Calling All DIY LED people

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by vatso, 26 Nov 2012.

  1. vatso

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    Hello all the DIY LED peeps

    I am looking to use some LED's over my tank "Just for Viewing at Night"

    I want it to be the same colour as 20K blue MH - I am looking for a very small unit like the kessil 350W Tuna Blue

    I want to try do this with less power then the MH if it's the same power there is no value.

    I can also run a long thin strip above my tank but my tank is 1 meter wide

    I would love to even just test a unit for an evening if anyone is interested is bringing it over

    I am in randburg JHB

    Thanks
    Mark
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    My spare DIY unit is 190x300 with 28 LEDs , it has 14 royal blues you can test with for as long as u need
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    The unit Dallas has will give you a good idea of what you want. Try it. Can always make you one similar or to spec
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    And he would know since he built it :)
     
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    vatso Thread Starter

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    Great thanks - when can we try it?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Just need to find the driver I packed away then this week
     
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    Keen to see that working Mark. Compare to the 250w halides.:)

    Dallas, are they 5w LEDs?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Nope 3w bridgelux, got them in march to test
    I am still trying to find a supplier for 20w leds
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Reef meet at @vatso in the 8th?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I can bring my leds too
     
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    Let's make it a December MASA meet up, I am keen to come too!:whistling:
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i have started a thread, look in the social groups and join Masa jhb
     
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    We could do that

    what does one need to provide? and I can only do it from 15:00 / 16:00 if that's okay?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you set the rules ;) we can do a meet or bring n braai or just a beer or coke you decide.
     
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    Woohoo! Will be great to see your tank! :)
     
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