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Old 01-09-2014, 04:44 PM   #11
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This is what I'm currently using

TaoTronics® TT-AL16 120w Dimmable Timmer Led Aquarium Light Coral Reef Tank Light with Moonlights,Dimmable with Inner Digital Timer, Optical lens in High Par Value (Dimmable and Timmer)
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good find. i was looking at it early on Amazon but couldn't find the one with the timer. how's the coral color and growth with this unit? any issues with the timer mal-functioning or the LED burning out early?
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:53 PM   #12
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I've only had them a few months, no burn outs so far timer works great with three possible on/off sequences for each color and night lights my only complaint could be that the night lights are not dimmable and it uses three LEDs which in my opinion was to bright to be considered a nightlight so I set them up as dawn/dusk lights instead everything in the tank from mushrooms and zoas to my dented brain are all doin excellent, my whites are currently at @ 50% and blues are @ 75%
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:03 PM   #13
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I forgot to mention if you don't want to use the night lights they have their own on/off switch on top of the units and each unit uses only one electrical outlet and in the event of a power outage or being unplugged the timer has your settings saved so there's no need to reprogram the lights
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Doug, do you know anything about this? it looks a lot like the reefbreeder LED. the only thing preventing me from pulling the trigger for the unit you suggested is the timer or the lack of. the place where i'm going to hang it doesn't have enough space and the outlets for everything else.
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Unit looks very nice but looks like you have to bid on this item. That would be the only drawback for me.
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Doug, do you know anything about this? it looks a lot like the reefbreeder LED. the only thing preventing me from pulling the trigger for the unit you suggested is the timer or the lack of. the place where i'm going to hang it doesn't have enough space and the outlets for everything else.
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It looks good, but, what is the final price?
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:50 PM   #16
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It looks good, but, what is the final price?
they have a unit that's straight-up "buy now" for ~$350. i will monitor it to see how much it sells for. and of course, there's a "reserve" on the unit
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That's a bit high. For another couple dollars I could get you an Aqua Illuminations Hydra fixture.
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Is there a thread/site that compares all LED lights available; sort of a big spreadsheet?
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:11 PM   #19
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so i was asking what this seller meant by "90/120 mixed" view angle of LEDs and if he/she knows which ones are 90 and which ones are 120, the exact response was "We just can make lens as 60degree. ". can someone decipher what the seller is trying to say? or is the fixture actually 60degree optics?

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so i was asking what this seller meant by "90/120 mixed" view angle of LEDs and if he/she knows which ones are 90 and which ones are 120, the exact response was "We just can make lens as 60degree. ". can someone decipher what the seller is trying to say? or is the fixture actually 60degree optics?

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the degrees are the focus of the light 60 would be a narrower beam then 90 or 120. 120 would be a wide beam. Wider beams would be used for shallower tanks 90 or 60 would be used for deeper tanks to concentrate the light more. I think most fixtures are of the 90 degree angle.
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