LED : Types

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  1. VicZA

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    Hi All,

    What are the different types of LED's available for our hobby available for DIY ?

    I have heard of CREE, EPISTAR, XT-E, XM-L, etc, etc

    Please explain with the following :

    - country of origin
    - available colors (that you know of)
    - benefits
    - drawbacks
    - what size wattage should be used

    Thanks
    Vic
     
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    That would be one very long list

    Why not suggest what you want them for, so tank size, livestock etc and then guys in the know will give you the best options
     
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    easy, twice the length from one end to the middle :p
     
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    i used Bridgelux in my DIY unit for over a year no issues
     
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    :lol: Stop it.
     
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    XT-E and XM-L are model numbers of Cree LEDs.

    Cree, Phillips and Brirdgelux are the most commonly used I'd say. With Epistar being the Chinese effort.

    Wattage depends on what you intend to light up, I use 5W and 3W LED's.
    You could go multichip LEDs too, it all depends on what you want to hang it over.

    Have a look at rapidled.com, it might help give you a few ideas based on what's available. Also stevesleds.com.
     
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    you still havent told us what you plan to do :p
     
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    I think led all starts with what you require it for!
     
  11. VicZA

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    I currently use 2 x Illumilux units - one is "all blue" and other is "white-blue". I was considering making a DIY unit to replace these for my DT where I have a mixed reef (50% softies and LPS, 50% SPS). I would like to have a larger color spectrum and to have dimming capability.
     
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    cool :)

    must come visit jhb when i am not at the office :)
     
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    Seems to be a tough thing to co-ordinate :whistling:
     
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    during the week i dont even see my shadow
     
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