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post #31 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 04:02 PM
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I'm so glad that I chose to use MakersLED heatsink. It was your build that inspired me
I cant be more happy with this light. No plant is impossible with it.
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post #32 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 11:40 PM
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My driver is the SmartyCat designed by O2Surplus (see his thread about that).
No Kidding? The SmartyCat is still up and running? That's great news! For me this feels like, what the guys at JPL must feel like, when they get a faint signal from a long forgotten space probe - LoL.

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No Kidding? The SmartyCat is still up and running? That's great news! For me this feels like, what the guys at JPL must feel like, when they get a faint signal from a long forgotten space probe - LoL.
Haha. No kidding I managed to blow out channel 5 (totally my fault) but it works like a champ!
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post #34 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 03:23 PM
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My first opinion is "woaahh so expensive" and second one is "So cool"

Probably it can be made half price in Hong Kong But really nice work. I love that hanging arm.

Just the cables are luttle bit messy but no one look at under the fixture. And no one can see when lights are on even they look at that

Anyway eventually i like whole thing. Good job my friend!

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My first opinion is "woaahh so expensive" and second one is "So cool"

Probably it can be made half price in Hong Kong But really nice work. I love that hanging arm.

Just the cables are luttle bit messy but no one look at under the fixture. And no one can see when lights are on even they look at that

Anyway eventually i like whole thing. Good job my friend!
Haha, thanks, Gecko! Expensive, yeah! With O2Surplus' SmartyCat and sink's code it does exactly what I want and I have complete control over every aspect of its output, so I think it's worth the extra expense. It helps me to understand light better when I can fine tune it. That's something you can't get from Hong Kong

I admit my wires are messy, haha! Thanks for checking it out!
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I'm so glad that I chose to use MakersLED heatsink. It was your build that inspired me
I cant be more happy with this light. No plant is impossible with it.
Glad to hear it, sumer! I completely agree with you. I love this thing!
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post #37 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-05-2014, 03:10 AM
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blondskeleton,

I have a smaller tank with a 14"x14" footprint. Already have some leds and a typhon controller. Need to spend another @$50 on meanwell ldd's and a power supply.

With that size tank I only need about 10 leds. Talking the 3w endorstar ones. Problem is, I'm concerned about spotlighting and the disco effect. (btw, very nice led tutorial you wrote ). I can buy a fugeray planted+ for about that amount. The fugeray and current lights use a lot of smaller leds to address what Im worried about.

What do you think?
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