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

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  1. Dingo

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    Im no expert but i believe the Meanwells automatically adjust to how much is pulled form the LEDs...
    Either way, running them in series is the way to go
     
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  3. Dingo

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    wow that is a gorgeous color temp!!! :D
    this worked out awesome, i thought it would :)

    you can obviously tell how much light this added to the tank too! its noticeably brighter too...
     
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    That looks great !

    I'm impressed that that few of LED's can do that much.

    Now I'm wondering about PAR levels compared to 2 ATI B+.

    If you have access to an IR pyrometer, you can see how hot the aluminum is actually getting in exact spots.
     
  5. Night-Rida

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    Pm me your email address, I'll can file attach a .pdf file with the cree templates. just when you print it out, make sure it the actual size not reduced or enlarged. check your print options.

    This goes for everyone who needs it too.. I have like 3 different layouts. just make sure to measure the 2" markings once printed out to make sure you printed it out right to scale. I just cut 1 led out and used that for my hole to drill. which is nice to have since you can actually start the building process without actually having the leds on hand..
     
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    Thanks! Do I get DIY sticky thread status? lol :p
     
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    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    from what i was reading evil66s par38 bulb has the blue leds(which are the xr-e) overdriven slightly to like 110%
     
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    Done. :)
     
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  11. Night-Rida

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    you'll definitly get more par and brightness with more power to the cree leds, just lifespan is cut down though. I personally wouldnt go over 90% or 900ma on these models. also more power = more heat = more fans and heatsinks (which I got away without having to use, so far)
     
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