Cheap & silent LED moving heads

SHEHDS 19x15W RGBWA moving head.

Specs

  • 19x 15W RGBW LEDs
  • 16/24 DMX channels (the difference is the same color for all LEDs or divided into three groups)
  • Zoom: 8–55°
  • Size: 23x19.6x20.1cm
  • Weight: 7.7kg
  • Power consumption: 285W

Review

Two moving heads in our studio.
Two SHEHDS 19x15W RGBA moving heads in our video studio.
92mm 24V fan in the head of the moving head.
60mm 24V fan in the base of the moving head.

Cooling analysis

Replacing the fans

LM2596S DC-DC voltage reducer (step down converter) from Amazon.
New voltage reducer in the head of the fixture.
Noctua A6x25 fan in the base. Only the lower two screws are used to secure the fan.
Noctua A6x25 fan in the base. Note that it is too wide to fit. On top of the base is a metal bracket that prevents the fan from being installed correctly. Only the lower two screws are used to secure the fan.
Noctua A9 fan in the head of the fixture.
Circuit board in the head of the fixture. The fan connector is in the top left.
Circuit board in the base of the fixture. The fan connector is in the bottom right.

Stock fans vs Noctua fans

Cost

  • Moving head: €150,00
  • Noctua NF-A6x25 fan: €14,90
  • Noctua NF-A9 fan: €17,90
  • 2x LM2596S voltage reducer: 2x €2,17 = €4,34

Conclusion

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Master Computer Science and video producer based in Hasselt, Belgium.

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Tim Vervoort

Tim Vervoort

Master Computer Science and video producer based in Hasselt, Belgium.

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