HLG 260xl Question


#1

@dbrn32 if I wanted to add the third panel to
This light, will I need to upgrade the driver or is the one provided adequate?


#2

Driver included in that kit won’t run a third board. Assuming you have 288 boards? You would either need to go up to a hlg-320h-c1750, or buy a driver to just run the third board.

If you have 304 boards, would definitely need two drivers.


#3

Ok thanks. I’ll revisit this when I get them installed. In your opinion, should I go HLG or Timber grow lights? I want a pro set up


#4

Do you know if timber has any of their lights available in 90cri? I’d email and see.


#5

What does cri mean??


#6

Color rendering index. It’s the ability of said light to reproduce a true color based on reference. The actual cri of light has very little to do with a lights ability to grow. It’s just happens that these particular higher cri leds produce peak intensities in wavelengths conducive to growing. Hps and blurple lights have a very low cri compared to most of the modern phosphor coated leds. That’s why it’s more difficult to decipher pictures taken underneath them.


#7

Mind blown. So much science! How do you know all this??


#8

I’m sure there’s more I don’t know than I actually do haha. Just comes with the territory I guess. Lots of time trying to get the most for my money I suppose.


#9

It never hurts to be an educated consumer


#10

Most definitely!