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Old 11-08-2013, 08:08 PM   #11
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Not too many lighting companies that deal with this hobby are making thousands of units. There are a hand full of major websites out there for this hobby, and out of those websites, just a fraction are salt water, then another fraction reef, then another fraction LED. It's not a giant assembly line with hundreds of workers. It's probably a hand full of people building these things. The chinese companies that are getting into this industry are also in the general lighting industry, which is the bulk of their income. This is why you don't see GE and LG and Samsung, and all the rest getting into it.....it's just not that big. Most of these units we see aren't even built in America. They are subbed out to the lowest possible bidder....IE the Chinese.
I've looked into things a bit and if you look here:
LED Lighting, LED Lighting Products, LED Lighting Manufacturers, LED Lighting Suppliers and Exporters Directory
You can spot some of the fixtures that are out there for major money.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:17 PM   #12
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Gotta ask X, have you every found anything worth while buying from alibaba?
I looked into them a few years ago when i was selling on ebay but there never seemed to be a "good" deal
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #13
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There are a lot of cool fixtures....you just gotta negotiate price, and be able to buy in bulk (a dozen pieces or more) to get a good deal. If you want to get into that sort of business and put your brand on fixtures, you can find something comparable to the current high line fixtures easily, if not THE current high line fixtures.
check this one out...not bad....
24inch 36inch 48inch Cree Leds Aquarium Led Lighting Aqua With Sd Card Connected To Computers Best For Coral Plant - Buy Aquarium Led,Aquarium Led Lighting 3w,Cree Aquarium Led Lighting Product on Alibaba.com

You could put your brand on it and market it as "an American company" ....
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:12 PM   #14
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Mr_X you have asked me earlier about Samsung lights I'm looking to buy- it's white 10000k, 8w/50cm . Do you think it's strong enough?
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:18 PM   #15
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Can you post a link to this light? I don't see the conversation where we talked about it. Refresh my memory plz.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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Aquarium LED Lighting Strip with SAMSUNG SMDs, BLUE 460nm Freshwater & Marine, 50cm b... http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GHTFDF..._saqOsb004YQYZ

I hope you can access this link on amazon,
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You will need quite a few of these to light the tank evenly and effectively. Try to find something with 3 watt LEDs. So, if it's a meter long strip, and the LEDs are positioned about 7cm apart, the fixture should be 40 watts or so total. I think these are a bunch of half watters or less. They don't penetrate very well. Good for supplemental light, but not to grow photosynthetic creatures.
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