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Old 07-14-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Aqueon Modular LED 48" Lighting

New to the forum here and just getting back into the freshwater tanks after 12 year break. So, I will be definitely calling on your expertise from time to time. So, please be gentle.

Just purchased an Aqueon Modular LED Lighting system and really enjoy it. However, I am having a hard time finding additional bulbs for it due to it being a relatively new system I guess. An email to Aqueon has been sent and no response so far. Any ideals as to where I can get these LED bulbs at?
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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Shouldn't any 48" lighting work in it?
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #3
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This is a LED type bulb. Aqueon has enclosed a LED light strip inside of a glass tubing for protection if I am correct. The "bulb" has a plug that attaches to a transformer located in the hood unit. You can add up to 3 LED bulbs. It's a neat system and the simulated night lighting is pretty cool. Just can't put that on a timer since it requires you to manual switch between the two types of lighting. Then there is a lack of places where you can get the additional bulbs as well. There is a YOUTUBE video of person that did a review on the light system but there isn't much more information out there on this particular light. I guess I could use a LED strip enclosed in a small plastic tube to hold it in place within the hood. Just have to ensure the plug and voltages are compatable with the transformer unit.
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Hm I'm not sure :/. I would've gotten an odyssea. They have one I want. 50$ and comes with the hood 2 t5ho 6500k (I think) then 2 moonlight LEDs. I think in also comes with 2 other lights...
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I know exacctly thw light you speak of my local petsmart just stocked them and they also carry them online if your local store dont have them...
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Abstract, Thanks for the info and I will check them out. Just thought there might be some additional suppliers out there for this light. Most of the stores and people I have talked with have very little knowledge of this light. They didn't even know it existed until we talked. So, I figured this must be a relatively new light being tested on the market prior to a larger release. I sure like mine and would like to check out what the red and white colored lighting looks like in the tank.
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Is it like these? LED T8 - 3ft. Linear Tube LED T8 - T5 Tubes
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No, that's not the LED light that I have. This LED light has a male connector at the end of a cable that fits into a female fitting on the hood transformer. Here is a link to the YOUTUBE video review on this particular light. I have the 48" light.
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hey what did the set up run i found it for 100.00 and each 4 foot tube of leds for 50.00...whats the output on those like
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Abstract373,
Just had to take my 48" hood back to PetSmart this morning due to a short in the transformer wiring. The Daylight would not stay at a constant light level. It was staying nice and bright the first couple of days and then it started dimming out. So, got the new hood home a few minutes ago and one of the Nighttime LED's is out already and the light is far more dimmer than my last light was. So, I would have to say stay away from buying this light until they get the bugs worked out of this particular system. The manufacturer is not showing this system on their website and they will not email me back as they say they will. Also, the PETSMART here in Pensacola,FL does not know when they will be getting anymore of the 48" replacement lights again or if they will carry them in the near future. The lights on the PETSMART website is the wrong replacement light and will not work in this lighting system. Really disappointed in this purchase and the support of Aqueon on this item as well. Buyers beware.
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