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Old 12-08-2009, 02:16 PM #1
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VerdantGreen's 63 Watt LED Micro Cab.

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.


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I am skeptical about LEDs.

Make me a believer VG.
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So that little box of fairy lights is about 9" wide by 18" long? And dangling about 18" above the pots?
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hiya Bobby! - i know wha you mean, but these new units had a couple of 'advancements' that sounded promising to me - the specific light wavelengths and the different lens that keeps the intensity of the light sounded like a good plan to me
we will see...

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wow this looks awesome, just what I've wanted to see..

how is the heat from that panel? what wattage could you compare it to..like is it about as hot as a 42w cfl or something that small?

oh and what angle are those lights?
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Whats up VG, thats cool u bought one of them lights I'm really looking forward to your grow with it. I think u will convince alot of ppl to get them if u rock them plants out like your 250 setup! Good vibez your way
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wow this looks awesome, just what I've wanted to see..

how is the heat from that panel? what wattage could you compare it to..like is it about as hot as a 42w cfl or something that small?

oh and what angle are those lights?
hi, i'll let you know about the heat but i doubt it gives out much.
it's supposed to compare to 200 watts of hid lighting, but the footprints of these LED lights is smaller than the equivalent hid footprint. somehow i will have to fit more bud in a smaller area.

the angle is the standard 60 degrees.

incidentally the lights can be ordered with a UK plug and this one arrived 2 weeks after payment which was pretty impressive for saying it was manufactured and sent from china in that time

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I was hoping somebody would do setup like this.
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Whats up VG, thats cool u bought one of them lights I'm really looking forward to your grow with it. I think u will convince alot of ppl to get them if u rock them plants out like your 250 setup! Good vibez your way
thanks mate - yes the light will have to be good to get similar yields per watt to my 250 cab - i do have a target yield but i wont mention it because i will look like a fool if i dont get it

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Verdantgreen's 84W LED Organic ScrOG

VerdantGreen's organic mod. ScrOG-236W LED

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VerdantGreen's 104 watt micro grow (ScrOG)

VerdantGreen's bin growing! 28W LED

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cool stuff V, will be keeping and eye on this!

How much did your Led board set u back if u dont mind me askin!?
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