All the parts laid out
Cree Emitters mounted to Stars
Cree Star with solder applied to the pads. It is important to apply the solder to the pad before mounting the LED to a heatsink.
Aluminium stock that the LEDs will mount to.
The strips are 1"W x 1/8"D x 144"L
Aluminium stock mounted to pine strips.
The Stock was attached with self tapping 1" screws.
LEDs and Thermal epoxy
Layout of the different color LEDs
The aluminum is cleaned with steel wool,
rubbing alcohol and toilet paper
With surfaces clean the LED can be epoxied to the aluminum stock
Wiring the LEDs together using 20g wire.
Epoxied 2100ma Buckpuck transformer
Testing the first strip of lights