Hindu Kush - double trouble


#162

Hey @dbrn32
Are these strips any use for grow light building?


#163

Absolutely, 3000k 90cri is about as good as you can get. I’m not sure on efficacy, but assuming they wouldn’t be too bad.


#164

Will it be a huge problem that they’re 5m long? I’m assuming that’s what the 5 is. Can they be cut and terminated? And if they’re 60w. Will that mean I’ll need 5 to get 300w? And finally will it be a better light than 600w HPS? Wattage wise not power consumption


#165

A watt is power consumption, so I’m really not sure what you’re asking there? I would need the efficacy to make any determination on how it would stack up to hps. Ask whoever you’re getting them from for a data sheet, that would help a lot. It’s hard to say from that description, but my guess is it means 60 watts per 5 meters. Which would likely mean it’s a 5 meter roll. If it’s a roll it can usually be cut, but how they are laid out sometimes differs by manufacturer.


#166

Ah ok. They are in the “free” pile at a big job I’m doing so I can’t really ask for their spec. Haha


#167

Looks like they’re only 12 watts per meter and come in 5 meter rolls. Not a lot of info but I didn’t dig very deep. Doesn’t seem like it would be worth the hassle.

http://www.versalux.com.au/products/decorative-exterior/torino-x/


#168

Thanks bro. You know I didn’t even think to try their website. So thick. Thanks :pray:
And 12w/m is far too small.


#169

If you could get a driver cheap and figure out how to cut them correctly you could wire up as some side lighting or something. But unless it’s cheap for a driver probably not worth the hassle.


#170

The drivers were all there. There would have been maybe 50 5m strip rolls there. And I work with aluminium often so there’s the frame for free too. I was thinking I could have the frame 1mx1m and loop the ends back in a continuous run. If I have them 50mm apart I can put 20m of strips which is 4x5m rolls = 60w x 4 = 240w. Or 25mm apart would be 480w. The measurements are centre to centre so any closer and they’d be hard up against each other.


#171

Hey does anyone own these? Bloody stray dogs hanging around home.


#172

lmao r those kangaroos? lol i cant imagine looking out my window and randomly seeing those guys grazing on my lawn


#173

Haha yeah. There’s heaps around. Sometimes it’s like a field of grey sheep. I’ll try to get a picture tomorrow.


#174

Thanks for link doob!

@Ausgrow if you have access to everything you need there for free, I’d snag them.

This is not a typical component I would use, but I’m pretty sure @elheffe702 has a light built using something similar. I think you could end up with a pretty nice light for free.


#175

Im intrigued. Free has my UNDIVIDED attention when lights are concernd :joy::joy:


#176

Da ‘Roos tho :joy::joy::rofl::rofl::joy::joy:


#177

I second what dbrn32 said. If it’s all there and free then go for it. Can’t hurt to try, the only thing you’d be out is the time to build it.


#178

Nah, mine were just the clamp-on flood reflectors, with LED bulbs with diffusers removed. 3, 2700k, 23 watt for flowering, 2, 4000k, 23 watt for veg, and a couple 7? watt for the nursery.

But I agree, free is always good :+1:


#179

Jefe!!! I seen u was back around. I have 4 minifridges set aside waiting to get lighting n residents :joy::joy: good to see ya broham :facepunch:t5:


#180

What’s up, my brotha from anotha mutha? Good to see you, too @PurpNGold74


#181

Same sh!t different toilet my man. Tryna stay warm and out the poorhouse :joy::joy::joy: