LED life span

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  1. AmithS

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    @Preggy wanted to ask - so you have 4x led strips in your tank hood.

    Is it 2x strips white and 2x strips blue?
     
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  3. Edward Lewis

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    If I can add my limited knowledge to this topic. I work a lot with LED strips and PSUs, the biggest problem with the cheaper PSUs, is the voltage spikes, and the output amp rate fluctuations. I also run my LED strips under voltage slightly, to extend their lifespan, roughly 11.8vdc. Best solution I found, is the PSUs used on CCTV installations.

    Look at this on bidorbuy https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/331215538/psu_encl.html

    I've used this one in the past, works perfectly.

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    Fully agree with @Edward Lewis , under power is the way to go, less heat and a bit of a gap for spikes. Sometimes - mostly because the PSU can do more I even drop to 11 volts and then add another strip - give me more overall light for total current draw.

    Later Ferdie
     

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