Anyone have any advise about these lights ?
Have ordered 2 for my first grow in 20 yrs.
Building a new room in garage 10×10 only using 5×10 for plants.
I understand they use 277 n i onl have 120 at moment not really sure how to set up the power to run them …Any suggestions
Anyone have any advise about these lights ?
Welcome to the community!! You will find some of the best cannabis cultivators worldwide in these forums. I will tag a member that can answer all of your lighting questions. Please be patient and again welcome to the community. @Graysin is very knowledgeable in lighting and many facets of the growing culture. Best of luck!
Thank you i appreciate you’re kindness and help
Welcome to the forum and community! @dbrn32 is our resident light guru, but others are very well versed in the lighting subject as well… I’m not one of them tho Help will be along shortly
Thank you for the help. Your time and knowledge is most appreciated.
The driver should be rated for 120 to 277, worst case, you cut the plug off and put the appropriate end on.
They appear to run a 200-277 and their ratings are based on the AC @ 220v, so I’m suspecting they’ll require a 220 plug. I think you would be further ahead to remove the 120 outlet (I’m assuming boldly that it has 2x120 sockets) and replace it with a single 220 receptacle than you would be to cut the cord on the driver and replace it with a 120 plug.
I’m gonna phone a friend and see if @xXKristenXx has any input here - I don’t want to suggest something that would encourage you to burn your house down.
Sorry meant to quote this - it looks like according to SF the driver is rated 200-277. I’m guessing because it actually does pull 1000 watts, they needed a driver with above average firepower.
I REALLY APPRECIATE all the help all of you are great .I never had anyone to ask back in 2000 when I grew last…
I am still in early construction of my new room and can run any power supplies nessicary or get converters if appropriate…
Im in an area that is NOT 420 friendly so it goes a little slower than i would like but am hopeful to be up n running by spring or summer…
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH
Single driver light tbis big may need high voltage input t9 carrt the load. I would reach out to them for clarification as it’s probably more complicated than changing a plug like the smaller lights.
Running a 5x10 grow is going to require a lot of power in lights, so you may need some electrical work anyway. If that’s the case you could probably run two of them on a 240v circuit. Best to look into from top to bottom before buying anything.
Thank you they should be here in a week so i will be able to have the actual requirements then
You know i had to look it up. Ive never seen a driver like that one in my life. Ive wired 1000’s of lights over the years. Old school hps had taps so it could be wired to any voltage, then came the electronic ballast that could take the 120 to 277v. Then came the drivers for leds…also all 120 to 277v, 480 was its own animal that was a specific driver. Your driver my friend is strange! Forign for sure. Even at 1000 watts it is 8.3amps (p÷e) so it could go on a single pole 15 amp breaker, but unfortunately that driver is a unique one, and 120 will not drive it. You will need 2 pole 15 amp breaker at 240 to make that light work. Lastly, i was so stumped i had to go look at my inventronics driver and that to is 120 to 277v.
Im wondering if this is good or bad for the longevity of the light?
Or is it just some crazy chinese stuff?
Is it new and good or just nonsense ill have thrm soon either way mabie ill get more detailed information from the instructions…
Would a converter take care of the issues?
Not sure what you mean by a converter? Converter converts ac to dc but in you case the driver is doing all that but the normal 120 wont drive it.
That is a transformer. Ya it would work. See how it says 3000va? Va is basically the same as watts. I dont wanna overexplain and confuse you though. Yes it will work.
How much is that thing?.
I see u wanna run two of those. Thats alot of power. Your better off getting a fresh 240 2pole circuit from the panel unfortunately.
$110.00 probably better than trying to do all the wiring walls are still open n un insolatedso i could do either .
Im no electrician but have done quita bit of building n some electrical…
I would run an independent circut just for lights
"Im handy with my tools" And surprisingly have (Some) common sense
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Well if you were doing only one light id say its fine but two is a no go, it would be at 16.6 a by itself assuming its even a isolated circuit. I would just run a fresh 2 pole circuit and be done with it. Stinky part about it is you still need 120 for fans and odds and ends. So i would get a dedicated 120 circuit as well. Ive been a union journeyman electrician for 20 years… if you got any questions just tag me. Sounds like you got a good head on you to get that done just fine. Just make sure all joints are tight, number1 cause of electrical fire is poor termination.