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Discussion in 'LEDs and Optoelectronics' started by Xenosis, May 1, 2017.

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  1. Xenosis

    Xenosis

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    Hello

    I'm planning on building a grow/display box for a bonsai tree, but I need some advice on how to power it all..

    I already got this led strip, I would like to use:

    3014 SMD 600 leds 5M
    Lumens Flux: 1200-1440
    Color Tempature: Cool White 6000k-6500k
    Power: 60W/5M
    Supplied with: DC 12V 6A adaptor

    But I also need to find some leds for the top/ceiling on the box. So I found this light, that I think would fit nicely in the box:
    18W 5050SMD LED Day White Magnetic Panel Ceiling Lamp 220-240V AC
    Led_light.png

    This is all the light I need (I hope)

    The problem is I only want one power cable connected to the box and power the Led strip and the Ceiling Lamp , also the option to expand as I describe below:

    In my search online for inspiration I've seen people use RPI and arduino to make stuff like soil humidity sensors etc.. I think it could be fun playing around with at a later time.. So I would love to have the ability to expand the setup with a RPI and arduino still powered from the main power cable..

    I guess the DC 12V 6A adaptor supplied with the led strip wont work..


    So what are my power options?
     
  2. Audioguru

    Audioguru

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    The ceiling lamp is powered from 220-240VAC but isn't the DC 12V 6A adaptor also powered from 220-240VAC? Then connect both of them to the same AC power cable.
     
  3. Xenosis

    Xenosis

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    May 1, 2017
    Yes that sounds like a valid option, but how do I expand the setup with a RPI later?

    I've seen people use PC power supply to power led strips, rpi etc.. So I'm looking into this option..

    I have just removed the PSU from a Lenovo Thinkcenter M55

    psu.png

    Will this be enough to power my led strip, led celing PCB and later some raspberry and arduino fun?
     
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