I have a Mean Well HLG-480H-C2100A and a Mean Well HLG-240H-C1050A what would my options be for a 4x6.5 space " Maybe some HLG boards for the H480 and some cobs for the H240?" Trying to make it just one fixture
Sounds like you are talking lights. The only thing I recognized is the word cob…hahaha @dbrn32 he is the light guru.
I’m always bugging Him, was trying to cut dbrn32 a break.
@MAXHeadRoom is really knowledgeable about lights and i believe @BigDaddyCain knows about lights as well
Hlg-480 is prime candidate for qb 288’s. 4 of them.
The hlg-240, can do two qb-304’s. Or is probably ideal for any of the 50v nominal cobs.
Your best bet for coverage in that space is probably to go with the 6 boards.
One thing to consider when making a light is that some plants will grow tall and others will be short. When you make one large fixture then you are at the mercy of the largest plant when setting your light height. You can scrog but it just makes it more complicated to water and feed your plants. So for your larger driver you could make a 4 board light and then with your 240 you could make a 2 board light to accommodate the larger or smaller plants.
@dbrn32 @MAXHeadRoom That’s what I was thinking after I posted, a 6 board with maybe 4 3000k and 2 4000k.“Do they need to be version 2 or can I find a deal on some V1 boards” And Max I have a RDWC that’s netted “Pulling the plant’s out of the buckets everyday was breaking them all up” with a 32"x32" tent to get plants ready to scrog in the flower tent. This light build may take over a year to grow to fruition, i’ll probably be running the highbay lights for at least 6 mon because they were such a pain to hang.
Last time I was on hlg’s website they had some discounted pricing on v1 288’s. It works out to be about 5.6% or so less photon efficacy on the v1.
You can mix them if you want, wouldn’t make a huge a difference. The 4000k boards grab a little better veg growth for a not as optimal flowering spectrum. But the 3000k does pretty well all the way.
I picked up both drivers for $41 , took me two hours digging at the lost and damaged package store but I came out with these
That’s quite a steal. Especially the 480.
Yup I saw the 480 from 20 feet away
Been killing it, got my 1/10hp chiller for $100 and my 4x8 tent for $32
Wow I just found a place like that near me. Me and the wife checked it out last weekend. They didn’t have anything that good but I was eyeing some cheap window AC units they had for dirt cheap that will come in handy next summer for my grow room. I guess I need to make a point to stop by there more often.
They are selling the portables AC’s for about $140. I’ll probably wait till deep winter and pick one up for 1/2 off that. That’s my plan.
Its getting under 40 here at night, wont be using the chiller for 8 months
Yeah that’s what I was waiting for. They’re already cheap but they do 50 to 70% off of that price sales when they get to full from what I was told.
Meanwell will warranty those puppies for 7 years too.