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COTS commecial off the shelf LED house bulb idea

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I had a stoned thought about outfitting my 5x5 tent with a grid of sockets with a three headed lamp mounted to a piece of square aluminium or wood or steel simpsion strong tie steel plates (think grounding lug for the third wire for safety) with a tri-band of bulb colors every square foot (think one per plant ) in three customiziable color temps and wattage options for varying penetration 2.5 , 3 and 5K temps on a 1 ft square grid with 9 or 16 times three bulbs so 27 or 48 indivudially adjustable points of light think of the angles  individually vertically/horizontally adjustable points of light. either 3x3 like the tray or 4x4 like the plant canopy and plant count no more than 16 plant canopy 16 points 16x39 =624 or 9 x 30W = 270 W or  9 sqft grid x 45 W  (3 bulbs)  = 405 W or some where in the 300-600W range using the following items 6/7 of the items found thru home de Pot. with the cost  a buck a watt and a goal of 1GPW in a 3x3 tray in a 5x5 tent.

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Gonna cost a bundle to rig all that up.  Doable tho.

 

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i have most of the materials 3/4 in the tent alredy 300W worth and enough bases to do the 16 variant.

 

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bulbs and the 3 way  thing 150 bucks 16x 6=100 for the three way adj thing 5 in hardware another 80 a buck a watt no prob.

 

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Dollar store has 50 watt 6500K LED bulbs $4 each. Dont know how accurate they would be for spectrum, I was thinking of something similar for vegging and mother plants

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several guys killing it in small cabs on I-SEE-mag  great stuff.

 

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My flower tent with a single  315 and 200W of supplemental off the shelf ghetto strips. plants seem to be happy. started at 3 nodes 2.5" 12/12 from seed. This illustrates the need for a vertically adjustable grid for the growers  and laggers and anything in between. this photo showing the tall plants hogging the limited ghetto strip. Mono cropping with long boards would be easily dooable.

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Man my ghetto strip fell down and broke in three pieces better run to lowes for some repair parts. Stay tuned.

 

 

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how did you manage to break that it all looks like a solid construction.

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ha ha just joking I cut it in three as the one side of the tent has three different tiers of plants.

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lol I thought those breaks looked nice and square and clean. I see you have a net in there why dont you use a scrog that would keep your plant tops more level and you wouldnt have to keep your lights at different levels or are they different, speed growing strains.

 

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first gen from seed i am running all seed gear thru here . I like running scrog but i am trying my way thru a bunch of seeds so the plants can be all over the place.

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