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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-15-2015, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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diy led fixtures with factory look

so ii have been told to make a diy with the build of my leds

so this is my second build of lights for my 6 foot long tank my first set of lights lasted 2 years with only a couple of with 150 leds go bad with a ratio of 2 royalblue to one white with 10 volt diming controlled via reefkeeper so after having this running worked realy well i did not like how messy the build was so i searched the net and found these great heatsinks http://www.rapidled.com/premium-enclosures/
thought they would help make a very clean build with one cable frome each heat sink to power supply under the stand of the tank
parts list
4 heat sinks
8 feamle db25 connectors
300 ft of 26 gage wire stranded
16 x 660 red 3watt led
12 x yellow 3 watt led
12 x green 3 watt led
56 x white 3 watt led
56 x blue 3 watt led
56 x royalblue 3 watt led
16 x uv 3 watt led
4 15 foot streight through db25 male to male
224 led lenses
4 x DS18B20 for heat temp
4 x http://coralux.net/?wpsc-product=ldd-6-driver-board
24 xLDD-700H drivers
1 x 56 volt power supply
1 x computer powersupply
1 x case (and powersupply for arduino controller )
3 x 72 x2x2 aluminum tubing
4 x l brackets
4 glass clamps to mounts ( to mount frame on a frameless tank )

arduino controller
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Very nice. I would improve the wire looming and use cable ties to keep it neat.


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Nice, is the aluminum tubing to hold them all as one? Good idea to build in the temp sensor. Don't see a wiring diagram?
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once you turn them over know one will see the wires anyway if you do use some aluminum track or some thing to make them one long light you might think of putting some black perplex or what ever they have around you in the shops to make a skirt around the bottom to help black light when your sitting in a chair is a lot different than standing height
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pin outs

pin 1 white +
pin 14 white -
pin 2 blue +
pin 15 blue -
pin 3 royal blue +
pin 16 royal blue -
pin 4 green +
pin 17 green -
pin 5 uv +
pin 18 uv -
pin 6 red +
pin 19 red -
pin 7 yellow +
pin 20 yellow -
pin 9,10 ,11 tep ic
pin 13 fan +
pin 25 fan -
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lay out for leds on each heat sink

this is the layout for led lights
b = blue
rb = royal blue
w = white
g = green
y = yellow
uv = uv
r = red


make sure to wire led in series so you will have 7 strings
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more picures of stand for lights and power controler

more pictures now all i have left to do is build the controller
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Thumbs up

when are you lighting it up?
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i hope to have up and running this weekend

i hope to have it working this week end with a low end led controller
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first test of led for reef tank

http://youtu.be/Ac-fSIC0CXs
just look at video and tell me what you think
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what did it cost you to make?
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looks good and really bright. Sure is a lot of wires.
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cost

well evil nic it has cost about 500.00 bucks but that is all parts and controller parts , it the cost of one ecotech radion its a clone of the ecotech with the color it can produce but it has 56 led on each heat sink so that 170 watts per heat sink and rob yes it is alot of wires but it will be hidden away in the powersupply
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Neo would like to see if thee is any updates to this and how does that light look over your tank
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