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#21 PtMD989

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:55 AM

Are you still using last years light that you built?


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 10:58 AM

Moved it down to the bottom shelf, I should really put these other 2 rolls of strips on it.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:39 PM

Built another one. I put the lights 10" on center. The first light was 9".

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Removing 6 links and a little reshaping of a couple of the remaining links on the center chain make it to where they are all tight when you lift it.

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Bought these little rings from home depot for 1.18 a piece. The lights are like 24 bucks after tax. A dollar a piece for the pvc and 6 bucks for gorrila epoxy.

So 82 bucks and maybe 10 mins to assemble.

Hopefully not just a waste of money, found out the leds are the 2835 chips. Maybe 24v?

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:52 PM

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:21 AM

Just bought one of these myself, and hung it up using 550 cord.

 

 

 I found this looking for the specs:    https://www.digikey....60-1-ND/6002478

 

Not sure if these are in the lights.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:58 AM

Your supposed to get 3 and glue them together though! Lol.

Post your results. I'm about to start potting up in the next couple days. Then I will post a pic every couple weeks or something.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:05 AM

Just bought one of these myself, and hung it up using 550 cord.
 
 
 I found this looking for the specs:    https://www.digikey....60-1-ND/6002478
 
Not sure if these are in the lights.


Or these? Or somewhere in between. I wonder if there is a difference between 3528 and 2835, or if you just rotate it 90° lol

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:16 AM

LOL!  Sorry.. Mil-spec stuff lying around. I do want to get one more though.. my store only had one.

 

I will let ya know how it works out.. I have a two month old Choc Primo, four month old Naglah, and a Lava Scorpion. I'll let you know how the light does with "older" plants.

 

 

For the LEDs... found this as well: https://www.ledtunin...-2835-led-strip

 

I think they are 24V per strip.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:21 AM

Maybe I will try to diy one for my last light. These are just so easy to buy and have them hanging the same day.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:22 AM

Love how we Kansans are saying " F*** the grow lights... we're using shop lights from Wal-mart.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:28 AM

F@ckin' Kansans!

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:31 AM

Oh and you should grab some of those ratchet light hangers, they are really nice to have. And like 3 bucks a pair on Amazon.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:37 AM

I could use those.  Been thinking of expanding my grow area with shelves.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:55 PM

Here you go ptmd. Adding a few more diodes today. Also soldering these little ass wires makes me like the shop lights more and more.

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Maybe these added lights will bump up the performance to match the t8.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:05 PM

Well, you didn’t have to add more strips on my account . JK


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:24 PM

With all those lights deployed, I hope you don’t attract every moth, bug or cop in town.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:35 PM

Got them super glued down. I didn't test them, hope they work lol.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:44 PM

With all those lights deployed, I hope you don’t attract every moth, bug or cop in town.


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Hey, I think I can see Walchits' house from here.



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:30 AM

So I got all the new strips in and now the blue and green got crossed somehow(drill?)

Then I forgot to hook up one wire of the cool white, when I hooked it up the psu went into protection mode. So I dimmed the warm white about half way and it works fine. I must have reached the limit of this Xbox 360 psu, I have a bigger one I guess I could put on there.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:38 AM

looks dope

 

how bright do you think it is compared to your T5s?







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