Just ordered all the parts I will need to create my LED light project. This project will cover a area 6 x 8 if it is desired and will cost $760 in parts and run off a total of about 80watts. Based on my math this will pay for itself in a few years time based on energy savings alone over using HID lights.
There is a lengthy post in the Indoor lighting group with the reason behind why I chose this design over others. This is NOT made to be the only source of light but work in conjunction with HID lights which are cycled on for up to 1 hour every 3 hours.
Since my project is 100% indoors and there is no great source of light in the location I am using this seems to be the best option. I have had a lot of experience wiring high voltage laboratory equipment with many more components and complexities than what I will be presented with in this project so I have confidence I will be able to see it through.
I plan using a heat gun or a well controlled oven to construct the "light bars" in such a way they are molded to fit the application, more on this later when I work out the details.
Here is the parts list with total cost analysis https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AmBBwWjoCrwXdGEzLTMxbF9PZ2...
Basic Circuit construction, the LED array on this is NOT up to date as I am not going the route of making my own PCB's
http://img862.imageshack.us/f/completeunit.gif/ for a clearer image as it is BIG :)
This is ONE array of 5 in each light strip, there will be 8 light strips total with two power supplies for a group of 4 respectively.
This is to scale drawing of the new array layout using the 213 pin boards in the price list. The dark colored items are the resistor locations for each "string" in the LED array.
Wire guide with each array indicated, the red dots are the + side of the LEDs. This design was chosen based on the new constraints of the 213 pin PCB and a desire to get the colors as close to the original array above.
Color guide below, currently uses same LED's in the arrays indicated on the circuit diagram just rearranged. I will most likely design this a couple of times before I am happy with it but this is where I am at currently. Colors used come off the diagrams above.