TL550 LED hood

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by gershwin, 17 Nov 2015.

  1. gershwin

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    Hi guys some help please, can the LEDs in the hood be replaced and how? Also are the LEDs dimmerable if i change the driver or how else can they(the whites) be dimmed
     
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    They can be replaced. To dimm them tou will need to change to a dimmable driver...
     
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    Thanks. Do you know how to replace them or who i can contact to find out. After removing the splash cover the LED section looks sealed onto the metal tray.
     
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    ok...so after a few weeks of google and not getting anywhere i took the hood apart again today and thought what is broken at the end... well its broken. found out replacing the LEDs is VERY EASY hardest part is the 24 screws on the splash cover and the heat sink. replaced 13 white LEDS with

    2x RED
    3x UV
    4x blue
    4x royal blue

    not perfect yet

    total cost R250 of which R143 was labour because i was to lazy to solder the chips myself

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    Awesome man. Major difference
     
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    Shot buddy thanks
     
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    that is awesome work bud and cheap jewiz
     
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    Yip going to upgrade 1w LEDs to 3w now and see. Cost R400
     
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    After 3w upgrade. Thinking of removing reds. No whites on in picture.
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    Looks interesting.....

    I'm currently testing a prototype controller I built. It handles 4 colour channels and is able to dim each channel independently ( Saves the settings for predetermined day and night modes ) . Once I am happy with the results I'll let you guys have a look at them.

    All in all, I like the look of the upgrade you have made. Dimming the reds and not eliminating them completely might be what you need. As for the white, what LED's did you use?
     
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    Hi.whites are the normal boyu 1w LEDs. I just changed the location to where the 3 blues use to be in order to control them. Colour LEDs are in the locations where the 17 whites use to be. So only 3 x 1w whites but they are very bright. You are correct, dimming the reds would be great.
     
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    So, I have finished developing a controller and am happy with how it all works.
    Part 1 is the overview of the setup and Part 2 is the overview of the operation.





    Thanks
     
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    Well done buddy great job and seems easy to program and control.
     
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    Thanks, felt like it took ages to iron all the kinks out :)
     
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    Going topless and looking sexy lol. New DIY LEDs. 10w chips. 4 blue 1 white. White on a dimmer.
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    Bad picture. Looks 100 times better than the pic.
     
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    Hi Gerswin the led's looks very nice. Where can I buy the different colour led's? I am new at this and would like to try doing something like that myself. As well as some more info about heat sync, drivers and so on.
     
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    Hi thanks. You will have to check in your area or you will have to ship. Drivers...you get 12v and 220v 12v needs an adaptor and 220v straight to your plug. Different drivers for different amounts of LEDs. Eg 3w leds drivers range from 1to3 leds per driver up. 10w chips eg 3x10w off a 20w driver and so on. Heatsink you get in alot different different sizes...depends on the build fans also come in all sizes. Im running two 25mm fans on this build
     
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