Thank You BitMinter!! I Really Appreciate You Pointing These Out!
Those who missed it, BitMinter did a great job creating a tutorial on how to wire up and heat sink these lights. His DIY Tutorial: How to Build a 50w Full Spectrum LED Grow Light for Under $5 post inspired me to pick some of these up.
I strongly recommend anyone with DIY skills to pick some up. They're soooo inexpensive! Here's what showed up in the mail yesterday. :)
These are Amazing!! :D
Built In Drivers!
That's right, these LEDs do not require purchasing a driver to wire them up. They need a hot and cold lead soldered to them, and they come in 110v and 220v versions.
They Can be Cooled with a CPU Cooler
LEDs run hot at the base, and the aluminum base needs to be glued to a heatsink using thermal adhesive. A basic CPU cooler like this one provides plenty of cooling. I ordered 2 tubes of the adhesive and one of the CPU coolers yesterday. I'll put up a post when they arrive. :D
Multiple Watts, Multiple Spectrums
I have some playing to do and more research. Some of these are for herbs and other food plants in the house, but the rest are for cannabis. :D