DIY Rapidled build

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  1. Wiley

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    Received my LEDs on Thursday and started building it yesterday.

    96 LEDs
    8dim drivers
    Controller
    1 moon light kit

    Will post photos later.
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  3. butcherman

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    What size heatsink? what are the dimentions you are planing to put this great build on?
     
  4. Wiley

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    I used a flat sheet aluminum that's 1500 x 400 with other pieces of heatsink riffeded to it.
     
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    It will be interesting to see how well the aluminum sheeting handles the heat dissipation. Good luck with your build :thumbup:
     
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    Will be doing a DIY build soon...so I will be tagging along for inspiration... ;)
     
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    Subscribing. Looking forward to this.
     
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    Following this build for shure as I'm going with the "build your own heat sink" as well
     
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    Please take notes Greg. :)
     
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    What drivers did you get?
     
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  12. Wiley

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    Wow people! This LEDs are so bright I'm on 60 LEDs and its shining like hell.
    Will post pics this morning of the results.
     
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    8 x Mean Well ELN-60-48P dimmable driver
     
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    Is there a reason you are using so many drivers? What current are the leds rated for?
     
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    12leds per driver.
     
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    @Wiley - hey man. Doesnt the driver take up to 18 leds - based on 3.3v max per led or 20 at 3v per led.... I may be wrong...
     
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    It is a bit more complicated than that. The ELN-60-48 drivers are rated at 48V, 60W and 1.3A.

    So you can run 14 led's in series with a maximum current of 1.3 Amps or you can split the current and run 28 led's (2 series strings of 14 led's wired in parallel to the driver) with a maximum current of 650mA.
     
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    8 to 14 leds max! 12 leds works nice! The drivers don't work at a 100% duty cycle which is better!
     
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    Its later!
     
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    12 x 8 = 96
    So what you running moon lights on, or does the kit come with a driver?
     
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    4led moon kit has it own small driver! Will post in 10 min busy to put it on my pc!
     
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