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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    Hi yall!

    Finally getting to work on led panel.

    This is sample of the Led I will be using Very brite and little dispersion.
    I have a pattern to post later.

    Board and pattern

    Pattern taped to board ready to drill

    Partial constructed board


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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    Hi Yall!

    More on the Led Panel Build

    All the parts are mounted.
    I am using the lead from the leds for the +12v power rail. The positive lead is the longest of the two this is the one to use. The flat side of led is the negative this needs to be connected to one end the supplied resistors, I used the resistor lead and connected it to the led negitive. Be careful to use the right resistor blue leds and red leds both operate at different voltages so have different resistors.


    The other end of the resistors connect to ground. I used some 24ga speaker wire for this.


    Finished the wiring

    Front side

    The Walmart frame

    Completed unit in frame

    Powering up

    For power I am useing an old computer power supply for the 12v it has 13amps thats good for even more panels.
    Well off to fix the errors 2 leds , make more panels and go to the test site.

    see ya soon
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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    I'll cross my fingers for you friend but I won't hold my breath. Too many have dismal results with the LED's for me to get too excited. Plus the price isn't the best...yet. It looks pretty though. I'd love to hang it on the ceiling above the mirrored ball for parties.

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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    Hi Yall!

    The led panel works fine and has moved to a new location for testing. One thing is the leds I ordered have to narrow of light beam I should have ordered 30deg instead of 12deg.
    Back to testing the next panel. This one will be 100 leds in a spot light. To further the research I have 3w 70lumen Luxicon to test as soon as they arrive.
    Another slow air mail from Hong Kong. I will also be testing some 1w leds. I wish that I still had access to SMT equipment.
    Part of the reason for spending time and money for led research is to make a totally portable lighting system. One that will work from a solar or wind generator
    without the need for an AC inverter. If Obama signs the Kyoto protocol then we will concerned with carbon credits.
    I still have to post the drill template for the last build. I will also have a thread on the experimental grow room.


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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    Hi Yall!

    All my 10mm leds panels are completed they perform good so far. But alas despite my careful scrutiny of the data sheets they still are not brite enough.
    So back to the drawing board this time I will be using 3w luxeon leds 140lumen red. I will make these into a red bank for flowering. Well back to work all I will have to put this on the back burner until the hollidays are over.


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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    I have read about using LEDs before. The one key problem that the users had was closing in the distace between the cannapy and the light pannels while still effectivly using all the lights. I had an image in my head of a "Box or Dome" put over the plants and wasnt as effective as thought would be. They combined it with low watt HPS and were amazed @ the growth. I believe i saw this grow in a HT magazine. Ill see if i have it still. Hope that encourages you to suceed. Im rooting for you

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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    PS do they put out any heat? I've not heard anything relating to the topic. Hope to hear from you

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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    Ingenuity seekers we are> Kudos for the efforts and sharing the technology with us>

    Don't keep us in the dark though.

    A Hui Hou

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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    + reps imo
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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    Hi Yall!

    Still working on a led solution but this is what we have so far.

    The new veg cabinet:

    The Blue Cup lite

    The spot in the center will be for 3w blue led.



    The mixed led spot.



    Mixed 11x14 grow & flower panel



    Mixed 8x10 grow & flower panel



    The 3w 140 lumen red led



    The led and power resistor.

    It's funny all I could find on a Saturday was this big 10w power resistor from radio shack. This next project will add 540 lumens of 620-640nm red light to the mix. I am almost done with a data sheet to finished panel to help anyone else with there design. Hopefully I can help you from making mistakes I have already made.

    The next project will be a 300w panel using 3w leds. If anyone can supply me with the light spectrum requirements for cannabis it would be a great help.
    Thanx


    Pan4

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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    Looking colorful dude. Hope you get your grow room it up and running soon.

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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    Hey Pan, google proycon 100.. there are some good forms on there that give all kinds of info on LEDS and cannabis... Just do a little looking.... There is a ton more articles and grow logs that were not there when I was researching mine...

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    Re: Home Made LED Panels

    Hi Yall.

    Let's get this started ok its all about light. The color of the light to be more specific thats were led's fail us. They lack in the far red plants use more light in 650mn to 680mn. Sadly red leds lack this most are emitting 640mn the end of what the eye can see. Thats why leds can't flower not enough far red.

    Make up of an ideal led panel:
    2% UVB Leds for resin and tric production.
    6% Royal Blue Leds 455mn
    12% Blue Leds 470mn
    30% Red Leds 627mn
    50% Far Red leds 660mn

    I found leds to use in testing but have to buy 2000 of them just to test minimum order is 2k. So after x-mass I will give them a shot.


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    Wow you can make a few panels with that many leds. I'll beta test some for you

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    Really interesting, good luck!

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