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  • Medicine, Man
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    Happy new year, everyone!


    Good on ya, Fred- welcome to the light side!

    I'll bet those things kick ass for you, kung fu style lol

    I took the alibaba plunge a few years ago, and while there are a few diodes out here and there, I'm still super happy with em overall. I could probably do even more for less, nowadays.
    I'm glad to see you back in the game, rather than just coaching from the sidelines, man.
    What flavors you preferring lately?

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  • DunHav`nFun
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    Did a lotta research guys....and either they`re legit , or it`s all a front for the Chinese Communist Party.....lol.....They`ve been in the Lighting Manufacturing Biz for 17 yrs , so not just some wholesaler/re-seller hawkin knock-offs...

    They`ll even put your name/logo on em for X number of units purchased , so evidently there`s folks out there re-selling said units on ebay , amazon and other places I`m sure.....anyways.....

    Just tryin ta help .....I wanted to get the light bar type units like the Gavita s , but they`re too expensive for the same wattage and drivers for no apparent reason in my book , so Good luck and Caveat Emptor/let the buyer beware.....

    Peace....DHF..........

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  • ButterflyEffect
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    Originally posted by DunHav`nFun View Post
    Happy New Yrs guys.....Wanted to stop in and say thanks again for all the LED input and let all know about what I found......I thought from back in the day Alibaba only sold multiple sets of all they offer and back then you hadta register and be approved to buy shit , or at least like a line of credit , but I said nuh uh and never went back again till a friend said last week they even sell samples nowadays 1 at a time , and I went a huntin......

    After lookin till my eyes bled , I found Quantum board fixture kits the equivalent of Horticulture lighting group`s exact fixtures shipped to the US for $136 for the 240 watt 2 panel 576 chip units with brand new Samsung lm301H/for horticulture , and HLG 240 H meanwell dimmable drivers......panels pre-assembled and simple add hardware for hangers and attach driver down to heatsink on top......everything electrical is waterproof sealed connectors and at most 10 minutes you`re ready to hang em and plug em in.....

    I bought 2 of the 3 panel units with 864 diodes and HLG 320 dimmable drivers for $ 428.70 delivered to the door , so $ 214.50 +/= for a 320 watt top of the line unit don`t piss me off .....Guess that "patience is a virtue" sayin helped my old ass out this time.....anyways.....

    There`s deals to be had over there boys and girls , but shipping may take a minute from some companies , so that`s 1 drawback , but I can wait a few weeks for savin 100`s .....

    Peace.....DHF...........
    Damn!

    When I pull one of my rooms offline later this, I'd like to see how these compare to my 315s. If I can not use AC like I do in the winter, I might be able to make a case for them.

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  • unregistered190
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    I have no experience how warranties work thru Alibaba.....guessing it depends on the seller?

    But I do have experience on how Mar’s warranty works. IT DONT, they do not honor it I found out the hard way. Buyer Beware.

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  • packerfan79
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    Originally posted by DunHav`nFun View Post
    HLG wants 485 bucks for the exact 320 watt fixture I`m gettin for 214.50 , and 350 bucks for the 240 watt units they want 136 bucks for on Alibaba.....and HLG`s kits look to need wiring compared to these pre-wired 2 and 3 panel units , so just another plus for my choice.....

    Take care guys , and do your homework ....shit gets cheaper by the minute.....lol....

    Peace.....DHF...........
    That's cheaper than the 240 watt kit I bought back in April. I fabd up some aluminum to mount it the way I wanted. It was just the heat sinks, panels, driver and wiring.

    I paid 250 for my 300 watt mars tsl2000.

    Good buy DHF.

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  • DunHav`nFun
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    Originally posted by unregistered190 View Post
    Nice score DHF, That’s a pretty good deal! Alibaba is pretty legit, just like anything else......doing homework is the key.
    HLG wants 485 bucks for the exact 320 watt fixture I`m gettin for 214.50 , and 350 bucks for the 240 watt units they want 136 bucks for on Alibaba.....and HLG`s kits look to need wiring compared to these pre-wired 2 and 3 panel units , so just another plus for my choice.....

