DIY LED modification

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  1. nudibranch

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    Hi All

    I was given a LED DIY setup (thanks Keith) but it needs some modifications to get it working for my tank.

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    firstly it has two heatsinks both with 28 LEDs on. The heatsink is +/- 50cm long and 20cm wide. It has 4 x Mean Well ELN-60-48D drivers and 2 x colour dimmer kit.

    My feeling is that one heatsink will be fine for my tank which is 85cm(l) x 65cm(w) x 70cm(d). So I have a few questions here.

    1. A few of the LEDs are dead. How do I remove them from the other heatsink, is it possible?
    2. How many LED's can I have on this one heatsink?
    3. What do I use to glue the LED's onto the heatsink, currently 28?
    4. Can you spray paint the heatsink with a heat resistant paint as I want to make the heatsink black?
    5. Is there a way to determine what LED's these are, I know they are white and blue mixture but not sure on power?

    Thanks in advance
    Paul

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    paul pm me your contact details ;)
     
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    Finished phase 1 of the modification complete and got them going on the tank. Need to replace 6 LEDs and complete build. I think the lighting does not look too bad. Got two fans on the heatsink that are not shown here.

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    looking good man .. what's coming in with phase 2 ?
     
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    Phase 2 will be repairs ;)
     
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    @HOT SAUCE, I hope to to have the lighting system look a little more finished when complete
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I been thinking about it and i suggest using perspex and making a shiled with some screws and spacers to prevent corotion asap
     
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    Phase 2, built housing
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    looking good. ps the parts are at the post office ;)
     
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    when we got then we will need about 3 or 4 hours to assemble and wire up.
     
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    Let me know when is good for you
     
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