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LED Luminaire

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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby Jack Middleton » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:13 pm

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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby malakye » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:54 pm

I didnt think those LEDs would be so bright, looks good.
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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby Anita » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:23 pm

Looks good, I like the light, nice and clean looking.
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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby superdart » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:48 am

Looks good to me for just 6 LED's.
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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby Big Den » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:04 am

A very natural light and good coverage, what's the life of these bulbs Jack?
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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby Mick » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:25 am

And roughly how much did this project amount to?
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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby Jack Middleton » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:01 am

They have a lifespan of 25000 hours when operating at full voltage and current, I'm running them slightly under power so I'll get a little more life out of them, but there are no significant output drops in light until just before the very end of their life.

In total the unit has cost £25 to build, £25 for LED's, heatsinks, driver, power supply unit and thermal tape, the wood, solder and fixings etc I had already, I just need to fetch a little more wood to box it in and then reduce the glare from the LED's, I'll probably add some collimaters to them, which are a bit like reflectors.
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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby Mick » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:13 pm

Good price for the project, be good to see it in situ
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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby malakye » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:13 am

Jack did you ever finish this off?
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Re: LED Luminaire

Postby Jack Middleton » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:08 pm

Never finished, but now I'm planning version 2.
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