First time growing ever

@PurpNGold74 @CoyoteCody we are looking at around $100?

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I believe so…

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Yes for now.

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I think you could build pretty solid light for about half of that space for around $100. Would you be willing to do one fixture now and another fixture later? If that’s something you’re interested in I can go check pricing and availability when I get home a little later.

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Yes very interested, I can use the 2 ebay lights as supplements until I can build another one.

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I think these strips are little bit cheaper right now if I can find them in stock. See what kind of deal you can work up on a 12" x 12" piece of aluminum, at least .125 thick

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Done

I can source it locally for probably the same price if not a little cheaper.

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A lot of times you can get cheaper locally

Digikey has strips and driver.

BXEB-L0280Z-35E1000-C-B3 $2.80 each

Meanwell lpc-100-500 $26.03.

So you’re like $55 before tax, shipping, and any tariff charges.

You’ll also need power cord, that you could probably recycle from a non-working household appliance.

Thermal transfer tape for mounting strips to aluminum. This enough to do quite a few of those fixtures.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06ZY1JNJV/ref=sspa_mw_detail_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1/?tag=greenrel-20.

You’ll want a 5 pack of these per fixture. I linked 50, buy pretty sure you can change to 10 pack.

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Ok, I will start ordering next payday. Thank you and I’m sure I will have plenty of questions when it gets here as I have never wired an led light before, done plenty of fluorescents though.

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Led driver is pretty much same thing. The strips will need to he wired in series too. Piece of cake.

Feel free to shop around some for those parts too.

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Ok for sure, and I was looking and the drivers, they look an awful lot like ballasts. I think this is going to end up being kind of familiar territory, I’m still going to have a million questions, and I apologize in advance but it’s how I learn.

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Its liquid nutes by the way, I hid some laying around.

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It won’t be as big of deal as you think. And you will most likely never buy another commercially built grow light either.

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Checked out the grow. That was fantastic. My wife and I were in awe of the colors you produced. I’m def. gettin new lights next year. Wow. :+1:

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That’s the plan anyways lol. Unless they come up with some crazy crap that grows it in a month then I might buy one.

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So got bored and put this together today out of stuff I had laying around…

I know it’s not really the right color but I figured it out.

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I wish the light was better distributed, if I take out the reflectors will it spread the light better?

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Better I think.

and dont worry I’m still building the other one just wanted to try my hand at it, this one runs on about 60w do you think I could use it for a veg light eventually?

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After some aggressive tucking.

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There you go now that’s how I like my plants to look after some good training now let her recover and go

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