Well, I wanted to wait until I had all or at least a vast majority of my supplies in before making a post up, so here we go. I'm jumping into the LED
world. I had kicked around the idea of GU10 bulbs, then doing the 20-50 watt bulbs but in the end just decided to run with 3 watt ones. I did not go with CREE for the expense, I went with Bridgelux which from what I read still isn't a bad LED
. At this time I'm going with two pendents each with 36 3 watt bulbs at a ratio of 2 Blue to 1 White. For now, and it may only be for a very short time, I don't have the blue and the white separately dimmable for cost (it is around another 100-130 in order to get all the stuff I would want to dim the whites and blues separate). I do have Meanwell drivers (big ones!)
I have one pendent done and will start the second one tomorrow. It took my two days to get one done. Yes, my wiring sucks, but it works!
I ordered everything online from a Honk Kong company. I ordered on Monday and they tried to deliver it to my door on Wednesday! This was for all the LED
and the drivers. I ordered the heat sinks from RapidLED because I wanted them pre-drilled and with a splash guard. The heat sinks were on back order so it took 1.5 months to get (but I knew that ahead of time, they really do have good customer service).
When turned on these things will blind you. I know. It took 10 minutes for my eyes to clear up. Won't do that again! All the "on" photos are at the lowest power setting.