Let's talk DIY lights


#4894

I don’t target watts per foot because that doesn’t take into account for efficiency of them. But for flowering light usually works out to be around 30 give or take.


#4895

Also if I build with 4 1120s say can I add 560s at a later time if I stay within the voltage or do I have to stick with 1120s


#4896

And of course you would be wanting more in flower then veg or need would be a better word


#4897

Based on 1050ma you could add one 560mm strip, not really sure if that would gain you enough to make it worth while. If you go 700ma and 4 1120mm strips you could add 560mm strips later if you wanted. Is there a Significant difference in price somewhere I’m not aware of? Usually a 1120mm is about the same cost as two 560mm strips.

And yes you typically raise intensity in flower to keep dli up on reduced lighting schedule.


#4898

Props to you brother @dbrn32 you have far more patience then I do lol


#4899

Good to hear from you, how’s that California weather?


#4900

North of Cali and it’s cold and rainy lol


#4901

I’m on the Central Coast; sunny, windy and chilly.


#4902

My bad haha.


#4903

Southern California: A little chilly, but warm enough for just a t-shirt in the sun.


#4904

My dog chasing the sun across the dining room. When it’s gone she finds me as if to ask me to bring it back. It’s pretty cute.


#4905

Awe, my dog does the same thing.


#4906

Here is a Great lighting system @dbrn32 helped make possible.


Thank you Sir.


#4907

Out of likes @crazyots , but I’m so glad you have lights to post!
NOW GROW TREES! Lol


#4908

Getting air system installed this week.
Should be ready 1st part of the year to go… Thank you!


#4909

They look great my friend @crazyots!!! Can’t wait to see them in action soon :wink::v:


#4910

You could get a tan in there haha!


#4911

That’s pretty impressive @crazyots


#4912

That’s top notch right there! Happy I could help, and thanks for posting pics! Can’t wait to see what you do in there.


#4913

Can you tell the lab forum is down? Heh… I have like 1200 posts to read in this thread! :o