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#61 Walchit

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:46 PM

Bad ass light Al! So you have different color temps kick in throughout the day to simulate the sun? So you dont run at the full 648 watts all day. I wanna build something nice, but there are so many options on the leds. I am leery of the Chinese quantum boards, but also a cheep ass, so I will probably end up with some

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:17 PM

Trying to simulate light intensity and add different wavelengths over the course of the light cycle.

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:26 PM

This thread keeps getting better...changing intensity and wavelength throughout the day is awesome. I don't know how pepper plants will respond...but I'm gonna watch and find out.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 07:27 PM

I really like that idea.  I think the plants would / will respond as if they were outside. 



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:11 PM

That's gonna be really blue with the actinic and uv? You shouldn't need to harden off much either huh? Super cool build.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:07 AM

Ok, so I bought a kill-a-watt yesterday. The shop light had varying wattage.

38 watts
39 watts
39 watts

And then the other three

41 watts
43 watts
45 watts

Quite a bit of variation. I might end up grabbing a driver to run them on to see if I can get them all running the same power. The little drivers in the ends of the lights get really hot anyway so I dont think it would be a bad idea. I will probably wait till next year though.

When I used the kill-a-watt on all 6 lights I got this reading.

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The diy led only has a 175 watt power supply, yet I got this reading from it.


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So I guess the Xbox 360 psu is wasting 35 watts of power at least.

My 4 bulb T8 only showed 108 watts, and I thought those bulbs used 32 watts a piece?

T5 4 bulb was running at 216! At least one light showed what I thought it would!

I might try to build my other light with Samsung strips, but I'm not sure if I have time.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:25 PM

That's not good about the shop lights, since the other day I bought a second one...Think a T5HO would be more consistent / accurate in Watts, or think we could even out the shop lights?



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:32 PM

Idk at 256 watts I'm covering 30 sq ft, and I have 216 watts of T5 on 30 sq feet. So if the shop lights do good, then I will be happy. The plants under them look good so far

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:32 PM

I'm glad your plants are doing well.   My thinking on the lights are: if they do well, then I'd just leave 'em be.  I have two in a 6 sq. ft area for right now.



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 11:33 AM

Ghetto Build, eh? Where is this Ghetto, MIT? Looks high tech to me .


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:27 PM

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:16 AM

MIT? Surely they don't glue Wal-Mart stuff together do they?

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 11:30 AM

You’re right, they are probably sniffing the glue while eating tide pods ,waiting for their 3D printers to make a light hanging contraption . And don’t call me Shirley ? Airplane? Or Naked Gun? Both are great movies


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 02:46 PM

Uncle went to MIT..one time, we tried to figure out how many bottle rockets it would take to make an empty beer bottle achieve lift off with only duct tape holding them on.







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