Diy Led Project

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Spearo, 14 Dec 2014.

  1. Spearo

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    Hi All

    Im looking for assistance from any member whom has personally done a diy led build.

    My tank is L 1.800 W 600 H 600

    I need the following info and anything else you recommend...

    Led supplier? I'm in Durban
    what type of leds will I need?
    how many of each variation?

    Many thanks :thumbup:
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @Spearo

    you might also want to look at what you intend keeping under the led's and what is your budget before starting.
     
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    Sorry tried to tag your name after the @ symbol.
    Why did it not use your profile name?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i don't know perhaps @viper357 can assit.
     
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    Okay cool,

    Any help on the led lighting?
    Any info will be much appreciated.
    Thanks
     
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    Hi RiaanP

    Why does anyone opt for the diy route then?
     
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    You probably want at least 70 x 3w LEDS. Rabtron and Mantech sell LEDS and drivers. Go for 24v and string 7 LEDS in series. Buckpuck drivers with built in analog potentiometers are good, I use the 700ma ones. Unless you have some special lighting needs, just go 50/50 with white and blue.
    Check my threads for a few different styles builds I have made.
     
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    because that unit is a bargain.

    But cost all the parts you need. It quickly adds up.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @Spearo, for your tank you might need 5 to 6 if not more radions. thats like R60 000 new.
     
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    @Spearo what is your budget on a LED system?
     
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    Hi all

    RiaanP is correct, led cost adds up extremely.

    I will wait for the new year, im probably going to go for T5.

    Many thanks
     
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