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  • GoonyLex commented on made2hack's instructable DIY Aquarium LED Light3 weeks ago
    DIY Aquarium LED Light

    I been told many times that LED lights dont have enough of this or that, and that they have not been proven to be able to grow this or that. The fact is LED light can be used to grow just about anything these days. For aquarium I used plain high powered white leds to do aquascaping with fantastic results. I was able to get a full thick carpet of dwarf baby tears in a fairly short amount of time. I used full spectrum LED's to grow cacti that are as big as my friends who uses T8's. Its a matter of getting the right LEDs for the job. Dont expect LED strips and low powered leds to be able to grow plants. If you are using white LED's for looks or cheap price you will need more power than if using red/blue or full spectrum. You want to use 2x to 4x power(watt) per gallon depending on plant to...see more »I been told many times that LED lights dont have enough of this or that, and that they have not been proven to be able to grow this or that. The fact is LED light can be used to grow just about anything these days. For aquarium I used plain high powered white leds to do aquascaping with fantastic results. I was able to get a full thick carpet of dwarf baby tears in a fairly short amount of time. I used full spectrum LED's to grow cacti that are as big as my friends who uses T8's. Its a matter of getting the right LEDs for the job. Dont expect LED strips and low powered leds to be able to grow plants. If you are using white LED's for looks or cheap price you will need more power than if using red/blue or full spectrum. You want to use 2x to 4x power(watt) per gallon depending on plant to get sufficient plant growth.

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  • GoonyLex commented on GoonyLex's instructable 108W LED Grow Light Panel8 months ago
    108W LED Grow Light Panel

    I'am not sure why a bunch of you are getting flashing LED's. I have so far build a bunch of these panels (most are retired now) and none had flashing led issues. I have not revisited this in a while but off the top of my head to me it seems you guys might have a component mismatch. The drivers are constant current so they are more stable than a simple linear supply. Because they are constant current they do need to have specifically 9-12 leds that are 3W. Here is what might be happening:1. You are not meeting the correct Voltage and Current draw requirement.2.This will cause drivers protection circuit to activate.3.The driver will turn off4.Moments later the driver will restart and try to power the LED's again.5.RepeatCheck your components

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