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Strips and Flowering Area

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Grower899, Feb 9, 2018.

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    Grower899

    Grower899 Well-Known Member

    Ok so currently im running 14 2ft single row f series strips on 2x 185-24a in a 3x3, and its doing well.

    Im trying to drop my tent and use the closet the tent is in. Closet measures 7' D x 5' W x 7.5 H. Im looking to use a 3 x 5 or 3.5 x 5 area. Gonna get 10 more strips, and already have a third driver.

    Would like to do a 4x5 but dont think ill have enough light. What would you guys do with 24 strips, 3x 185 24a, and my closet? Thanks for any input.
     
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    Grower899

    Grower899 Well-Known Member

    Ok so im doing the 4x5 area. I think id wish id done it had i gone 3x5. Already purchased a 4th driver and enough aluminum for 14 more strips. Gonna build 4 2' x 2' 7 strip lights to cover a 4x5 area. Should be ok yeah? Strips are gonna be 3.5" apart on each light. 28 strips is gonna be enough?
     
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    1212ham

    1212ham Well-Known Member

    What strips?
     
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    Grower899

    Grower899 Well-Known Member

    F series 2ft single row
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

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    1212ham

    1212ham Well-Known Member

    Sorry, missed that.
    You have 740 watts and a 20sq. ft. area, 740/20=37 watts/sq ft., that will be fine.
     
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    Grower899

    Grower899 Well-Known Member

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    Grower899

    Grower899 Well-Known Member

    I figured with a fourth driver id have it power wise, but wasnt sure about strip count. The above link is recommending 12x 4fts for a 5x5 and 20 watts less than im running, so i should be a little more than good with 28 strips. Thanks!
     
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    1212ham

    1212ham Well-Known Member

    By using more strips your initial cost is higher but efficiency is improved and you probably get a little better light spread.
     
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    nfhiggs

    nfhiggs Well-Known Member

    You're upwards of 600W - that's more than enough for a 4x4 space.
     
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