What is the Sol-Strip-BR(Boundary Rider)?
The development of the SolSkin boards highlighted the need to create flexibility with respect to grow areas. No one GrowLight is perfect to cover a grow canopy but by the same token it would expensive to cover the entire area with MID Power based PCB’s. The Boundary Riders(BR) were developed to either supplement or in fact to offer the 3 channel spectral control of the SOLSKIN in a narrow strip board variant. Below is a render of a possible solution where the Solskin 3 channel centre board is duplicated on the edges to fill out the edge PPFD values to balance the canopy light in a 3×3 Grow space.
The boards fully loaded are only 6.70mm high, add a 1mm alum plate as a basic thermal bed and we are at less than 8mm. this off course does not account for driver placement on a 1mm alum plate so if you’re not remote mounting that will affect your profile, however the intent with the low profile is to make it perfect for height restricted grows like small tents or tray systems for microgreens etc.
Spectral Control 3 Channels:
The boards can be configured with any range of led’s in the 3030 footprint (channels 1 and 2), so typically 2700K to 7000k in any ratio required within the constraints of 2 channels of 3030 footprint. The 3rd channel is the Cree XQE foot print and can be Deep Red, Royal Blue, PC Blue or any colour within the Cree XQE/A footprint as well as the new Cree XD16 Power led. The size of the PCB and quantity of led’s also provides for SRM (Spectral ratio mix) so that we could offer the 3rd channel with 1:2 or 1:4 mix of red/deep red/royal blue
560mm x 24mm is a good balance of light spread for many applications, perfect for a 2×2 or 4×4 grow area, deep canopy penetration as both a horizontal or vertical light source, also a perfect retrofit product for lights that promised a lot but may have lacked the reliability needed for a hard-core grow facility.
Channels 1 and 2 are designed for 48V operation and Channel 3(Colours or Whites) 20-28V (36V for Phosphor or Phosphor converted led) so meets SELV safety standards
Led layout was designed for compatibility with the Ledil Linnea series or similar in the Florence family
Our current PCB is available in several options dependent on led availability in the best available flux/efficacy.
White Led’s: The Nichia 210LPW 757 new V3 series and the new J series 3030 led’s from Cree.Channel 3 White is available in XQ or he new XD16 from Cree
Colour Led’s XQE Deep red is the top flux bin currently available from Cree along with the new XD16 led available in whites from 2700k to 7000k. The S3 Bin in XD 16 can deliver up to 385 lumens per led at 1Amp drive, so the 12 pcs of XD 16 alone can deliver 4600 lumens. We also have available Far Red, 400nm UVA, Lime , Green, Red, Blue, PC Blue, Royal Blue, PC Amber
Total leds = 108 pcs
The board can operate through a range of drive levels and this will dictate the degree of thermal load and heatsink requirements. Below 50 watts the board will function without sinking.
Based on 1.05Amps Drive Current