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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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DIY led

So after running into a handful of bumps, the light is finally working. My first time soldering things together, felt pretty handy afterwards, haha.


the dimmer.

Full brightness

maybe 40%?
The 2 in the center are blues, the rest are all cool whites.

Now i need to figure out what I want to put this in. Suggestions? wood, steel, plastic, acrylic?
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what ever is easiset for you to work with. and will make you happy to look at.


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What size tank will this be used on? Do you want the light to be sitting on the top of the tank or suspended above it? Those are the first steps. Have you considered adding optics to the LEDs to let you suspend it higher above the tank?

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its gonna be over a 60P, i'm planning on hanging it over the tank, and I don't think I need optics to increase the par, I'll probably only use it if I need to keep light leaking at a minimum.
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