200 or less. Two sold today for around $130.

    How many plants do you have now? With a LM you can x it by 2 at least.

    Good luck with your project one way or the other.
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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    yeah i got ya man but i wanna make one because i cant afford the initial investment in the mechanism.
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    LoganSmith

    LoganSmith Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain
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    Puffin Afatty

    Puffin Afatty Active Member

    I made one from a sliding shower door rail and my ocillating fan...I attached a dowel rod on my fan pointing forward, I then tied strings to the end of the rod and ran the strings thru eyelets screwed into the side walls and to the light hanging on the rail...the light moves 24 inches, 12 from center right and 12 from center left....works like a charm...cost me nothing, I had the fan, the rail and slider was from an old shower door...Snow White is gonna love this...

    I only grow 1 plant at a time, but I noticed the dark side of the buds isnt as frosty as the light side so a light mover is in order...next harvest will tell the tale in 14-15 weeks...a buddy used a light rail 3.5 in a past grow and increased his yield by 80% over the previous crop, I dont have the room to grow more, just grow the 4x4 foot area with better buds...I can hardly wait...
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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    bump.
    i just thought of how i could do it.
    was thinking of how those ceiling fan light type of light movers work and came up with this
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    kochab

    kochab New Member

    talking to a friend about the wire to the light........im gonna put the light on a swivel.......then make the wire to the light long as hell and suspend it from the side of the room exact same heigth as the fixture for the light itself.
    then ill take it all down and do a vertical grow like im starting now.
    lol time for new plans on a light mover.
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    bearo420

    bearo420 Well-Known Member

    check out my northern farmer vertical grow thread. there isnt a cheaper vertical solution on this site than that one. your welcome rollitup
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    tspimpin1118

    tspimpin1118 Active Member

    a drill ... saw it in a grow vid one time i think maybe on you tube
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    LoudBlunts

    LoudBlunts Well-Known Member

    i seen a light mover for 100 bucks the other day.....
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    buster7467

    buster7467 Well-Known Member

    If you are worried about putting a light mover over just one plant than that would be a waste. Just place some cfls where you need the extra light. Sometimes simple is better.
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    OverD0se

    OverD0se Active Member

    I made a mover about 3y ago with some used bicycle chain and small toys car motor . It is not as hard as you think but you need to balance your rail and lamps very well . Fix your chains on the rails and design a mover part with toys motor.You can easily control the movin speed and increase your light covering area with this device
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    onenumcat

    onenumcat Well-Known Member

    here ya go, designed and built by yours truely.
    and you won't even need to buy a motor, I promise, you've already got one in your grow room.
    http://www.rollitup.org/grow-room-design-setup/155955-wind-powered-rotating-dual-hid.html
    or choose from about a dozen videos to see it in action.
    http://www.youtube.com/onenumcat
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    crzywhboy6669

    crzywhboy6669 Well-Known Member

    i just looked on ebay. they have light movers new for $90-110. you can buy used ones even cheaper. got to love ebay. well sum times.
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    mrduke

    mrduke Well-Known Member

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    bballdude692006

    bballdude692006 Active Member

    dont have a 100watt but i think it would prob just be overkill. like it said before just go with cfl's if you dont really need it however if your space was larger i would say def get it. im thinking of getting one once i get a bigger space. i currently only have like 3ft wide and 2 ft deep to work with freely plus like another 2 feet deep with shelves. im renting an apartment so i cant really try to find a better spot.
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    reeferMaster

    reeferMaster Well-Known Member

    fuck ebay. i got scamed 6k off that bitch ass site. have you ever heard of hydrofarm?they sell cheap aluminum light rails with a small chain and sprokets . if you bought one you could just copy the idea if you wanted a better one. 4 ft rail rocomened hold is 20 lbs. it only 110$

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