Just thought I'd share this with you.
About 5 months ago I bought a couple Marineland LED
lights - one being the Double and the other the Reef Light.. After only 4 1/2 months with the reef lights I came home to find the light really dim and touched the connection to the light from the adapter - it was SCREAMING HOT... and actually had started melting the end of the light. I really think if I'd come home later that night, or it had started to malfunction earlier, I might have had a fire on my hands.
As for the long life of the LED
's, I'd already had 6 bulbs out... so - not so good.
The next morning I took it back to my LFS
and the guy there said that he'd had two brought back already with bad bulbs in them. The manager ended up giving me full credit for the purchase return and I replaced it with a T5 HO
system - with a nice store credit to boot!
Definitely happy with the store, but not so much with the LED
's they definitely still need some R & D yet... I have to say that the Reef Capable LED
's actually look brighter than the T5 HO
, but my open brain coral wasn't happy with the LEDs like it is with the T5's.
Thought anyone thinking of LED
's should know my experience - if you go to buy them, make sure your LFS
has a great return policy.