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Old 03-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #601
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This is what one fixture looks like over a 40b seaweed.
thanks that looks great
how high above is it?
hard to tell in pict is there a lot of shadowing ?
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:30 PM   #602
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It's about 7 inches above the water line. No major shadowing . The little bit on the right side is from the overflow box not the light itself . I would have hung it at 10 inches but it would not have fit inside the canopy. Also the blue are only at 50% and white is at 25% so if you do hang it at 10 inches you'll still have plenty of light .
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thanks Honda good to know
I don't have a hood it's a open top
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #604
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I hear the dollars I'm saving already ...lights been on for over 4 hours and my chiller hasn't even kicked on once.my old metal halide lights would have the chiller running constantly
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:22 PM   #605
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Oh, I see. Yeah, that would be cool. It seems everyone is buying these Chinese fixtures and re-branding them. It looks like all the same manufacturer.
You can see them right here:
LED Aquarium Lights, LED Aquarium Lights Products, LED Aquarium Lights Manufacturers, LED Aquarium Lights Suppliers and Exporters Directory
Thanks - if they are all the same "guts" the evolution folks are proud of theirs as they want 399.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:31 PM   #606
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I have one question about these lights,I notice other units that have some kind of shields around each led whats the purpose for this?ill include a picture
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I have one question about these lights,I notice other units that have some kind of shields around each led whats the purpose for this?ill include a picture
The are called optics. They focus the lifht into a beam. Mine are 90degrees but you can get 120 down to 45 i believe...
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #608
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Any chance to they shield the light? My living room is blinding.if so where can I buy them?
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Any chance to they shield the light? My living room is blinding.if so where can I buy them?
No. It just focuses the light more downward to get a deeper penetration but that sacrifices light spread. It's great for deep or small tanks tanks. it works like a flashlight with the beam focused to a smaller area.
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Sorry I'm new to this led thing,I did a lot of research as far as optics go.so I think with my setup (which is a 34 solana) going with a 90 degree would be perfect.i have my lights hung 10 inches above the water line on a 20x20x20 tank,anyone know where I can buy them?i seen some that have the double face tape adhesive on the optic holders this would be perfect
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