Pictures of your DIY lights - Post your pics!!!

Discussion in 'LED and other Lighting' started by TimeToBurn, May 22, 2015.


    TimeToBurn Well-Known Member

    Lots of DIY lights/leds around here but finding pictures takes lots of digging. Here's a place to post your completed DIY project! Be proud, show us your lights and give others great ideas!! Post pics and stats (drivers, leds, etc). Lets see what you built!!!

    Positivity Well-Known Member

    Led minimalis v1


    JavaCo Well-Known Member

    24 vero 18's powered by 4 hgl-185h-c1050 meanwells. Six 2700k Twelve 3000k and 6 3000k

    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    Holy crap! That thing looks like some sort of futuristic robot mega-beam light

    majins Well-Known Member

    Bigger one is Cree 3070 with LPC-60-1400 driver (pushing 55-60W) and LM2596 for fan controller, Heat sink is a AMD FX CPU cooler which had laying around.
    Smaller one is Cree 3070 with LPC-60-1750 driver (was bad choice of driver since only puts out 34V so only pushing 25-30W), But atleast makes heat sink required very small so used a old chip set cooler.
    Same LM2596 used as fan controller turned down to minimum voltage of 3V.

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    Zheol Well-Known Member

    JavaCo that's looks awesome and like you stolen it from NASA haha

    pudgewack Well-Known Member

    Here is my first attempt at LEDs. Each lamp has 5 CXA3070 ABs powered by a Meanwell HLG-185H-C1050B. Built 2 of these for a 4x4 tent.

    caretak3r Well-Known Member

    I made two of these, each with 3 vero 18s, 3 arctic 11 heatsinks, a fan on either end of a section of vinyl fence post, with the driver hanging out at the exhaust end (for cooling). I'm running each bar @ 100W, and at this angle, it frees up all available grow height. Wiring is a mess for now, will clean things up soon.

    sanjuan Well-Known Member

    A picture of my plan:
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    wrecked my back fixing the house to work on this but oh well.
    Last edited: May 28, 2015

    churchhaze Well-Known Member


    The UFO Killer!
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    The baby killer!
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    The Overkill 730nm bar!
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    The Vero Killer!
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    churchhaze Well-Known Member

    The Pilot model!
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    Scotch089 Well-Known Member

    Eh church where did you find those nice little hangers?

    churchhaze Well-Known Member

    They're just heavy duty picture frame hangers you can find in the fasteners section of home depot. I'm pretty sure I got the idea from positivity.

    Edit: I think optic lighting got the idea from positivity too!
    Last edited: May 28, 2015

    HiloReign Well-Known Member


    Throwing it back to 1w Alibaba-express LEDs:hump:
    20 something watts of pure awesome warm/neutral/cool CCT light~

    ReeferDance Well-Known Member

    Here are a few of my Vero creations. :fire:

    A modified shelf unit with three 28", 3.5" profile heatsinks. Each bar has 4 Vero13 2.0's 4000k powered at 350mA. Each bar is ~44 watts.


    Has a few clones and a Golden Cayenne Pepper plant on the bottom, and a nice little strawberry bush on top.


    Two bars on the bottom, one on the top


    This is the light that I am using to veg most of my plants, also have a small strawberry plant shoved in there.

    Two 4.88" profile heatsinks I think they are 10" long. Ten 4000k Vero10 2.0's driven at 350mA and two 100w soft white ebay CoB driven at 1100mA.

    I think that puts this little 2x2x4.5 at about 150w.


    And last but not least the Vero Behemoth.

    One 3000k Vero29 1.2, four 4000k Vero18 1.2's, all driven at 1200mA. (~180w) All on a 12" 7.28" profile heatsink cooled by a 200mm fan.

    Four 3500k Vero29 2.0 driven at 1900mA (~280w). On a 24", 5.88" profile heatsink with a 140mm fan above each CoB.

    I think I have finally solved my heat issues with a few cleverly placed fans and a few passive intakes.


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    the dopest Well-Known Member

    HPIM0266.jpg Nice lights! I went with some old used cpu coolers and CXA3070s. I used mechanics wire to make the hangers and small chain to hang them. The chain loops over a hook in the ceiling and I connect them on another hook to adjust height.[​IMG]
    Last edited: May 29, 2015

    werm11 Well-Known Member

    does this thing create crop circles too!? holy shit. very unique light. i like it.

    uzerneims Well-Known Member

    Here i made my CXA3070AB's with 1.5A Chinese Drivers....
    I've two of these... Now just running one, will start seedlings soon..
    Running soo cool, that LED is the stealthest option you could have.

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    bigljd Active Member

    JavaCo - Bad ass light! Do those arms extend out? What's the purpose of the expandable vinyl tubing - does ventilation flow through them? Kinda looks like it could double as a hamster habitat - is the light hamster powered? 4 poor little hamsters running on wheels to power the cobs? Just kidding, it looks great.

    JavaCo Well-Known Member

    Thanks Guys , Nope not a robot nor did i steal it from NASA. Doesn't make crop circles just big crops.

    Yeah the tubes are for ventilation, The four fans in the top were supposed to draw enough air threw them but after all the wires and stuff got ran it restricted the flow so i added the fans on the end till i can switch to fans with a higher CFM rating. Has 60 CFM's in it now , got my eyes on some 107 CFM thinking that might do the trick. The two light heads in the case slide out a inch and a half . The outside light heads side out four and a half inches also you can point the outsides where ever you want. Extended out the light will cover a 5x5 @ a height of 13 to 15 inches above the canopy and in it covers a 4x4 @ 10 to 12 inches above the canopy. When the top piece is done the light will spin. Not sure how the 5x5 will go But i am hopeful. going to have to make my grow room bigger after this run to test it out. Disclaimer: No hamsters where harmed or used as slave labor during or after the making of this light.

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