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Old 04-18-2012, 03:29 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Wasserpest View Post
Very nice, thanks for sharing. While there might be more efficient LEDs out there, they will cost more. I think the cooling is just fine. I've got a bunch of HSF's for computers sitting around calling me to do something with them. I just don't like the light spill.

How did you attach the LED to the heat sink? Tapped the alu?
Thanks! And yes I would like to cut down on the light spill as well. I haven't been able to find a reflector for a 10W yet.

Yes, I removed the fan and tapped it. Just used a transfer punch for my centers to drill on. Obviously, I also used some thermal compound between them.
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