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    led lighting

    Have you had a read of this thread http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3687 There is a good diy led build amongst those pages and well woth a read. Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Ok after more searching on the internet i think i have cracked it. I have found a PWM dimmer for 16 Euros. http://www.dotlight.de/products/en/LEDs/LED-High-Power/LED-HP-Driver/Dimming/DIMLED-Dimming-Module-for-LEDs-LEDBARs-Luxeon-etc.html So for those of us that dont understand how to build...
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Have just found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PWM-Mosfet-Driver-9-24vdc-Dimmer-Heater-Motor-Control_W0QQitemZ400103360450QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_BOI_Industrial_Automation_Control_ET?hash=item5d2804c7c2 Not sure if it is any good for our use? Also if i was using those drivers that Supercoley...
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Thank you to both of you for your replys. I will take a look at your journal fishbeast. Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Could someone please advise me on how PWM Dimming works and if there any plug and play dimming units of this kind on the market. Cheers Gordon
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Ok no worrys people, seem to have got the hang off it now. Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Ok managed to get one joint done, tinned the wire and held it on the plate with the iron. Have tries to do another one, but doesn't seem to matter how long ikeep the iron there for, it won't remelt the solder. Any one any idea why? Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Thanks for the tip. Did you put some solder onto the wire first? or are you saying there is solder on the plate of the led? Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Hi all, Have got most of my kit together for LED Lighting using 1w power luxeon LEDS. Im having trouble soldering on the wires for some reason. I have brought a 30w soldering iron. Any of you got any tips on soldering the wire onto the LEDS?
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    Low light level increase;LEDs vs. T5 luminaires (inc. Hagen

    I would have a read of the following thread http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3687. Its a good read about DIY LEDS. Cheers Gordon.
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    I need help coosing Lighting for a 10ftx4ftx4ft 1200uk gallo

    Have a read through this thread for some ideas on diy leds. http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3687. Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Ok just had a reply from the seller on ebay, and he is getting some more drivers and is going to relist soon, so panic over and as mentoned earlier i already have a 24v dc power supply. Happy days. Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Actually thats not a bad price, thanks for that, only thing is if i go for 10 leds then i would need2 then it becomes expensive. I have a 24v power source, which i did not pay for so shall continue searching for now. Chees Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Right all i have ordered some luxeon leds and heatsinks earlier this week. (same source as Andys) But the source Andy got his drivers from has none listed at the moment, i have sent an email asking if they will be getting anymore. So im trying to get some from else where in case the above does...
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Andy, I must say fantastic work mate it looks super cool. I do hope that for all the effort you have put into this project it is a great sucsess. Im hoping to get some cash together soon to do something for my 2ft tank. Apart from the reflectors acting as...
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    T5 tubes 895mm Whats best combination ?

    Problem with those Nick i don't believe they do those in 895mm. Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Ahhhhhh Andy what a school boy error, lol. But from them pics its looking quality mate well done. I need to get some cash together and get something like this done for my 2ft tank. Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Thanks for the info Andy, Kinda know what mean mean about soldering was about 15 years ago i last did some, during me apprenticeship. Looking forward to pics. Cheers Gordon.
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Good work Andy, can not wait to see the finished product. Some close up pics would be cool off the soldering etc. How are those heat sinks attached to those pieces of reflector? And also the LEDS to the heatsinks? Cool therm tape? Cheers Gordon.
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    Where To Get 15w Ballasts

    Thanks for the advice guys. I will take a look on ebay. Cheers Gordon.
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    Where To Get 15w Ballasts

    Well my Ballast has packed up on my Fluval Duo 600 Deep tank, i have had it apart and can get to the ballast no problem, but am trying to source a 2x15w ballast, maybe electronic at the right price, can get the 18w ones no problem on ebay for about £6.00. Maybe one of the 18w ones would do, but...
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Andy, It also looks like to me that you have the positive on the outgoing side of the controller connected to the Negative. I just had a quick look at the picture on ebay at that controller and the + and - are clearly marked. But one way to be sure is to check with a...
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    balasts or flicker question

    At a guess, i would say that the light that flicker uses a startet to light the lamp. And the lamp flickering for a few seconds at start up is normal Your other lamp more than likely has an elctronic ballast which lights the lamp with no flicker. Hope that helps...
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Thanks Aptsys, i think this will be a project for next year, what with xmas looming etc. But good to know my plan will work. Cheers Gordon
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Thanks for the informative post with those formulas very helpful. I have just seen a 24v 2.65a 65w power supply on ebay, item no 250320031262. So looks good for my requirments. Those drivers Andy linked to earlier in the thread use a buck mode switching regulator so sound perfect...
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    DIY LED lighting?

    Hello, first post here so please be gentle, lol I like the idea of using led lighting, those drivers AC linked too earlier look a nice find, also would be using 3w leds with forward voltage of 3.7v (700ma)i have a 2 foot tank, 15 inches deep by 16 inches tall, was...
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