Originally Posted by Seshwan
Ahh nice they look decent. What are you driving them with may I ask?
You got a PC ase too?
I am doing a micro grow but it's more like 3sq. ft. not a PC case. You need 3-5 strips per sq. ft. about 25-30w
My light meter says the spread is very even, much better than the 3 Cree COBs I was using which gave obvious hot spots and dim areas unless you put them very high up.
I am driving them with a 12v 10 amp power supply stepped up to 22.1 v using a $5 boost converter off eBay which lets me adjust volts and current.
I just soldered all the strips in parallel for ease. I don't believe in buying expensive high voltage power supplies and soldering everything in series. 22.1v is nice and safe to work around.