Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-22-2009, 03:19 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
captwnder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 21
Send a message via AIM to captwnder
Used Light Fixture Question

I'm looking at buying a used light fixture on Craig's List (Current USA PowerCompact Satellite). I talked to the seller and she said that one of the LED's isn't working. Does anyone know if these bulbs are easily replaceable?

She is asking $40 for the fixture and I think it's the Single Satellite (waiting for pics to be sure). This is the 48" version by the way.

Thanks in advance for any help or advice.
__________________

__________________
captwnder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 56
I don't know if they are hard wired or have a plug type for each LED. It is pretty simple to replace if you are familiar with a soldering iron. I am guessing you have a fish only tank with the use of CF??
__________________

__________________
bhammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 04:14 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Sadielynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,835
These can be repaired fairly easily ... about 30 minutes of time to pull apart the light and 30 to replace the led and reassemble the light ...I retroed a 40 dual and it took about 2 1/2 hours to test the equipment and relight the led bulbs as well as finishing it off ..I should say it was a 24 inch light that needed to be made a 20 inch light for my nano ...
__________________
Sadielynn
Nanoreefing site
2 nanos
10 gallon ~6.5 gallon custom
Sadielynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 04:40 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
captwnder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 21
Send a message via AIM to captwnder
Quote:
Originally Posted by bhammer View Post
I don't know if they are hard wired or have a plug type for each LED. It is pretty simple to replace if you are familiar with a soldering iron. I am guessing you have a fish only tank with the use of CF??
I currently have a T5HO on there. I just thought this might be a good deal. I was already looking at getting some Lunar Lights and this one has them built in.

I think I'll pick it up and try to find a replacement bulb. The soldering should be pretty easy.
__________________
captwnder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 06:55 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
Be sure to use a heat sink when you solder LED's.
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fixture, light, light fixture

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about Hagen Glo light fixture JDRawe Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 02-07-2010 01:23 PM
light fixture? neil_04 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12 05-13-2009 08:32 PM
Light Fixture help Alshain DIY Projects 3 03-22-2007 12:29 AM
light fixture shayfish Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12 01-28-2007 05:32 PM
jebo light fixture question? kaz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 04-08-2006 01:30 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.