Thank you!!!!! I can't believe the amount of info & options u gave me! That's exactly what I needed!!!!! Thank u so much for taking the time to help me out!!!ok so here's the general way I would look at it and how I would utilize that space. most light fixtures cover a 2x2, 2x4, or 4x4 area for flowering. what i would do is think of your space as one long hallway. use 2foot wide rows for plants, and leave yourself a 1 foot aisle to walk down so u can take care of them.
each 2x2 area will fit one decent size plant if you want to scrog. you want approx 30 w per sf so 120W for each square. so you could start out with a 2x4 footprint and start with 2 plants and about 240W of light. (then could keep expanding til you fill all 17 ft lol.)
this is a prebuilt fixture that will cover a 3x3 for $300
- prebuilt fixtures @ $1.50-$2 per watt.
- DIY kits @ $1 per watt
- DIY everything @ $0.50+ per watt
HLG ELITE is 225W LED lamp is powered with our custom designed high efficiency Full Spectrum White LED with boosted Red and Deep Red LED. HLG 225 is equivalent to 315W CMH.horticulturelightinggroup.com
here's a simple complete diy kit that will cover a 2x4 which i think is a better fit for your space for $350
Ultra High Efficiency LED Boards for DIY. QB288 has 288pcs Samsung 301H or 561C LEDhorticulturelightinggroup.com
you could also buy just the light part from the first fixture. these can run up to 225W each but if you bought 2 and ran each at 120W each they would be very efficient light. you would also need a driver (and possibly a frame but u can also just hang these). so 240W for @ $200
QB96 Elite V2 is a white LED Board with boosted red spectrum. Each Board is powered by 64 high power white LED, 16 630nm Red LED and 16 660nm Deep Red LED.horticulturelightinggroup.com
other option is a 4pack of QB120 boards. u would need to build a frame + get a 240W driver. so @ $200 total for this as well
High Efficiency LED Light Engines. 120pcs Samsung LM301H LED per boardhorticulturelightinggroup.com
any of those HLG products use code RIU10 to get 10% off.
finally you could do a super cheap 320W build using strips like @GrassBurner did here for under $200.
this would give you the best spread altho these diodes are a little older.
Shout out to @ilovereggae for all of his advice and information, couldn't have built this light without him. I wanted to build something to go along with my 4 qb120's, in a 4x4 tent, and I wanted to do it as cheap as possible. Cost me $190 to build this light. I had some steel left over from a...www.rollitup.org
theres lots of other options these are just a few.
good luck with everything!