Originally Posted by Rob.F
Good going all. Can I take this one step further. How about a all LED
hood for fresh water tank. Would you use all white or would you use multi colors to get a wide spectrum of light. In a planted tank can LEDs supply the kind and quality of light needed. Or is it just simpler to use fluorescent light? The hoods I got with my yard sale tanks don't work so do I build or buy?
I forget exactly which colors combine for white light. (any drama majors?) I was thinking the same thing, because I also have an extra string of the multicolor lights. White would definitely work. As far as using them for grow lights... the LED
grow lights I have seen use specific blue and red frequencies. I believe that the Xmass lights are white with plastic covering for color and would not meet requirements.
So Rob, why dont the hoods work? there are only three parts, the wires, the ballast, and the bulb.