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Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by TimeToBurn, May 22, 2015.

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    burnpile

    burnpile Well-Known Member

    It helps to have a sheet metal shop with a 5000w c02 laser, the enclosure is .06" 5052, the heatsink is leftover from some job.
     
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    HydroRed

    HydroRed Well-Known Member

    lucky bastard haha
     
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    sproutlyled

    sproutlyled Member

    This is the coolest light i've ever seen! What are those LCD display things in the middle? Is air being pushed back to the central hub?
     
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    sproutlyled

    sproutlyled Member

    Oh nice. Do you do your own CAD work?
     
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    burnpile

    burnpile Well-Known Member

    Somewhat, I usually get the details drawn in autocad, then my programmer converts that to the flat layout to laser cut.
     
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    JavaCo

    JavaCo Well-Known Member

    Thanks ,Yeah air is sucked in threw the heat sinks threw the tubes and into then out of the hub. The lcd 's are voltage and amp readoutshttps://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-200V-10...994576?hash=item2f05c0f4d0:g:WHQAAOSw0j9ZSPU7 . About to retire the light though, going to start a new build pretty soon, hoping they release some Vero Gen 8's before I get much older.
     
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    growingforfun

    growingforfun Well-Known Member

    So this ones coming up for sale ?
     
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    JavaCo

    JavaCo Well-Known Member

    Depends on if anyone wants to buy it I suppose.
     
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    burnpile

    burnpile Well-Known Member

    I think I'm better at building the enclosures... So finished up, turned on nothing blew up but its not very bright. Dimmer is working, unplugged that to see if it changed the wattage, no, only getting 57 watts. The leads from the driver show 140 volts dc, those were attached to the terminal strips, the 4 cobs are in parallel from those strips. When I check the voltage of the strips with the cobs on it shows about 25 volts. I disconnected the leads from the strips still 140 volts. Hopefully someone smarter than me could advise.
     

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    crankz1

    crankz1 Well-Known Member

    Get rid of the terminal blocks and wire the cobs in series.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

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    burnpile

    burnpile Well-Known Member

    That would be alot easier, not sure why I thought they needed to be in parallel with that driver, is the 18 ga wire that I have soldered to the cobs big enough?
     
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    crankz1

    crankz1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you'd want a constant voltage driver for parallel wiring. Your wire should be fine.
     
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    burnpile

    burnpile Well-Known Member

    Works good now, thank you, dims from 193 watts to 31 watts.
     
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    Kaneh_bosm

    Kaneh_bosm Member

    (24) 280mm eb strips, wired in parallel powered by two hlg185-24a drivers. IMG_20171210_130030.jpg IMG_20171210_130054.jpg IMG_20171210_130054.jpg
     
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    burnpile

    burnpile Well-Known Member

    Here are some pics of all my homemade lights so far. First two are the new one at 194w and 30w. next two are of my "light bulb light", the first one I made, next two are qb288 fixture. Pic 7 is the first cob light with the cheapo full spectrum chips, last two are a qb120 fixture, I have 6 of those.
     

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    VegasWinner

    VegasWinner Well-Known Member

    350w-GrowGreen.jpg my current 3 GrowGreen 200w boards channels wired in parallel driving the pcb at 100w each for a total of 340w with two C1050B drivers one 240H and one 120H. The reds and blues are Royal Blue and Deep Red with lpc 1050 drivers for a 2x4 area.
     
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    ANC

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    wietefras

    wietefras Well-Known Member

    Small fixture to light a 40x60cm area for starting seedlings. Used 2 x 24W F-Series Gen3 5000K led strips powered by a Mean Well ELG-75-C1050A driver.

    2x24W_5000K_Boven_DSC3956.jpg

    2x24W_5000K_Onder_DSC3962.jpg

    Strips are mounted on 25mm aluminium U-channels and attached to the driver. Later I added some alu angles at the ends to be able to hide the wiring better. Stays pretty cool too. The frame is lukewarm.

    Still need to fix the hanger system with a metal wire system, but until I receive the parts for that, the chain and string seem to hold it up just fine too.

    Always amazing how quickly you can build a light from these strips.

    This fixture replaces a 2x55W PLL (T-neon) fixture. So it saves me over half in electricity and I get more light too.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member


    need to make me some like this with 4 strips for my veg area.

    got 16 of them vertical in my 4x4 tent.
     
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