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shrimpNewbie 04-04-2013 11:01 PM

What screws for DIY led?
I'm attaching my LEDs to the heatsink with screws and grease but what screws do I buy?

All your base 04-05-2013 12:08 PM

I typically use stainless self tapping sheet metal screws.

Unless you have plans to remove/replace/swap the LEDs often, I would just use thermal epoxy. It's quicker, and to me, not having to drill a bunch of holes is worth potentially ruining a $3 part.

NWA-Planted 04-05-2013 01:19 PM

Re: What screws for DIY led?
Make sure you have a plastic or Teflon where that goes between the screw head and led to avoid any shorting

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shrimpNewbie 04-05-2013 01:43 PM

What screws for DIY led?
They're XMLs and was thinking I might move them eventually to add some reds and blues down the road

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