Originally Posted by rabbit
My heat sinks finally came from Thailand. I didn't bother with the capacitors. The solder joints are pretty rough; I shouldn't have used stranded wire. Did solder the the regulator last and it was much the easiest to heat and get a fast flow. Anyway I've got lights
which I guess means I've got continuity thru the things. I did my three dual fixtures and I have three other flat panels in single fixtures without the regulator for a comparison of "bulb" life.
I have had no problem with the 3M double sticky stuck to the aluminum reflector in the Bargman duals or to painted back panel in other fixtures. I even have one in the range hood and it has stayed put while exhausting the heat air from three burners. I wish I knew why.
Way to go Jack. Your soldering skills won't get you a job on the iPhone assembly line, but it looks solid. You used a little heavier wire than I did, but I installed a second 1 amp fuse in my light
fixture to protect the small wire.
I gave up on the Chinese "3M" foam and used a thin aluminum sheet with edge flanges to trap the light
panel. The foam's only function is to insulate the electrical
contacts from the aluminum.
Let us know how these work out for you.