DIY with Quantum Boards

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


    Budzbuddha Well-Known Member

    This really isn't Quantum related ..... But , thought I would share.

    I am always building stuff and decided to build a THOR HAMMER BONG.
    Seen one on the internet that some guys were hitting and thought that was cool.
    So I fabbed one up ....

    There is a little more tweaking to it like adding a silicone mouthpiece that has a plug that holds strap for looks. Anyways here she is ....

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    Psylosin Member

    How do you guys think quantum boards would do in a 10x10 room? I was about to pull the trigger on 48 luminous COBs w/ heatsinks but now that I see the QB288s are in stock I am intrigued. What if I ordered 32 of the QB288s w/ heatsinks and ran them at 2400ma for 125w...that's 4000w and should perform well in a room that size?
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    pop22 Well-Known Member

    Very Cool!


    sintal1ty Active Member

    I have a 2x4 Tent and a 5x5 tent and a 10x13 room to play with so space is not an issue.
    I already own a few lights and one of them is a Viparspectra 1200 Series (520w Draw) Dimmable.

    So the abomination begins.... old with the new
    I purchased the quantum 4x qb288 boards + slate 2 single heat sinks x 4 and plan to build a larger array using the Viparspectra as the center point in a RDWC setup.
    With a HLG 600 54b driver
    Hopefully this will help with the veg and the IR spectrum of the Viparspectra balancing out the spectrum just a bit more.
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    Stephenj37826 Well-Known Member Rollitup Advertiser

    Really well..... That's 1000 watts per 5x5. I would use around 3000 total watts. That would be killer.

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    Quantums and MegaCrop from here on out! 20180114_035500.jpg 20180113_192728.jpg

    hydrohaz Member

    Is that 900grams just from the 2x 260w? I've got same set up in a 3.3x3.3 thats insane. I'd be over the moon with that. How long did you veg for?
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    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    Yeah, roughly 940grams it should end up been. From just the 2x 260w kits. These were vegged from clone for 7 weeks ish. I was trying to replicate a grow a while back which I pulled 2.2lb from my cob side (which is nearly 200w more power), so gave them extra veg time and supper cropped the shit out of them to fill the canopy better. :o
    Normally I veg for 5 weeks from clone and haven't pulled less than 1.5lb from the Quantum board side. But like I say I was trying to really push it this run, seems to have worked!

    IndicaDogo Active Member

    Hey guys this may have been asked already but I didn't see it. So sorry if I'm asking shit that's already been answered.
    I'm checking out the HLG 320xl and the HLG 300.
    But why is the 320xl $450 and the 300w is $599?
    Are the boards using newer better chips or something? It looks like the 300w kit is newer than the 320xl.

    NexusP Active Member

    I have a fairly small grow box (1.5x2x3) for a personal stealth grow with 150w Mars reflector in it. It grows descent but gets fairly hot, so we know I can get more. I'm currently testing a cheap Growstar 150w epiled ufo with a 30w Cob but I don't think it will be much better (doesn't visually look brighter and it's loud yet marginally cooler). I just saw a 288 QB for 75 and after some reading, I'm thinking that's the way to go to take full advantage of my small space with less downsides (better light, less heat, less noise). I'm thinking, I can mount the driver outside of the the grow box for reduced heat if necessary.

    My question is, can I use the drivers from the Mars reflector 150? There are two switches for flower and grow connected to 2 separate drivers (one driver is labeled 50w. The light claims a draw of 100w). Could I also use the heatsink that comes with the reflector (11.5x10)? Looks like I can screw off the led panels. There is also a driver connected to a 120mm fan. Would it be possible if necessary, to chain these drivers together for better 288QB support? Is 288 over kill for the mentioned space? Thanks for any insight.
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    420Barista Well-Known Member

    As I'm sure you noticed the hlg300 comes with 2 288QB's and is an assembled fixture no assembly required except to mabey install the (included rope rachets (looks like 2 sets)
    the hlg320xl uses the same boards as the hlg300 but the hlg320xl comes with 3 288QB's and a different driver to power the 3 boards. better buy IMO hookup is easy if you can strip a wire and twist a phlips head screw driver. the kits are complete with all you need to get a great working light (kits do not include rope ratchets) and less expensive than the prebuilt fixtures.

    420Barista Well-Known Member

    in order to use the driver I think more info is needed volts current and watts. i dont think anyone can honestly answer with just watts provided to know if they would be compatible.
    for your space though I would use 2 or 3 of the hlg 65 fixtures
    no heatsink is needed on them whereas on the qb288's HLG recomends a heatsink if driven over 50watts.

    pop22 Well-Known Member

    for $40 - $50 you can get a Meanwell driver rather than use that junk you have. I got an HLG80H-54 for $35.00 and it runs one QB 288 at close to 100 watts, perfect IMO for a single light

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    Doctor Derp Well-Known Member

    Well, at least this part is done. Got the existing drivers moved to 240v, built a power distribution panel for the drivers, and got the new big boys mounted. Give me till probably next weekend to get everything else done and more pics.


    hybridway2 Well-Known Member

    That's crazy. Do you have a journal for this grow? Wowzers.
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    pop22 Well-Known Member

    Duckfoot clones under QB 120

    Ducksfoot clone plant1 pic1 -1-14-2018.jpg Ducksfoot clone plant2 pic1 -1-14-2018.jpg
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    NexusP Active Member

    The two main drivers are identical and this is all the info on the driver label.

    In: AC 100v-240v (48/60hz)
    Out: DC 55v-100v (0.55-0.6a)

    Additional info on the housing label:

    Power consumption 90w +- 5%
    Voltage 85-265v
    Frequency 50/60hz
    Ampere 0.87a/110v, 0.42a/220v

    I looked at the other light you suggested. It says it is for clones and vegging. They should work for flowering in my space? The completed unit sells for $99. I see that the QB120 that it contains sells fo $29. It would be awesome if I could use the Mars reflector drivers for 2 of those. If not, could I chain 2 boards to a single meanwell HLG80H-54?

    coreywebster Well-Known Member

    I don't I'm afraid, I rarely even upload pictures. Been illegal and all. I did have some pics of this crop about mid way through flower but when my neighbour got raided I deleted everything on my laptop.
    But you can see what sort of canopy they had from the pic of the blue dream on the other half of the tent, pretty much the same. I will try and post a pic of that grow every now and again and report on that harvest when finished. I'm switching them over to the quantum board side tomorrow. :bigjoint:
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    higher self

    higher self Well-Known Member

    Still loving my 120’s the plants at week 7 are too. Cant wait for this run to be over though & be done with these damn cookie crosses besides Jelly Breath lol.


    IndicaDogo Active Member

    That's what threw me off. The 300 fixture is more then the 320xl and it has 1 less board.

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