Led building

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Ml.RIDWAN, 21 Mar 2013.

  1. Ml.RIDWAN

    Ml.RIDWAN

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    Guys need some help building led unit my tanks 1.5m long 600 deep. What do I need which chips r good and how many will I need. for a simple build no fancy stuff. Have heard the 5w chips r out so what can da experts advise
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    For that size tank, I would build 3 units with 24 x 3w led's using 90 degree optics.

    The rest is a matter of prefrance

    I like Cree led's and meanwell drivers
     
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    im also investigating an LED build currently so i will be following with interest...
     
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    Ml.RIDWAN Thread Starter

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    When you say 24+ 3w u mean 3 units of 24 each
     
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    I got the cree leds work really well best money I have ever spent. Corals love them.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Yes a total of 72 led's this should give you power you need to penetrate the 600mm, as well as enough coverage over the 1.5m length

    you could go less but your led's might not be powerfull enough all the way at the bottom.
     
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    Ok regarding colours of da globes how many of each? 72 was 3w if I decide to go 5w or 7w will i work on the same 220w?
     
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    How many of each colour? works out to around 220w so if I go 5 or 7w will I work around da same watts
     
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