Was able to finally get a small strip build done. 5, 560mm bridgelux eb strips in 5000k for a small 32"x 16" mother and clone cab. Forward voltage is about 22.1 on 700ma driver. With dimming cable unhooked she’s running right about 80 watts.
Should be about perfect for the application. I think I have about $85 into the build, but also used a few things I had leftover from other builds. The good thing about these strips is that you could easily add more or safely increase the driver current to 1050ma to increase the power. The 700ma was where the manufacturer test data was listed, and I feel it was pretty good for the target application.
These strips are available in 1120, 560, and 280mm lenghts and are all 24mm wide. So they are ideal for actually fitting inside of 4’ or 2’ tents. And it was way less labor intensive than a cob build.