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Old 08-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Diy led light

Started in building a led light for my girlfriends beta. Didn't want to build something real fancy and exit expensive. This is just a test trial. I'll make it look a little better once I get it all set up
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:00 AM   #2
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be careful with the amount of power youre pushing through your leds. they don't take kindly to surges or spikes in power and will burn out easily if not properly powered
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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I was kind of worried about that but since it just a 6volt battery and the led is made for a lantern I didn't think there would be a problem. Plus all that was like $4
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I was speaking more in terms of when you decide to try a bigger diy led setup. Id hate to see you spend the money to make a full blown led setup only to have it get fried by a spike in power
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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Oh no I wasn't planning on upscaling. It's for a beta tank so I don't need anymore than that one light. I'll make it look a little better than that pic. I just wanted to make sure the 6v would work with the led light
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This is the finished project. Just got to put it on the tank next
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:20 PM   #7
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Def a great idea I would try to make an enclosure for the battery if you have some materials laying around. Not sure if anything bad would happen, I'm just overly cautious.

Just out of curiosity, did you make the lid, or is that the lid for the tank and you just installed the light?
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No that was the lid that came to the tank. So far the light is working great!! The cheap 6 volt battery lasted easily 2-3 weeks
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:27 AM   #9
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Where did you buy the LED?
I really want to make a little one for my boyfriends Beta, but the only LEDs I've found are large strings and it's too small for that
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