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Diy Led Lighting (F-series samsung strips)

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Diy led lights (F series strips)

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his is a diy thread, for the diy guys, to diy a diy led grow light..Its the cheapest way to get a decent led light.

 

Im not going to get too deep here. This is a basic guide with parts list with product codes to google, rather than a how to build it.. 

 

“what wattage do I need for my space”

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Strips.

The Samsung f series strip. This features 144 Lm561C S6 bin leds. Driving them at the currents listed in the parts lists will achieve 2.2-2.35 ish µMol/j at system level.

 

Warning! Don’t be fooled by the cheaper boards/strips.Genuine strips have the Samsung logo and are fully CE compliant.

Heres the parts numbers for the strips.Google will give you the supplier.

 

3000K SI-B8V521560WW

3500K SI-B8U521560WW

4000K SI-B8T521560WW

3000k and 3500k will do veg and flower for weed, just buy whatevers in stock. 4000k might be useful for mums or lettuce, micro greens etc

 

Strips cost £28 each or you can get a discount on ten+ (including vat which they will add at the checkout)

 

Drivers  are easy to find, again just google the part number in the lists. TME is the best place to get them. Ill put rough prices so you know whats the right price to pay.

 

heatsinks you want U channel aluminium. 1 3/4” wide 1” high and 590mm long. This is a very common size and easy to get.

 

Framework  you want 1/2” by 1” Unequal aluminium angle(Or whatever you can get. staiir nosing work great). For the length you need it a little smaller than your tent. So 60cm tent get 40cm angle. 1.2m tent get 1m angle. Just get it as big as possible.If your tent is 1.2m or bigger build it in two lights. Max spread is the game here. More points/angles of light over the area = “penetration”.

The metal work you can buy cut to order online, or a local shop will do you it cheaper. Heat sinks cost around £4-5 each and framework is a couple quid.

  

All the wiring/wagos/bolts ect be found easy on shitbay/scamazon. Or any local electrics shop. Make sure you get solid core wire. And your power cable is a 10amp one.

 

Are you still here? Heres a chart, I think it makes sense lol

 

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Heres a list just in-case it doesn't. Prices are the max you want to pay really, you should get it a bit less if you get the metal cheap.

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150w. Total cost - 130ish

l 2x F series strips.

l 1x HLG-120H-48A driver (£40 max)

l 2x heatsinks

l 2x unequal angle.

l 2m 18awg or 20awg solid core wire.

l 2x 3 way wago connector.

l Old kettle lead for the plug.

l 3 core cable connector.

l 20mm thermal tape roll

l Bolts/nuts/rivets (whatever you want to use)

 

 

210w. Total cost - 170ish

l 3x F series strips.

l 1x HLG-185H-48A driver (£45 max)

l 3x heatsinks

l 2x unequal angle.

l 3m 18awg or 20awg solid core wire.

l 2x 5 way wago connector.

l Old kettle lead for the plug.

l 3 core cable connector.

l 20mm thermal tape roll.

l Bolts/nuts/rivets (whatever you want to use)

 

 

265w. Total cost 220ish

l 4x F series strips.

l 1x HLG-240H-48A driver (£55 max)

l 4x heatsinks

l 2x unequal angle.

l 4m 18awg or 20awg solid core wire.

l 2x 5 way wago connector.

l Old kettle lead for the plug.

l 3 core cable connector.

l 20mm thermal tape roll.

l Bolts/nuts/rivets (whatever you want to use)

 

 

350w. Total cost 280 ish

l 5x F series strips.

l 1x HLG-320H-48A driver (£80 max)

l 5x heatsinks

l 2x unequal angle.

l 5m 18awg or 20awg solid core wire.

l 2x 6 way terminal block

l Old kettle lead for the plug.

l 3 core cable connector.

l 20mm thermal tape roll.

l Bolts/nuts/rivets (whatever you want to use)

 

 

 

420w. Total cost 340 ish

l 210w kit parts x2.

 

530w Total cost 440 ish

l 265w kits parts x2.

 

700w Total cost 520 ish

l 350w kit parts x2.

 

 

The build its self is self explanatory really. Mount the strips last so you don’t damage them. Get the tape lined up right before sticking it as it WILL NOT come off once on.

Wiring is the only tricky bit. Its a parallel wired system. All negatives from the strips go the the negative on the driver and all positives from the strips go to the positive on the driver.

 

Here a quick paint wiring diagram, to show how to do it.

 

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I don’t mind helping out, if you have a question, just post it on the thread. It is a low voltage system (47V) but still be careful, take time stripping wires right, cable tie them to the frame. If you can see any exposed core you have fucked it, try again.

DISCLAIMER- key accepts no responsibility for damage caused to persons, or property. This is not electrical advise, just a parts guide.

 

Don’t pm me asking where to get stuff , post questions in this thread. PMs will be ignored.

@mods Any issues with this please let me know.

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No issues mate, happy to see this thread really. Not steeped in ego or bold claims, just facts and information that everyone can benefit from. Cheers key :yep:  

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Oooh I might have to be getting my hands in my pocket. Ive been waiting on these samsung strips for ages and at those prices they aren't silly and are now justifiable for what you get. 

 

I'm thinking a 315cmh with a 265w kit either side in a 1.2x1.5 should be pretty pucka

 

Thanks for the great info. To someone like me that is new to diy led this saves me quite some time. 

 

Nice one @Key

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fantastic. I’m going to order my parts now. Thanks for this. 

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Great post @Key are these better than the quantum boards, or our equivalent ?

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@colboyxx Im not going to get into things like that mate its just a parts list to build a decent light.

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Ok buddy thanks,

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Great post key, easy to follow :yep:

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Nice one @Key very informative...

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@Key top thread and just the sort of thing required for those of us with little knowledge on diy leds. Would you say the 150 or the 210 in a 60x60x140?

 

hope you can help mate thanks 

 

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@Dope 150w works well. But there's no harm building the 210w if you have the budget. Just don't run it full wack to start with, always build up from 50% till you find the sweet spot.

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@Key thanks for the advice. I’ll be getting the bits together over the next few weeks. I’ll @ you in when I’ve finished it. Thanks again man appreciate it

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Great thread and examples, hopefully we will see lots of new builds and ideas now and in the future.

@Key thanks for posting.

Toke...

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Nice, deffo my next build. Thanks @Key

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Excellent guide, thanks

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