Let's talk DIY lights


#5158

Ya, you’re gonna run them a little higher to get the coverage in that size space anyway. So full power shouldn’t be an issue. The guys running the hlg-600 kit (similar board current) sometimes throw a clip on fan blowing over sink at full power.


#5159


Side 1 board 1 working now to wire and test side 2

Lights in middle of the room at bottom of those stairs


#5160

Nice work!


#5161

Wowza great work indeed.


#5162

Too blind to do much atm had a loose wire and moved it light turned on


#5163

Least you found it.


#5164

Yes I’m not happy with the wire I have I’ll be ordering new stuff that I will like better and rewire when it comes


#5165

Note to other builders the ultra flexible stuff does not work nicely on strips


#5166

Get 18awg solid. Do you use amazon?


#5167

Yes its ordered here Friday

side 2 functional

Now to hang test

Bit dark with just the one running but with 2 it should be great


#5168

Really well balanced probably could have gone with more light strips and a bigger driver but I’m sure it will do for now until I can order another batch of strips for either side


#5169

Looks good! You may want to lift drivers off of plate a little.


#5170

Centered drivers between lights to try to cut heat signatures interfering but it may come to that


#5171

I would do it anyway. The aluminum will soak heat.


#5172

Back to the hanger drawing board just dropped on plants


#5173

Nice job on the build @Freakish2667! You’re gonna love the new lights :wink::v::bear:


#5174

Ace hardware sells 3/16" eye bolts. They come with 1 but, if you get two washers and I believe a 10-32 or 10-24 nut will thread onto them. You can just sandwich plate between two nuts, or drill and tap plate. Double check that nut size though, been a little bit since I bought them.


#5175

Strips are the bomb! Love mine.


#5176

I was just talking about some aluminum slat wall supports I seen at menards the other day. I think we’ll be lowering the cost on future strip light builds.


#5177

What do you think about me throwing a few strips on each side of my QB using the above picture? Or do you like our cob idea better?..