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Old 06/15/2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Solderless Kits? / new driver

Whats the word on the newer solderless kits? I was actually sitting down to order one but then seen they're going to be improved?

Also I see that you have a new 700mA driver, will these be available with the new kit?


I was thinking of using two of these new drivers, one with 10 xt-e royal blues and the other with 5 xp-g.. would these drivers work well for this?




My purposed setup is going over a 16 gallon AGA filled with mainly softies. From what I can tell this should be plenty light and the lower amperage also helps with heat/longevity (right?) Would this setup work?


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Old 06/15/2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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I think you would be able to handle SPS as well with that much light. I cannot comment on the new drivers though. I'm still looking for my own.


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Old 06/18/2012, 06:18 PM   #3
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That's plenty of light for a 16g tank, and yes we're going to re-do some smaller kits with the new drivers as well. Give us a couple of weeks as we're waiting for the solderless to come in, they're will be a lot less wiring involved with the newer stuff.


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Old 06/19/2012, 09:27 AM   #4
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waiting as well... Do you have any materials available on what the new stuff will be?


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Old 06/19/2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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We don't yet, but basically you'll be able to connect the LEDs to each other via a connector wire (no need for LED Terminals, LED Extension wires, terminal to terminal jumpers). It'll basically clean up the wiring a good amount.


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Old 06/21/2012, 10:56 AM   #6
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Any idea where the pricing is going to fall, relative to the current solderless?


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Old 06/22/2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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Should actually be a little cheaper, especially when factoring in all the accessories that are needed for the current solderless.


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Old 06/22/2012, 07:38 PM   #8
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Can't wait to see these new solderless kits. What stopped me from getting them before was the mess of wiring, so these should be interesting. Unfortunately, I just received my new soldering station for one of your standard kits . . .


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Old 06/23/2012, 07:11 AM   #9
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I'll reach out to you by fone. Looking to order asap if the new setup looks reasonable.


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Old 07/10/2012, 07:02 AM   #10
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Any news on when the ew solderless kits will be available?


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Old 07/10/2012, 07:53 PM   #11
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if you look at the individual led listings they have pics of the new solderless leds listed


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Old 07/11/2012, 05:35 PM   #12
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Just waiting on the wires to come in and we'll be ready to sell! We were told a week about two weeks ago so I'm hesitant to keep saying one week since I know it's been several already, I'll update with an exact ETA once I get one.


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Old 07/13/2012, 10:32 AM   #13
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The 6x20 drilled heatsinks aren't in either (or are out again)? I'm dying to give you some money but patience is running thin. Every time I look something that I need is 'unavailable'


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Old 07/16/2012, 12:12 PM   #14
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6" x 20" heatsinks are out until mid-August. Shoot us an email at [email protected], I'm sure we can work something out where we'll hold what you need so items don't go out of stock while you're waiting for the rest to come in.

Also, we got confirmation that the wires will come in this week so the solderless will be ready for sale before the end of the week.


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Old 07/16/2012, 10:12 PM   #15
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Tagging along to be updated on the new solderless kit.


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Old 07/20/2012, 09:32 AM   #16
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Solderless kits are up for purchase now, I'll see what I can do about posting a really quick (ie. poorly edited) video later today so you guys can see exactly what the kit is all about.

For those that can't wait, you basically get one wire and plug between two LEDs throughout the chain. At the end, simply cap the LED string with a LED plug on one end and use a Driver jumper at the beginning to connect to your driver. Super straight-forward, just make sure each connector is plugged in before powering up and make sure all the LEDs are facing the same direction. The wires come in 1.5", 3", 4.5" and 6" lengths so your build can be as clean as possible.


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Old 07/20/2012, 02:02 PM   #17
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For a 6 x 9 heatsink with 24 leds what length of wire would you recommend if i wanted to alternate white blue white blue


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Old 07/20/2012, 03:17 PM   #18
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Probably the 3" if you're going with every other LED.


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Old 07/20/2012, 04:13 PM   #19
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Old 07/20/2012, 06:48 PM   #20
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Were you able to place the video somewhere to be viewed yet? Also ealier in the posts you said pricing may be a little cheaper with the new kits, is this still so?


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Old 07/21/2012, 11:28 PM   #21
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The 6" x 20" heatsinks that are predrilled for 36 leds, are they three rows of 12 or how are they set-up?


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Old 07/23/2012, 10:49 AM   #22
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Fresh off the cutting room floor!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7fwVP61kiM

The 6" x 20" heatsinks we drill/tap are 4 rows of 9.


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Old 07/24/2012, 12:34 PM   #23
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Big thumbs up on the new solderless kits, looks like a big improvement on the previous kit. Do you plan on adding the XTE or XML white leds to the range ?


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Old 08/11/2012, 11:04 AM   #24
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here is a problem i reached building the solderless kits, first off i need to build a 6 foot tank in 72, now if i was to go blue blue white , or even blue white , even the 6in connectors that you get with the kits dont reach the other color when building the light, so now after wanting to avoid having to solder im at the store buying more wire so i can strip the connectors and solder wire to make the solderless connectors reach, sounds like a problem when you buy something that soilderless and you have to solder anyways, now however if your not doing a 6 foot tank i still think the reach from every other color is still longer then 6 in , i would like to see much longer connectors the what you get with the kits , seems like after spending the money better off just soldering the whold thing from the start.


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Old 08/13/2012, 03:33 PM   #25
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Big thumbs up on the new solderless kits, looks like a big improvement on the previous kit. Do you plan on adding the XTE or XML white leds to the range ?
We do have the XT-E's already here: http://www.rapidled.com/solderless-c...oyal-blue-led/

No plans at the moment for the XM-L's however.


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