Hey 619ster, thanks for letting us see your awesome LED grow.
Can you tell me how many diodes are in the fixture and what wattage they are?
Hey thanks for checking it out! I can't exactly say how many diodes, as I've never counted. And it's pretty uneven in there with the wattage, but the girls don't seem to notice. I have one panel that is a 2010 Spectra 180 (240w actual draw), and a 2010 Spectra 300 (360w actual draw). So it's 600w total in there. With them being 3w diodes, driven at (assumption) 700ma, would lead me to believe there is 100 or so diodes in the 180, and 140 or so diodes in the 300. Just a guess and estimation though. I doubt these models are available anymore as growledhydro owner Mike has put out newer panels with different design and diodes. I hear he is using more white diodes and a combo of lense viewing angles now. I have yet to find any other LEDs I would invest other than these so far, even from growledhydro. I just don't see the results coming out as good as his first 2010 models. So I've since gotten into DIY LED builds and learning what a quality LED panel consists of. Truth is, 80%-90% of LEDs out there are chinese crap (including mines, works yes, but there is better, and building your own is absolute best). If nothing of quality design and parts comes out very soon, my next step is to build a kick ass LED panel with nothing but Osram and Cree diodes. Only colors I will use are Red, White, and Blue (America!! YAY! lol). I think manufacturers are going overboard with all this color mixing. White LEDs at 5600K covers plenty spectrum that the Red (Osram Flower Dragon) and Blue (Cree Royal Blue) don't cover. So only 3 differnt diodes are needed. These guys are putting up to 11-12 different spectrums on these things and losing focus from what the plants actually "NEED". Sorry for the rant, but I see LEDs as a good way for marketers (like AN for example) to overhype their product and get over on buyers for hundreds of dollars, while you can build a better panel, with better parts, and longer life span, for the same price as chinese crap, if not cheaper. Peace!