Hello guys, i'm looking for guidance on this build because i'm a novice when it comes to DIY LED. I decided to go with this route because light fixtures on the market that have cool functions but do not have enough power for
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Small start.. Mixing large COB's w/ small colors is a difficult way to go.
I've just used either all COB's or all single emitters..
Can be done but I still prefer small emitters..
Not my tank btw...
Anyways it never runs "full power".
Currently, as far as costs go, finding cheap reflectors (as opposed to lenses) is problematic.
Rest of the parts are a piece of cake..
Cost is probably in the $400 range..Of course adding premium (above is a mix of premium and better than average grade) diodes will add to it..
COB's alone (like a ww/cw set) will be cheaper and there are cheap good "mini-COB's" also.
One could go into color adjustable COB.s High CRI emitters, specialty chips,violet pump/integrated chips ect..
ChrisX's build is easily up-scalable..
May take a bit to wade through it..