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Re: [APD] LED Lighting
It all depends on how much night lite you want. Check out
Chuck Gadd's web site for an LED nightlight:
--- Matt Staroscik <matt at wrongcrowd_com> wrote:
> I'm only growing weeds currently but I built a simple LED
> "moonlight" for
> the fish. Well, for ME, so I can dimly see the fish after
> their light goes
> It looks pretty bright in this picture, but it really
> isn't. It does turn
> the tank from a pitch-black eyesore into something a
> little more
> interesting when the light is out, which I like.
> I am using 5 super bright LEDs, a Radio Shack wall wart,
> and a series
> resistor. The LED leads have been covered in heat shrink
> tubing, but it is
> far from waterproof. I need to remove the lights and find
> a better way to
> seal them up before the water takes its toll.
> As you can see, the LEDs have a very tight beam. I did
> try an improvised
> diffuser but it cut the total apparent brightness down
> too much.
> I think that a cold cathode lamp, the kind people put in
> their computer
> case, would actually be better for this application. They
> are cheap and
> they put out more even light; both would be nice here.
> But I had the LEDs
> so that's what I used.
> matt at wrongcrowd_com
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