It's time for me to upgrade, annual electricity bill, yearly bulb replacement saving and the benefit of LED
light getting more and more attractive.
Initial cost of my tek elight 8 bulb fixture was $650, since setup changed bulb 2x $480 in total, that's $1000 in 2.5 year
Looking to buy rapidLED 4x 6x9 heat sink for 96 LED
in total. Cost with shipping $700, have a potential buyer for my old fixture for $300 with all my old bulbs so after the sale it's really only cost $400.
Commercial made fixture from LFS
$1500 with similar configuration.
40x natural white 5w 300L at 75% = 12000Lume
40x royal blue 3w 150L at 75% = 6000Lume
8x blue 3w 80L at 75% = 640Lume
368 watt running at 100%
It will run on a custom 32 channel PWM supply, 12 hr/day from 5% to 75%~85%
My current fixture runs 2x54 2hr 6x54 4hr 8x54 4hr 2x54 2hr, 200+1200+1600+200=3200watt 3.2 kWhr for 12hr, I'm calculating this right ?
Lot of question in my minds, optics? arrangement? splash guard? fan? Life expectancies?
That's all for today, will be back, comment's, suggestion's, feedback welcome.