Express Reefs Insane DIY Led unit

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  1. Express Reef

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    Good Day All,

    So I started with my DIY led build. Will be fully dim-able via the Reef Angels PWM module. Will be able to do clouds, thunderstorms etc. Total off 390w insane led power:p

    Special Thanks to @Francois for the assistance in the led unit and @Goby and @CW for the drilling off the huge fan holes:thumbup:

    DIY Heat-sink
    Leds is all Steve's Leds.
    10 x Luxeon M 12w 5000k
    Intensity 1,300 lumens! This is the measure of brightness you want to compare with any other white LEDs on the market. You will not find higher elsewhere, this is not a typo or gimmick, it really is 1,300 lumens from a single LED. This is equivalent to more than 4 Luxeon ES 5,000K LEDs.

    10 x Luxeon M 12w Royal blue
    Radiometric Output - >6,210mw @ 1000ma! This is the measure of brightness you want to compare with any other Royal Blue LED on the market. You will not find higher elsewhere, this is not a typo or gimmick, it really is 6,210mw! This is equivalent to more than 4 Luxeon ES Royal Blue LEDs.

    - Wavelength -450nm - This is the lowest currently offered by Philips! Lower is better. The lower the wavelength or royal blue, the more iridescence or "color pop" your corals will have.

    10 x Philips Luxeon ES Cyan 3w
    20 x Philips Luceon ES Cool Blue 3w
    20 x True Hyper Violet 3w
    Wavelength- 417.5-420 this True Violet LED has an actual peak at 419nm the closest peak to 420 that we have seen in ANY violet LED! Because this is actually a true Hyper Violet, and not a purple UV LED - it is significantly brighter than any other violet/purple LED we have seen, approx 72% brighter.

    Drivers
    5 x Quad drivers
    1 x Triple driver

    PWM Input - YES. This accepts standard PWM for dimming and automation. Accurate linear dimming is compatible with PWM frequencies from 100 Hz to 5 kHz for PWM duty cycle down to 1%. PWM frequencies up to 50 kHz can be supported for duty cycles greater than 10%.

    Cooling DIY Heat Sink and 6 x CoolMaster 120mm pc fans


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    Length and width of the panel?
     
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    looks great , keep the pics coming. Cant wait to see it in action. did you import the LEDS or buy them local ?
     
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    Awesome dude. :thumbup:
     
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    Looking good
     
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    Definetly tagging
     
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    1200 x 300
     
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    Import them from Home Page
     
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    good luck looks like its going to be awesome build
     
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    I'd blow myself and the Nieghbor hood up if I tried this DIY.

    Looking forward to seeing the progress and results of this project.
     
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    You didn't buy from my old friend Felix?
     
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    Please post prices when done.... Would like to know what it will cost in total, then add some profit, and sell it to me....lol
     
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    I`m too scared to add up:p

    Thats where @Goby & @Francois is coming in, the experts in leds and electronics...

    Thank you :)
    Nope Jeff from steves leds

    Still got a long way to go...
     
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    85% done will post pics tomorrow :p
     
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    definitely tagging along. Very cool. keep the updates coming
     
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