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    #16
    I built this fixture using the boards and driver I referenced above for my 2x4 tent. Everything but the aluminum rails, screws, and eye bolts came from Amazon. The nice thing about this build is that it doesn’t require heat sinks for the boards. If you want I can give a parts list.
    Failure is an opportunity for improvement!!

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    • Booger789
      Booger789 commented
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      Send me a parts list for that if you don’t mind please and thank you.

    • homegrown
      homegrown commented
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      Hey Obi-Wan How much does that light weigh approx? and what kinda heat does it put out? And are there different size panels? lol sorry for the list of questions... Something like that may work well in my tent with a low ceiling. If you dont mind i'd like to have a look at a parts list as well.. Thanks

    • YYCannabis
      YYCannabis commented
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      Those quantum’s are pretty slick lights.

    #17
    When trying to fill a space with light I tend to go with more led boards at slightly less watts spread out, instead of one big light that claims to cover a whole space.
    4x2x6 for veg to flower
    viparspectra v450 + parfactworks ra1000 ( combined 315 watss actual)
    4x2x5 for germination and drying + El cheapo LEDs
    You never know when you might need a little C4

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      #18
      Thank you all very much. I decided to get the HLG550 V2 R spec. I’m sick of looking at light specs and reviews and I’m just glad to have made a choice. Compared with the Viparspectra TC1350 (608 watts), it uses 20% less power (480 watts) puts out a lot more usable light (verified), puts out less heat, has better canopy penetration (reviews), has no cooling fans so it’s silent, and more. And I think I’ll get at least 20% greater yields with it. When I first got the TC1350 I was really happy with it but the more I read, and after seeing how much heat it puts out I decided to swap. At first it didn’t seem TOO noisy but after hanging out in the same room with it for a couple of days I feel like there’s a freeway outside. One thing I didn’t like about it is the display. It’s really nice but is VERY bright. A bright blue led stays on all the time and I think it puts out enough light to be a problem so you would have to put tape over it. Then I found out that when you interrupt power during the dark period the display comes back on for like a minute or longer and then goes back off. You’d have to put tape over that display too because it’s so bright that I could see it coming through the vents from the outside. I don’t want to pay $500 for a light and have to put tape on it. Don’t get me wrong though, I do think it’s a really good light and is the best light in its price range. I just need something higher performance. Does anyone have any negatives about the HLG?

      4x4x8 Gorilla tent
      HLG550 V2 R spec
      Hydrofarm JetFan 6” in-line fan
      Vortex Pro lite 6” carbon filter
      2 Vivosun oscillating pole fans
      Century 2 outlet digital timer for pole fans
      5 gal nursery pots
      Fox Farm Ocean Forest soil
      Fox Farm nutrient trio
      4x4x8 tent
      Viparspectra TC1350 (600w actual)
      6” fan/filter
      FFOF soil
      FF nutrient trio
      4 Platinum ZkittleZ
      just switched to 12/12

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        #19
        I'm glad you made the switch. Can't lie, I have light envy. I almost pulled the trigger on another cheap $50 LED. But decided to wait and save. The TS 1000 is my next mile stone and that's final. I doubt you'll find any cons with that light. The ONLY potential con I've heard is that if you're foolish and keep a really hot grow tent, with very little airflow, and nothing blowing near the driver itself, you MAY experience premature driver failure. Any decent setup and that's completely out of the question.
        Ready to listen and learn

        - 2x2 closet grow w/ Roleadro 600w LED (165w @ wall)

        - 4x Sour Kush autoflowers
        - Millenniumsoils Coco Coir in 1 gallon pots
        - Gaia Green Organic Dry Amendments
        ** Pro-mix vs coco battle **

        Started from the bottom now we're back at the bottom

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          #20
          Pics from cola 28 days into flower under my
          Mars sp250 this light is awesome
          Attached Files
          5x5 tent
          2000 watt Aglex cob series
          Mars SP250
          Six inch carbon filter
          Current grow 2 x Hindu Kush and 2 x Torontonian Cookies bag seeds

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            #21
            Can anyone recommend a RELIABLE timer I can use for the HLG550?

            4x4x8 tent
            Viparspectra TC1350 (600w actual)
            6” fan/filter
            FFOF soil
            FF nutrient trio
            4 Platinum ZkittleZ
            just switched to 12/12

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            • JDU
              JDU commented
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              I have the $6 Walmart ones. Mechanical, 15min tabs grounded. Reliable so far but after a previous thread showing a melted one I'd say don't exceed the recommended usage.

            #22
            How fancy does it need to be? The most reliable I've used have been the mechanical style, 15 amp ones with half hour intervals. Not fancy but I've used them around the house for years with zero failure.
            Ready to listen and learn

            - 2x2 closet grow w/ Roleadro 600w LED (165w @ wall)

            - 4x Sour Kush autoflowers
            - Millenniumsoils Coco Coir in 1 gallon pots
            - Gaia Green Organic Dry Amendments
            ** Pro-mix vs coco battle **

            Started from the bottom now we're back at the bottom

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              #23
              dropinbiking thanks. A basic mechanical one will work fine I think.
              4x4x8 tent
              Viparspectra TC1350 (600w actual)
              6” fan/filter
              FFOF soil
              FF nutrient trio
              4 Platinum ZkittleZ
              just switched to 12/12

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                #24
                The ones with the displays, and battery backup for holding cycles for power outages work great too, but they are 4-5x the cost, and I have seen them fail from humidity, getting dropped, or simply have strange issues after a while, or forget their cycle.
                Ready to listen and learn

                - 2x2 closet grow w/ Roleadro 600w LED (165w @ wall)

                - 4x Sour Kush autoflowers
                - Millenniumsoils Coco Coir in 1 gallon pots
                - Gaia Green Organic Dry Amendments
                ** Pro-mix vs coco battle **

                Started from the bottom now we're back at the bottom

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                  #25
                  I use to build my own cob style lights from rapidled and growmau5. I get the growmau5 pucks and then get heatsinks on rails and 320watt driver from rapidled. Costs around 400 bucks. I was building them before they offered the 2x4 kits with the growmau5 pucks. I honestly feel like two of their 2x4 kits is more than enough to light a 5x5 space. I still build my own with the bigger rail set than the one offered in the 2x4 kit.
                  Last edited by Cloud; 01-16-2020, 12:23 AM.

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                    #26
                    Cloud do you have any pictures?
                    4x4x8 tent
                    Viparspectra TC1350 (600w actual)
                    6” fan/filter
                    FFOF soil
                    FF nutrient trio
                    4 Platinum ZkittleZ
                    just switched to 12/12

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                      #27
                      Bad pics but there you go. My first build and now I do it different.

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                        #28
                        Heythere cannatom if I we're you i'd go with the HLG 550 red or the Optic slim 600H. My last grow of 4 plants with the HLG 550 i harvested 19.3 oz off 4 plants. I am thinking to switch to the Optic and send my HLG to a friend who is using 3 Vipar 450's as it will save a 3rd of power and produce better results. just my opinion
                        3' x 6' Grow Closet for Veg w/3 ea 55 watt Autocobs
                        New 5' x 9' x 7'11" Gorilla Tent for flowering with new Optic Slim 600H
                        Flora Trio w/Cali and Hydro guard
                        5 gallon Bucket DWC with top drip and scrog set up

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