Drewton's DIY LED's!!!

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  1. Drewton

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    Ok Guys, so it seems that I have finally been convinced to go ahead with the DIY LED route, been poring over the threads for long enough and decided to take the plunge!

    Went and collected this from the PO on sat and got my A into G...

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    Only one pic?
     
  4. Drewton

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    Lol, the rest are coming my work server just bombed out photobucket, will have to upload when I get home.
     
  5. Drewton

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    Ok gonna try this hope the pic comes out

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    It works!!! Still looks like a box ;)
     
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    Oooo show us all the toys
     
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    So whats inside the boxes? :whistling:
     
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    I saw the cirst photo ... inside the box are more boxes ... NICE !!!
     
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    the suspense is killing us....
     
  11. Drewton

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    Here are some of the things that came in the boxes... lol

    Heatsinks and hanging kit
    Drivers
    Fans
    Controller
    Leds

    Unpacking...

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  12. Drewton

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    heatsink

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    thats is a serious heat sink
     
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    Looking good...
     
  15. Drewton

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    Shot guys! TONS more to follow just battling to upload pics at the moment, will sort it out a bit later after the reef meet at DUC!
     
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    Some Specs...

    28 x Neutral White Cree XT-E 3w
    24 x Royal Blue 450 - 455nm Cree XT-E 3w
    2 x Hyper Violet 430nm Exotic 3w
    2 x True Violet405nm Exotic 3w
    2 x 12" heatsinks
    4 x 96mm cooling fans and covers
    2 x Dimmable drivers with interchangeable driver chips (2 channels each 1x1000ma 1x700ma)
    1 x 180w 48v power supply
    1 x Controller (can link to unlimited drivers, controlling: sunrise/set, channel intensity, cloud cover,
    noon peaks and moonlighting with lunar cycle)
     
  17. Drewton

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    Arranging the leds...

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    Then I changed my mind and decided to group them closer together...
    Nice thing about these heatsinks is that they are T slotted so you can arrange the LEDS however you want and can change things and add as necessary

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    Next step was to tin all the LEDS...was really apprehensive about this but got cracking and it becomes easy enough after an hour or so...
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    Got Going on all the wiring of the LED's this took some serious "route planning" as the leds are really close together and have to all be wired in series positive to negative...

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    As you can see I drilled the heatsink so I could tuck the wiring away neatly to the drivers
     
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