Marineland Gets Reef Capable with New LED Lamps

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by Matt Rogers, Aug 27, 2010.

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  1. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Yeah, again with the switch. It HAS to have separate controls for timers.
     
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  3. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    Personally, I would just take it apart and rewire to where I can use a timer.
     
  4. Seano Hermano

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    ???

    365(days/year)
    x 002(years)
    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.
     
  5. Matt Rogers

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    Not sure where this 17,000 number came from... the pic I posted (i did post this one right? it was early :) ):
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  6. Seano Hermano

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    I know, I was quite confused as to what they were saying.
     
  7. grubbsj

    grubbsj Gigas Clam

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    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.
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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    That is a different light grubbsj.
     
  10. ali1

    ali1 Skunk Shrimp

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    so whats the pros/cons of MH vs LED
     
  11. Seano Hermano

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    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.
     
  12. grubbsj

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    True...but that's where the 17,000 hr life time came from...