DIY with bridgelux eb strips


#281

Did you use that double sided thermal adhesive for the strips?


#282

That’s the plan. Paste for the far red. The pic is just a rough lay out


#283

So I did this, this is so bright! Thanks @dbrn32

Two fixtures with 11 560mm eb gen 2 3500k strips drived at 1050ma.


#284

Very nice!


#285

Any time bro!


#286

love it! my next lights will be smaller like these…great job!
1120mm strips are great and all but the 560mm just seem more versitile…


#287

Very nice! Welcome to the club.


#288

That looks great! Are you going to be using them for flowering? How big is the area?

Btw, I found ILGM when googling for autopot grow journals. It was yours that brought me here. Have to say thank you.


#289

Glad it did!!! I will use these light for clone or seed to harvest :slight_smile: two or 3 plant scrog in a 30"x78" space.


#290

They are 20x30 fixtures also. Driving almost 300w each on full blast


#291

Almost went with 4 footers but decided with dbrn32 it was best with 560mms


#292

lights up. Room has so much light. 560s and far red!!!


#293

Thank you @dbrn32 for this very fine thread on lighting builds. I skimmed thru but going to go back and read thru it all very slow and get me a material list together, going to build my own lights for my 5x5 tent. I only grow 3 plants in that one and would like to build 3 lights with potentiometers. Seed to Harvest. Question - what do you do with all those lights you build? What was the logo someone mentioned in this thread? Also ILGM has a valuable asset with you, teaching others how to build lights.


#294

Good questions! I’m assuming the logo you’re talking about is from the stickers I had made. As far as the lights go, a few of them have been builds for people local to me, I have a couple, and there’s a couple in the hands of other Bergman’s lab members. Good chance if you see those stickers there’s a diy light I helped with in some capacity. A little more difficult here to do things like that and still abide by site rules.


#295

I understand, thx for all the information you post, Based upon all the information in this thread, I should be able to put together a nice light in the near future.


#296

Awesome! When you’re ready I’m happy to help.


#297

@dbrn32
I have dicided on using the Bridgelux strips on my 2x2 build. I am going to copy your 2x2 build from “Let’s talk DIY lights dbrn32, post:30, topic:13186”.I plan on using 8 560mm strips and a hlg-185-1050 driver. From your Post “The 1050ma driver has a max voltage of 190. The increase in current will raise our fv of the strip a little. Off the top of my head, I think it’s about 23v. I feel confident enough in that number at this time. So doing the math, 23v x 1050ma= 24 watts x 8 strips= 192 watts”.

What 560mm strip should I use for 3500k, also can I use that driver to dim the light?

Thanks for all the help with the hundreds of execelent posts. Is Digikey the best place to purchase these items


#298

New plan(edit lol) . 2 a lights for a 13x4. 60x 560strips and red leds enough for Emerson effect 20maybe? That’s 15 per light. What driver for all 60 and the reds what driver to do 30 and 5


#299

what size are the panels going to be


#300

Edit- 2 x 104”x 18”