LED light

Toke23

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190 views and nobody has anything to say about this light. I dont need anything in detail i just want a simple thats good or bad or even an i dont know will work.
 

bambam918

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Never heard of the company, which does not mean a whole lot, but in cases where I am going to spend money on my reef I want to make sure I buy equipment once. IMO you should not go the cheapest rout for lights. I can't imagine that light will be able to cover your entire tank with the intensity you will need. Maybe this would be an ok option if it was a supplement light to MH or T5. There are some good combo MH and LED lights marine depot sales for a little over 300. I'll post a link if I find it.

Also how big is your tank?
 

michael.hts

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It seems not enough for coral growing.
Not sure due to lack of details

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Andrew

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95% chance those are only 1 watt LEDS. There is a huge difference between running 1 watt or 3 watt LEDS. I would say they would be good for softies but that's about it. The lighting difference between the two is well worth the money to upgrade to the 3 watt fixtures.
 

Yellow Rocket

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Personally I would go with a unit that is dimmable. I bought a small 9 led set up and it was way to bright. The polyps I had in my nano were getting bleached out.
 

djsmallz

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I would agree with Andrew from the picture those look like 1 watt diodes, more for supplementation or freshwater. +1 on a dimmable unit with 3 watt diodes
 

djsmallz

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Now that I have looked at the description again I noticed that they aren't even 1 watt diodes it says 384 ho leds but only a total of 39 watts, so I would say look at something else
 

funkejj

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Now that I have looked at the description again I noticed that they aren't even 1 watt diodes it says 384 ho leds but only a total of 39 watts, so I would say look at something else

Yeah I saw this too. I did the math and that is barely a tenth of a watt per led. I just dont see how you would get and decent par numbers below the surface with that low of a wattage of led. Maybe I am wrong.
 

Psyops

Still Learning
I have four AI (Aqua Illumination) LEDs on my 180 gallons SPS dominant system. I actually run them not more than 50% power. They are dimable and I have had them for 2 yrs now. No issues whatsoever (I don't even know if that's a word). They are expensive but in the long-run they are worth it. I was running 12-14 amps on my system and now am running 2-7 amps. That is a lot of electricity savings over 2 yrs. Hope this helps.

Alex
 

rrasco

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If you want something cheap, there are other LED fixtures out there people are having success with. The thread is called cheap chinese LEDs or something.
 

Toke23

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Thanks for the input everybody much appreciated. My tank is a 55g and would def like to make the switch to leds, but not willing to spend the money (atleast now anyway). I noticed the lower watt count, but noticed they were sayin higher par reading so wasnt really sure of it.
 

reeferstace

I'm a little people
I would skip these and get something more adequate.
Check out the eshines. I have three fixtures and love them.
 
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