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Old 01-24-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Got my PAR38 LED bulb....pics!!

Well, got my LED bulb for my 10 gallon tank, at first I wanted to do a DIY fixture for this tank, but I thought this was the cheaper, easier route. Now, I think I'm going to have to buy another bulb, it doesn't quite cover the whole tank......The bulb seems nice though, came with a remote so you can turn the blue and white up and down...not bad for $60....












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Old 01-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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Looks good! When I had mine I had it at a slant so I got a little better coverage. I like the remote, looks nifty and $60 is cheap.
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Thanks, I think I might need to add another bulb for better coverage.... I tried all sorts of angles and heights with the bulb
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i would mov it up a little and add another one to get the whole tank covered. thats the one thing i'm not a fan of with LEDS, they are to direct and the light doesn't spread out like a fluoro does or even a poopie MH

where did you buy it fro mand what degree are the optics on it?
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I got the bulb from led wholesalers, but got it through Ebay, There are 12, 1 watt LEDs. Here are the specs:

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PAR38 E26 Screw Base
Number of LEDs 6x 16000K White + 6x 450 Blue (450 nm) View Angle 30 degrees Lumen 600-800 Lumen
Watt 12 Watts Input Voltage 110 to 240 Volt
Dimmable 0-100% on White and blue












Do you think it would support SPS?
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no wonder the spread is so small, 30 degrees is nothing. look into the rapid LED PAR38s, 7 3 watt LEDs with a choice of optics.

but you can for sure keep SPS its just the spread that could be better and you may need 2 or even 3 lamps to get the coverage you're lookign for
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