Design Upgrades for Large Diodes
It's taken awhile to finally get this announcement out. It's good news and bad news.
I've been doing a lot of tinkering, as always. The bad news is that I should have had these new design tweaks and features right from day one.
The good news is that the large diodes (10w, 20w, 30w and 50w) are now mounted on a "plug and play" heatsink/fan unit, which makes the entire system removable should any issues arise. It will literally take 10 seconds to replace a failing large diode, or even to go from a 20w unit to a 50w.
This is the 16x12 panel with a 20w large diode which is intended for tanks that are 36" tall. It works perfectly for 36x18x36 exoterras, or over the top of a 40g breeder vert conversion.
The diode and heatsink up close.
I'm also working on making the cooling fans "plug and play" replaceable as well. That design should be completed in the next week or two.
Since I feel guilty for not having this design ready from the very first day (and if you already purchased one of these style lights from me), if there are issues with your large diode(s) we will find a way to make it "plug and play" so your investment is protected from normal wear and tear.
Once out of warranty (1 yr) these units will be very affordable and easy to order via my store.
I've been working with these diodes and this design for awhile over my own vivariums and have not had any failures, which is why I did not feel the need to make them "plug and play", but there have been some issues with ones I've sold. Not many failures, but even a small number of problems for a one man business is too many. Hence the need for the design updates.
Thanks to everyone who has trusted me with their hard earned money and the care of their tropical plants.