View Full Version : "Alive light em up" conversion T5 to LEDs

05-19-2015, 03:28 AM
Went into Pisces today and saw a T5 bulb conversion with LEDs on it instead of a fluorescent bulb. It fits into a T5 bulb slot but it's LEDs. The 48" bulb was going for $45 plus you need to purchase a separate transformer for $20. Just wondering if anyone has used it and is it worth it.

05-25-2015, 05:47 AM
As far as I know those leds don't compare to t5s. Not that I am against LEDs just those one in particular are meh as far as I know. Tagging along though in case someone knows otherwise.

05-25-2015, 06:01 AM
I'd have to see some of the PAR readings and spectrum analysis to see if they are worth while.

05-25-2015, 05:31 PM
After looking into it the 48" Bulb, it Has 45 diodes but only 10 watts total. I don't think these would be suitable for a reef.

05-25-2015, 05:56 PM
There's no cheap way with quality LED lighting. the evergrows or similar are about as cheap as you can go