LED light toast, why?
My DIY LED aquarium light project has gone awry and I need your expert input!
I recently installed two strips of 5730 IP65 cheap China LEDs in my tank. I siliconed the strips to two alu rods to make it extra waterproof in my wet aquarium environment.
The first 3 days everything was bright and great but suddenly the light intensity dropped dramatically. Inspecting the LEDs I saw that each and every one of 96 led lights were roasted (brown dot in the middle). They worked but at reduced luminosity. There are a ton of parameters - wet envorinment, power converter, LED quaility, short circuit, etc. What could have gone wrong?