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Old 01-06-2016, 06:16 PM   #11
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I got some of those 12' rgb strips off amazon, they're freakin sweet. They'd make excellent accent lighting and they'd probably grow plants of you could get all 12' switch back style into a hood.

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Cheers Bookster , the only problem I have with using the strips is that I want to house the light inside a Kessil A150 shell which is roughly the shape and size of a soda can... I could potentially wrap them up in there but I'm not sure how well the light would disperse.

I also have a Kessil A150 Amazon Sun currently running on the tank which is more than sufficient for my plants so this light will be purely just for in the evenings to add some ambient lighting.

I'll post some pics to give everyone a better idea of what i'm trying to achieve...
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:30 PM   #12
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Here are some pics of the gutted Kessil in which I want to add the RGB light...

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The front kessil is the Amazon Sun which I will be using for my regular light. The back housing is from an old broken Kessil I had laying around. I gutted it except for the aluminum heat sink and lens. I didn't want to include the fan because it is a bit noisy and the heat sink alone is probably sufficient for a 10w.

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I mounted them together using 2 zip-ties and a thin strip of rubber between them, you can barley see the zip-ties.

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So basically, I have the transformer and controller box all wired in and the 4 colored cables sitting inside the Kessil housing.

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Now I just need to work out how to attach the RGB LEDs and hope they work... I am not too hopeful and think it will need some kind of additional transformers/resistors or something (I know nothing about this!)

Hoping the LED chip will arrive this week.


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