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Old 03-09-2013, 02:26 PM   #541
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Failed? So, they don't last?
I've had 4 floodlights going, but only since around October and November of 2012, and all of them are doing fine. I have heard of the drivers going out from a couple people. I may get an upgraded driver or two just in case.

After pricing them out it was cheaper to get the basic daylight floodlight and separate chips. That way I could also have the original chip as a reference to observe the visual difference between the original and the new emitters (using 2 units side by side against a white board). I know it's crude but without a par meter that was the best I could manage.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:35 PM   #542
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Look at this on eBay: Finnex FugeRay LED Aquarium Light - 10 12 Inch 7000k +moonlights Refugium Nano[10 Inches] http://bit.ly/U5uG02

What do you guys think of these? I'm thinking for the amount of room I have I may have to go with something much smaller in size vs the floodlights or home depot spots.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #543
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all of my 50w drivers didn't last longer than a Month.

I think most of the guys were getting the 20w and 10w ones.

I bought scooter chargers off eBay that were 36v 1.5 amp( same required voltage and frequency of the 50w led chip). They were $9 each and work perfect.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #544
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Doug what wattage is the swirly bulb?
23 watts I think.

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Look at this on eBay: Finnex FugeRay LED Aquarium Light - 10 12 Inch 7000k +moonlights Refugium Nano[10 Inches] http://bit.ly/U5uG02

What do you guys think of these? I'm thinking for the amount of room I have I may have to go with something much smaller in size vs the floodlights or home depot spots.
4 watts? I don't think that's going to work very well.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:41 AM   #545
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Thanks Doug
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #546
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You are welcome. I looked for a bulb that had a kelvin rating of about 5000-6500. If you look hard enough at home depot or lowes, you can find them. The wattage all depends on the size of the area you are lighting.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:53 AM   #547
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I will look at them today I am currently using the shop clip on light fixture with one of the flood lights on it 6500k but my cheato is not growing at all but it is not dieing either. Could just be time for a new bulb. Sump/refuge is a 75 gallon tank. Don't recall the exact measurements for the refuge section.
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You can't have too much light over a refugium IMO.
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Thanks I will look for a lower wattage while I am out getting water.
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You misunderstood me. I said you can't have too much light....so I suggested a higher wattage lamp.
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