Led Users Unite!

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by project fuoro, Sep 11, 2009.

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    mista sativa

    mista sativa Well-Known Member

    When you say DIY abilities, what does that entail. I have no experience with electricity, or electrical components. It’s one thing I’ve never messed with. I can figure stuff out pretty quick, but I don’t want too much margin for error. I don’t want to end up with a pile of wires that cost me $300... but I’m down to trying it out.
    I was going to go with http://timbergrowlights.com/model-2vl/
    But I don’t know if that’s enough wattage for my area.
     
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    Dave455

    Dave455 Well-Known Member

    Check out Rapidled vero canopy rail systems.....
     
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    Go go n chill

    Go go n chill Well-Known Member

    You said supplement. What do you want the light to do? There is something to be said about things that are "turn key". Turn key is costly. The link you sent me is 299$ I paid less and got much more light. To answer your question....
    You'll need
    Drill bits, saw, soldering iron, heat shrink tubing in assorted sizes. Drill or drill press. Wire stripper .
    I installed an on/off switch and remote dimmer.... Don't do that, more work that isn't needed. Use a HLG driver that has the dimming knob built in. Tons of videos to help you. But you won't go wrong with a turn key setup. You'll just spend more. That light you sent me, NOT NEAR BIG ENOUGH
     
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    mista sativa

    mista sativa Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have recommendations for “turn key” lights? I guess I probably need at least another 400w
     
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    Go go n chill

    Go go n chill Well-Known Member

    Sorry can't help you there, I do own a Vipar 600 and two MARS300's . I don't know much about the higher end models, except it is much cheaper to build a great light than to buy one. Good luck in your search, my Chinese lights are good but not near my DIY, it kicks ass
     
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    mista sativa

    mista sativa Well-Known Member

    I think @CobKits is going to set me up with something at a nice price. I’ll just take a chance with assembly. If there are resources out there with instructions, I’m sure I can figure it out. Should I get the rail systems @Dave455 recomended?
     
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    FunCatLady2017

    FunCatLady2017 Member

    I am using a 600W LED grow tent, 2x2x5. I have 3 plants in veg. The specs said it could be done, but temps are too hot. Any suggestions?
     
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    FunCatLady2017

    FunCatLady2017 Member

    What LED Lights are you using and what is your grow space, if you don't mind my asking?
     
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    FunCatLady2017

    FunCatLady2017 Member

     
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    FunCatLady2017

    FunCatLady2017 Member

    I am growing in a 2x2x5, 3 plants, using 600W LED. I am having a problem with the tent running hot. Any suggestions?
     
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    coreywebster

    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    Its probably not a 600w but just named that like a lot of them are. If you tell us the name or post a link I will have a look at what your actually running.
    With a 2x2 you really only need 135 real watts if the LEDs are very efficient.
    Obviously you still need to extract hot air and exchange it for cooler air by way of a good fan.
    But tell us more about your light and set up and i will try to help.
     
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    Go go n chill

    Go go n chill Well-Known Member

    Are you running a fan in there also to pull air in and or out
     
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    Go go n chill

    Go go n chill Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen them, it's all about price points and performance. If you like you can start a conversation with me I'll help you all I can
     
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    ganjafather27

    ganjafather27 Well-Known Member

    Wondering if you guys can help me out? Making a small cob unit for my aquarium and want to run 2 cobs on it. Citi 1212 clu048. Would an hlg-60h-c700 be a good choice?

    I'd like to keep it under 100wand it doesn't need a very strong current, I'm not growing cannabis with it just keeping my aquarium plants happy.

    Will that work for what I want? And that will put me around 70w total correct?
     
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    Go go n chill

    Go go n chill Well-Known Member

    I have not had time to look at the specifications on that driver but I don't think it will work you need at least 72 V forward voltage to start those carbs
     
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    FunCatLady2017

    FunCatLady2017 Member

    I will post some pics of the girls shortly. I have a Meizhi 600 light for this project. It was suggested I consider adding HPS lights as well. What wattage or how many?
     
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    coreywebster

    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    Ok from what I can see the actual wattage is 275w on those meizhi lights. So if your running a bit hot you can either increase your air flow with a good extractor fan. Circulate more air with small fans. Or change to a better light for that space.
    A HLG 130w kit will cover that 2x2 perfect. That will half your wattage and your lighting will be great. Half your wattage equals half your heat.
    Do you run a extractor fan at the moment? If so what size?

    I would not be adding a HPS if you cant manage the heat from the LED you have.
     
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    FunCatLady2017

    FunCatLady2017 Member

    Can you tell me where I could acquire that?
     
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    verticalgrow

    verticalgrow Well-Known Member

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    coreywebster

    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    Or growerslights.com
     
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