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Old 11-09-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Recently there's been some talk about LED lighting. I skimmed over the thread that Brian had posted in this forum.

The light is a slick design.

74 LEDs
1200 lumens
17w
7500k

I'm curious as to how effective this light will be. Also if I should perhaps give this a try or return it for a T5HO fixture.

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Please help. I'm having some buyers remorse
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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Recently there's been some talk about LED lighting. I skimmed over the thread that Brian had posted in this forum.

The light is a slick design.

74 LEDs
1200 lumens
17w
7500k

I'm curious as to how effective this light will be. Also if I should perhaps give this a try or return it for a T5HO fixture.

Please help. I'm having some buyers remorse
17 isn't a lot of light I'm pretty sure. How much did you pay? A finnex ray 2 would be a much better choice. Or if you want to go really cheap, go with LED floodlights.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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I paid about 150. Bit of an impulse buy I must say :/

Does the watt rule apply to LEDs?
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I paid about 150. Bit of an impulse buy I must say :/

Does the watt rule apply to LEDs?
No. But 17w of LED isn't much. I got 50 PAR at 12" with a single 10w LED.
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Should return and exchange for a T5 HO?
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Should return and exchange for a T5 HO?
T5ho or buying a better LED fixture. How big is the tank, what amount of lighting do you want, and what's your budget?
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I need a 48 inch fixture. It's about 18" tall. 150 is my budget
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Either get a finnex ray 2 for medium light. Get 3 30w LED flood lights for highlight. For low light you could raise or diffuse both lights.
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For the flood lights do you need a glass top?
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For the flood lights do you need a glass top?
You could most likely hang them. I'm not sure because I just had mine screwed into the shelf above it.
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