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Old 02-24-2010, 12:51 AM   #1
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LED lighting=MH?

Hey, I was just looking at this thread new led lights - Reef Central Online Community

If it is true that one of these can replace a 250w MH that would be awesome, but Im sure it is to good to be true. Not changing bulbs annually, and lower electric bills would be worth it. What do you all think of these?
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Here ya go. Feast your eyes on this...just don't let your wallet know your looking.
For a 6' tank, you would need 1 master unit and 2 slave units.
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Holy crap! Well it will pay for itself in what 10 years..if it lasts that long. I cant wait until this technology evolves and becomes more affordable. It would be great to only change bulbs every 10 years. I would consider buying 3 of the units in the thread I linked to if you were able to get them serviced, when something went wrong with them.
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I was going to say that it is expensive. Give it some time and they will go down.
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Watch for my thread on those LED's. My units (1-120w Master and two 120w slaves) should be arriving from Poland tomorrow or Friday. When you combine the light output with the control software it's less than buying a top line 250w MH fixture with similar features. In fact I was offered a 1 year old used MH for $2800 which is aprox a $1,000 off new. I got these LEDs units for less than that and they can output PAR of a 400w MH down to 12".

Right now I'm designing the canopy or shelf or hood to hold them. Deciding between stainless or plexi too. Ah decisions, decisions.
Initially I'm going to just raise them about 4" off the surface and remove my 150w fixture.

The savings in electricity should take into account not needing a chiller and annual bulb replacement too. On a 72" tank with 3 MH and 4 PC lamps that's a couple of hundred a year just for bulbs.
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Iam looking forward to that thread. Would you mind posting the link to where you ordered them from?
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:43 PM   #7
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Check these out..
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Affordable and the test the par in a video, think it's legit?
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Watch for my thread on those LED's. My units (1-120w Master and two 120w slaves) should be arriving from Poland tomorrow or Friday.
How are you pulling that off - I'm not expecting mine for another week - or did you order yours individually from the Euro site?

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Right now I'm designing the canopy or shelf or hood to hold them. Deciding between stainless or plexi too. Ah decisions, decisions.
Initially I'm going to just raise them about 4" off the surface and remove my 150w fixture.
Let me know what you come up with. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to work mine into my canopy.


As for the person that asked for the site it's Pacific Sun USA
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Wow! cant wait to see the results you guys get from them. Wish I had 3grand to spend on a light.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:17 PM   #10
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based on the look of the unit you posted in your first post it looks to be the original pacific sun fixture without the controls. from what I understand is the original design was manufactured in china and then shipped to poland where they outfitted the unit with their controls. Unfortunatly info leaked and now these units are sold on ebay for around $289 for a 120W unit. However, you cannot replace the led's on this unit if they go out because of how they are manufactured. The new Pacific Sun black panther is now manufactured in poland with better led's and better controls. you can now replace the LED's on the new fixture if they go out, even though they are covered with a warranty for 3 years. this is just what I have come to understand, someone correct me if I am wrong.

I am actually in the process of building my own fixture, and will try and get a write up done and posted.
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