After days of reading DIY LED threads (Thanks Hoppy and Malaybiswas(sp?) and many others i couldnt name them all) my head was spinning full of new info, with so many ways people have achieved essentially the same result I couldnt decide how I was going to power my lights and how many I am going to use...
So I took the plunge today (and last night) and ordered my electronic hardware from eBay from 2 or 3 different sources and let my wallet do the surfing with a tight budget.
so far i have ordered
15 x 6500k - 7500k white 130 Lumen 3 watt star mounted LED's
5 x Red 1 watt star mounted LED's
10 x Blue 1 watt star mounted LED's
1 x 30w - 54w driver to run 10 - 18 3 Watt LED's
10 x 3w drivers to run the 1 watt LED's
the 30 - 54w driver runs on 240v ac (line voltage here)
and the 3w drivers run on 12v dc
I have a friend that installs solar panels for a living and he is going to get some offcut aluminium channel and angle to build my heatsink.
Cant wait til it all arrives so i can start making some mistakes for you all to learn from