High power LED brand recommendations?
I have an idea for an Arduino-controlled LED floor lamp and am interested in subjective information about the different brands of high power LEDs--pros and cons, the color and quality of the light, availability of heatsinks, mounting brackets, drivers, durability, price and so on. Sparkfun sells Luxeon so it's tempting to just go with that, but I don't want to just go with that and find out something else was better. I don't have a definite design yet just in the daydream stages, I want to be able to dim and brighten, turn individual LEDs on and off, be able to adjust the quality of light from warm to cool, I'm thinking white as a basis plus some RGB LEDs or other color leds to tweak the color, but the white light will do the heavy lifting, probably with some opaque white plastic or glass to mix and diffuse the light from all of the LEDs. I found a few articles, but they're a few years old, or not exactly relevant (e.g. comparison of flashlights using these LEDs). www.lighthound.com/Fenix-Cree-Luxeon-Rebel-LED-Flashlight-Comparison-Chart_ep_53-1.html www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?221524-cree-vs-luxeon ledflashlights.blogspot.com/2011/06/cree-versus-luxeon.html ledsreview.com/articles/209/