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Forum: DIY 01-07-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By jedimasterben
With 108" working distance and 1500 PAR necessary...

With 108" working distance and 1500 PAR necessary at 20", you will end up with ~51 PAR at the bottom of the tank.
Forum: DIY 01-07-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By jedimasterben
With one Bridgelux BXRA-40E1350-00 and four...

With one Bridgelux BXRA-40E1350-00 and four Luxeon M royal blue, all at 1A (32 watts for the NW, 48 watts for the royals), using Ledil Brooke-W (50 degrees) and Minnie WWW (74 degrees), at 13" PAR...
Forum: DIY 12-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,584
Posted By jedimasterben
Sad face for dead LEDs, happy face for figuring...

Sad face for dead LEDs, happy face for figuring out the problem and fixing it!
Forum: DIY 12-17-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By jedimasterben
Saw your thread on Reefcentral, figured I'd just...

Saw your thread on Reefcentral, figured I'd just copy/paste it here depending on which you will check first ;)



Dayum, that 42" height tho! :D


I would recommend to stay away from '3w'...
Forum: DIY 11-21-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By jedimasterben
Yes, in the LDD-L, with a gimped voltage range....

Yes, in the LDD-L, with a gimped voltage range. ;)

I guess it doesn't really matter a whole lot, though.
Forum: DIY 11-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By jedimasterben
I'd recommend to use the lower Vero series and...

I'd recommend to use the lower Vero series and just use more of them, that way you could use LDD drivers (which top out at 1A) or O2Surplus' custom A6211 drivers that top out at 1.6A, but unless your...
Forum: DIY 11-21-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By jedimasterben
Good lord, how tall of a tank are you lighting lol

Good lord, how tall of a tank are you lighting lol
Forum: DIY 11-21-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By jedimasterben
300-2.2 what? mA and A? What Vero are you using?

300-2.2 what? mA and A? What Vero are you using?
Forum: Lighting 11-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By jedimasterben
No, nowhere near enough IMHO, not for a tank 24"...

No, nowhere near enough IMHO, not for a tank 24" tall.
Forum: DIY 11-02-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By jedimasterben
Youre still going to need drivers that give a...

Youre still going to need drivers that give a minimum of 77v. Lowering amperage only lowers voltage by a small amount.
Forum: DIY 11-02-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By jedimasterben
Depending on which bin you got, the Vero would...

Depending on which bin you got, the Vero would more than likely give you far better color. On top of that, what are the dimensions of the tank? Having a 150w spotlight isn't great unless you're...
Forum: DIY 10-26-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,584
Posted By jedimasterben
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-trEzfNTvl4o/UzN...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-trEzfNTvl4o/UzNi0qp4HQI/AAAAAAAAJxU/NHNmCEEaYQc/s320/dayum.gif
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By jedimasterben
XT-E white ...

XT-E white
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ILGza3D4Sh0/U150UTj9sPI/AAAAAAAALRQ/zWqG4vGq8zE/s620/XT-E%2520white.png

XP-E colors...
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By jedimasterben
I am not a fan of using dedicated red or deep red...

I am not a fan of using dedicated red or deep red LEDs. They are much too distracting. You're better off using a good quality high-CRI warm white to get your red.
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By jedimasterben
Many manufacturers use Cree as a description and...

Many manufacturers use Cree as a description and not a brand name.

Why did they recommend the XR-E? Those LEDs are very, very old and inefficient. The XP-G2 and XT-E are the newer 'modern' Cree...
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By jedimasterben
Get some warm whites. You need more red, not more...

Get some warm whites. You need more red, not more blue.
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By jedimasterben
What light is it? If you mean the Marineland...

What light is it? If you mean the Marineland 'Reef Capable' garbage, then it's stupidly low intensity.
Forum: DIY 09-29-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,584
Posted By jedimasterben
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jD0o0mrDtU8/U2L...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-jD0o0mrDtU8/U2LpW--7bJI/AAAAAAAALZI/eU3aFpRLnrs/s512/er%2520mah%2520gerd.jpg
Forum: Lighting 09-16-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,326
Posted By jedimasterben
I would not have drilled holes in the heatsinks...

I would not have drilled holes in the heatsinks at all - it may not seem like it, but you've actually reduced your overall cooling, as now as air travels through the heatsink it will have less and...
Forum: Lighting 09-15-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By jedimasterben
Whoa - that's awesome!

Whoa - that's awesome!
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,326
Posted By jedimasterben
Lol

Lol
Forum: Lighting 09-12-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,326
Posted By jedimasterben
If I run everything at 700mA, the LEDs use around...

If I run everything at 700mA, the LEDs use around 199 watts including LDD and HLG inefficiencies, bumped up to 1A that goes up to 273 watts. The heatsink with them at 700mA gets around 45C, at 1A...
Forum: Lighting 09-12-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,326
Posted By jedimasterben
There is no such thing as cooling overkill. I...

There is no such thing as cooling overkill. I just wish there was something I could do with my Nanobox housing over my reef. The heatsink is 1.9"x34" and is like 1" tall, so it doesn't have a lot of...
Forum: Lighting 09-12-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,326
Posted By jedimasterben
If the heatsink is 70-80C, then the LED die will...

If the heatsink is 70-80C, then the LED die will be much hotter, usually 10-20C depending on the LED C/W, PCB C/W, and heatsink C/W. An LED run at 40-50C, which is typical of a well-cooled array,...
Forum: Lighting 09-12-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,326
Posted By jedimasterben
Think of the heatsink like a sponge. You can keep...

Think of the heatsink like a sponge. You can keep putting more water (or heat) onto it and it will continue to hold it. If you wring it out (or add a fan), then all of that water (heat) leaves.
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