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it's REALLY bright to the eyes, much brighter looking than my t5's looked. This may present an issue, but I don't have the PAR meter yet so I can't test anything out.
There is that Shimmer but it's very subtle since there's a lot of LEDs and they're evenly spaced. It's noticeable but not that drastic, I like it a lot.
This build was actually a lot easier than I thought it'd be, it's pretty straight forward, everything worked as planned. There was no real trouble shooting involved. It's about as plug and play as you can get right now. The only hard part would be building the housing, but if you were to retrofit it into an old fixture I don't think you'd run into that issue.
Anyways, onto the pictures.
Wiring up the LEDs. I'm not going to explain it too much, I just followed the wiring instructions online
LEDs are all wired up
The finished housing, painted it gray to match the stand.
Mounting the fans and drivers
Mounting the LED arrays
Light it up!
D'OH! LEDs are mounted too low in the housing and blinded us when we sat down to watch TV. Remounted the arrays using spacers
View under the hood