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Old 03-31-2013, 05:55 AM   #1
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Help choosing LED lights??

I Have been looking to upgrade my T5 bulbs to LEDS but the prices of the lights seem to be ridiculous!! i have finally found what i think is a bargain. i just need help identifying if these lights are acceptable for my 135L (32 gallon).

Stunner Combo 2 White + 2 Blue + Transformer - LED Lighting - Accessories

Can you please check them out and see if they are strong enough?????

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Old 03-31-2013, 08:41 AM   #2
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Whenever they dont post how many watts they are beware. Anything less then 3 watts a bulb is a waste of money. You get what you pay for in the led market, For $2-$300 you can get good led fixture with Cree 3 watt bulbs

Onyx by Rapid LED - Rapid LED

http://www.evolutionledlight.com

just a few
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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There doesn't seem to be enough info on those LEDs and they do seen quite expensive! Check out the best bang for your buck thread on here in relation to led lighting, I believe the taotronics are the way to go, with a dimmer
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Aquarium Lighting & LED Lights: ecoxotic Stunner LED Strip

Exact same strip light for $40, what i hosing, 2 strip lights and the transformer $117 and they are selling it at the special price of $210, lol
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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Is this a fish only tank or are you planning to keep coral?
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Based on my recent research, those lights will do a great job of bring out colors in fish and coral, but there doesn't seem to be enough intensity to GROW corals with them.

The TaoTronics and similar seem to be the best bargain for "real" LED lights.
I couldn't find any "Brand Name" lights that seemed reputable for less than $500 per 2 feet of tank. (The advantage to those commercial units is that they generally include advanced controllers for timer/dimming/setting programs .... but I decided it wasn't worth the extra $ for me.... maybe as an upgrade in the future.)
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If you can afford the higher end LED's do it. They have sweet features. If you spend say $200 on Tao's then later upgrade now you have spent $700. I would go with an AI Vega.
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It says it has 24 LEDs on a strip with 6 watts consumption. Simple math tells you it has 1/4 watt per LED. It may be bright but not enough intensity for salt water tank. Also it is not economically reasonable. You need to assemble everything yourself after purchasing miscellaneous parts like switches, timers, mounting box and etc.
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