Aquarium lighting is an important component of proper care of your fishes and vegetation. Today, increasingly popular led lighting. We will learn how to produce one embodiment of such an led lamp for underwater inhabitants.
How to make the light in the aquarium with your own hands?
The idea is taken from an original led lamps for aquarium Vitrea, which costs about 1500 Euro. We can create a led light in the aquarium with their hands and far less costly.
Will use white 3-W LEDs installed on the Board in the form of stars. Since the wiring diagram of our eighteen LEDs will be executed as a serial connection of six LEDs for power will use three current source 700 mA, 18W.
First, on a thick (12 mm) clear acrylic, cut to the desired size, drill the hole, making a grid with a distance of 12 cm between holes.
Polished the holes and set them in the lenses and holders.
Now we can install our LEDs and connect them with wires, which are for waterproofing is placed in a PVC tube.
Now install the radiators needed to cool the LEDs.
Develop and draw on paper a diagram of the brackets, then bring it to the wood blank. We cut them.
Our brackets consist of several parts, therefore glue them together and wait until the glue a little clutch. After that insert them in acrylic sheet and install in the aquarium. This must be done in order that the lamp and its stand did not lead during the complete drying of the glue. In addition, the whole structure firmly sit on their seats.
When the glue is completely dry, should be grinded and sand to our brackets to give a neat and aesthetic appearance.
It remains only to paint the brackets in any color using the paint from the spray. And our lamp ready to connect and work.