I picked up a bunch of LED christmas lights on clearence this winter. I have been intending on using them for making a LED grow lights for my plants.
Well, I have been on an aquarium kick lately, so I decided to make a 4 foot LED aquarium light.
I ended up using 7 strands of LED lights, for 175 LED bulbs.
I started with a scrap piece of plywood.
Drilled 175 holes in it. I thought I was going to be able to put more bulbs in then I did.
And started sticking the bulbs through the holes.
You can see the light bar starting to come together. I took a photo as I added each light strand so I could see how bright it would get.
I zip tied the wires to the board to hold the hole mess together. It looks terrible, but it is what it is. I can always take it apart when I want to try something different.
The lights kinda go all willey nilley, but that’s ok I guess.