My DIY LED acintics

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  1. Mrabkin

    Mrabkin

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    Hey guys, I had some great success with a recent LED project, i thought id share with you:

    Needs:

    PVC electrical trunking
    Loose LED's (i used 20 royal blue... NOT UV!!)
    12v Transformer
    glue gun
    soldering iron

    Total cost: approx R500

    Time:
    3hrs

    Results:
    AWESOME!!!

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    The only complicated bit is wiring them up correctly... Since they are 3v leds, i had to wire 5 banks of 4leds in series, to make sure the power is sufficient. They only draw 20MA, so just about any transformer will do it.

    I will try to post some decent pics in the next few days, and will gladly help anybody if they need further instructions..

    Mike
     
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  3. brucehusi

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    Flippin cool! have you ever wondered about running the LEDs off a battery and solar panel?
     
  4. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    very nice!
     
  5. Goby

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    What brand and wattage LEd's have you used? very interesting... looks nice
     
  6. Tremayn

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    kudos on the diy :)
     
  7. SchyffS

    SchyffS Reef Aquarist

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    Nice
    Can you show pics of the unit with lights off and all the connections ;)
    It looks really good.
     
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    LCornelius Moderator

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    Good grief, this is great!

    Please post more detailed pics!!!!
     
  9. sweetnsour

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    Yeah looking brilliant, also interested in the detailed pictures and how it fits over the tank.
     
  10. Mrabkin

    Mrabkin Thread Starter

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    Not sure of brand... but they are Superbright LED's, colour Royal Blue. Bought them from an electronics shop, cost around R10 ea.

    Thx for all the comp's!!

    i will post more pics this PM for you... With a decent camera this time!!:thumbup:
     
  11. Evo R

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    Cool!!!! :thumbup:
     
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