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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-24-2020, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Modding Chinese Black Box

I bought one of these:

I’m wanting to swap some of the bulbs out of my blue channel since I don’t use it. I’m wondering if anyone here had any luck or experience doing something like that.

These are pretty cheap and I thought about trying them for my first go round with this:

Chanzon 10 pcs High Power Led Chip

Any of the led gurus wanna chime in?
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As long as those diodes run in the same voltage range as the ones already in the fixture you will be fine.
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if you have a multimeter and take the fixture apart you can see what voltage/amperage those LEDs are running at and then buy a good white replacement

I actually wouldn't mind having the blue, depending on the spectrum they can help with plant growth

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Yeah I don’t have a multimeter but I’m pretty sure I found the same led beads in different colors. The blue channel is just too blue. I can run the white channel on 100 percent and if I barely even turn the blue on it just isn’t very good looking. I plan on doing a mix of 6500k white, some deep red, some 620 red, some cyan, violets, a few 10000k, and so forth. I like the idea of being able to tweak it until I’m happy with the spectrum. I’ll post updates as they come.
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