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Old 12-29-2016, 08:55 AM   #1
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Blocking off LED light

Hi, picked up a new LED light for betta tank. It's pretty bright but not dimmable. I was thinking of blocking off a couple of the LEDs to reduce the light and wondering if anyone had done this and what they used? The light gets quite warm to touch but is not super hot, I can leave my hand on the light. Many thanks
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why don't you return it and get something you would be more comfortable with that is dimmable , why would you want to rig a new light anyway , that would void it's warranty right out of the gate. find something that works for you not against you . that would be my 2 cents
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If you cannot return it, you could possibly reduce the lighting using window screen material. I would not place anything too close to the diode; it may affect heat dissipation and lifespan of the components.
I recently swapped my adjustable LED with a non-adjustable one on my shrimp tank. I may be trying the above solution (more like experimenting with it) to reduce the lighting.
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Blocking off LED light

I used the window tint on my Betta's light and it worked great.

It didn't take much. Here is a pic.

I think Red appreciates the reduction in intensity.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums....php?p=3389899
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I have placed black electric tape over blue lights on my current true lumen pros for some time now.They are nothing but trouble on FW tanks IMO.. I wrap it right around the whole fixture as it is just a light bar...I do each individually so if I want one blue here or there for color I leave it but I covered probably 85% of my blues.
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Hi, many thanks for the replies. I'll look into these. Sadly it would make more sense to get a dimmable one off ebay or somewhere, I found this one down the back of store cheap but brighter than I thought.
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Wow, you guys have such great ideas.

Delapool, just save it for a new future tank, lol!

Check in to the hardware stores and see if there is an attachment which is like a plug or plug and cord. It seems I found something like that when I was looking around one time for something else.
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Lol - maybe I should just look around.
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Autumnsky is so smart.

I use these for my bedside tables that have led bulbs in them and they work great. Lutron TT-300NLH-WH Credenza Lamp Dimmer White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000DI241..._oHLzyb0CCD697
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Ok, I'll have a look. Thanks!. I think LED dimmers are a bit different but we have a good sized hardware store.

I did check out online for lights and pretty darn expensive from my preferred local shop.

Kids asked why the room glows purple so not just me thinking this light is weird. That's a great idea on doing the blue lights, don't need them at all for this tank.
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