7's Workshop of Weed

Current secondary tent. Both berries and cheese

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Whoops. Funny, this mushy on the bottom is bigger than all the surface ones. This is why people use bin liners within their tubs - to stop light and deter side/bottom growth.

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Strip vs Blurple vs Cob

33k lux @ 50cm - bridgelux EB 2

18k lux @ 50cm - mars hydro 900w (2015 model)

34k lux @ 50cm - Cree cob cxb3590

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the first flush LOL

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Lol not the biggest but they look really nice. Can I live in your shed? It seems like a fun place!

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I practically live in it anyway, you can be my room mate

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So going by Mars standards, the bridgelux and Cree are equivalent to around a1600W unit’s. That’s good to know, I have a couple of bridgelux lights ATM, just about to order some more to make another one.

How much more did you pay for the mars compared to the other 2?

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So the mars hydros were 470 GBP for 2 900w 2015 model, 5 watt diodes

The cxb3590s came as parts so without factoring in time, material, etc to build it - the parts (cobs, heatsinks, lenses, cones, drivers) i cant actually find any invoice, but i think it was between 800-1100 GBP, I remember it being a lot but not sure if it was above 1k or not. I’ve rebuilt this light about 4 times, and replaced 1 of the drivers

The bridgelux strips cost me 70 GBP, and around 50 for the aluminium. I’m reusing one of the 900w’s drivers/frame

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A bit of a difference in prices there, the Cree was expensive, just goes to show the bridgelux are well worth there money, with a little effort. It takes me about 90 minutes to build a 2ft x 4 ft light with 16 strips. I can probably do better on my 3rd one, they get easier every time.

$1.71 CA to the pound atm, quite a good exchange rate, looks like its gained strength after Brexit, I may have to bring some cash over before it drops again lol. I can make a 240w 16 strip light for about $175 or just over 100 pounds, and works almost as good as a Cree, I would not have thought they worked that well. Mine work very well but its good to see comparisons done, to get actual numbers to gauge by.

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The crees I bought back in early 2017 and there were 10 cobs all together. I still use them in my main tent, they have lasted me for ages without a single burnt out diode, my only issue with them were the coverage and heat, the bridgelux strips are actually incredible and I could add an additional 10 strips to my current build if i wanted.

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I built my second bridgelux at the beginning of Jan, it was a 22" by 44" frame, with 16 strips with a 240w driver. They only had 12 strips left when I ordered them, so its been in my veg tent with only 2/3 of the frame covered, and I cant believe how fast my plants are growing at 20W a sq ft, even without being directly under it, 12 inches above the canopy. I had it at about 8 but was getting leaves showing light stress.

So I decided I am going to add the 4 extra strips to it, and put it out in my flower room, and do 2 more 10 strip 150W on 22" X 44" frames instead, and save a bit more money.

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rebuild of the bridgelux light

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Cheeky upskirt

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getting some nicer mushrooms from this tub. hopefully will last a few more days. I might try and soak it, but then again the sub wasnt mixed too well from the start so I may just toss it

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61g wet so far, not bad

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Bridgelux light 2.0

bridgelux 2.0 in

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Mushroom shots

Mushrooms

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Berries and cheese scrog progress. Im being pretty brutal with these girls, have trimmed back pretty much 1 fan leaf per node and tied them back as much as I can to try fill out the net nicely. Right plant growing much longer than left plant but both scrogging quite nicely

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CBD Medgom

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Rye grain jars

Good signs of growth in the rye grain jars Bad signs of growth. Cobweb mold. All jars tossed

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