advise on LED .?

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by Dirkie, 8 May 2013.

  1. Dirkie

    Dirkie

    Joined:
    20 Mar 2013
    Posts:
    171
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    pretoria
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    27,983
    Likes Received:
    777
    Perhaps one of these? The Rio Mini Sun, it clips on to the side of the tank and has a bendable neck. It's at the bottom of this page - Aquarium Depot - LED's
     
  4. Dirkie

    Dirkie Thread Starter

    Joined:
    20 Mar 2013
    Posts:
    171
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    pretoria
    But if I want to make the light myself what kinds of LEDs would I need and how should I arrange it?
     
  5. Andre@ReefAquatics

    Andre@ReefAquatics Sponsor

    Joined:
    18 Dec 2012
    Posts:
    2,655
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    Durbanville
    For yoir size a qiick diy will do. Use xpe 9000k and 450nm royal blues, 60/40 combination will do fine
     
  6. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    27,983
    Likes Received:
    777
    Sorry, my mistake, I didn't notice your thread was in the DIY section.:blush:

    For your pico perhaps two x 3w LED's will suffice? As Andre said, one blue and one white would look good. Lenses I would probably go for 60 degree lenses as you don't have a very wide area to cover but you do have height to penetrate. Bridgelux or Cree are good makes.
     
    Last edited: 10 May 2013
  7. Dirkie

    Dirkie Thread Starter

    Joined:
    20 Mar 2013
    Posts:
    171
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    pretoria
    thanks guys! will try that. Xpe 9000 k?
     
  8. Andre@ReefAquatics

    Andre@ReefAquatics Sponsor

    Joined:
    18 Dec 2012
    Posts:
    2,655
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    Durbanville
    Cool, you would need a very small driver, 6v/700mA only, I'm sure there are some DIY guys that have good spare LEDS around.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - advise Forum Date
Advanced Topic Biopellet advise Advanced Topics 24 Nov 2016
New critter please advise ID Needed 30 Aug 2016
Sump design advise Anything DIY Related 20 May 2016
New Stand build Advise and some Extra Mods General Discussions and Advice 15 Mar 2016
Wanted forum advise Forum Usage 16 Jan 2016
Chiller advise Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers 14 Dec 2015
advise General Discussions and Advice 22 Nov 2015