Which quantum boards


#1

@dbrn32 hey should I order the 260 xl with v1 boards or v2. Going to buy it today!


#2

Why is this so hard! So I called HLG and they recommended 3 135 models versus the 260 or 320. Ugh. I need to just pic one.


#3

@dbrn32 well i pulled the trigger and went with 2 qb 135 V2. Chose this for versatility in case i need to separate the plants or have two locations etc. Hope I made the right choice. I guess you can’t go wrong with good equipment.


#4

Shouldn’t be any problem, just cost a couple extra bucks.

Sorry about the late reply too, had busy day at work.


#5

Guess I pay for the versatility. It’s ok. I was told the V2 is more efficient and better. Can’t wait to get them and see the results.


#6

You were told correctly. If you were tight on budget version 1 is still a damn good light. I’m happy for you, please tag me when you get them!


#7

My budget expanded when i sold my saltwater aquarium today. Had to reduce my number of hobbies so I could pay for a new one.


#8

@dbrn32 says they will be delivered Monday! Can’t freaking wait. I’m already squirreling money away for a 3rd light. My plant bench in the Weed Dungeon is 2x8 so I think 3 will cover the area nicely. For now the 2 lights will be suffice. Thank god my miniatures hobby makes money for this venture. Gotta love nerds with no talent and lots of money.


#9

If you’re using the whole 8’ 4 boards in line would be ideal. But 3 should do pretty good.


#10

My capital raising campaign was a success so now I can order another light! The first 2 will be here today. Can’t wait!


#11

Lights came today. Now I just have to Benadryl my kids to sleep so I can put them together in peace and quite lmao. Can’t wait to fire them up. I’m amazed at how small they are. I was expecting something larger. Story of my life lmao


#12

New lights installed. Plant are 31 days old. Wow. What a difference. They perked up almost immediately.


#13

Also, the white spots are sulphur dust.


#14

Nice job, I was going to ask about the spots too.


#15

I’ve been in an e-mail convo with them. Small closet, and asked about 2 or 3 135’s vs one 260. dude admitted that the individually hung 135’s would give you a lot more advantages when growing plants that are different strains or just different heights.


#16

That’s what he told me too. I’ll have my 3rd light this weekend


#17

Thanks for all your help. I’m very pleased so far. Build was super easy.


#18

Waiting on a response about how many I could run off the same plug (and dimmer), and if they have a kit designed for ‘multiple-independent’ 135’s.

Then again, I’m in no hurry, my stuff’s growin’ and I am planning for a larger room later.


#19

@Familyman those are still using hlg-120 drivers correct?

Meanwell suggests 5 per 120 volt circuit.


#20

I liked the idea of being able to move them around if needed or if I do t grow as many plants I don’t have to waste energy.