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Old 03-05-2012, 04:14 PM   #61
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Hear is the picture of the one I just ordered.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #62
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On the one you just ordered the black is ground for led and the red is positive for the led.

The two blue are labeled N and L which I would say is Neutral and Live. If the AC wire your going to use is color coded I would say black AC would go to L and white AC would go to N.
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They tried to deliver my leds and drivers today but I missed the delivery so I should have mine tomorrow and can start getting them setup. I'm hoping that I will be able to just use a piece of square aluminum tube to mount them on for a heat sink.

If not I will scrounge up some old CPU heat sinks.
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On the one you just ordered the black is ground for led and the red is positive for the led.

The two blue are labeled N and L which I would say is Neutral and Live. If the AC wire your going to use is color coded I would say black AC would go to L and white AC would go to N.
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They tried to deliver my leds and drivers today but I missed the delivery so I should have mine tomorrow and can start getting them setup. I'm hoping that I will be able to just use a piece of square aluminum tube to mount them on for a heat sink.

If not I will scrounge up some old CPU heat sinks.
Make sure you get a few pictures up afterward. I should get my new driver between March 21 and April 4. I gotta scrounge up a little heat sink and make I nice little housing for it all. I may even through in a cpu fan for good measure.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:46 PM   #65
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Been looking for some cheap lighting for my 12 gallon long. Thinking about using 2 of these 10w LEDs hanging from a shelf or my ceiling. Anyone know of a place that sells rounded aluminum heatsinks like these?

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/44..._sink_led.html

Or maybe some other type of rounded heatsink/housing that wont be too much of an eyesore to look at?

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Old 03-07-2012, 12:17 AM   #66
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Here is A place to get heatsinks, don't know if it is the best.

http://www.satisled.com/Wholesale-ro...-heatsink_c126

Definitely looking forward to some more pics as people get these in. I was contemplating buying a 50 pack of 1 or 3 watt leds from that site, but I might end up just doing 2 of these 10 watt guys on my 29. I will probably butcher a cpu heatsink if I end up doing this, I have a few lying around as I never use stock intel/amd heatsinks, nor does anyone I know.
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Make sure you get a few pictures up afterward. I should get my new driver between March 21 and April 4. I gotta scrounge up a little heat sink and make I nice little housing for it all. I may even through in a cpu fan for good measure.
For sure I should have them tomorrow as I just rescheduled the usps delivery.

It seems like it would be very cool to use the leds as both light and a heat source for the tank. It looks like aluminum is not a good option for aquariums from what I just read. Stainless steel or titanium would be the best bets but those are both expensive.

I do know to never use coper or brass for a fish tank.
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I have confirmed that the package has arrived at my house so I will have some pictures of the raw components tomorrow for you all. Saturday I will start assembly and instillation into my tank hood.
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Looking forward to it!
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Well here are the pictures of the led and driver. Drivers are way smaller than I figured and the led heats up faster than I figured.



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What are the specs of that led? The think I like about the one I ordered you can use terminal connectors for the + and -. Soldering isn't a big deal but I thought it would be nice for this since I'm gonna play around with it a bit.

Edit: I guess looking at mine you could easily trim it down to fit. What a dumby, I am!
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #72
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Here are some pictures of the final build. Three 10 watt leds provides more light than the three 24" florecent fixtures I used to use. Color tempature is perfect in my opinion at least as far as looks are concerned. The only issue is the aluminum bar heats up so hot it will burn me. So I need to find a better heat sink. As you can see my tank needs some cleanup.





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Well I'm thinking using a CPU heat sink with a fan for my single 10W, may not be crazy overkill!
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It will keep it cool thats for sure. I'm thinking I may cut an old heat sink in three pieces and attach those to the aluminum bar for more surface are. Would be nice to keep it passive.
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It will keep it cool thats for sure. I'm thinking I may cut an old heat sink in three pieces and attach those to the aluminum bar for more surface are. Would be nice to keep it passive.
What size tank is that by the way? Unless you said it and I missed it.
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