Since a lot of people have been looking for help on their strip builds, I figured it’d probably be helpful to have a calculator just for this. Now that we’re seeing more and more of these systems being built, it has become apparent that running all strips in parallel is the way to go – it’s expandable, the math is easier for large numbers of strips, and wiring is less confusing, so I’m only doing this for parallel builds. Check out the parallel strip build tool below!
From Instagram live: Taking another run at overpowering a QB288, this time with an HLG-600H-54 and a boost converter. Sorry for the crappy quality and vertical video – the format it saves to isn’t great for watching on PC.
In this video, we assemble a Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 550 from individual components and then test it out.
This videos goes over an aluminum frame build for 4x Citizen CLU048-1212 COBs going in a 2’x2′ tent. It ain’t beautiful, but it sure as hell is functional!
Are the Quantum Board Reflectors worth your time and money? This video examines their effectiveness in an open air setting as well as in a tent.
This video covers the basics of digital multimeter use for DIY LED systems, including measuring voltage, current, and determining power.
This video covers the results of an experiment I did in order to determine how much power it’d take to destroy an HLG QB288 and QB304 Quantum Board. I was pretty damn surprised!
I returned home this week after a stint of working out of town and came back to some really cool new gear waiting for me, courtesy of Robin at Horticulture Lighting Group. There’s so much that I want to get done, but the first piece I was eager to experiment with was their Slate 3 Triple heat sink. You can check out my video review below, or continue reading and I’ll hit all the important points in text form for those of you who brought your phone to the bathroom and don’t want anyone to overhear you watching grow light videos while you’re in there.
Think you know the ins and outs of DIY LED? Put your knowledge to the test and see how you do on this little quiz! This quiz is aimed at intermediate users with some borderline advanced stuff sprinkled in, but it doesn’t hurt to give it a go even if you’re new, since there are explanations for all the answers at the end of the test – just click “VIEW QUESTIONS” after you finish the quiz.
It’s a long weekend for me (Canada day – huzzah!), so I’m really phoning this week’s post in so I can get oot and aboot. The wife and I are making super-deluxe poutine tomorrow with ALL the fixin’s (sour cream, onions, bacon, smoked meat, cheese curds [of course], and 2 types of gravy), and I’m SO excited to laze around, eat poutine, and drink beer tomorrow. I racked my brain for something simple to write about tonight and decided I’d snap a few quick pictures of my plants that I’m growing under my DIY LM561C strip build and share.