LED Build Question

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  1. pom

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    Hi, I am currently building a led light for my tank that has the dimensions 30w x 35d x 55h. I have built it with two(2) each of the following led's.

    - Power: 10W
    - Cold white
    - Voltage: DC 9~11V
    - Input Current: 1000mA
    - Luminous Flux: 700LM
    - Color Temperature: 10000K

    and

    - Power: 10W
    - White 3 20000K LED and 6 460nm LED
    - Color BIN: Blue-white + blue
    - Input Voltage: 9~11V
    - Input Current: 900mA
    - Color Temperature: 20000K
    - Luminous Flux: 800LM

    Im not 100% sure but I think the angle is 130deg.

    So making it 40w in total, the color looks quite good but I am not sure if 40w is enough for my corals, I have pulsing xenia, a small hammer head and some zoas.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Cheers
     
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    hi...
    sounds interesting, got pics?

    yes 40W of LED power will be ok, 120 degree :)
     
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    Ok cool thanks, got a spare of each so I'll rather keep them then if one goes than having to wait a month for a new one again.....

    I don't have any pics but will post some tonight.

    I must say I am quite chuffed with myself on this build, now only time will tell if I did a good enough job :blush:
     
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    hehe, i am very keen to see this :)
     
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    I would also love to see pictures of this.
     
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    Me three...
     
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    Haha now the presure is on, all of you will be judging my light, should probably have said my camera is broken lol.......:whistling:
     
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    also wish to see this:p
     
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    Me too.
     
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    I also would like to build DIY LEDs but have no idea where to start so will be great to see.
     
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    Also want to see, lol...
    The 40w led sounds fine for that size tank!
     
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    Come to the next meet and can show you how
     
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    woohooo training session at the meeting. gonna be a gr8 one again:thumbup:
     
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    Ok so here we go, my first attempt of building my first led light, might not look all that good but I am happy with it so far, first full day running today so fill see if it is still working when I get home tonight lol :whistling:

    Just a rough size estimate to put it into perspective, 22cm L x 11cm W x 4.5cm h .

    light_top.jpg

    light_bottom.jpg

    light_close.jpg

    light_side.jpg

    light_before.jpg

    light_after.jpg
     
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    Nice build:thumbup:
     
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    looks good. thanx for the upodate:thumbup:
     
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    nice skills.

    Looks better than my last electrical DIY job.
     
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    That looks cool!
     
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    Nice Build there, those Led's seem to be working well!
     
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    great work...

    a suggestion, take some silicone and place over the solder to the LED chip

    light looks awesome and should be perfect for that tank, is that on 100%?
     

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