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Old 03-15-2015, 08:27 PM   #1
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diy led fixtures with factory look


so ii have been told to make a diy with the build of my leds

so this is my second build of lights for my 6 foot long tank my first set of lights lasted 2 years with only a couple of with 150 leds go bad with a ratio of 2 royalblue to one white with 10 volt diming controlled via reefkeeper so after having this running worked realy well i did not like how messy the build was so i searched the net and found these great heatsinks http://www.rapidled.com/premium-enclosures/
thought they would help make a very clean build with one cable frome each heat sink to power supply under the stand of the tank
parts list
4 heat sinks
8 feamle db25 connectors
300 ft of 26 gage wire stranded
16 x 660 red 3watt led
12 x yellow 3 watt led
12 x green 3 watt led
56 x white 3 watt led
56 x blue 3 watt led
56 x royalblue 3 watt led
16 x uv 3 watt led
4 15 foot streight through db25 male to male
224 led lenses
4 x DS18B20 for heat temp
4 x http://coralux.net/?wpsc-product=ldd-6-driver-board
24 xLDD-700H drivers
1 x 56 volt power supply
1 x computer powersupply
1 x case (and powersupply for arduino controller )
3 x 72 x2x2 aluminum tubing
4 x l brackets
4 glass clamps to mounts ( to mount frame on a frameless tank )

arduino controller
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:46 PM   #2
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Very nice. I would improve the wire looming and use cable ties to keep it neat.
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:44 AM   #3
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Nice, is the aluminum tubing to hold them all as one? Good idea to build in the temp sensor. Don't see a wiring diagram?
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:15 AM   #4
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once you turn them over know one will see the wires anyway if you do use some aluminum track or some thing to make them one long light you might think of putting some black perplex or what ever they have around you in the shops to make a skirt around the bottom to help black light when your sitting in a chair is a lot different than standing height
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:00 PM   #5
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Default pin outs

pin 1 white +
pin 14 white -
pin 2 blue +
pin 15 blue -
pin 3 royal blue +
pin 16 royal blue -
pin 4 green +
pin 17 green -
pin 5 uv +
pin 18 uv -
pin 6 red +
pin 19 red -
pin 7 yellow +
pin 20 yellow -
pin 9,10 ,11 tep ic
pin 13 fan +
pin 25 fan -
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:15 AM   #6
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Default lay out for leds on each heat sink

this is the layout for led lights
b = blue
rb = royal blue
w = white
g = green
y = yellow
uv = uv
r = red


make sure to wire led in series so you will have 7 strings
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:10 AM   #7
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Default more picures of stand for lights and power controler

more pictures now all i have left to do is build the controller
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:16 AM   #8
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when are you lighting it up?
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:17 PM   #9
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Default i hope to have up and running this weekend

i hope to have it working this week end with a low end led controller
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