$100 DIY Cree LED XR-E - Actinic Supplement 48" Light Strip

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  1. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    I added 12 led over 48" using a 48" ruler(flat bar)..and have had no probs..but I to have fans in the canopy for the halides,which prob helps..
     
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  3. csalas

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    Thanks jkat21

    Your example is very useful
     
  4. agv180

    agv180 Astrea Snail

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    what is better the headsink or lam alum?
     
  5. jkat21

    jkat21 Bangghai Cardinal

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    This will depend on how many leds you will use and how spaced they will be..EX, 8 leds over 48" shouldn't produce more heat then the alum bar can absorb and disapate(sp?)..the more leds and closer together equals more heat..wich equals bigger heat sink allowing for better cooling all with the help of fans also..
    A cool led is a happy long living led..
     
  6. Jon.Peak

    Jon.Peak Fire Worm

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    thanks for sharing
     
  7. happyzapp

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    Have been looking into LED for some time. Even a cost of $200.00 is far better than cost of continual replacement of T5HO bulbs every six months or so at a cost of (for me) of $27.00 bucks each. I run 2. Mean Well has a dimmable driver, about 34 bucks. Have looked into that. Just need DC power supply, small electronic config to get 10 volts and a potentiometer. Did I say DIMMABLE?
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Thread closed, it's almost 2 years old and probably not relevant any longer.
     
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