So here are some pics of the LEDs coming together:
As I mentioned in an earlier post, having a template helps when laying out your LEDs
Here the White LEDs are laid out on the Heatsink. The same pattern is repeated on the other end.
Here you can see that I have soldered one LED
to the other. Remember that when wiring LEDs they have to be wired in series. + to -
Here I have pre-cut all the wire to fit between LEDs. Again remember they are wired + to - throughout the strink.
Here the Whites are fully wired and working
When attaching the LEDs to the heatsink you use thermal adhesive. Arctic Weld is typically a 2 part epoxy. Equal parts of 'A' and 'B' mixed together will adhere the LEDs to the heatsink. This is a permanent bond and the adhesive sets up quickly so mix only a small amount and work quickly. I put a tiny bit on the back of each LED
and pressed them to the heatsink.
The same process was repeated for the blue LEDs. My drivers came with wiring instructions and were a breeze to hook up.
I will be selling the Drivers and Dimming controller. The RKE I ordered will run the LEDs. I have the lumber in the garage of the canopy. I still need to pick up the lumber for the stand.
Please let me know if you have any questions and I will answer them as best I can.