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Discussion in 'Home Preparedness and Shelters' started by vmax, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. grasshopperglock

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    I was hoping someone would correct the math if I was wrong. You helped me out too. Thank You, Mr Fringe.

    Yep. Industrial lighting. Parallel, with a constant voltage driver. Or in series with constant current driver.

    One nominal 50v COB led ran at 53volts max, 2200ma will produce in the neighborhood of 50k-70k lux at a distance of 12" from the surface of the chip. Having more then one allows that 50-70k to cover more area. (The 50k lux is a low figure)

    My biggest deal on the new LEDs is the possibility to grow free food using solar power. Talk about a SHTF tool.

    Being able to grow lettuce, carrots, garlic, tomatoes... Inside, secure, and under the radar. Using nothing but LEDs and solar power. You could station in one place and have a never ending food supply. Without having to leave or expose yourself.

    Any food stock that grows under low to medium light would be perfect. High sun light plants like Corn would take a lot more power from the system. Food stocks that are grown in winter would take the less power.

    I find this stuff fascinating.
     


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  2. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Yeah, come to think of it, a guy, like yourself, for instance, could grow all sorts of “plants” with the right LED lights and a solar power system....:D
     
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  3. grasshopperglock

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    Not ever in Texas unless President Trump sets things straight. Then Oh YeAh, those plants too. I'd have a full botanical garden going. Using nothing but green technology. Tech that the no good stoners advanced. Good things can happen if it's applied to other stuff like food or lighting your house for pennies.

    Gone are the days of LEDs being crap and Solar panel systems not being worth a $hit.
     
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  5. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I installed the solar security lights under my new carport and they are perfect
    They stay on after dark at low power and come on bright..as shown, for 30 seconds after detecting motion
    20180622_220514.jpg
     
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  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Care to tell what you ended up with?
     
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  7. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    You mean those lights?
    Because that's all I've done so far
    Waiting for funds to do the whole project
     
  8. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Ah, are they just lights with built in panels, or what?
     
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  9. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Yep
    Self contained
    I've had this brand at my house in town and on my ranch cabin for well over a year
    They work perfectly
    Screenshot_20180622-222512_Chrome.jpg
     
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  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Link?
     


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