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HorseoftheSea
08/31/2017, 06:33 PM
Has anyone here mapped out any of the Radion boards in EAGLE? I'm thinking about trying to do a DIY Radion XR15W Pro and if someone already has board files done it would save me much time.
I found these Chinese made Radion copy boards but they are not an exact copy and I don't think the TIR lenses from Ecotech will fit them but I guess I could fit individual lenses to each LED.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100MMX100MM-Led-Light-Aluminum-PCB-Board-21Leds-Spot-3535-Pad-For-DIY-Marine-Aquarium-XR30W-Pro/32736336603.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000014.8.4b24ae2blOfFCH&traffic_analysisId=recommend_3035_null_null_null&scm=1007.13338.80878.000000000000000&pvid=e5fbf7fe-55e7-4295-8b98-f0f45d4752c2&tpp=1

lingwendil
09/03/2017, 10:44 AM
I've seen a few that people have done, but they weren't willing to post up the files for fear of Ecotech "shutting them down" so to speak.

Does it have to be a radion clone board? If doing it yourself, why not cluster the emitters tighter together, and make it use LED industry standard lenses and/or reflectors? Might as well improve it if you are going through the effort. I for one would like to see a design incorporating Luxeon C or Z emitters, since they are leading the industry in efficiency and color choices...

Something like the stuff Theatrus is doing, but in a swappable format to "upgrade" common fixtures would be sweet-

https://blueacro.com/acrostar/

I have two custom boards from him over my 20 long, and they ROCK.

Back when the AI Sol nano first came out, I drew up a swappable replacement board using Luxeon Rebel emitters, with tighter spacing that would work with diffuser sheet, but never had any made due to too busy of a personal life.

Edit- here's a thread from another site, assuming the mods don't delete it-
https://www.nano-reef.com/forums/topic/342236-radion-gen2-clustersdiy/

Some more reading-
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2380454