Suggested I do something like this. I won’t go through the early wrong starts, just summarize a few rabbit droppings.Good thing I took picture.
My first seedling.
With a door and some excess wood laying around expanded a closet for my ten plant medical grow certificate. Not pretty but I am more a functional guy.
A power supply and a bunch of Bridgelux strips.
Cheap Chinese drivers rated at 3A, 100W. Sorry, no cigar. At least not at 120V. I have found some of the switching power supplies, whether light related or not, only put out their rated current when supplied higher voltages, say on 240V. Name brand stuff works, the cheap shit, not so much.
Made a cheap charcoal filter out of a lengthy cardboard box, lightweight landscaping fabric and a fan. Pounded up the briquets, stapled it inside the fabric, taped it shut, vented it in and out. Actually did work not bad.
Tried a 120V line operated light. Used a computer cpu heatsink and fan. Not the most efficient light. I have them in a box somewhere around. But it did augment my above strips on my first grow.
Also used the 100W cobs they sold for a few bucks. Had the massive heat sinks from motor speed drives from work. The fins are close together which means they had to use a fan to get rid of the heat rather than convection. Without the fan even with the heat sink (I only had one cob running) it got real hot. Yeah, I have a lot of used stuff to cobble things together, just don’t call me a pack rat.
Used a little of everything while I was researching which way to go on light technology.
Ended up with some so-so weed. Some CBD and some 1:1 CBD and THC.