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Old 06-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Hello fellow DIY'ers! I am going to build a string of leds and im somewhat of a noob when it comes to electrical work...

Im going to be using the lighting for agriculture, and I found these high power Cree LED's that look like they could do the trick

link: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1776

my question is how would I go about getting the whole thing set up? Someone posted a link in the review area that says this can handle 10 of them (link below)

link: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13557

Are those 2 parts all I need to get it running? I have an old power chord that i can cut up and connect to the 2nd part to give it the edison plug (will that work?)

Thanks guys, im sorry if this is hard to understand because I dont know much and I am having a hard time explaining it. I hope you understand what I meant.

Cheers!

-Harbringer

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The LED driver can only handle 1 or two LEDs, you would also need a step down transformer of a DC power supply. You can not connect the LED direct to 120 VAC.

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Thanks for the heads up hayewe farm!

What type of step down transformer of a DC power supply would I need? Also someone on the review area mentioned tat driver could handle a string of 10, they could be wrong though. What do I look for in a LED driver in terms of being able to handle more lights on the string?

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The LED array operates on 1.9 to 2.2 volts DC.
the driver requires 12 to 16 volt input AC or DC the wright up says it will handle current for 3 LEDS
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