Originally Posted by mr_X
So, no optics then? I would not have any if I was running your set up. I would be afraid you would see the different colors in beams.
I decided against optics seeing the lights sit directly on the water Column. Didn't think they would be necessary.
Don't know how to quote twice on a phone but...
The two LEDs that are left out are moonlights. I need to wire them up and check their intensity, I fear that's way to much light for the cube after seeing what the other LEDs are capable of.
As far as cost I used a lot of material I had laying around but the electronics were $180. Again judging by intensity if I could do it again I would purchase fewer LEDs which would result in a smaller drivers and bring the overall cost down considerably.
Assembly is a cake walk assuming you have some soldering exp.
On a side not the dimming system is not so great you can't dim lower than what I call 10% it just doesn't have have that much resolution.