Jump to content
Timbo227

Replacing fan on Steve's LED - Too damn loud!

Recommended Posts

Timbo227

My Steve's LED cooling fan is too loud (50-60 dB with all other equipment turned off). Does anyone know of a "how to"  for replacing the fan with a quieter PC fan?

 

Also, my stock lighting did not require a fan for the temperature to stay under 80 degrees, does Steve's LED run hotter than the stock PC bulbs? If not, does anyone know how to just turn off the power to the cooling fans? 

 

I am about ready to go back to the stock lighting if I can't resolved this. 

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
NanoRox
19 minutes ago, Timbo227 said:

My Steve's LED cooling fan is too loud (50-60 dB with all other equipment turned off). Does anyone know of a "how to"  for replacing the fan with a quieter PC fan?

 

Also, my stock lighting did not require a fan for the temperature to stay under 80 degrees, does Steve's LED run hotter than the stock PC bulbs? If not, does anyone know how to just turn off the power to the cooling fans? 

 

I am about ready to go back to the stock lighting if I can't resolved this. 

 

Thanks!

I have to admit mine is very loud as well.  I'm not prepared to take it out but I can say my light has run for months without the fan until I setup one of the new default settings and now it runs all the time during the day. 

Share this post


Link to post
Timbo227
7 minutes ago, Duane Clark said:

my light has run for months without the fan until I setup one of the new default settings

So you ran Steve's LED on your biocube without the fans and had no heat issues? What is the new default setting? Never heard of it. If I can figure how to turn off just the fan, and temperatures stay in check, I'm a happy camper.

Share this post


Link to post
NanoRox
14 minutes ago, Timbo227 said:

So you ran Steve's LED on your biocube without the fans and had no heat issues? What is the new default setting? Never heard of it. If I can figure how to turn off just the fan, and temperatures stay in check, I'm a happy camper.

man...my bad....not Steve's...dave's from nanobox.  different product. Sorry about that. 

Share this post


Link to post
HarryPotter

You don’t want to run LEDs without the fan. They’ll overheat and lose lifetime very quickly. Depending on the heat sink and what you’re running them at, fthey can be ruined in hours or weeks. 

Share this post


Link to post
Timbo227
1 hour ago, HarryPotter said:

You don’t want to run LEDs without the fan. They’ll overheat and lose lifetime very quickly. Depending on the heat sink and what you’re running them at, fthey can be ruined in hours or weeks. 

Dang... So I guess my best bet is to get a quieter fan. Anyone know if I have to use Steve's stock fan, or if I can get a quiet PC fan and put it in?

Share this post


Link to post
Horerczy

Steve's uses that wierd fan that blows through square tubing right?

 

If you could rig up a fan to blow air directly down the tubes it might work. Hard to say without pictures of the setup.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...