Basic LED lighting

Discussion in '3reef 's DIY Video Contest!' started by Takara, Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. Takara

    Takara Astrea Snail

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    10 minute limits suck :/ but w.e

    Was gonna do my refugiums, but figured you guys would wanna see LEDs more:


     
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  3. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    very informative video. good job.
     
  4. asking4trouble

    asking4trouble Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Thanks for the vid mate, coincidentally i have left over stuff from another project that i can make a LED light with but never thought to do it or really knew how so thanks for the inspiration :)
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    That was really informative. Great job! Really nice tank too. 8)
     
  6. Takara

    Takara Astrea Snail

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    Thanks, I tried to say everything I could but If anyone has any questions, just post them up.
     
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    Great job explaining everything.
     
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  9. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    Good job dude! I wish this contest had been going and you posted this video when my led's burned out. I'da changed them. Just never knew how! Cool.
     
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    I've been wanting to do something like this -- Very cool video, and I like how candid and relaxed the verbal presentation was.
     
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    Great instructional vid. Glad to see you're spreading knowledge and awareness of led's.

    I notice at the end you mention the brightness. The first thing I built for my first S/W tank (it was a 5 gal on a tight budget) was a moonlight in which I used an old usb cable (the tank was on my desk) to provide power to a couple led's on a piece of veroboard.

    Im getting off topic, to diffuse the light (not to mention seal the circuit) I coated the entire assembly with hot melt glue (glue gun) and as it starts to cool you can mold it a bit or even just pressing on it lightly makes it opaque so that it dulls and diffuses the light. The nice this is it can easily be reheated if you want to experiment with different shapes and textures to get the result that you desire as well as making it safer in the even that it falls into the tank.


    Again, Great Vid!

    -Ian
     
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