I’ll cut to the chase one should spend roughly 62$ Per ‘288 piece 120 watt lm301b’ model no: 16S18P quantum board (if you order a 6 pack with a 600 watt driver)
Hello, this post is not a call for help but an offer of information! This question is one I asked myself for a long time as an aspiring grower, and have now been pursuing seriously as a serious grower.
I have a friend who purchased over 200 units of the ‘288 pieces 120 watt Lm301b’ model number: 16S18P
With everything included: heat sinks, wago connectors, water proof connectors, a 600 watt hlg driver for every 6 boards (5 boards per driver is max power since each board is 120 watts) and last but not least shipping and taxes/import fees.
Their price came out to roughly $330 Per 6 boards with everything and a 600 watt driver that comes out to near $55 a board; although ordering less than 6 boards would complicate that since they’re paired to a 600 watt driver, but not by very much. I think this is a decent number to work with
I took this deal my friend got and leveraged it into my own deal; not knocking alibaba suppliers hustles, charge what you can and if it sells who am I to ask for a better deal; but to me it’s clear they’re eager to increase supply and able to lower the price;
When I contacted them for an order of only 6 lights + 600 watt driver and all wires included my price came out to roughly $370, now this is before taxes/imports, while my friends was after their order is 30x mine or so. I believe a small order like this could be exempt? Or maybe fly under the radar not sure.
I only used 6 boards in my quote because that is what my friend is working with and I wanted to keep the math consistent I recommend 5 boards per 600 watt driver (cost of $332 per “unit”) so you can max the 120 watts each if you so choose; this will be a higher overall cost if you want to cover the same amount of space with the lights regardless, and I think I’ve heard higher wattage can shorten life spans but I can’t resist going full power.
Feel free to dm me for proof or any additional info!
If anyone’s found a better price or has any advice for me or anyone pertaining this subject please let us know in the thread!
Have a great day ya’ll,