What's the easiest way to mount a bunch of surface mount LEDs into an array or spotlight?
There are a bunch of very interesting new papers on red light therapy for a variety of conditions. I want to experiment with it. The most beneficial spectrum is around 650nm. I can't seem to find any bulbs that come ready made with the ~650nm LEDs in them. If you know otherwise, please speak up.
So I figure I can get thirty or so of these Phillips "deep red" LEDs, mount them parallel, and connect to a suitable power supply:
I'd like to avoid having to solder them on to stripboard or something like that. Partly because I've never worked with SMD and haven't soldered in many years. Can anyone think of an easy way to mount them?
There are a bunch of LED spotlights that come with white LEDs already installed:
Is there a way to get the fixtures without the LEDs? Should it be easy to remove the white LEDs and refit the Phillips red LEDs? I don't have any experience with such things.