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Calling all lighting gurus

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by bProlific, Jan 11, 2018.

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    bProlific

    bProlific Member

    Hi Guys,

    I am new to the forum and cannot post links, if you would be so kind as to like this post then I should be able to share the links for the whitespace below.

    I hope to ask for your expert opinion on a new lighting option that has been made available to me.

    I currently run 6 x Quantum boards as 3 panels @260watt each.

    Someone offered me the below lights which have very interesting light distribution characteristics but I must admit that I cannot deduce if this will be better than the quantum I have.



    I have the datasheets here :



    your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards
     
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    freemanjack

    freemanjack Well-Known Member

    If you still cant post the link you need to then at least the name of the product would give us something to work from. Generally to assess the efficacy of different full spectrum lights you simply compare the lum/watt ratings, more lum/watt = more efficient = more weed for same watts.
     
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    bProlific

    bProlific Member

    Thank you to everyone for the likes, for some reason it still won't let me post saying I need 3 more likes.

    The product is Gro-Tron. It is designed in South-Africa ( my home country ) and there really isn't enough info on the web. I really need to share the datasheets. maybe try a google with Caelus grow-tron and our country .co.za

    From an efficiency perspective, I think these lights are far less impressive than the competition. The spectrum and control of the spectrum is great and the par spread is ( if true ) fantastic.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Cost etc? why not more DIY?
     
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    freemanjack

    freemanjack Well-Known Member

    https://www.livecopper.co.za/products/caelus-gro-tron-laser-grow-system
    is that our light under discussion?
     
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    bProlific

    bProlific Member

    Yip , those. I have the full data sheets that go into the science of how they manage to keep par consistant accross the whole footprint.

    I can get these for slightly less than a 260watt qautum kit. Though they are only 120watt but par seems to be... Well, on par.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Jesus no, almost 10 grand for 120W. I bought 1000W of samsung trips from digikey with a driver for 7grand. I still need two more drivers so the total will be about the same, 10 times the light.
     
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    bProlific

    bProlific Member


    I hear you man but I'm buying these at 4.9k ( around 370 US ) .

    I am mobile now. Some nice people gave me more likes so I will try to post the data sheets when I get home
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Still feels like a ripoff. 100 to 120W of Samsung lm561C is a bit shy of R800 in singles, and a driver should be under R1000.
     
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    bProlific

    bProlific Member

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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    You can add Emerson effect with 3 10W far red LEDs.
    I just feel unless you are using it for a film set, this is not the best use of your resources.
     
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    DankaDank

    DankaDank Well-Known Member

    Are any of you guys in the Western Cape? I can't believe like literally 2 months after I left Cape Town they legalized .:wall:
     
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    bProlific

    bProlific Member

    Anyone else with thoughts on the lights ?

    Regards
     

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