Requirements for controlling the LED Panel


#1

Hi there

@seybling and I are building an PFC V2 in Switzerland.

We have a light question and hope to get some recommendations from you guys.
We thought to buy a finished LED Panel, which we just need to fix into the growing chamber and the electronics.
Example: Hans-Panel

What are the requirements of the LED Panel to connect it to the PFC V2.1 system? What does the PFC system controls/manipulate? Just on/off, or would it be possible if the LED Panels comes with a two mode system (Growing/Flowering) to change the settings trough the PFC system?
What are the power requirements of the LED Panel that it works/matches with the electronics of the PFC?

Thank you guys in advance for your help.
Greetings from Switzerland


#2

It would be really great if someone could help us with our issue. Maybe one of you guys @wsnook, @Poitrast, @Webb.Peter can tell us more about that? We organized the material, which was in the BOM from 06.01.2018.


#3

I would recommend that you think about it in a different way. What do you want to grow, and is the PFC a suitable way to do that?

Different plants have different light requirements. For example, you will need more light–perhaps with a different mix of red and blue–to grow tomatoes than to grow lettuce. If you don’t understand what your plants will need, buying equipment is premature.

Suggested reading:


#4

Sorry for delay @Bataleon7, most of my advice is summarized here:

They seem to have a good solution here: