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  • #46
    Optics aren't technically attached, just sitting on top of the LED's. Found optic holders at LEDsupply that work GREAT for our applications and worked with the optics I already purchased. I used the dimmable driver, these pictures were taken at 0.8A. I can drive the LED's up to 1.3 with the driver, and they are rated for 1.5, so I can always go brighter if needed. So, next question is, where is that PAR meter so we can compare
    <a href="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" border="0" alt="Tank Stats"></img></a>

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    • #47
      White LED's. These are at least the right color

      IMG_0456.jpg
      Side Shot

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      Cieling
      <a href="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" border="0" alt="Tank Stats"></img></a>

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      • #48
        Sweet! Cant wait to see them on a tank
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        • #49
          As you requested..... Still not the final configuration. I ran out of time to clean up some solder joints so I could put the optics on, but here is the fixture over my 45G with my custom LED hanging fixture (Frankie, too bad he won't just stand still, I even offered him a dollar......)

          IMG_0458.jpg
          Stock Lights

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          LED's at ~max output.

          IMG_0460.jpg
          Royal Blue's only

          IMG_0461.jpg
          Frankie got tired.

          IMG_0462.jpg
          White's at about 50%, blue at 100%.
          <a href="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" border="0" alt="Tank Stats"></img></a>

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          • #50
            NICE! how many watts is it drawing?
            Dennis
            Clownfish Breeder

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            • #51
              Didn't hook it up to the kill-a-watt meter, but should be right about 100 watts. The comparison picture is a 150W MH, and 4 24W T5 bulbs. Next dilemna is whether to mount the fixture from the cieling or the wall.
              <a href="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" border="0" alt="Tank Stats"></img></a>

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              • #52
                I am still seeing spots.

                That is a heck of a reach if you are dropping them from the ceiling.
                NAVAIR, we fly boats...

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by dlacey View Post
                  NICE! how many watts is it drawing?
                  Ok, connected to the kill-a-watt meter. Everything at max brightness is right at 102 watts. I ran it on my table for about 30 minutes at max output, and the heatsink is barely warm to the touch with a dead silent fan mounted on the back.
                  <a href="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" border="0" alt="Tank Stats"></img></a>

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                  • #54
                    Here are a couple more pictures.

                    IMG_0463.jpg
                    Close up.

                    IMG_0464.jpg
                    Another washed out image.

                    Ok, as you might have read, the camera takes absolutely horrible pictures of LED's. This is nowhere near as blue as it looks.
                    <a href="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" border="0" alt="Tank Stats"></img></a>

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                    • #55
                      Ok, here are pictures of the frag tank with the LED's over it. Yes, I know it's all ghetto looking, more motivation to get a real stand and hood built Pictures are bluer than reality, lol.

                      Overall Tank
                      IMG_0478.jpg

                      Frag's
                      IMG_0479.jpg

                      Top Picture
                      IMG_0480.jpg
                      <a href="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.rowelab.com/AquaController/rc_daniels25143_sig.png" border="0" alt="Tank Stats"></img></a>

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                      • #56
                        Discount

                        I came across a thread from a club in Utah (didn't know they had people there except Mormons) that had a club discount at Rapid LED. Can we try the same?

                        http://www.utahreefs.com/forum/forum...code-fq8pr0r62
                        My ball & chains:

                        90 FOWLR & a few 'shrooms

                        55 FOWLR/now vacant

                        450/625 Reef 'Tangtown'

                        17 Horses
                        2 English Lab destructo beasts (they eat lawn chairs)
                        7 fixed feral cats
                        8 Peafowl
                        1 African Gray
                        1 Blue & Gold Macaw
                        1 Hyacinth Macaw

                        Sigh,
                        Calvertbill

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                        • #57
                          Nice Utah Thread for the LED Build. Coupon code gives 5% off from the math... 10% would be nice! LOL Work it Dennis!!!

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                          • #58
                            Eric, Rapid LED is now a sponsor!
                            Dennis
                            Clownfish Breeder

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                            • #59
                              I saw that today... NICE JOB!

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                              • #60
                                I've been trying to calculate how much LED power does the job for my rebuild since my ultimate goal is lotsa SPSs. Found another thread which makes a table I can use as a reference but now I'm nervous that if I make the tank uniformly bright I'm going to burn out other stuff in there. My Gigas is soooo happy now I'm nervous about quadrupling the amount of light. Are my nerves justified and if so whadda I do?

                                Here's the table: http://reefledlights.com/ledmytank/
                                My ball & chains:

                                90 FOWLR & a few 'shrooms

                                55 FOWLR/now vacant

                                450/625 Reef 'Tangtown'

                                17 Horses
                                2 English Lab destructo beasts (they eat lawn chairs)
                                7 fixed feral cats
                                8 Peafowl
                                1 African Gray
                                1 Blue & Gold Macaw
                                1 Hyacinth Macaw

                                Sigh,
                                Calvertbill

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