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    garyfisher got a reaction from GeheimTeler in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    Here is the custom jobby I built last night.
     
     





    1200W beast at full power or dimmable down to 600watts.   2300 LEDs in this rig total.

    Covers a 4x8 really well.  Might space the next build out more.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Wild Bill in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    yield was great.  GPW was lower than typical but very happy with turnout.  Harvested 1.5lb of trimmed cured bud per 600w light.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from blackhorse in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    yield was great.  GPW was lower than typical but very happy with turnout.  Harvested 1.5lb of trimmed cured bud per 600w light.
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    garyfisher reacted to semicaregiver in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    Gary,
    Sounds great!  Looking forward to a report on grams/watt results.
    Back early on I asked about the color of the light, i.e. the usual blinding purple or white.   I see many of the newest fixtures I see advertised appear to be white.   Not having used LED's myself it would seem that white would make it easier to judge how things are going if you have been use to seeing your plants under traditional HPS.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Hydraulic Jack in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    harvest is done and the colas were the size of 20oz pop bottles wet.
     
     
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    garyfisher got a reaction from 2d in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    harvest is done and the colas were the size of 20oz pop bottles wet.
     
     
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    garyfisher got a reaction from blackhorse in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    harvest is done and the colas were the size of 20oz pop bottles wet.
     
     
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Slappy in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    harvest is done and the colas were the size of 20oz pop bottles wet.
     
     
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    garyfisher got a reaction from entcephalo in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    Folks,  I been blasting Quantum boards for 2 years now.  Just upgraded from the stock V1s to the new Rspec boards.  Im putting them together right now and here are a couple photos.
     
     



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    garyfisher got a reaction from wjkingsnorth in Cannatonic 4   
    I have a true and tested Star Tonic available.  I had it tested at Iron Labs 5 years ago and it came out as 22% total cannabinoids.  7.5% thc.  11.5% cbd,  0.5% CBG 

    I have one cutting available besides the one i have saved for black horse.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Slappy in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    i bought more drivers now (240 true watts to power 2 boards only).  This round has about a week left.  Sorry about lack of pictures.  I'll get them up soon.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from blackhorse in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    Even if you have low ceilinng (7') at 24"  you dont need to grow plants larger than 5'.  You can put these on the ceiling basically.  They dont need much clearance or take up much vertical height.

    Also if you just run the 480w drivers such as the HLG 550, you can get them down to 16" at full power.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from blackhorse in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    i bought more drivers now (240 true watts to power 2 boards only).  This round has about a week left.  Sorry about lack of pictures.  I'll get them up soon.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from blackhorse in Trouble cloning in rockwool cubes?   
    i just switched to rockwool for the first time ever in 14 years.  It's a lot cheaper than rapid rooters for me and I get the same results.
     
    Make sure the cubes stay moist.  Roots within 14 days.  I also use a heat mat.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Slappy in Trouble cloning in rockwool cubes?   
    i just switched to rockwool for the first time ever in 14 years.  It's a lot cheaper than rapid rooters for me and I get the same results.
     
    Make sure the cubes stay moist.  Roots within 14 days.  I also use a heat mat.
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    garyfisher reacted to Restorium2 in t5 fluorescent for flowering?   
    Not all LEDs are great though. Some are totally useless. Like trying to grow with Christmas lights. I can imagine there are still a lot of growers out there getting ripped off by people selling them bad LEDs. 
    Plant lighting is a complicated thing. It's hard to quantify the light coming off any fixture. Plenty of room for the bamboozlers to sell you some serious garbage and say it's awesome. Buyer beware.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Slappy in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    yep.  We are 4 weeks into flower now with the new lights.  I have 3 HLG600H kits and the above light in a 10x10 room currently.
    They're bright and I'm working on installing potentiometers so I can push less watts and get the lights even closer.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from blackhorse in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    yep.  We are 4 weeks into flower now with the new lights.  I have 3 HLG600H kits and the above light in a 10x10 room currently.
    They're bright and I'm working on installing potentiometers so I can push less watts and get the lights even closer.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Kingdiamond in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    Thanks, Semi.  I enjoyed putting the light together and it was fairly easy.   I used 40 rivets for that entire frame and a few pieces of angle alumium.
    If you notice in the very first post of the kits, the driver is mounted on top of the light, adding heat to the room.
     
    The light rig i just built has the driver remotely mounted outside of the insulated grow space.  Eventually I'll remotely mount the drivers in the kits I built as well.

    These lights are bright and WILL bleach your plants white if less than 12",  some run 18" but 18-24" is the closest you want to get them in flower at 150watts per quantum board.  If you ran the QBs at 60w you could get them a lot closer.

    I'm pushing the limits of these LEDs with the highest amperage allowed.  
     
     
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Slappy in BIGGER buds and STRONGER Stalks?   
    No.  There is no magic to get bigger buds.
     
    The answer is to dial in your environment perfectly.  Temp/humidity are MUCH more important than light source and nutrient brand.
     
     
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    garyfisher reacted to Restorium2 in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    The only downside I can see with this large fixture is that your are locked into one configuration. The modular, independent lights, in a daisy chain or singular, are much more flexible for the grower who likes to be able to add and subtract lights in any pattern, size, or configuration of their plants. Sometimes I use one 1500. Sometimes 2 or 3. I can easily move them around. Not restricted to moving the big beastly fixture around. Having all these lights in one fixture is like having all your eggs in one basket. I can see it would be perfect for a warehouse grow. Not so much for a small home grow. I like a bunch of small grows where I can keep em separated.
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    garyfisher reacted to semicaregiver in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    Gary,  New fixture looks really nice and clean.  Are you mounting the ballast directly to the fixture or moving it off to a wall for better cooling?
    I watched the video and one thing struck me.  The voice over ( about 8 min 30 sec into video) talked about mounting the light no closer than 24-30" to the plants for bloom.   I have never used LED's but I have had the impression that one of their benefits is they can be inches from the plants.
     
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    garyfisher got a reaction from blackhorse in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    Here is the custom jobby I built last night.
     
     





    1200W beast at full power or dimmable down to 600watts.   2300 LEDs in this rig total.

    Covers a 4x8 really well.  Might space the next build out more.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Slappy in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    Almost as much but not quite.  270w x 4 = >1000w .

    Thats double the energy of my light. Double the cost.  Double the heat.
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    garyfisher got a reaction from Restorium2 in 600w True wattage LED HLG600H Quantum boards   
    Here is the custom jobby I built last night.
     
     





    1200W beast at full power or dimmable down to 600watts.   2300 LEDs in this rig total.

    Covers a 4x8 really well.  Might space the next build out more.
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