Thanks for the info. So am I understanding you correctly that the effective spread width is only 20"? I couldn't find anything on the website with a spread estimate, but that is less than I was hoping for sure.
Spread, of course, is dependent on height and lensing..
Anyways went a different direction.. Call it "semi-DIY" and really came up w/ nothing err pleasant, but since I did the footwork I suppose it's worth mentioning..
Simplest techy thing, as stated before, is a warm white cool white light.
So just went to some sources to see what was available.
first catch is due to the low wattage (and output) one needs a butt load of diodes..but
what you don't have in individual strength you make up for in volume..
First in the sort of creme de la creme and due to sheer cost not recommended BUT:
Problem of course is one needs about 6 5m reels..$834..
98.4 ft 44280 lumens 541W 22.6A 14 rows @ 7ft
Plus power supply(ies) and controller
Soo lowered my expectations a bit (>80 CRI but not likely 95+) for fun..
6 reels..(same 5M each)
17.22A (413.28W) total 34,302 lumens..
Power supply $89.99
TC-420 can handle up to 20A (4A per channel 5 channels)
Fun thing is you just need to parallel a few strings and stick them on a hunk of aluminum..
Need to work out a few details such as the strip lengths/channels ect..
You only run 1/2 of the strip
.175A/ft /2 (1/2 cw/1/2ww)
1/2 of 6 7ft strips per TC-420 channel
I'd need to confirm these numbers.. think you'd need to limit it to 12 strips @7ft not 14 though that would leave 4A for "something else. like a red or ???
21ft of one "color" per tc-420 channel.
Actually maybe not..IF it's .0875A per foot per type of white you can run about 45ft per channel. That's not right..
My head hurts..Will get back to this.
Max run is listed as 10M.. Suppose copper resistance starts taking its toll.
36 LEDs/ft. But I assume that is for both err "channels" so 18 cool white/18 warm white.
2.7W for each.. 5.4W total
175mA/ft or 87.5mA/ft per white
45.7ft = 4A per color channel (6m or 1/2 of 12M)
4 groups of 12 strips
Numbers for the "cheap" reels btw..
Being constant voltage strips cheap controllers are common w/ many going to 6A or more