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HLG 550 Assembly and Testing

In this video, we assemble a Horticulture Lighting Group HLG 550 from individual components and then test it out.

Building a Frame for Your DIY LED Light

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!

 

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.

DIY LED Multimeter Basics

This video covers the basics of digital multimeter use for DIY LED systems, including measuring voltage, current, and determining power.

Quantum Board Power Handling Test

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!

 

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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DIY LED Grow Light Quiz

Hey all,

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.

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DIY LM561C Build – Grow Update

Hey all,

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.

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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.

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