by newhavenhydro
Tags: build, light
 P: 2 Hi, I am new to this site, but it seem like there are some very intelligent people posting on this forum and I was hoping someone could help me out. I am trying to build a LED light. I would like to string 10 of these lights together and plug them into the wall. 5 watt 430nm (hyper violet) 6-7 max forward voltage 700mA 1000-1200 mW radiant power (not sure if that matters) http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...447691205.html I am confused on what parts i need and the logic/science behind how the volts amps and watts work. i am really here to learn i hope someone can help.
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 Quote by newhavenhydro Hi, I am new to this site, but it seem like there are some very intelligent people posting on this forum and I was hoping someone could help me out. I am trying to build a LED light. I would like to string 10 of these lights together and plug them into the wall. 5 watt 430nm (hyper violet) 6-7 max forward voltage 700mA 1000-1200 mW radiant power (not sure if that matters) http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...447691205.html I am confused on what parts i need and the logic/science behind how the volts amps and watts work. i am really here to learn i hope someone can help.
Welcome to the PF.

Your question is quite broad, so it is difficult for us to give a simple answer. If you don't yet know basic V=IR type electronics, it will be a big task for us to coach you through this. What background do you have in electronics so far?

From your link: "Voltage: 6.0-7.0V Current: 700mA" -- What are you planning to use for your power source?

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 P: 2 I think i am going to use either a 72 volt 700mA 50 watt driver...if i can find one. or 2 36 volt 700mA 25 watt drivers... and though my prior knowledge is pretty lacking i have been studying up a lot... i understand that volts = amps * resistanse... in my readings i believe i will string negative end of the first star to the driver and the positive end of that same star to the negative end of the next star and so on until the tenth light where the wire from the positive goes back to the driver. then the driver gets spliced directly to a three prong AC adapter.... how does that sound...
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