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farkwar

Bench testing DIY fixture. Its using the Coralux Storm and LDD5, four 1000s and one 700 for the violet channel.

 

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I really need to tidy up the wiring.

 

I suspected that because the positive terminals on the LDD5 were continuous that they were common. I want to cut down on running 10 conductors to the Storm and instead use 6. But that didn't work.

 

Im a complete noob with PWM devices. I thought originally that the PWM signal just "told" the drivers how much current to give the drivers. But I notice something, when I am turning up the signal the LDD array whines until it hits 100%, then goes silent. I now suspect that it is just oscillating the the power on and off to the LEDs.

 

And that is why using a common doesn't work.

 

The Crees that im using are these.

 

http://www.newark.com/cree/cxa2520-0000-000n00r250f/led-hb-white-2741lm-screw/dp/44W6078?Ntt=44W6078

 

They have the lumen output and the color I want. And is only $15.

 

2 Cree 2520s with 2200 lumens at 500mA and about 150% at 1000mA(at 25C which these will never run at)

20 RBs

4 Cool Blues

4 Cyan

12 varied Violets

 

They array chips virtually destroys the strip club effect. 5here is more shadow difference from the two arrays themselves; but no different than a multi MH setup.

 

 

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Subjectively only, when all the channels are at 100% the visual color is somewhere between a 12,000 and 14,000K light with a faint purplish cast. Thats almost exactly what I was hoping for.

 

next build will have a few more RBs and more Violets; for the display tank. I was thinking about a Hydra over that, but I suspect that the PAR will be too low for my needs.

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jojo822

Any suggestions on a Retrofit for a Stock JBJ 28gal LED hood? This is the stock hood..

25x1watt (14k) Daylights

4x0.5 watt(465nm) moonlights

ANY suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated

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SantaMonica

Anyone looking for LED lights for scrubbers or fuge's, search for outdoor signage LEDs. They have all-red ones (for red sign letters) which peel and stick on, and are waterproof, and just need a driver.

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Wburrick

Just finished mine to completion so I'll drop mine in.

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The Plans Begin
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Goods Purchased
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LEDs Installed
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Installed on Old Tank...
Plans for New Tank Include Hanging Light Instead of a Hood...
Plans for Light Cover Start!
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Mock up on Google Sketchup
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Formed a Shell by making a Wooden Mold, Wrapping it in Red fleece and coating it in Fiberglass Resin

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Bottom Side

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Added Hangers to Heatsink
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Had to wait a Full Year for my Friend to Paint the Hood, So I mounted the light without it.
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It was Worth the Wait!

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Added All the Hardware and a Fan

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And The Final Product!

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reefhound

My DIY over a 25 lagoon:
All makers hardware, controller with solderless Rapid LED's

The build

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6 neutral white, 3 Blue, 12 royal blue with probably 2 warm white, 2 ultra marines, 4 violet to complete the building the near future.

 

on a makers controller.. really an easy build

 

 

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Reefkid88

I feel like this thread needs to be revived,I know there is people still doing DIY leds. So here is mine contribution:

 

2x NanoBox 11up's,2 Luxeon Mints,4x Hyper Violets. 

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2x NanoBox Blue Beam Strips,2x Custom 3up's.

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2x NanoBox 11up's,6x Violets 400-430nm.

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2 Neutral Whites,2x Hyper Violers,2x UltraMarine Blue's,8x Royal Blues.

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2x Hyper Violets,2x 400-410 Violets,1x Mint,2x Neutral Whites,1x Warm White,4x Royal Blues.

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2x OCW,8x Royal Blues,2x Violets,6 Neutral Whites.

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Current Build: 1x NanoBox V3.1,3 430 Hyper Violets. 

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1x Neutral White,1x Mint,2 Royal Blues,1x Hyper Violet. 

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