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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:19 pm Post subject: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 Has  anybody  ever  used  these  SMD  LEDs?  I  good  will  these  be  for  a  planted  tank?  Right  now,  I  have  a  cfl-based  lighting.  If  I  succced  in  making  a  proper  diver  for  the  LED,  I  might  replace  the  full  lighting  system  with  LEDs.
 
 ebay
 
 These  are  reasonably  priced  and  I  only  need  to  make  a  power  supply,  which  I  can  make  from  a  PC  power  supply  I  have  laying  around.  Also  I  have  read  that  LEDs  need  a  constant  current  driver,  anyone  ever  made  one?  I  don't  know  much  about  electronics,  but  I  can  solder  everything  in  place  if  I  get  the  circuit  diagram.  
 
 Please  help!
 
 There  are  some  instuctables  here.  Can  anyone  verify  if  any  of  these  will  work?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:57 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 Rajdeep..
 If  they  were  so  good  for  planted  tanks..  How  come  they  are  not  famous  in  our  hobby,  take  guess..?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:24 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

                                                   
Nidhi  wrote  (View  Post):                
Rajdeep..
 If  they  were  so  good  for  planted  tanks..  How  come  they  are  not  famous  in  our  hobby,  take  guess..?                

 They  are  new  in  the  market,  was  costly,  needs  a  DIY  or  a  costly  'current  limiting  driver',  or  are  plainly  useless?!?   Confused  
 Anyway,  why  I  am  interested  in  LED  lighting  is  because,  LEDs  do  'shine'  on  the  fish.  It  also  makes  a  shadow  of  the  surface  ripples,  rather  than  a  boring  uniform  light  of  a  tube.  Also,  many  lighting  equipments  for  planted  aquariums  sold  abroad  use  high  power  LEDs.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:04 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

                                                   
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Many  lighting  equipments  for  planted  aquariums  sold  abroad  use  high  power  LEDs.                

 Did  they  say  /  did  you  read  that  they  are  using  these  LED..?
 Comparing  LED's  is  like  comparing  Bananas..  how  many  type  of  banana's  are  there..?
 If  you  want  to  go  for  LED,  then  cree,  phillips  or  osram  LED  are  best,  that's  what  the  'abroad  lighting'  is  made  up  of..
 Cheap  LED's  are  as  good  as  their  price..  No  gain  in  terms  of  efficiency  nor  life.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:14 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 How  good  is  cfl  for  growing  plants?  I  have  2  30W  cfl,  one  5W  cfl  and  a  4  ft  tube  in  my  aquarium.  Still  it  doesn't  looks  brilliant,  and  I  am  having  problems  with  plant  growth.  See  here.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:26 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 whats  the  tank  dimension..?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:46 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 4  ft  by  18  inch  by  18  inch,  with  a  20  Ltr  sump
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:18 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 You  are  short  on  lighting  Rajdeep,  You  need  another  30  w  of  CFL..  aim  for  a  total  of  150W  of  lighting.
 I  would  suggest   3  nos  of  45w  CFL  with  High  out  put  from  Phillips  over  your  tank,  space  them  equally  over  the  tank  and  see  the  difference.
 Or  4  nos  of  36  w  PLL  will  work  as  well,  these  lights  will  heat  up  considerably.  so  be  warned  in  case  you  are  mounting  them  in  a  hooded  enclosure.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:39 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 For  18"  height  tanks,  with  10W  LED  can  work  for  low  light  tanks.   My  personal  experience.   But  you  can  use  the  same  for  fish  only  tank.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:15 am Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 You  can  go  with  this  LED's  as  i  am  using  it  which  is  1  watt  led's  and  i  am  running  about  40  no  and  my  plants  are  doing  good..  As  per  the  earlier  comments  led  brands  which  are  suggested  are  good...  You  can  go  with  them...  
 
 @  Nidhi  can  you  guide  me  if  your  aware  of  any  dealers  of  Osman  or  Philips  led's...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:01 am Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

                                                   
map_404  wrote  (View  Post):                
You  can  go  with  this  LED's  as  i  am  using  it  which  is  1  watt  led's  and  i  am  running  about  40  no  and  my  plants  are  doing  good..  As  per  the  earlier  comments  led  brands  which  are  suggested  are  good...  You  can  go  with  them...  
 
 @  Nidhi  can  you  guide  me  if  your  aware  of  any  dealers  of  Osman  or  Philips  led's...                

 
 You  got  to  import  them..  look  in  ebay  USA,  lots  of  guys  selling  Cree  related  led  packages.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:32 am Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 Even  if  you  find  any  OSRAM  or  Philips  dealers  in  India,  none  of  them  would  provide  LED's  for  hobbyist.  None  of  these  companies  would  sell  directly  to  individuals.  They  all  deal  with  direct  companies  who  use  their  leds  to  make  lights.
 
 So  as  Nidhi  said,  ebay.com  is  the  best  option  to  buy  these  led's.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:05 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 thanks  guys...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:21 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

                                                   
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You  are  short  on  lighting  Rajdeep,  You  need  another  30  w  of  CFL..  aim  for  a  total  of  150W  of  lighting.
 I  would  suggest   3  nos  of  45w  CFL  with  High  out  put  from  Phillips  over  your  tank,  space  them  equally  over  the  tank  and  see  the  difference.
 Or  4  nos  of  36  w  PLL  will  work  as  well,  these  lights  will  heat  up  considerably.  so  be  warned  in  case  you  are  mounting  them  in  a  hooded  enclosure.                

 Correction:  The  CFLs  are  23  Watt,  not  30.  If  I  can  find  45W  CFLs,  I  will  remove  the  tube  also  and  add  3  CFLs,  but  I  have  never  seen  45  watt  CFL,  maximum  was  36  Watt,  and  80  Watt   Confused  
 PLL  was  and  is  not  available  here!   Sad     I  am  still  going  to  add  the  10W  LED  as  a  night  light,  as  I  already  have  a  12volt  adapter  for  the  fan!   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:30 pm Post subject: Re: Using 10W SMD LED Reply with quote

 They  are  available..  one  more  thing  buy  with  a  E27  base  (threaded  cap)  connector.  like  the  one  in  the  link  below.
 http://www.philips.co.in/c-p/8718291787778/tornado-compact-fluorescent-spiral-bulb
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