The Planted Tank Forum - Conversation Between ichy and jeffkrol
Conversation Between ichy and jeffkrol
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  1. ichy
    10-27-2015 10:34 PM - permalink
    I'm thinking about ordering those PCB's for 5730 LEDs.

    They come in all varying amounts for the # of LEDs'

    What do you think is a good number of LEDs/puck? The more the better????

    I like the 85mm size of the PCB's but I can get aluminum rod all the way up to 12" dia. So the PCB size won't really matter.

    The data sheet gives 45-49 Lumens/LED so that's some indicator of brightness I guess. Rough estimate 20Leds X 45 Lumens= 900 lumens per puck.
  2. ichy
    10-26-2015 07:37 PM - permalink
    I looked at cooper as well. But its hard to source large diameter cooper in the 3" range for heatsink if you go with the those 85mm PCB's.
    The largest diameter cooper rod I can get here is 1.25"

    ASTM B187 110 Copper Round Bar | Buy Online | Cut to Size | No Minimum Order
  3. jeffkrol
    10-26-2015 12:52 AM - permalink
    Good ideas and idea.. I'll have to do some thinking
    about this..
    I have some ideas regarding a more premium puck series using copper , diamond dust ect..
    BUT right now all of this is down the road a bit..
    I'll PM you to keep an easier line open
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