Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by Matt Rogers, Aug 27, 2010.
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Yeah, again with the switch. It HAS to have separate controls for timers.
Personally, I would just take it apart and rewire to where I can use a timer.
x 024(hours a day)
=17,520 hours of light.
This is defiantly a step in the right direction. The only downside I see is you would have to replace the entire fixture when it dies. Though in 2 years, I'm sure there would be later & greater things.
I just wish there was better par & a bit less cost.
Not sure where this 17,000 number came from... the pic I posted (i did post this one right? it was early ):
I know, I was quite confused as to what they were saying.
From their website... 17000 hours lifetime
36-48" LED Double Bright Lighting System
* Powered by Energy Efficient 1watt LED’s that provide higher output than typical fluorescent bulb lighting.
* Slim stylized lighting profile.
* Mimics underwater effect of sunlight.
* Energy efficient system that doesn’t require any bulb replacement.
* Specifically designed Polycarbonate lensto focus and to protect LED lights.
* Lifetime Hours - 17,000 hours.
* Nighttime mode replicates lunar light.
That is a different light grubbsj.
so whats the pros/cons of MH vs LED
Well, LED are not shown to have much par compared to that of MH, but LED uses less energy. MH gets hotter, LEDs, not as much. LED lasts longer(less energy used) but once you choose the color bulb, you can't change it. With MH you can.
NOTE: LED's theoretically use less energy. Really, the only reason is because it uses less wattage. The same would occur if one were to develop a lower wattage MH.
True...but that's where the 17,000 hr life time came from...
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