I have an aquarium, which I want to illuminate with led strips. Since its 100x50 cm, I want to put 4 led strips on top, which should be controlled separately and be dimmable.
The led strips are by a local provider (VTac High Lumen SMD2835) 18W/m, 1.5A/m
I also bought a 100W power supply @ 12V
My arduino is an Arduino Mega 2560
What is the easiest and most cost effective way to control 4 such Led strips of 1 meter each ?
I know how to do it with an N channel MOSFET but get confused with picking the right ones for the task (I guess I'll need 4 of them). Can anyone give me an exact model that would be appropriate ?
I also know I might need resistors but don't know their values - any tips on that ?
Is there a circuit somewhere I can look at with more than one led strip (most I find are for RGBs and single strips)?
I might add 3 more strips in the future, so is a MOSFET even the best solution ?
Thanks in advance