First off, thanks to everyone posting on here. Learned alot with the guides and other info you people have thrown up here. I am looking for the best bang/buck for a small 3x3 or 4x4 setup and was looking for some feedback. I was wondering how cheap/efficient I could make a board with individual Surface Mount LED's, as I saw quite a few Al based PCB's for sale cheap but then I came across the Bridgelux EB Series: http://www.bridgelux.com/products/eb-series#features http://www.bridgelux.com/sites/default/files/resource_media/DS130 EB Series Datasheet Rev A_0.pdf They come in ~1" wide strips in 10", 20" or 40". According to datasheet, designed to be used without a heatsink, but I could probably mount them to a thin sheet of aluminum for easy mounting hanging. They also already have power connections attached.