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Old February 23rd 06, 02:08 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Couple of quick questions , OK?

AM interested in doing a tank lighting project that uses only Luxeons.
I know they produce a fair quanity of heat etc, but there is some
terminology I do not quite understand.

What is a PUCK?
What is a SLUG?
What is a DRIVER?

Best I can figure out a Puck is a device that regulates the input
power?

Best I can figure out a Slug is a heat sink or a thin piece of
between luxeon back portion and the circuit board or heat sink??

Best I can figure out a driver owld be the power supply or a PUCK
perhaps??

I want to use a Luxeon 1 or 3 watt for fuge lighting on my PICO tanks,
and I want to make a PICO illuminated with nothing but Luxeons for
daylight lighting, and then use LEDS for Lunar, and possibly add in
some Red/Yellows for a sunrise/sunset effect.....and of coarse some UV
for color enhancement of florescent critters as well.....Its the
Luxeon terminolory thats confusing me.
I use anodized aluminum bleacher foot board and seat material to make
strip lighting with. Its an aluminum extrusion that is almost
identical to Coralifes extruded aluminum they use in their hoods /
lights, and can be had in 4" through 12" widths. I am thinking it
would be a good base surface and help act as a huge heat sink
especially if fans was added for additional cooling. I also have some
huge aluminum heatsinks I obtained from various piece of equipment,
which I used to just melt down in my home foundry and make into
something else, but I could also add a heat sink on top of the
aluminum housing, and enclose it all in an acrylic hood to make a
clean looking hood / light asembly, and then add in the fans and it
should run pretty darn cool if I am thinking this project out
correctly.

Right now I am playing around wirth a DC motor power supply /
controller on my bandsaw that left out all its magic smoke, to see if
I can figure out what it may take to fix it if withiin my means or
just bite the bullet and buy a new one. I just finished checking all
resistors, and they are all fine, now I have all the oter components
to check out, once I read and reread the data on those items and what
to look for. I found a website that has a lot of good trouble
shooting proceedures for various components etc on it so its worth
learning from. Heck its toast anyhow, so I certainly can;t hurt it any
more than it already is, and if I can fix or maybe fix it for a few
bucks worth of parts its a big savings of a few hundred bucks to buy a
new one. So its worth playing with.




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Old February 23rd 06, 03:09 PM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Default Pszemol

"~Roy~" wrote in message ...
Couple of quick questions , OK?

AM interested in doing a tank lighting project that uses only Luxeons.
I know they produce a fair quanity of heat etc, but there is some
terminology I do not quite understand.

What is a PUCK?
What is a SLUG?
What is a DRIVER?

Best I can figure out a Puck is a device that regulates the input
power?


http://www.leddynamics.com/LuxDrive/...-PowerPuck.pdf
Yes, and it is in a form of a hockey puck - thats all the magic.
The goal is to make it simple for the custommer to make custom
configurations of the light sources.

Best I can figure out a Slug is a heat sink or a thin piece of
between luxeon back portion and the circuit board or heat sink??


Looks like you are correct: http://www.luxeon.com/pdfs/AB10.PDF
http://theledlight.com/pdf/Luxeon/DS34.PDF

Best I can figure out a driver owld be the power supply or a PUCK
perhaps??


I would guess, the driver is a generic term describing power source
for the light elemement. This power source can be in the puck or
any other form...

I want to use a Luxeon 1 or 3 watt for fuge lighting on my PICO tanks,
and I want to make a PICO illuminated with nothing but Luxeons for
daylight lighting, and then use LEDS for Lunar, and possibly add in
some Red/Yellows for a sunrise/sunset effect.....and of coarse some UV
for color enhancement of florescent critters as well.....Its the
Luxeon terminolory thats confusing me.


Before making investment in parts, I would check the light spectrum
these light sources produce. Is it similar to what fluorescent bulbs
give ? Or more similar to single wavelenght light LED produce...
Our marine animals are more sensitive to the quality of the light
spectrum than the human eye.
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Old February 24th 06, 12:43 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Default Pszemol

Roy

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on this this. Just tell I sent you :-) I'm sure Phil can help you with any questions

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"~Roy~" wrote in message
...
: Couple of quick questions , OK?
:
: AM interested in doing a tank lighting project that uses only Luxeons.
: I know they produce a fair quanity of heat etc, but there is some
: terminology I do not quite understand.
:
: What is a PUCK?
: What is a SLUG?
: What is a DRIVER?
:
: Best I can figure out a Puck is a device that regulates the input
: power?
:
: Best I can figure out a Slug is a heat sink or a thin piece of
: between luxeon back portion and the circuit board or heat sink??
:
: Best I can figure out a driver owld be the power supply or a PUCK
: perhaps??
:
: I want to use a Luxeon 1 or 3 watt for fuge lighting on my PICO tanks,
: and I want to make a PICO illuminated with nothing but Luxeons for
: daylight lighting, and then use LEDS for Lunar, and possibly add in
: some Red/Yellows for a sunrise/sunset effect.....and of coarse some UV
: for color enhancement of florescent critters as well.....Its the
: Luxeon terminolory thats confusing me.
: I use anodized aluminum bleacher foot board and seat material to make
: strip lighting with. Its an aluminum extrusion that is almost
: identical to Coralifes extruded aluminum they use in their hoods /
: lights, and can be had in 4" through 12" widths. I am thinking it
: would be a good base surface and help act as a huge heat sink
: especially if fans was added for additional cooling. I also have some
: huge aluminum heatsinks I obtained from various piece of equipment,
: which I used to just melt down in my home foundry and make into
: something else, but I could also add a heat sink on top of the
: aluminum housing, and enclose it all in an acrylic hood to make a
: clean looking hood / light asembly, and then add in the fans and it
: should run pretty darn cool if I am thinking this project out
: correctly.
:
: Right now I am playing around wirth a DC motor power supply /
: controller on my bandsaw that left out all its magic smoke, to see if
: I can figure out what it may take to fix it if withiin my means or
: just bite the bullet and buy a new one. I just finished checking all
: resistors, and they are all fine, now I have all the oter components
: to check out, once I read and reread the data on those items and what
: to look for. I found a website that has a lot of good trouble
: shooting proceedures for various components etc on it so its worth
: learning from. Heck its toast anyhow, so I certainly can;t hurt it any
: more than it already is, and if I can fix or maybe fix it for a few
: bucks worth of parts its a big savings of a few hundred bucks to buy a
: new one. So its worth playing with.
:
:
:
:
: --
: \\\|///
: ( @ @ )
: -----------oOOo(_)oOOo---------------
:
:
: oooO
: ---------( )----Oooo----------------
: \ ( ( )
: \_) ) /
: (_/
: The original frugal ponder ! Koi-ahoi mates....


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I,am also interested in doing such project. this thread is very helpful for me.. Thank you very much
 




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