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#21 juanitos

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:16 PM

 

How long does it take to have them delivered? I saw some for $3.38 a strip, but didn't want to wait a month to get them. Some on Amazon for $7.95 with prime delivery. Guess I could get one to start off, if they work order more.

yeah 3 weeks or more esp since i ordered during December holiday rush lol. But they have good review / messaging system so don't have to be afraid about losing items / no items. just the wait zzzzz

 

you can get them on amazon or ebay from in usa for 8-11$.

 

The quality on strips that were 10$ are better than the 4$ china ones. But... 4$ lol


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:44 PM

Yeah I think I am going to order one for $8 and then order a few $3 as I have some other projects as well. Ordered some shrinking tube as well and ill just solder it myself.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 09:39 AM

i was gonna say these will work fine but i see im a bit late to the party

 

kudos

 

the only negative about these sctrips is the efficiency(87L per watt did you say?)

 

once agian we see plants dont care about what light you use, they just like like

 

 

so based on the watts you have in the space how many lumens do you have in there?

 

actually i would llike to do some maths please tell me:

 

each shelf size

watts per shelf

K temp of strip

lumen per watt

cost of strip

 

thanks


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 10:57 AM

so based on the watts you have in the space how many lumens do you have in there?

 

actually i would llike to do some maths please tell me:

 

 

 

 

 

5m reel(300 led)

4' x 2'

60w 

6500k

80-110 lm/watt
5-10$
 
driver is 12vdc there are lots and depends how many you are hooking up ofc.

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 01:13 AM

welp the strips are working. i'm using 1m per 1020 tray. or 4m for a 4x2 shelf (4 trays).

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Growth seems a bit slower than under my t5's or 3w led bars, and leaves are not as fat. i don't think i have enough energy yet. Or it could be because the strips run cooler so medium isn't getting that few degree bump from the lights.

 

Also i found that the 2835 leds in theory should be superior to the 5630. They have a built in heatsink and run more efficiently. But they are a smaller chip that produces less light. To get around this they make strips which have double the leds. 120 leds / m vs the normal 60 leds / m although they are harder to come by and cost double what the 5630 cost(still cheap)...

 

So i ordered some 2835 strips and I'm going to restart testing soon with 5m (white) vs 5m (red + white) to see if that changes 

 

 

Anyways stay tuned if you want more updates on strip testing.

Currently i would not advise buying them over a t8 setup(if it ain't broke don't fix it) the only thing thats better about them is they should last 4x longer and cost half what the t8 setup does.

Also i will say soldering the thin flexible strips is annoying, it makes sense to have longer shelves so you don't have to solder as much.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:23 PM

here's these stats in case anyone wants.

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medium shelf i put 6 rows of led vs short i put 5 rows, that's why there's discrepancy, both seem viable..


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Posted 23 March 2016 - 03:59 PM

santis00 is using led strips now too see his glog


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:15 PM


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 06:03 PM

updated to use an actual lux meter so readings are accurate.
also added 5050 per request.

 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:46 AM

So you say this is just for starting plants, but how long are we talking here? You've got 60(?) day old plants there that have really good growth on them. Bigger than the plants I currently have in my sunroom that I also supplement with about 5 hours of LED strips once the sun goes down. Those plants (mine) are probably at least 3 months old.

 

If I can use this to grow plants for 3-5months of veg then set them outside in spring to have a super jump start on the season that would be awesome



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:52 AM

So you say this is just for starting plants, but how long are we talking here? You've got 60(?) day old plants there that have really good growth on them. Bigger than the plants I currently have in my sunroom that I also supplement with about 5 hours of LED strips once the sun goes down. Those plants (mine) are probably at least 3 months old.

 

If I can use this to grow plants for 3-5months of veg then set them outside in spring to have a super jump start on the season that would be awesome

 

You will get decent growth in the first 12-18 inches or so from the light but after that it is not so good.

 

So for small plants (great for lettuces / microgreens) or starting veggies (pepper, tomato, cukes, etc) they are great. 

 

when i say pepper starts i mean exactly like what you are saying. starting indoors in january / febuary and planting out in april / may. 

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:25 AM

So should I buy T5 or some of these led?

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:35 AM

About how old is that plant your holding in the previous post?



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:53 PM

So should I buy T5 or some of these led?

 

Up to you.... they both work.

are you asking something specific? 


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:55 PM

About how old is that plant your holding in the previous post?

 

2 ish months


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:53 AM

 

2 ish months

 

Nice! Appears to be perhaps a little bigger than the 2 I have currently. Been struggling with temperature as I'm in the midst of winter currently and until my new windows come in I am battling inefficient insulation in my sunroom.

 

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 03:46 PM

I know squat about LEDS, but these look excellent for between plants and side lights.  A lot of growers put heep tons of light on the top and wind up growing coconut trees.  Great for sea of green cannabis grows, not so great for peppers.  We need light down low so that we have a a nice bushy plant to bring outdoors in the spring.


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