Quantums Overhead in Vertical Grow!

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by ttystikk, Dec 23, 2016.

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Thanks to a collaboration between 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;
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    Together, we're turning indoor growing on its ear.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    More snaps of the initial setup. The plant is already 8 days into its bloom cycle and it's a lil stressed, but this still should be a good test run under real world conditions.
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    After an hour, the boards were warm to the touch.

    The lenses make for a very nicely spread out distribution pattern.
     
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    Shugglet

    Shugglet Well-Known Member

    Is this the best test to see what theyre really capable of though? Dont they just amount to side lighting one side of a typical grow?

    I would think these would be better suited for where your cobs currently are and vice versa, dont you think? I would think the cobs would put out more intense lighting and when you consider the inverse square law seems a role reversal would be good... An expensive undertaking it certainly would be though.
     
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    SPLFreak808

    SPLFreak808 Well-Known Member

    Nice boards tyst... Can't wait to see the results
     
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    ChaosHunter

    ChaosHunter Well-Known Member

    Pulling up a chair........
     
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    ChaosHunter

    ChaosHunter Well-Known Member

    Are you using COBs vertically as light also ?
     
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    fearnoevil

    fearnoevil Well-Known Member

    Ah Chaos beat me to the question, lol. So what's the output from each of those fixtures and what driver are you using? I'm subbed, these QB's look like another great improvement in LED lighting (too bad I just spend over $1500 for the 5 light bars I'm going to build, lol - oh well it's only money ;?).
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Beers are in da cooler, bro-
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Yessir, you can see them in the background. I've been running them for about a year now.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Well I'm a big fan of letting the testing tell the tale and we have a ways to go yet to prove how much better they are.

    I'm optimistic, I think this is potentially a game changer.

    Each fixture consists of 4 boards, wired in series and driven by a Meanwell HLG-320H-C1400B, for 320W at system level. One fixture pulls 330W with the driver, the other pulls 340W, I'm guessing it's due to variations in the boards and drivers.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to SMOKE 'em!
     
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    SPLFreak808

    SPLFreak808 Well-Known Member

    Sorry if i missed it, what ya got there? I assume one is a jillybean?
     
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    bassman999

    bassman999 Well-Known Member

    I wanna see these in action.
     
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    Ryante55

    Ryante55 Well-Known Member

    To drive the boards like that are 2 wired in parallel and those sets of 2 wired in series? I always think I understand the driver matching but I'd hate to burn out some leds over a stupid mistake
     
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    ChaosHunter

    ChaosHunter Well-Known Member

    What happens is the driver will equalize to how ever many boards there are.

    @ttystikk wrote "Each 4 boards are driven by a Meanwell HLG-320H-C1400B, for 320W. One board pulls 330W with the driver, the other pulls 340W, I'm guessing it's due to variations in the boards and drivers."

    "One board is one panel of QBs pulling 340ish correct ?"

    Sorry I just don't want someone to misread it as one QB pushing 330-340W
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Each fixture has its own driver and the 4 boards are wired in series in this case.

    You're right, I misspoke above and just edited that post to say what I intended, thanks for the grammar and clarity check!
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    As usual, thinking backwards.
     
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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    Is that your recommended setup with 2 modules? Or you are just testing with 2 modules?
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    The two fixtures were made to work together to cover this size and shape of canopy. One would work for 12 sq ft.
     
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