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Old Yesterday, 08:55 PM   #1
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hi everyone im planning on building a set of DIY led lights for my 125G to get some more bang for my buck and more light penetration but my question is can i put together a panel of 5050 led light strips which in turn hold more power and less heat and $$. or is there a reason for only using 3w diodes.

like this video here were he puts a huge amount of light into the pannel!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLia59KfkSw


will the panel of LED strips amount to the same light penetration as a panel of 3w leds with the same wattage output?

any input would be greatly appreciated!
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hi everyone im planning on building a set of DIY led lights for my 125G to get some more bang for my buck and more light penetration but my question is can i put together a panel of 5050 led light strips which in turn hold more power and less heat and $$. or is there a reason for only using 3w diodes.

like this video here were he puts a huge amount of light into the pannel!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLia59KfkSw


will the panel of LED strips amount to the same light penetration as a panel of 3w leds with the same wattage output?

any input would be greatly appreciated!
3W(1W) diodes can be lensed..
As to strips 5630 or other .5W LED's are a better choice than the .2W 5050's....
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3W(1W) diodes can be lensed..
As to strips 5630 or other .5W LED's are a better choice than the .2W 5050's....
ah! got it so it has less light run off
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