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Old 01-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #271
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He said he has made fixtures... I may have missed an explanation but ill recheck.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #272
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While we wait for your results... An led fixture... Does it have a circuit board to mount the lights on or is it just a board with holes to hold the lights?

Most of the LED fixtures are built on a heat sink. The pre-made fixture basicaly has the heat sink hide in the casing and have installed a fan on top of the heat sink to help on the cooling. It doesn't need any actual circut board to make a LED fixtures.
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I have a PAR meter here. I wish I had more LED fixtures to compare these (55 x 3 bridgelux) against, but I do have a 250 watt halide here and an 8 x 54 watt T5 HO that I've taken readings on. They are all about the same, directly under the fixture.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:02 PM   #274
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I have a PAR meter here. I wish I had more LED fixtures to compare these (55 x 3 bridgelux) against, but I do have a 250 watt halide here and an 8 x 54 watt T5 HO that I've taken readings on. They are all about the same, directly under the fixture.

yeah kinda like what I said before in some of the posts, the LED usually is 1.5 to 2.5 times the T5 and MH output. That is really how it saves money, but I want to test 1w vs 3w as I run into quite a lot of questions on that as well.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:20 PM   #275
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Are there any one that has DIY light hanging kits ? Like I want to hang mine from the back of my tank ! My wife doesn't want holes in her ceiling!?
Any pics ideas ?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:59 PM   #276
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I have a PAR meter here. I wish I had more LED fixtures to compare these (55 x 3 bridgelux) against, but I do have a 250 watt halide here and an 8 x 54 watt T5 HO that I've taken readings on. They are all about the same, directly under the fixture.
How dose the par of the taotronics and halide compare?
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Start a hanging lights thread and we'll get some folks to chime in. Lets keep this thread on topic.
The 250 watt halides, 8x54 watt t5 with new, high end lamps, and the Taotronics or similar have all scored about the same PAR directly under the fixture.
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Are there any one that has DIY light hanging kits ? Like I want to hang mine from the back of my tank ! My wife doesn't want holes in her ceiling!?
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You can use "L" shape bookshelf brackets against the back wall to hang your lights.

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Start a hanging lights thread and we'll get some folks to chime in. Lets keep this thread on topic.
The 250 watt halides, 8x54 watt t5 with new, high end lamps, and the Taotronics or similar have all scored about the same PAR directly under the fixture.
Is that running the Taotronics at 100%? or is that running them a lower setting?
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