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Old 01-15-2015, 01:54 PM   #11
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Show me what you are referring so we know what you are talking about.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:57 PM   #12
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This is also a par38 bulb I was looking at, it has UV is that good or no? They also have an acintic blue bulb that I thought I could add as night light, what beam angle is best, 60 or 80
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:58 PM   #13
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http://www.rapidled.com/12-led-par38...color-with-uv/

same bulb as above. dimmable


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Old 01-15-2015, 02:00 PM   #14
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The PAR38 you get from home depot is good for refugium but not best for your display tank. What you can find there is a 5,000K bulb. You need close to 10,000k for corals. Here is one that I would recommend. It is 25 watt dimmable.

Orphek PR-25 Dimmable 6 Blue/6 White LED Pendant

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I'm not against spending alot of money at all if this bulb is truly a good bulb and will grown corals well, and have a nice look to it. Is this a bulb ally of people use, also would I have to add an acintic bulb also for night light
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:49 PM   #15
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I agree the specs are almost similar. The only difference that I can tell would be the materials used plus the 3 color options that you can pick.
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But if cost is not a concern I would pick a Kessil A 160WE.
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Ignore the "UV" reference, it's not really ultraviolet, it's just violet. If it was ultraviolet it would do harm to your corals. 60 and 80 degree lenses are going to make this a total spot light. I would want 120 degree optics if you could find them.
I agree with Kessil over these, if you don't care about spending. According to their website, This fixture will light up to 24".
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Ignore the "UV" reference, it's not really ultraviolet, it's just violet. If it was ultraviolet it would do harm to your corals. 60 and 80 degree lenses are going to make this a total spot light. I would want 120 degree optics if you could find them.
I agree with Kessil over these, if you don't care about spending. According to their website, This fixture will light up to 24".
yeah i have two of the par38 from rapidLED on my 10 gallon and soon to be 20long, they dont have a very good spread at all but are good lights none the less. Agreed if money is no concern get a kessil
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The kessil a160 is a phenomenal light. I used to have the a150 and recently switched to the 160. The controllability is great and it definitely does 24". Lights up my entire 20 high and is about 6" above the water. IMO they're the best spot light led on the market.


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