Quantums Overhead in Vertical Grow!

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by ttystikk, Dec 23, 2016.


    revengefor2008 Member

    TTY: Is there somewhere those of us who are new to LED's can find a "Cliff's Notes" explanation of related terms? COB, CREE, CDM, quantum etc are all terms I need to learn about. I'm not a physicist so some of the tech manuals start to make me cross-eyed when I try to read them.
    I'd love to get my hands on one of those Kandy Kush Klones!! In my next life I just want to come back as your apprentice! If I trim the buds you grow can I at least keep the scissor hash?

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Lol you want to be the sorcerer's apprentice, do you? :fire:

    First assignment; gotta learn your terminology!

    COB -chip on board, cuz each chip has a bunch of diodes in it.

    LED- Light emitting diode, the basic light engine all the rest of this stuff is based on.

    Cree- a COB LED manufacturer, like Bridgelux

    PCB- printed circuit board

    Quantum- name given to the PCB @robincnn and @Stephenj37826 designed for us to grow with.

    HID- high intensity discharge lamp, such as HPS, MH, Mercury Vapor and others.

    CDM/CMH/LEC- all different names for a type of HID lamp that uses a ceramic pit. These require low frequency ballasts.

    LFSW- Low frequency square wave, a special type of ballast that drives CDM/CMH lamps more efficiently than other designs.

    That should do for a start! :bigjoint:
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    MichiganMedGrower Well-Known Member

    If it's magic that burns every leaf in your garden then you truly are a sorcerer @ttystikk

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    There are some in this life that truly don't get it, and you are one of those MMG. You must have been starved for attention as a child.
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    MMJ Dreaming 99

    MMJ Dreaming 99 Well-Known Member

    Bro - you forgot Burple.

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Blurple- the derisive term for early generation LED lights that focused on red and blue to the exclusion of all others, and never lived up to their hype.

    Broad Spectrum- lighting that emits photons across most or all of the PAR spectrum. A demonstrable improvement over Blurple bullshit.

    Budzbuddha Well-Known Member

    Sun - big ass light in the sky
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    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    All of us don't have that option all the time though eh
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    Frajola Well-Known Member

    loving it keep up w this war guys,would ya? please. lol. learning a lot....
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    Frajola Well-Known Member

    sadly true.

    Frajola Well-Known Member

    just, surpassing.

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    'Obsolete', lol

    Jaybodankly Well-Known Member

    PAR- Photosynthetically Active Radiation:spectral range (wave band) of solar radiation from 400 to 700 nanometers that photosynthetic organisms are able to use in the process of photosynthesis. This spectral region corresponds more or less with the range of light visible to the human eye. Photons at shorter wavelengths tend to be so energetic that they can be damaging to cells and tissues, but are mostly filtered out by the ozone layer in the stratosphere. Photons at longer wavelengths do not carry enough energy to allow photosynthesis to take place.

    Lux- SI (metric system) unit of illuminance and luminous emittance, measuring luminous flux per unit area.[1] It is equal to one lumen per square meter. In photometry, this is used as a measure of the intensity, as perceived by the human eye, of light that hits or passes through a surface
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Progress pics:
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Day 25
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    420producer Well-Known Member

    im so glad i took pics before i left. i will take when lights come on. veg is ok . just looks like he watered once a week
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    MMJ Dreaming 99

    MMJ Dreaming 99 Well-Known Member

    Day 25 of Flower or Veg or ??? Confused.

    Wild wild freaking pictures especially 1 and 2. Looks almost sci fi like if they were growing plants on the 2001 Space Odyessy movie shuttle ship. The bare wood must be painted white to maintain the effect.

    Too clean and shiny for Ridley Scott's Alien. He wanted his spaceship in that to be dark and grungy. What is was supposed to be was like a haunted house.

    What are those aluminum cases with plugs? They look really cool. The whole thing is way f***ing cool.

    I am getting a script idea. Space ship goes into space and they have a deck where crew member finds a big closet to secretly grow some weed. Some alien spores or powdery mildew gets on his plants. The stoner crew member freaks out and decides to foolishly spray Eagle 20 on his bud to save his grow. Smokes his shit and Eagle 20/PM turns him into a zombie and he starts killing other crew members.

    Sort of an anti drug zombie alien movie with a cool ass set.
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I want some of what you're smoking!

    HAL sends his regards.

    Other than the odd zombie plotline, what I'm doing is exactly what you're suggesting; this is how people will live in space, because you can only eat moon rocks and intergalactic zombies for so long.

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    The aluminum blocks are the 225W COB LED modules I designed. They look like that because they are water cooled.

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