The Father/Son LED DIY weekend starts tomorrow. I have to get myself an array of tools (read Evil's Thread) from Home Depot.
1st up is for my son's 28g biocube. 24x3w LED on a 7x11" heatsink.
2nd up is for me and it's a 40x3w LED (30x453nm + 10x420nm) on a 60" tubular heat sink.
2 fans for the 24 and 1 percussion fan for the 40.
I bought most of the parts from Aquastyle. I've heard their drivers are lousy but for the money, I can swap out the drivers if I need to and still be ahead.
The only problem is the instructions. Vague at best. Does anybody have a link to generic directions/advice/cautions that I can use for my project?
I have some simple questions like:
-how far apart do the LED's need to be spaced? Can they be 1" apart or 2" apart, what's too close,what am I trying to achieve/avoid, etc.
-How can I wire the fans so they go on with the fixture instead of using their own plugs
-Proper soldering technique for the LED's. I could see too much heat damaging the led's
-Any tricks of the trade that would make the installation easier
-Cautions (DON'T DO THIS!)
Thanks for any help,