Hi all, ive just bought one of the small 63 Watt LED lights from Hydro-Grow-LED who has a forum here on ICmag. Been looking for an excuse to do a micro-grow but didnt want to up my power usage too much - so this could be exactly what i am looking for. First off i will do a test grow to put the light through it's paces.
Some of you may have seen my 'quarters
' over in the grow diary forums where i do quite well with modular scrog and a 250 watt hid light.
Right - here is the light in question
first impressions are - its bright! - looking at it will leave the LED pattern burnt onto the back of your retina for quite a while (dont try that at home kids
here is the ouside of the cab - as you can see i still need to make it lightproof. it is squeezed in between my 250 cab and my mum cupboard on the right. the whole setup is in my loft. before you consider the quality of my joinery please bear in mind that most of this was made lying on my back at arm's length. the loft is triangular and only 5' high at he apex.
cab with door open - inside dimensions are 1' wide by 20" deep and about 2' of usable height
here is the top of the cab - you can see the exhaust vent at the back. the venting is basically plumbed into my existing system that is powered by a 4" variable speed temp controlled fan which pulls air through all the cabs.
and the lower half of the cab. the air comes in under the floor and up through the vent holes as seen. the two clones you can see are my Dr atomic NL cut which is a proven decent yielder EDIT: in the end a pre-vegged MMG plant was put in the cab to flower on 15 december
. i will probably end up doing a scrog or a 2 unit modular scrog in there.
i still need to put some reflective mylar inside the cab and a couple of other bits and pieces but you get the idea.