My project is to build a frame for my current Roleadro cobs incorporating bridgelux light strips. The goal is to increase the lighting footprint, have it run as efficiently as possible, and to have it all as one hanging unit. I’ll be hanging it over a 46"x30" scrog.
I’ll build the main frame for the cobs from 1.5"X1.5"x .125" aluminum angle. The driver will be mounted between the cobs. The 2 1120mm bridgelux strips will be mounted to 3"x46"x.125" flat aluminum plate. 1 plate mounted underneath each side, (a total of 4 strips).
The light strip plates will be connected to the main light frame by 2"-4"bolts. It will hang lower than the cobs, since I’ve noticed my other bridgelux project can be closer to the canopy than the cobs. I’ll be using a dimming driver or be able to switch out the bolts shorter or longer if I’m wrong.
Cost is @$200
Power should be 160w max
I’ll be using the BXEB-L1120Z-30E4000-C-B3 I’d prefer the BXEB-L1120Z-35E4000-C-B3, (cheaper) but there is no stock available
Driver, per your suggestion,
I’m assuming the heat sink ability of the aluminum plate will be at the same level or greater than the last project? 3"x46" = 276 sq in for 88sq in of lighting = 3.13?
Here’s a quick sketch.
I’ll take opinions and suggestions, (yes I do realize I could buy 2 more Roleadro cobs for $200, but I’d like to maximize efficiency for future grows. Throwing more Chinese panels in my mix isn’t the way I want to proceed).