Modding a studio fresnel light with an LED!
I thought it might be fun and worth the time to see what would happen if I DIY-ed the crap out of one of these Chinese clones of the Arri 1k fresnel studio lights. I am attaching some measurements of the space we have to work with.
Pls help me figure out:
a. What is the best CPU heatsink with an ultra low profile? (95x95 should fit)
b. What is the maximum TDP it will handle QUIETLY
_ I am already planning on capping the max volts that can be fed to the LED to match the TDP we can handle.
_ The LED chip needs a lens and mount that eats up about 31mm in depth.
_ There is an additional 80mm of space behind the reflector, SOME
of which should
might be usable.
_ Silent operation is critical, so I am planning on using a low profile fan, adding a thin shroud to make it a little tiny bit quieter and running it at a low rpm.
What a fresnel light looks like:
What you can buy off-Ebay: