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Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:05 pm
by Paulweck
has anybody hooked up the Chinese led to the RA yet. Im guessing the main question is if your drivers are compatible. just wondering if its been done yet?

Re: Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:13 pm
by egadgetjnr
Not yet, but I'm currently on the stages of building one. Hehe

Re: Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:26 pm
by lnevo
Are you referring to the Evergrow models? like the D120? There have been efforts made to do this with the Apex and RFK and should be transferrable to the RA. It would require analog dimming not PWM but I dont' know if anyone has done this successfully. I think this will be my approach when I finally replace my lighting.

Re: Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:19 pm
by Paulweck
yes i am talking about the d120 i think . oh analog that sucks as my ra is pwm. would this just be changing the dimming drivers out to help with getting these puppies to work off my ra?

Re: Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:21 pm
by Paulweck

Re: Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:02 pm
by lnevo
Yeah those are the Evergrow D120.

Take a look at this link:

http://www.wamas.org/forums/index.php?/ ... _p__501442

You'd be on your own from a support perspective...but for the price you can't go wrong.

Re: Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:14 pm
by Paulweck
thanks for the link ill check it out..

Re: Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:30 pm
by rossbryant1956
I followed that discussion as well while it was going on, but I'm not enough of an electrical engineer to attempt it. EVERYONE on that board loves those lights, but no one does those mods commercially.

Re: Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:36 pm
by lnevo
The full spectrum d120 / reefbreeder / evergrow lights are really nice. A lot of led for a great price. I would try this at some point unless another fixture comes through.. It sounds like a straight forward mod.

Re: Chinese made LED diy

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:14 am
by KRavEN
I have a rebranded d120 fixture and I think I can work out the PWM dimming on the drivers. I haven't tried yet because I'm trying to get some docs from the driver manufacturer but if that doesn't work out I'll just attempt what I'm thinking should work and hope I don't let out any magic smoke.