Not sure that this in the right section...
I just sort of finished this article below. In addition to this article, other info on light spectrum and lighting for SW
This goes way over my comprehension in many of the areas. (the graphs are a great help, lol) I am in no way a scientist.
But what I did notice is that the metal halide was the premium standard for lighting. But now with LED
as an option, there is a possibility it could fill all the needs and exceed needs and expectations.
As far as lighting, it COULD exceed basic needs and the benefits of having them: spectrum, temperature and dimmable control and seasonal, weather, programming, electricity savings and very long life, options as well,..... as long as it isn't a plain blue and white LED
So with this in mind, is a full spectrum programmable LED
light system the only way to go, and if they are the "best", or not...what is the conversation about it?
It seems to me that the little bits of red and violet spectrum were/are missing in many light sets.
Then there were comments that having all the different colors are a gimmick to get us buy more/new LED
So since I am now shopping for a light, for my 5G nano, and will likely have a larger tank in the future. I don't like spending my money badly. Like finding out a 6700K light bulb would have worked just fine to grow basic corals, since I have read that too... or what...
Thought we might have a civilized conversation, and maybe allow some education as we go along, I know it will be a big help for me!
This is an amazing bounty of information...
Feature Article: Light in the Reef Aquaria â€” Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog