New light or????

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by Gorillaglue4u, Feb 7, 2018.

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    Gorillaglue4u

    Gorillaglue4u Well-Known Member

    As of now I am running 1 1k in my 4x8 tent (half for flower other half work space since I dropped a patient and only can have 12 plants) I'm trying to max my yields with what I have. However my tent gets hot and have been looking into a portable a.c. to put in there. However would it be a better option to spend 500 on building a led light to replace my 1k hps or should I keep my current light and buy the a.c. unit?
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    I would sell your hps, and buy the gear to build your own bridgelux eb strip light.

    Wire in paralell
    Hlg 480h-24a
    16 strips total. 2 ft long each
    They come in 1 ft 2 ft 4 ft
    I use a mix of 3000k and 5000k
    And their mounted on 1/8 aluminum strips
    18 gage solid core thermostat wire to connect the strips together

    Connect lights to drivers with hookup power cord cable.

    And I have no experience in electrical
    Took about an afternoon and 6 beer. And 2 grams to build lol

    Total cost 375 Canadian.

    Here's my journal

    http://rollitup.org/t/flower-pics-blueberry-canuk-seeds-feminized.958471/#post-14059463

    Here's how to build one
    http://ledgardener.com/diy-led-strip-build-designs-samsung-bridgelux/
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    Save your a/c money and make some cash by selling your hps setup
     
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    Gorillaglue4u

    Gorillaglue4u Well-Known Member

    Lol I won't sell my hps setup I'll keep for a backup. But I'm gonna go threw and check those threads out. Thanks for the input
     
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    1212ham

    1212ham Well-Known Member

    Heat sinks not required at nominal current.
    18 gauge, not 14.
     
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    Gorillaglue4u

    Gorillaglue4u Well-Known Member

    Are strips better then cob? I'm looking to replace my 1000 watt with a good spread of light
     
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    OLD MOTHER SATIVA

    OLD MOTHER SATIVA Well-Known Member

    NO NO NO

    cobs are easily as good as anything..do not get sucked in..i have cobs/strips/boards...... they all are good
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    COBs + Strips or QBs would be perfect in tandem.
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    Like, 600-700w of COB = 1000w of HPS. Don’t quote me, though. In any case, ~300-400w will fill a square meter with the PPFD of a 600w HPS. 200w for half a meter.
     
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    Gorillaglue4u

    Gorillaglue4u Well-Known Member

    I'm not putting one over the other i just have no clue other then the little I read about them on this site. I just don't want to spend alot of money on a light that don't compare to my 1000 watt.
     
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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    Fixed it. Good catch . Sorry pal
     
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    Gorillaglue4u

    Gorillaglue4u Well-Known Member

    Is there any way to make them run on a 220v plug?
     
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    OLD MOTHER SATIVA

    OLD MOTHER SATIVA Well-Known Member

    • well thats up to you..but i have a" bunch of brand new in the box "solis tech 1kw's..going mouldy
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    This is 241w of COB in a 4x2.


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    projectinfo

    projectinfo Well-Known Member

    I love the mid power. I've got mine like 3 inches from the canopy.

    And I grew 1.5lb after a few mistakes on one of these lights. On 4 autos.

    Checkout my threads . I approve the strips. Especially if you have any kind of height limits

    It's better to train for an even canopy with these though. And lollipop
     
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    OLD MOTHER SATIVA

    OLD MOTHER SATIVA Well-Known Member

    of course ..all the drivers do all wattages

    and yer cobs/strips/panels run on lesser dc voltage..but remember the "no tongues on em" rule
     
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    1212ham

    1212ham Well-Known Member

    They can be, it depends. They are very efficient. They can give an excellent spread of light and can be run closer to the canopy than cobs... good if vertical space is limited.
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    I believe they can be built in that configuration. Are you in the UK? If so, @Gimmetheweeda post the link to the model you ordered. Or @CobKits do you ship to UK?
     
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    OLD MOTHER SATIVA

    OLD MOTHER SATIVA Well-Known Member

    ffs..look at ALL the led drivers 90-100,000 volts ac
    ok i went over board but 240ac is on allthe drivers..
    and in case you missed it..leds run on DRI/vers
    [drivers ac][ leds dc]
    sorry.. its the coffee and i am definitely no guru
     
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    Olive Drab Green

    Olive Drab Green Well-Known Member

    This is my current run. SR-71 PK x Sour Diesel and Sour Diesel. 2 weeks, 3 days from seed. 200w of COB @ 18”, absolutely no stretch. The Sour Diesel is a bit stretchy at the stem because I thought it wasn’t going to pop and it popped outside of my closet in the pot, which I put to the side.

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