Originally Posted by stewart169
Im curious how growers who have spent money on what they expected to be lights that last for quite a few years are experiencing.
I ask because I just today had a relatively cheap Meanwell GSC40B 1400 fail on a HLG 65 clone and seedling light fail. Luckily I had a spare one since I have 3 of these for small cabs and one I had replaced the driver with a meanwell driver I could dim. I ordered a spare just in case today since the 4K board is fine a samsung QB96 a couple years old and like I said I have 3 of them. Back up and running. My primary light in my small grow is a Timber kit I built the frame for and has 4 cree cxb3590 cob lights. Its served me will and I have added a 660 cree kit and a 730 kit from Rapid they no longer offer as kits. Each kit also has a small Meanwell driver along with the main driver for the cxb3590 cob's.
I guess my question is or does anyone keep a spare driver around for their lights in case of failure? I have seen meanwell drivers in industry and they hold up but eventually all fail and my guess is the LEDs I have will outlive the drivers but Id like to hear the experiences of those who have bought quality LED lights, parts and kits.
Not, topic related but in general, many carry spares, not limited to drivers but, fans, lights and filters.
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