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Old 08-28-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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aquaillumination sol super blue par questions

I've been doing some research on the aquaillumination sol's, and I have a couple questions regarding their published par ratings. First does anyone know if the par numbers they post on their website is in open air or through water? Also are those par ratings for the white or super blue fixture? Last, anyone done their own par tests on the super blue fixtures? They sound good, but I have a ton of sps and don't want to make a $1200 mistake.

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Just by looking at the PAR #'s I would say it's thru water. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think the color of the LED's affects PAR so it's probably the same for either model.

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Look around on the web a little, I wish I had the link but someone did a test with measuring par values, they were right on, and blues have more par then the whites, something to do with the purple crees penetrating the water better.

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