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Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by MadButcher, Apr 18, 2017.

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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    the other day I stumbled across 3 of these....

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    I would like to use them for side lighting in my tent but have no idea what I could possibly hook up to these or if it would even be worth it.

    Any pointers would be much appreciated!
     
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    Alrighty... no ideas it is. Off in the garbage they go.
     
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    caretak3r

    caretak3r Well-Known Member

    there's quite a few things they could be used for but your questions i very open ended. What do you want? COBs? Supplementals?
     
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    I thought I could hook up some deep reds or blues to supplement.
     
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    Randomblame

    Randomblame Well-Known Member

    From the driver specs I would take Samsung(179lm/w) or Bridgelux(156lm/w) strips.
    Samsung H-Series strips use the same 561c diodes like QB's. 179lm/w @ 22,5v/480mA(1200mA max.), 3000k
    Bridgelux EB-Series strips are 156lm/w @ 22,5v/700mA, 3000k(1400mA max.)
    2 strips in series needs ~45v and 4 of these "2 strip strings" in parallel would drive them each at ~175-500mA.

    And strips are well suited as sidelight and they are really easy to cool. All you need to do is to mount them on a small piece of alu sheet, no thermal grease, no fans... available in 1, 2 and 4ft.

    Samsung H-Series strips:
    https://www.digikey.de/product-deta...uctor-inc/SI-B8V11156HUS/1510-1580-ND/6149745

    Bridgelux EB-Series strips:
    https://www.digikey.de/products/de?keywords=Bridgelux BXEB-L0560Z-30E2000-C-A3
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    That sounds like a pretty decent idea!
     
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    Randomblame

    Randomblame Well-Known Member

    Yupp, I've added a few links to digikey, but you need to change the languge for prices in $US. The Bridgelux are a lot cheaper but less efficient. @500mA maybe 160lm/w
     
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    Sweet! Thank you so much! I'm not particularly good at finding things, so this helps.
    German site with us prices?
     
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    Never mind... figured it out
     
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    VegasWinner

    VegasWinner Well-Known Member

    27-54v they can run rows of leds from 27-54v or cobs wired in parallel under 50v.
     
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    That's what I was thinking to do originally but findthe strip idea much neater.
     
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    Sublime4tna

    Sublime4tna Member

    Kind led makes flower bars that I use for supplemental side lighting, I just wouldn't recommend their other products
     
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    And those come without drivers so I can use the ones I showed in the TO??
     
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    Sublime4tna

    Sublime4tna Member

    No unfortunately not, you can only use their bar, with a daisy chain you can hook up ten of their light bars. With a combination of macro and micro light spectrums for both flower and veg they're pretty awesome. I just use two of the macro flowers for side light, it sets my resin off the charts though, I can barely brush up against my plants without having resin sticking to me like glue, it starts to get annoying my shirt will be glued to my arm
     
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    Hmm... sounds like they work decent but I think you missed the point of my question ;)
    Thanks for the idea tho.
     
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    Hybridway

    Hybridway Well-Known Member

    Luxen purple strips as supplemental.
     
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    If there wasn't so much blurple already, I'd do that .
    Thanks :)
     
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    MrTwist1

    MrTwist1 Well-Known Member

    I'm with Random. Sling some strips on them and add as side lighting. You can really boost your yield with some low-slung SMD strips. Cheers
     
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    MadButcher

    MadButcher Well-Known Member

    That's very likely what's going to happen. Waiting on parts to build a cob light right now and once that's done, I'll get moving on this ;)
     
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