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Phil
12-04-2013, 08:23 AM
So a lot of people don't think its worth upgrading there lights, whether its a mitra,sol,radion. heres my opinion on why it is worth it.
1- you sell you lights your gonna loose money
2-the new lights u buy your gonna lose on them too.
3-you upgrade your boards , or pucks you now have spares.


Heres some pictures of my upgrade on my mitra

http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/6304E340-2727-4A2A-9CED-53D6AA7E1E68-11697-000007639D3B0FDD_zps1fd92337.jpg?t=1386144502
u take off the end plate
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/83640D95-936E-4A89-A8C4-9ED16B28A802-11697-00000763961B1398_zps96a08436.jpg?t=1386144473
remove glass and this is what youll see.
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/CBF88E24-595A-4216-8BF1-F27F0EBB10B0-11697-000007635269B80D_zps0be87af8.jpg?t=1386144044
now u want to remove the little reflectors with the 4 screws
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/0FE334EE-B5F5-49A7-BA7C-3D4BD53C49E0-11697-000007635A76338F_zps9c33eec6.jpg?t=1386144125
now what u see is 2 pucks 1 is the hyper violet that u don't need to touch the other in the puck u remove by lifting up slightly and pulling towards the case.
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/A02EE9D5-FD6F-4DF7-93A6-093FA653D898-11697-0000076362B60ABE_zps6417280b.jpg?t=1386144173
this is what your removing
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/9A914367-4F29-45DE-B5A2-B46B2215C576-11697-0000076379288B67_zpsb888fac5.jpg?t=1386144286
heres the new one
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/676D2F4D-66F1-481D-AC83-9E95872B38D1-11697-0000076387ACCD5D_zpse38a4884.jpg?t=1386144397
here u can see I have one finished , two pucks replaced and the other three pucks are removed.
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/6FF5778E-1167-4219-AF6A-285208142589-11697-000007638F264002_zpsfcb05d31.jpg?t=1386144434
now all pucks are replaced
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/83640D95-936E-4A89-A8C4-9ED16B28A802-11697-00000763961B1398_zps96a08436.jpg?t=1386144473
now all the screw and reflectors are replaced
NOTE- reflector only fit on one way.
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/Philbuist/6304E340-2727-4A2A-9CED-53D6AA7E1E68-11697-000007639D3B0FDD_zps1fd92337.jpg?t=1386144502
now all done except for the end plate.

these are all plug and play.
onley thing I did afterwards was upgrade the firmware which needed to be done anyway.

and like I said before well worth the money to upgrade considering the money you would loose selling the fixture then buying a whole new one.

mrhasan
12-04-2013, 08:47 AM
And they say one does not need to replace LEDs :lol:

Just a nightly joke :redface:

mark
12-04-2013, 01:57 PM
Every time I see the inside of LED fixture think probably left with little choice but to upgrade or replace after a few years considering the electronics in a warm moist salty environment. At least your practiced now.

SeaHorse_Fanatic
12-04-2013, 03:35 PM
I get mine custom built by a friend who's an electronics expert. He upgrades my lights all the time. Building me a new dual pendant with 3 blue (445nm & 460 nm) and 3 white (6500k, 10000k & 20000k) 10 watt emitters & a 1w blue moonlight. 61 watts total power at max output. What does the Mitra put out for power?

They'll connected to same power source with built-in timers & dimmer switches built into the custom Al heatsinks.

Looking at the guts of your Mitra - looks very complicated but I'm guessing its more an unplug old doohickey and plug in replacement upgraded doohickey.

And my vast knowledge of complex electronics terminology is another reason I just get my friend to build my lights for me:wink:

What size tank does this Mitra unit go over? Mine will be over a 2' cube & 30" 93g cube. Fortunately they'll both be set up close together enough to wire into one power source.

Anthony

Phil
12-04-2013, 04:06 PM
I get mine custom built by a friend who's an electronics expert. He upgrades my lights all the time. Building me a new dual pendant with 3 blue (445nm & 460 nm) and 3 white (6500k, 10000k & 20000k) 10 watt emitters & a 1w blue moonlight. 61 watts total power at max output. What does the Mitra put out for power?

They'll connected to same power source with built-in timers & dimmer switches built into the custom Al heatsinks.

Looking at the guts of your Mitra - looks very complicated but I'm guessing its more an unplug old doohickey and plug in replacement upgraded doohickey.

And my vast knowledge of complex electronics terminology is another reason I just get my friend to build my lights for me:wink:

What size tank does this Mitra unit go over? Mine will be over a 2' cube & 30" 93g cube. Fortunately they'll both be set up close together enough to wire into one power source.

Anthony


165 watts each I think .
Spreads 36x36

sphelps
12-04-2013, 04:25 PM
So how much $ for the 6200 upgrade kit?

Phil
12-04-2013, 07:00 PM
So how much $ for the 6200 upgrade kit?


Under $300 but think I got it for cost. As I was buying another mitra at the same time.

Phil
12-04-2013, 08:08 PM
I should also note that the reason I upgraded was because I had one 6100 and one 6200 and they won't run master slave with the differant colour pucks. Now that I upgraded the one they work together.

lastlight
12-04-2013, 08:56 PM
omg 300 per light ouch. it's too bad the pucks themselves weren't modular on a per channel basis but that would prob be pretty tough to make.

sphelps
12-04-2013, 09:26 PM
Might be worth while once you have some decent millage on your fixture but before then I find it hard to justify the cost especially if the price you got was cost and you have more than one fixture to upgrade. While I agree upgrading current fixtures may be better than buying complete new fixtures, in the case of 6100 vs 6200 I just don't see much difference. You mentioned having spares as an advantage but they aren't compatible so really worthless to yourself or anyone with a 6200. Perhaps they have some value on the used market though (for those with 6100), although tough sell as I'm sure the current user base including myself isn't expecting premature failures from the GHL brand and would probably rather upgrade down the line rather than replacing existing.

Is the 6100 no longer available?

lastlight
12-04-2013, 09:44 PM
great call on the resale value. if i have issues down the road with a puck i'll be sure to ask around here for replacements.

Jakegr
12-04-2013, 10:25 PM
I tried to get a 6100HV recently and unfortunately it is no longer available.


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sphelps
12-04-2013, 11:56 PM
Weird, didn't realize the 6100 was getting phased out by the 6200, just thought it was another option. So people adding additional mitras later down the road are now forced to update existing 6100s to 6200s. That's kind of BS in my mind since these are modular fixtures. Perhaps those 6100 pucks have decent value after all.

Phil
12-05-2013, 01:31 AM
Weird, didn't realize the 6100 was getting phased out by the 6200, just thought it was another option. So people adding additional mitras later down the road are now forced to update existing 6100s to 6200s. That's kind of BS in my mind since these are modular fixtures. Perhaps those 6100 pucks have decent value after all.

Ya I had a offer on my 6100 pucks already which eats most of the cost. Also can trade for a set of 6200 pucks so I have a full set of spares. So ya it's worth upgrading.