Chinese made LED diy

Request new hardware or ideas for the controller

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:54 pm
Here are some pictures of the lights. Super happy with the build quality as well as the light output (again, I don't own a PAR meter, so no point asking for measurements :D )
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I also have a D120, which is the next to go under the knife:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:24 pm
Yeah d120!!! Let's see it :)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:01 pm
thanks for the update i havent been on in awhile been really busy with the wedding this saturday and all. after the honeymoon im going to dig in to one of my d120 and try to get it running on the ra. i hope when i get back sombody gets a little further then i will be so i can get some more input on the process
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:45 am
Can someone help me as well? I have a suspected chinese led that i bought on ebay. I bought 2 of the 144w Reefblok reef grower full spectrum fixtures. they grow my coral great I think. I recently bought the reefangel plus (analog) to hopefully accomplish the auto dimming. Could someone please take a look at these and help me determine if I can add a dimmable driver to these units or a possible solution ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300915148718?ss ... 1497.l2649

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:53 am
Can you send us a photo of what else came with the light fixture?
Is there a box with a knob for dimming?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:03 pm
Tagging along. Those lights look interesting and if you can dim them with the RA them I might consider them.
DCtrojan what do you think of the lights them self so far?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:25 pm
These lights are probably not going to be plug and play. You may have to splice/cut/void your warranty on these lights to make this happen. Even then its not a done deal...just making sure you understand these points before going further...

Skurvey is the only one so far I've seen with success doing this and running a reef angel....

This doesnt mean it cant be done or isnt doable, just setting expectations.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:06 pm
I love the lights so far. As I am new to reef keeping approx 8 weeks in and all my corals seem to be growing great. My only complaint is I like a bluer light and ill be adding a actinic diy supplemental kit from rapid leds soon. The lights come with a round knob for each channel to dim them. I understand that opening up the fixture will void any waranty I have. I am somewhat electrically inclined and I live DIY. I believe the limiting factor that rapid leds talked to me about was the fixtures having a driver that is attached directly to the surface board. Each fixture has 2 ,36w wall transformers to power the leds.

Ive attached 2 pictures one with both fixtures full blast and the other a close pic of a frogspawn

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:09 pm
A open brain I have has grown from the size of a quarter to the size of a baseball in diameter in approximately 6 weeks

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:37 pm
I still would like to see the knob and how you connect the power supply to the fixture.
Like Rapid LED said, you need to confirm the driver is not inside the unit.
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