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Lightbulb DIY heatsink for my vero led build for my 120P planted tank

Hello all

DIY heatsink for my Bridgelux vero LED build For my planted tank 120P

Parts used :

Aluminum sheet 40 X 8 inches ( 100 X 20 CM ) and it is 6mm in thickness

Old used computer heatsinks about 35 piece

I glowed all the Edges of the heatsinks to the aluminum sheet with something like this one Silicone Thermal Glue (https://www.fasttech.com/p/1049304 ) and in the middle of every heatsink i used a normal thermal grease because the normal thermal grease is better in the heat transfer than the Silicone Thermal Glue

This thing has saved me much money a heatsink in this size could have been for about 225$ and this thing costed me about 30$

Aluminum sheet





Old used CPU heatsinks





All the CPU heatsinks Glued














Video after finishing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI41MjIq8Yw


i hope you like it
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nice job, you have cut out some major $$ in diy leds
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yeah about 200$
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