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    100w LED

    Has anybody used a 100w led chip or 3w led chips instead of fluorescent tubes before? I ordered some on ebay fo my terrarium and am waiting for them to arrive.

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    I haven't but you may want to try a search...somebody on here recently got some and spoke highly of them.

    edit: keep me posted on how your plants do with them pls.

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    Can't find them.
    But the led is here! All I have to do now is wire it up.

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    Cool. I've been waiting for leds to advance to the point where they can be used to grow plants without too much fuss. 'Sounds like their efficiency may be higher than T5's.
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    An interesting thread ^ but I'm not too interested in the odd-colored, myriad of led-type of panels out there. Too cumbersome and esthetically-disadvantaged for me. I am interested in the new generation of high-output single leds.

    asid61 - You are making your own power source and fixture then? Is this hard to do? I noticed the units that came complete with those were quite expensive, though the led chip seems affordable.
    - Mark

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    Ugh. I hate red lights. I like the white.

    Making my own fixture is easy. There is 3 parts: driver, led, and heatsink. Wire the led to the driver and attach to heatsink with thermal adhesive. Wire driver to outlet. The driver has an AC 85-250v input, so you basically just plug-n-play.
    But the driver has no cover! My dad is afraid it will zap me if I touch it when it is on (true), so I have to go to an electronics store and look for a project box or something.
    Please wait, we are experiencing technical difficulties...

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