Help making an LED lamp Answered
Alright, I want to make an LED grow light for my plants because the window I want to put them in doesn't get enough sun.
I need quite a bit of light for this application and it will have to be on for a significant part of every day so LED is a must.
I've been looking at the prices and it seems like the most economical option is to buy some LEDs off ebay, buy a driver... maybe some resistors... then mock up some kind of heat sink to connect them to.
I was considering about 10-20 ten watt on chip LEDs. This light is going to be in a room I'm in a lot so I don't want to go with any funky colors. I'd like to just use daylight spectrum LEDs. Something around 6500k.
Anyway, I'm thinking it makes the most sense to get one big driver to run all the LEDs rather than one driver for each. That just seems cheaper and frankly more interesting.
But I need help understanding how to wire the whole thing together and understanding whether I need resistors etc.
So I'm looking for some general help figuring out what to buy and then how to wire it all together.