DIY LED Upgrade

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  1. wiigelec

    wiigelec Fire Shrimp

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    I'm going to upgrade my DIY LED fixture to a 6 channel dimmable using Storm controller and LDD.

    Current Specifications

    RapidLED 10" heatsink

    LEDs:
    a - 3 x SemiLEDs True Violet UV LED (400-410nm)
    b - 3 x CREE XT-E Royal Blue (450-465nm)
    c - 2 x CREE XP-E Blue (465-485nm)
    d - 1 x Philips Luxeon Rebel ES Cyan LED (490-520nm)
    e - 2 x CREE XP-G2 Warm White (2,600-3,700K)
    f - 1 x CREE XP-G2 Neutral White (3,700-5,000K)

    Layout:
    ---------c---a
    -----a---f---e---b
    -----b---e--d---a
    ---------b---c

    Driver:
    Mean Well LPC-35-700

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    Last edited: Aug 27, 2016
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  3. wiigelec

    wiigelec Fire Shrimp

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    Upgrade parts

    Coralux Storm controller
    Coralux LDD-6 Driver Board
    6 x Mean Well LDD-700H dimmable driver
    Mean Well HLG-80H-24 power supply

    Replacing 2 of the UV LEDS with:
    1 x SemiLEDs Hyper Violet UV LED (420-430nm)
    1 x Ultramarine Royal Blue LED (440-445nm)

    channel 1: UV
    channel 2: royal blue
    channel 3: blue
    channel 4: cyan
    channel 5: warm white
    channel 6: neutral white
     
  4. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    cool, hope you'll be posting pics along the way
     
  5. wiigelec

    wiigelec Fire Shrimp

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    Got the two new UV LEDs installed and the individual channels rewired and tested with the LPC-35-700 driver.

    UV -------------- channel 1 - black --- 9.76 V - 731 mA - 7.13 W
    Royal blue ---- channel 2 - blue ----- 9.63 V - 731 mA - 7.04 W
    Blue ------------ channel 3 - white --- 6.20 V - 731 mA - 4.53 W
    Cyan ----------- channel 4 - green -- 2.82 V - 731 mA - 2.06 W
    Warm white -- channel 5 - red ------ 6.05 V - 731 mA - 4.42 W
    Neutral white - channel 6 - yellow -- 3.02 V - 731 mA - 2.21 W

    All channels - 37.9 V - 730 mA - 28 W

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  6. SalinFL

    SalinFL Plankton

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    I love this diy, how did this final solution come about? Are these your diy plans or did you get them from somewhere? I'm wanting to set up a 20 gal and the only thing stopping me is the lighting. Thanks.

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