Hard to make any suggestions considering I have no idea what is available to you.Hey planted tank,
At the moment I'm running 6ft mml tubes and they are begining to fail.
The tank is 1800mm(L)x600mm(W)x750(H)
Roughly 650-700 to substrate depending on the area.
What I want to create is a light that will last and will decent.
5 Meanwell LDD - which will let me run approx 70 l.e.ds
Hoping to buy CREE L.E.D's but the only place I can find bulk that won't cost me an arm and a leg delivered to Aus is AliExpress (anyone purchased from here before?)
50x CW stars
50x WW stars ( Will use less but buying in bulk)
100 x Reflectors
Already have a meanwell 24v psu rated at 300W and a TC420 which I was hoping to control the LDD's with.
For a heatsink I was thinking of using a local company here in QLD Australia. They do extrusion and have a nice 'corner extrusion' with what looks like a nice flat area to mount the star led boards. If that isnt sufficient I'll likely go with their 30x30 extrusion which has a 30mm Side to mount the star boards to.
I guess what I'm asking is 1. Do people think this will be sufficient & 2. Anyone in Aus(or close) have any better suppliers to use for the L.E.Ds?
Some general tips:
Any aluminum you use should be anodized(color irrelevant) if you plan on passive cooling.
As to using cw/ww a cw to ww ratio is at least 2:1 If not higher.
Adding deep red leds will punch up any array
You may want to go outside the box a bit.
Like using strips at least in part .
Say a "warm white" in the muddle of 2 cool white rows.
Has an interesting module with warm white (4000k) and some 660nm diodes thrown in.
Site has some fun stuff .like these lime strips.
Unfortunately I haven' t found any high k strips which is sad
The SSK-1560-Lime comes with Solderless Connectors, Board has 12 leds spaced on an even pitch for beautiful blending and maximum utilisation of PCB
I'm trying to figure out if theses are attached to the boards or sold "seperately"..
LE RTDUW S2WM-KBLA-1+MANA OSRAM Stage RGBW, perfect 4 colour RGBW light source in high power, 3A per channel rated
Would make a high quality RGBW array..
quite the candy store..
Cutter-ZGE-280-SXP-Custom is one of the few Book 7 boards for high power leds and as such uses a full Aluminium MCPCB, 280mm x 1.6mm, Solderless