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How big of a heatsink am I going to need for this thing. I'm hoping someone who has experience with this product would be able to answer this question. I'm not buying it until I know it could fit into my biocube without excessive heat and if the heatsink dimensions would be feasible to cram in there.

Thanks in advance to any who can assist!
 

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I'm looking at a 10w, pushing 1000 lumens as opposed to the 100 lumen 3w's.

I was really interested in getting that 50w, but I can't be bothered to try to dissipate that kind of heat exchange in a biocube, I'd melt'er down to the ground I'm thinking.

I've got 1w's, they're definitely not enough for aquarium use, the 3w's are nice, but the 5w's are probably where it's at if you ask me. I've got one 5w in my cree flashlight, I'd buy your fish white canes if you bought those blinders.
 

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oh, and buy one cree and compare it to a ebay special asian no-name. I can see the difference between a 3w noname and a 5w cree, but I don't believe side by side 3w's you'd be able to tell the difference, and they're about 2 to 4 dollars cheaper each LED.
 

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I saw that one, it looked great, that's what inspired me to go a DIY led route.

I've ordered a 10w to see how well it can be cooled, and how bright it will shine. I might purchase 2 more if it yields good results.

If not, into the project box it goes, which has now turned into a cabinet in itself.
 
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