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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

LED strips in a grow setup

- Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:33:29 EST 4Ruc5Xlr No.145788
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I'm planning to grow 3-5 plants and as a first timer, and also a cheap ass, my plan is to grow inside a pc case. Since decent HID or cfl lights plus electricity are more than what i can afford, I'm considering sticking red and blue LED strips on some cardboard and attatching it to the top of the case. My question is if this is viable and what wattage and wavelength should I be looking for?
Jack Drollybud - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:51:44 EST ol/Sob4l No.145789 Reply
>Is this is viable
waste of time to little yield for the work
get used grow gear of craigslist great bargains to be found
Nell Fappernutch - Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:54:16 EST +feR4wOL No.145791 Reply
If you want to grow basil or strawberries it's ok to grow in a PC case, but if you want to grow cannabis it's really not.
At least pick something taller so you can grow at least some half decent hybrid not some ruderalis auto-flower bastard weed.
Regarding the lights, I guess LED strips would work ok, there is no reason though to pick red/blue ones, just get warm white with at least 120 lumen/watt efficacy. I would also suggest saving up to at least a self-built COB light instead of led strips though, modern COBs, even budget ones have 150lumen/watt for warm white, which is in the range of a high end HID setup watt for watt....
Isabella Pumblefere - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 02:07:39 EST gitu3TDg No.145794 Reply
It will be a bitch for a tiny amount of weed. Plus keeping the plant "PC case sized" will be an actual feat of botany.
Eliza Simmlefat - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 18:11:41 EST 5wFUPQlU No.145795 Reply
Yes this will be fine. You are looking for a 400W hps and the biggest PC case ever made.
Cedric Huddleham - Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:03:50 EST 3FKmUudm No.145797 Reply
COBs are old news, it's all about medium wattage single LEDs now, like the Samsung LM561C used in Quantum Boards.
Cyril Settingstock - Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:58:46 EST +feR4wOL No.145819 Reply
High bin single package LEDs always were more efficient, but who wants to mess around with a hot plate and solder paste for a few hours?
Cyril Settingstock - Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:10:11 EST +feR4wOL No.145821 Reply
If you mean those on a finished pcb then yes. It's expensive though.

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