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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:43 am 
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chookmadhubby wrote:
Hey Guys,
One of the avionics technicians at work put me onto super bright LED modules.
As they were very bright I tried one out on an egg in full light and I was impressed.
So I built a purpose made candler
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It is quite simple to build, you need a project box, led module, a focusing lens for the module, a constant current LED driver module, a push switch, some 25mm conduit, wire and a battery.

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with the lights on and no flash, the egg is an un-incubated one.

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and the lights off


Now the parts are reasonably expensive and it would cost about 40 dollars to build one, but it works great and it doesnt produce the same heat as a normal light bulb of the same brightness.


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Trev


I like you candling very much: Where to get all the parts you used to build it? Pls specify items.

However your incubator wont work as the reptile thermostat max temp is 35C. You will need at least 37.5C. (101F). Is your thermostat max 39C & minimum 37c? I usually set mine at 38.4C to 39C. Can you tell where to get the 37-39C: cheap one such as your reptile one which about $40.00. I have 1 now which costs me about $130.00 (from Ebay). It can be set to any temp with an alarm on to warn you the set temp is off range (-/+). I want to build 2 or 3 more to give to friend. That is why I need a cheap one. Thanks you for your attention.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:48 pm 
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Hello KLT3912

The parts list is on page 3 in the post with the step by step instructions
but here it is again

Parts required to make it.

from Rs components (http://www.rsaustralia.com.au)
517-933 led 17.10
472-222 driver module 24.50
281-6942 box 5.92
489-021 battery clip 0.48 ( min qty 5)
prices are ex GST

From Jaycar (http://www.jaycar.com.au)
SP0702 switch 3.95
HP1292 Lens 5.95


Regarding the thermostat
I no longer use the reptile enclosure one as I found it to be unsuitable for incubators

I have seen people post on BYP about a digital one they have found on ebay for around $60.00 australian, some thing like this one i think. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/THERMOSTAT-for-R ... 286.c0.m14

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:53 pm 
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chookmadhubby has listed the parts needed

revised shopping list

Part no. Description. Price.
HP1296 LENS 10degree 7.95
ZD0444 LED 37.95
AA0594 LED DRIVER MODULE 24.95
HB6122 PROJECT BOX 8.95
PH9233 9V BATTERY CLIP 0.45
SP0710 SWITCH MOMENTARY 0.82


MP3278 240v plug pack 33.95


He also said
Most of the parts are available from Jaycar

Hope that helps!

NellyG

Haha too late, but I said much the same! :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Chookmadhubby,

Well done. It looks good and works fantastically. May be you should set up an onlineshop to sell these. I am sure people would glad pay for one of these.


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