Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:19 pm

aquarist wrote:
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aquarist wrote:HELLO GUYS,

I NEED ADVICE REGARDING HOW TO GO ABOUT BUILDING A LED SETUP FOR A 6*1*1 FRESHWATER TANK. I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE

MATERIALS THAT NEED TO BE SOURCED LIKE THE LED LIGHTS, DRIVER, CIRCUITRY ETC. A STEP BY STEP EXPLANATION WOULD HELP A

LOT AS I DUNN HAVE MUCH ELECTRICAL KNOW HOW. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE LIGHT SPECTRUM AND

BRIGHTNESS. EXPECTING REPLIES.THANK YOU. :)



You need following items to make DIY Leds:
1. Heat sink strips
2. Thermal Greece
3. Driver
4. LEDs 3 watt
5. Star PCB

For medium light plants 2 strips of 20 Leds will be enough.







hello sir .thanks for replying. ok will aquire the above said materials. Also i need a step by step or diagram of some sort to follow and build it.could u help?


I will upload a picture.


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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby aquarist » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:38 pm

Thank you sir. !!

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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby anandjm » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:45 pm

Hi any particular reason why 6500K LED battens are not preferable to DIY. There are at least two high efficiency 100Lumens/W models available. One is a 2ft 18W Eveready 1800Lumens (100LM/W) and the other is a 4ft 22W Wipro 2400LM (>100LM/W)

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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby budsoflife » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:16 pm

Thank you for such info on DIY LED Light. It is helpful for me. I am newbie in DIY, but I am experienced indoor growing.

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Re: Advice for a DIY LED setup for 6*1*1 FRESHWATER SETUP

Unread postby saikumar » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:33 pm

anandjm wrote:Hi any particular reason why 6500K LED battens are not preferable to DIY. There are at least two high efficiency 100Lumens/W models available. One is a 2ft 18W Eveready 1800Lumens (100LM/W) and the other is a 4ft 22W Wipro 2400LM (>100LM/W)


I bought the Wipro 22W, you can see my bad review on that site as well, just spoiled on 11th day, and its in drawing room, and you get full wrath from family. Id suggest may be try Syska a better valued brand in lights these days.