1. Disco fever - The very second i put this fixture over the tank i was not pleased with the disco dance floor all over the tank. This may have been magnified by how i arranged the LED's. I used 3 rows of led's, 2 RB rows and 1 for the neutrals. If they were alternating it might have reduced it, but i have no doubt the disco effect would still exist.
-I will arrange the led's to create 2 major clusters with led's packed tight as possible.
-Removing the 60 degree lens and just run without optics .
-Will be using a diffusion filter on an acrylic shield.
2. Lack of color - A year ago cool whites were standard and neutrals were just starting to become recommended. It didn't take long to see that NW/RB is still lacking in the color department.
-Adding the following colors: True Violet, Deep Red, Turquoise, Cool Blue, Cool White
3. Cleaner Installation - The wiring was a jumbled mess with too much slack. The look of the bare heatsink and led's is pretty ugly and takes away from the tank imo.
-Use DC jacks and plugs
-Use wire loom and sleeving
-Screw all drivers and dimmer box onto a wood board
-Create an acrylic enclosure for the LED Fixture
After messing around with Photoshop I've come up with the following layout. Just for reference, the pinkish color are the TV's and the Purplish colors are the RB. Each center has a single Cool blue.
Layout - 8 NW / 6 CW / 14 RB / 4 Red / 14 TV / 4 Turquoise / 2 Cool Blue
Edited by phasezero, 16 March 2012 - 07:26 PM.