So I've been itching to try some led's over my tank, but just haven't taken the plunge yet....that is until now. I ordered all the parts I've needed, from rapid led and nano tuners. The parts list consists of
6 - cree 3watt royal blue leds's
6- thermal pads (didn't want to mess with thermal epoxy just yet)
1- 1.1" X 18" heat sink
1 - 3 prong power cord
some extra wire
1 - linear 10k slider pot
1 - TRC- 040S070DS driver
still need to purchase a rocker switch and a project box (radio shack here I come)
The plan is to retro fit the heat sink(w/LEDS's) into my current twin lamp 24" T5HO fixture. Seeing as how one of the lamps no longer lights up. Go figure I go out and buy brand new lamps to replace the old, and the blue lamp won't light up. Just flickers on for a sec then turns off. But the white lamp works fine. However if you switch the lamps around in the fixture neither will light up.....go figure. Someone said it's a connection somewhere.....
Well I could try and fix that or I could just disconnect the non working side remove the reflector and get some LED's in there.
Right now I'm just waiting on parts to arrive via USPS. Then the real fun begins, hopefully it will be finished before the swap since the light fixture is also my "show" fixture.
The tank this will be on is just a small 20 gallon tank only 12" deep and 24" long by. Pics will be added when the building starts.