    Take care guys , and do your homework ....shit gets cheaper by the minute.....lol....

    Peace.....DHF...........

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  • unregistered190
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    Nice score DHF, That’s a pretty good deal! Alibaba is pretty legit, just like anything else......doing homework is the key.

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  • DunHav`nFun
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    Happy New Yrs guys.....Wanted to stop in and say thanks again for all the LED input and let all know about what I found......I thought from back in the day Alibaba only sold multiple sets of all they offer and back then you hadta register and be approved to buy shit , or at least like a line of credit , but I said nuh uh and never went back again till a friend said last week they even sell samples nowadays 1 at a time , and I went a huntin......

    After lookin till my eyes bled , I found Quantum board fixture kits the equivalent of Horticulture lighting group`s exact fixtures shipped to the US for $136 for the 240 watt 2 panel 576 chip units with brand new Samsung lm301H/for horticulture , and HLG 240 H meanwell dimmable drivers......panels pre-assembled and simple add hardware for hangers and attach driver down to heatsink on top......everything electrical is waterproof sealed connectors and at most 10 minutes you`re ready to hang em and plug em in.....

    I bought 2 of the 3 panel units with 864 diodes and HLG 320 dimmable drivers for $ 428.70 delivered to the door , so $ 214.50 +/= for a 320 watt top of the line unit don`t piss me off .....Guess that "patience is a virtue" sayin helped my old ass out this time.....anyways.....

    There`s deals to be had over there boys and girls , but shipping may take a minute from some companies , so that`s 1 drawback , but I can wait a few weeks for savin 100`s .....

    Peace.....DHF...........

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  • OrgAeroMan
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    You can run the old x o pattern, Where "X" is a plant and "O" is a light viewed from the top.

    XXXXXX
    XOXOXOX
    XOXOXOX
    XXXXXX

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  • tleaf jr.
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    So are the less good for say a six light grow? Mostly only see them in use in single light grows and sometimes two light grows but I'm rocking six and dont know if it'll truly be a change in the right direction for my grow.

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  • Coeus
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    Originally posted by hayday View Post
    Lol, nope, Santas bringing insulation and sheetrock.
    thats cool im not going far

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  • hayday
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    Lol, nope, Santas bringing insulation and sheetrock.

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  • Coeus
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    Originally posted by hayday View Post
    I'm up at the country house working on my place but here is what I'm going to use for backlighting in the outside corners of two donuts. I have two of these units I recommended to Fred in my house now. They've been awsome for about a year now.
    I set this one up for a work light while I work on the new spot.The rig y'all see here is about a$130.00 but its half an order from the link above.
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    any further with this bruda

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  • DunHav`nFun
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    Thanks Hayday , been contemplating while scratchin head and ass over what to go with , so I did some more homework.....Seems that the more diodes/pcs per fixture that produces X amount of light , the less work each diode hasta perform to produce said light , thus extending equipment life.....so.....

    It looks to be those Mars Hydro SP 300 watt strips have 952 diodes in each 1 but the damn things are 400 bucks and I need 2 according to all I read for my lil closet area of 20 sq ft +/-....that said.....The cheapest route is 2-245 watt strips for 500 bucks , and they`re made up of Samsung 301 chips with meanwell drivers but only 1/2 the diodes/chips with no far red chips and not real sure how much difference it makes with or without , so there you go.....the X factors.....anyways.....

    Thanks for all the input guys , and I just gotta bite the bullet and do it........Maybe after Christmas.....time will tell.....Take care and......

    Peace....DHF...........

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  • roybart
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    All HLG Gear is 20% Off until the 30th for those that don't know
    https://horticulturelightinggroup.com

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