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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Testing a $1000 LED
« on: September 06, 2020, 2116 UTC »
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Re: Testing a $1000 LED
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 1819 UTC »
Fascinating, but the infrastructure involved to both power and cooling such an intense LED makes this pretty much impractical. The water cooled mounting plate system can be done with RF Plasma Generator water cooled heatsinks. The one I've seen for 13MHz, 6kW, modual should be enough. Lambda, I believe, makes an adjustable DC industrial power supply that can deliver enough power with ease. However, you are talking multi-thousands of dollars of gear just to do that.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2020, 0529 UTC by ThaDood »
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