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#21 thefish

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:28 PM

get one of these. it beats HPS/MH with a fraction of the heat. Phator has one, ask him :)

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/273090971210

 

the only issue with folux boards is you are probably not getting top bin samsung chips: if you have no problems with the issues you may face buying cheap chinese knockoffs then go ahead. i own a few cheap chinese LEDs myself. horticulture lighting group has a business relationship with samsung as their horticultural partner. if you buy from HLG you can be sure that the board you are getting top bin (cream of the manufacturing "crop") samsung chips which further ensures you are getting the correct specs when you actually purchase the light. its likely that the reason why folux boards are cheaper is because they buy the lower bin samsung chips to complete their boards... this could mean the difference from a board that maintains spec for 2-3 years vs 7-10.



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 05:50 PM

Maybe. But everything I see suggests otherwise. On that point though I will say that I am designing NEW boards by using those as reference. Will have UV, Far Red, Photo Red, and Royal Blue and samsung S6 bin chips.  Sure what you are getting now are prototypes because that is my friend and I's company. There are about 5 designs I plan on releasing as well. heres one of em now! 

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:13 PM

here are two 400 watt boards in action dimmed to about 40%
 
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Edited by PexPeppers, 06 March 2018 - 06:15 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:19 PM

check this out too. SUPERHOTS GROWN UNDER FOLUX FH-120 BOARDS! :D

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:20 PM

here are two 400 watt boards in action dimmed to about 40%
 
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Looks good man! Those are two actual 400w boards or '400w.equiv' I. E. The 135w you linked? Are those cheap lux meters good for configuring ones light source in relation to plants and at least semi-accurate? Thanks all you guys, I really love the input! And fish I understand what you mean, it's nice to have quality products that keep peak efficiency and functionality for as long as possible-I'm all about that life lol.. Just as funds dictate ya know.. Also, Juanitos, what's your take on this stuff? Regards
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:22 PM

400 actual watts, 800 diodes per board. I have a PAR meter. all those readings I have on the ebay auction I took. I own the FLIR camera that took those thermal pictures too. 



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:23 PM

Also Yamracer, I will send you a folux board for free just so you can see how good it is, right after you eat a few Pueblo Chiles.

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 10:39 PM

Maybe. But everything I see suggests otherwise. On that point though I will say that I am designing NEW boards by using those as reference. Will have UV, Far Red, Photo Red, and Royal Blue and samsung S6 bin chips.  Sure what you are getting now are prototypes because that is my friend and I's company. There are about 5 designs I plan on releasing as well. heres one of em now! 

 

 

that is the bin but what are the chips in the folux board though? like, what is the specific samsung product # of the diodes in the board? no doubt the folux boards work- I just want to be sure I'm not paying 30 bucks less than a QB135 for a board with worse build quality and lower spec samsung chip. 



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 11:09 PM

Also Yamracer, I will send you a folux board for free just so you can see how good it is, right after you eat a few Pueblo Chiles.
 
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I like this deal!

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:47 AM

 

that is the bin but what are the chips in the folux board though? like, what is the specific samsung product # of the diodes in the board? no doubt the folux boards work- I just want to be sure I'm not paying 30 bucks less than a QB135 for a board with worse build quality and lower spec samsung chip. 

these https://www.digikey....84-1-ND/6569495



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:38 AM

I like this deal!

Me too! This forum rocks! GLOG coming soon but I really like the discussion this thread has spawned and looking forward to seeing where it goes.. Love getting the answers from different perspectives on this subject of lights, economy, production and yield relating to it, and cutting edge stuff!

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 11:43 AM

How hard can you run those boards without a sink?



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 01:25 PM

after 100w I'd get a heatsink



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:09 AM

0.125¢/kwH For electicity?! 

Try Melbourne Australia at 0.31
¢/kwH  :confused: 

I'm just looking at buying lights and with that electricity price, its ALL about efficiency for me :-)

 



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 12:22 PM

0.125¢/kwH For electicity?! 

Try Melbourne Australia at 0.31
¢/kwH  :confused: 

I'm just looking at buying lights and with that electricity price, its ALL about efficiency for me :-)

 

Yeah I heard Hawaii is terrible too-talk about perfect places for that forced electricity monopoly due to the geography of AUS and Hawaii. I'm sure other similar geographics are the same too :( at least we're not in Puerto Rico at the moment!!

Regards,
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Edited by YAMracer754, 15 March 2018 - 12:22 PM.





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