Ya i get why u dont want that hlg-320-2100 driver for 90-100 bucks a peice. I was referring bout another meanwell made driver the LRS-350-36. But it requires to b wired in parrellel. Your driver is a constant current, my driver i listed is a constant voltage. Both serve same purpose but wired differently. Parrellel was easyr for me. But lrs version has nuilt in fan and the driver itself dont get hot. But for me it was key to get max output outta board's at 75w each. The qb 132's are built to take running them wide open. Hell in mid flower i had at 80w each no problem. Ya in long run it might shorten the life on em but instead of 5yrs u still wood get say 4yrs with em. Thats how i lookd at it. By then itll b time to upgrade..I chose to go with the 240w 1750ma model instead of the 320 2100 model for year that my dumbass would turn the pot all the way up on accident and blow em.
I run the drivers wide open and they get pretty warm but they are usually outside the twnt. What u see here is my messy ass gatage that I am vegging plants in before thw tent is ready in a couple weeks.
Also I didnt have the cash for the bigger drivers at the time and ita been doing thw job with very little heat gain.
I fucking love my boards! I will brag all day about thw ease of use, reliability, and of course trich production.
Next kick I am on is for a flood and drain for one side of the tent. I have most parts already. Hydroton is expensive!!
Another reason i chose lrs-350-36 besides being able to run boards wide open , is that i paid 35 bucks each for the 2 i bought. Right now they are 40 bucks each. U can get 2 lrs -350-36 drivers for around80 bucks. A hlg320-36 / 320-2100 is 80-90 bucks each.
Hlg320-2100 or 320-36 = 94% efficiency
Lrs-350-36=89% efficiency thats the only thing its better than lrs model. Both can b mounted anywhere. Both are meanwell made.
Just info i wanna share to u or anyone else thinkn of buying a set of qb132's. I am not familiar with any other leds as of now, but Any thing to do with hlg's qb132's im very good with. I got pics of the multiple fixtures i built just for the qb132's, wiring pics, and my bushes i grew using them. Wished i could of smoked sum the plants i grew but diff story.. Lol
The only good thing to come after losing my boards, is i was lucky enuff to get chosen to b a tester for the new xb400 rgb quantums from a company called HGL(hydro grow led).
The tests online showed their lights performed better than hlg quantums. Hell id proud just to match hlg's lights but u can see their lights are pretty good. The world record autoflower was grown using a older technology light from HGL. IM just glad theyre giving me the biggest light they make and i just gotta grow sum under it.. I was like hell ya .. Deal! But just sharing sum of my info with u buddy. I enjoy chatting and lookn at ur pics and everyone elses too. Thx