I have the parts to build, but I am new to this section of electronics. Does the heatsink require a power supply? And how do you wire ally he battery cases together correctly? Thanks.
Do not water to heat sink there is no need to or connections you're wearing a series circuit and negative to positive to switch to LED back to battery
<p>love it!</p>
<p>I build a 100 W LED too. Maybe some hints for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh3FTfb5i74</p>
<p>I plan on making one <br> like yours, but I might leave it on for long periods of time.</p><p> I have a few questions:</p><ul><li>How <br> many amps is it drawing when it is directly connected to the 8 <br>batteries? (I am not too sure but LEDs can draw more amps than the rated <br> max amps for the flashlight if not regulated.</ul><ul><li>How <br>hot (hot to the touch/warm/etc) does the heatsink get when it is running <br> for about 3 minutes. (Is your fan running at full power too?) I am <br>deciding if I should get a 50W or a 100W depending on the heat <br>dissapated.</ul><ul><li>About how long does the batteries last before it gets dim?</ul><p>I am really excited to build one myself because of yours. I hope you can answer some of my questions. </p>
<p>None of the dealextreme links appear to be working.</p>
Fixed links
<p>A brighter 10,000 lumen and its cheaper <a href="http://dx.com/p/diy-100w-10000lm-6500k-white-light-9-led-module-silver-dc-32-34v-156290#.UuWEqGfnaUk" rel="nofollow">http://dx.com/p/diy-100w-10000lm-6500k-white-light-9-led-module-silver-dc-32-34v-156290#.UuWEqGfnaUk</a>~r.87047508</p>
<p>for the 8000 lm:</p><p><a href="http://dx.com/p/prime-100w-8000lm-led-emitter-metal-plate-pure-white-42806#.UuRIB7Qo6M8" rel="nofollow">http://dx.com/p/prime-100w-8000lm-led-emitter-meta...</a></p>
<p>And Some instructions with some pictures would be awesome as well.</p>

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