Category: Reviews

Hands-on Review: HLG 65 Veg Light

Hands-on Review: HLG Quantum Board Reflectors

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.

Hands-on Review: HLG Slate 3 Triple Heat Sink for Quantum Boards

Hey all,

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.

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HLG Quantum Board Kit Review: Part 3 – PPFD Measurements

The final video for the Quantum Board Kit review. Thanks again to HLG for sending the kits – these things rock!

HLG Quantum Board Kit Review: Part 2 – Operation & Analysis

In this second video, we’ll go over how to dim each of the QB kits, then take a closer look at the LM561C, and how the Quantum Boards are physically laid out. We’ll also cover wiring the boards in series and parallel, and look at how to properly match QBs with drivers so you can expand your kit or upgrade your driver. The next and final video in the review will review PPFD results from each of the kits and go over some final thoughts after using them.

HLG Quantum Board Kit Review: Part 1 – Assembly

This video documents my assembly of the 90 watt, 135 watt, and 260 watt versions of Horticulture Lighting Group’s Quantum Board kits. In next week’s video, we’ll look into how the boards work, how to dim them properly, and how to expand your light with additional boards. Shoutout to HLG for sending me these kits to experiment with!

5 Essential Tools for Building Your Own LED Grow Lights

If you’re considering building your own LED grow light but don’t own a lot of tools, don’t let this stop you! There are only a handful of essentials that you’ll need, and these are tools that many people tend to own, so you can probably borrow whatever you don’t have if you can’t afford to buy it. The following is a list of the most important tools you’ll need to build your light:

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