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Old 04-30-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Building an LED hood

Im building a LED hood for a 72 aquarium. My knowledge of LEDs was less than nothing but I did a quick crash course via the world wide web and I designed a hood using the following parts. If somebody with knowledge is willing Id like an opinion if Im heading the right direction.

I plan on fabricating the hood myself, attaching the LED strips, soldering the wire tails, wiring in the controller and Power Supply myself.

I plan on running three LED RGBW LED flex strips.
16ft 5M 5050 SMD RGBW RGB White 300 LED Flex Strip Light Waterproof DC12V DIY | eBay
I bought this remote and controller
2 4G Touch Panel Dimmer Remote Wireless RF Controller for LED RGBW Light Strip | eBay
And this 100 watt power supply
Mean Well s 100F 12 102W 12V 8 5A Enclosed Power Supply Dynasty Spa | eBay
And the following connectors to put it together
JST 2 5 SM 5 Pin Connector Male Female with Wire x 10 Sets | eBay

I wanted solder-less but five wire connectors are hard to find so Ill solder the tails on, add the male/female connectors so I have a disconnect.

Will I need a cooling fan, the bottom will be acrylic and the three LED strips will be attached on wood or metal about 2 above the acrylic.


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