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Old 02-09-2012, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default DIY Cree LED build

Hello all!
Long time lurker, first time poster. I recently bought a Fluval Edge 1st gen 6gal. So far, all I have setup is my hardscape (Iwagumi style) and hooked up CO2 (paintball with Aquatek reg into filter per http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...ob-filter.html)
I am planning on building a LED light using CREE XP-G or XM-L lights, using this as my guide: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...build-4-a.html
I PM'd Jeff.:P:. and he had his heatsink custom cut. I however have no way of getting aluminum custom cut. So....
I am planning on using 1"x1" bar stock from Grainger (http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/Squ...ZV9?Pid=search) cut into the triangles, angled towards the corners.
That being said, here come the questions....

1) Whats the consensus on using the XP-G or XM-L Crees?
2) I was planning on using the Mean Well ELN-60-27D, however it seems this particular driver is sold out or not in stock pretty much anywhere... Any alternatives?
3) Is there any way to use the same power supply for the Crees and also for moonlighting?

TIA!
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