DIY with Quantum Boards

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by robincnn, Nov 19, 2016.

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    ChaosHunter

    ChaosHunter Well-Known Member

    I see what your looking at now, I thought you were referring to the light itself.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Those lines tell you the light is going dark many times a second. It's why low frequency SQUARE WAVE ballasts boost the efficiency of 315W CMH lights, it has nothing to do with the lamps themselves.
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    I did tag u #northerngrowlights & #quantumboard under my handle fastslappy
     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    that's about 3 times the output of the Mars Hydro "300" watt old style had at 185 actual watts!

     
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    robincnn

    robincnn Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    A multimeter can be attached to check DC of driver.
    If set to AC setting the meter will read a very small or zero AC. DC is supposed to have 0 AC.
    If DC is (dirty) then it will have a AC component and you can see that on multimeter set on voltmeter AC
     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    Woooo Hooo! Drive another nail in HPS's coffin!

     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    Ditch the cmh. 4-6 boards would cover 4x4 very well. 4 running @ 50watts each will stomp anything a cmh would do at 315 watts!

     
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    dandyrandy

    dandyrandy Well-Known Member

    Depending on the meter and the frequency you are trying to measure. Most cheap meters aren't reliable on AC above 1000 Hz. My fluke at work was a true RMS and good to 10kc -3db. But it would be nice to see the signal with an oscilloscope. ymmv
     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    Looking mighty fine!

     
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    zypheruk

    zypheruk Active Member

    Nothing to do with his lights, it's old tech camera sensor.
     
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    dandyrandy

    dandyrandy Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking 8 @ 80 w each and some height for spread.
     
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    pop22

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    I'm going to start with 4 @700ma also for about 80 watts. May try them at 100-110 watts so I'm waiting on the new heatsinks.

    Got my boards yesterday, thank you NGL! Got my driver today. Now just need heatsinks!

     
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    dandyrandy

    dandyrandy Well-Known Member

    Wall wattage btw.
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    This is pretty obviously 60Hz bleed thru, based on the interference pattern. It's about the same bandwidth as HID on mag ballasts.
     
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    dandyrandy

    dandyrandy Well-Known Member

    Yep
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Lol that replaces an HPS thouie bro!
     
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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Got my math wrong; 8 boards at 80W each is a good 1kW replacement. In fact, it's what I'm running right now.
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    My clones r Popping up in just 18 hrs of Quantum Goodness :hump:
    Gonna start stripping my mars collection of sinks & AL plate
     
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    augusto1

    augusto1 Active Member

    Before I start shopping I would like to know what are the differences between Quantum and Vero29 v7? Why should I buy Quantum instead of Vero29 v7?

    How high on the ceiling can this light be installed? Can 650watt light of this board be installed as the same high like a 1000 hps?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    robincnn

    robincnn Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    Quantum Silence here in the thread
    Such a tough question :cry:

    I will give it a try...
    1. Quantum Board is Mid Power LED Board and Vero 29 is a COB
    2. Single Boards are $75 + $15-$20 for heatsink so $90-$95
    3. Single Vero C is $35+ Heatsink cost $15-$25 , cost adds up if you use more cobs
    4. Boards are more efficient .
    5. Boards are easier to install and DIY. Thermal management is easier as heat is spread on 50 times larger area.
    6. No TIM is needed with boards. TIM is needed with COB
    7. Boards can come closer to canopy and have no issue. Ideal for low height tents.
    8. Boards provide better penetration by spreading the light evenly all over canopy
    9. Easier to install a reflector on COB. lens can be installed on board but it take more time.
    10. Boards have push wire connector. easy to use
    11. Vero you have to solder. You can use pizomate connector but you cannot exceed 130V in series, which means on 4 cob series you can only use the Vero D
    Both Vero and Boards make awesome light engines.
    You cant go wrong with either. please try both and let us know what you like.

    Mid Power Efficiency
    1pcs board Board
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    Here is how much power you need with Vero to generate same output.
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    So boards win on efficiency with B and D. Vero C is close.

    High Power Efficiency
    1pcs board Board
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    Here is how much power you need with Vero to generate same output.
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    So boards win on efficiency with B , C and D
    @augusto1 are you using a tent or open space ?

    @Stephenj37826 @sixstring2112 :confused:
     
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