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My new Grow Lab V2.0

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by luv2grow, Mar 5, 2017.


    luv2grow Well-Known Member

    Alright. ... Qb's and heat sinks should be here tomorrow. Ordered a Hlg 320 c2800a for them. Supposed to ship tomorrow. Now trying to figure out if I want to run strips or go with the XPE HE line 3 stack diodes in multiple colors. Also got the a volt/amp/watt meter ordered for the light build. Thanks @Colanoscopy for the idea. Not sure who the credit goes to originally but I'll place it there. I Kinda like the idea of less Pcb on the walls of this fixture at the moment. Anyway should get back to cutting and mounting of the sinks and boards/ running some wires this weekend. Hope all is well will everyone!
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    luv2grow Well-Known Member

    Kinda cool right? @ttystikk little under powered but just think of the main stream comps in the future poaching off this Tm. Gonna double, triple easy in a year
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    luv2grow Well-Known Member

    So Qb's and sinks got here today. I must confess my numbers on the toffer were off from the Heat sink side by 5/8 of a inch. Driver shipped today. Running a hlg320 2100a to start. goal was overbuilding it. Think it'll work more than fine for the breeding tent.
    3 boards side by side are perfect for that toffer's size. 4 on the other hand forced me into fabrication mode. Got into the fixture redesign and fab this evening. Started the cut's and some corner sheet fab. I'll get her nailed and welded with posts tomorrow hopefully. If not sometime down the road soon. We have a nice south pulse coming through at the moment, so it just may be pushed off this weekend haha :-D Hope everyone's weekend will be and is awesome already!

    Chuckdizzle Well-Known Member

    Dude I'm loving this idea! The 5,000 Btuh will probably be just right for my setup, but if you need more I now see they've got a 10,000 Btuh unit and its just $100 more than the 5,000 Btuh!


    Subbed to see this LED build. :bigjoint:
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    luv2grow Well-Known Member

    Driver shows up tomorrow supposedly. Didn't think I had that much time and ran outta bondo so she ain't as pretty as I would normally shoot for haha
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    luv2grow Well-Known Member

    Driver got here around 6pm of course. Where I'm at now. Getting ready to wire and mount the drivers.
    sink side.jpg led side.jpg

    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

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    lukio Well-Known Member

    niiiiiiice light bro!
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    suthrngrwr Well-Known Member

    Great work on that light!
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    luv2grow Well-Known Member

    just plugged everything together real quick. Still have some pieces on their way. Turned all the way down
    Did a happy dance then I saw some of my plants fans haha.
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    luv2grow Well-Known Member

    wouldn't let me upload a pic last night. Left as much wire as I could until the rest show up. Loving it already and I only got to turn it on for 2 min haha
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    luv2grow Well-Known Member

    new screen.jpg

    New toy running on the low low for the new lady's. Just a quick training at the flip.
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    Seriousbuds Active Member

    Beauty. It's incredible how cost effective we can get with fixtures now.
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    Colanoscopy Well-Known Member

    Lights quality bro. Be keen to keep an eye on how they do under it :)
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    Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke Well-Known Member

    Take me to your leader!

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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

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    sallygram Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that you could save a lot by having a DC to DC running straight off the solar panels and not doing batteries and timers for your veg, you would need to add some light for the hours that the lights were powered but it could be a good savings. You know more than I do on this but I am willing to try it with QB120s if someone told me what components I would need. BTW nice room and love the pup
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    He still needs a power controller to balance loads between his lights and a battery bank.
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    luv2grow Well-Known Member

    For sure! I have been toying with the straight DC run. I have some components for a AC conversion run already.But as Tty mentioned it's just another hole to venture into I honestly just haven't made up my mind on it. I'm laggin
    Quick update. Scored another door it's in now. so panels next and we can move on in now and rock the insulation. What I've been building up lately.
    Goji Og, Love Triangle, and Blood Orange X Genius Thai. I'm outta space.... and it's lame! I have way too much fire to run and cross asap. Goji up first- day 33
    First run with the Qb's goji OG.jpg

    Love Triangle
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    Me loves the tri! just a good'en all the way around.

    Blood Orange's ---- My mouth is watering thinking of these getting another 30 days of veg!
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