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kapow1 09-07-2017 02:51 PM

Amazon under $100 LED
Is this light any good? its currently $75 on amazon.

Reef.ductionist 12-05-2017 05:04 PM

Things you may want to consider when shopping for led lighting fixtures for your reef tank.

1. What is the par value?
2. What is the kelvin rating?
3. What BRAND of leds are installed?
4. Are the leds ‘diasy-chained?

For example: one led brand prefferred by many top selling reef aquarium led lighting manufacturers is CREE. These leds are made with very high quality standards with respect to their internal parts, as a result they dont often burn out quickly because each if the diodes are charged separately, resulting in less energy waste and less heat, resulting in longer led hours of use. Some Cree leds are prefferred for reef lighting also because they emit between 440 and 480 nanometers wavelengths, which in turn many corals respond well to.

6500 kelvin rating most closely mimicks the suns natural daylight, so if you want a light that will at least provide natural daylight for your corals etc than start looking for led lights that at least have a 6500k rating. If for example you bought a 4000 kelvin rated led light or even a 6000 kelvin rated led light, you would be providing more red and yellow spectrum lighting which would promote algae growth!
My personal something from a north american led maker, one that clearly claims what the par values and nanometer output of their led lights are right on their packaging. Anything less and your being hoodwinked. hth


dino 12-05-2017 06:32 PM

what are you using it for? its not going to grow coral if that's your question

Frogger 12-06-2017 05:30 AM

You get what you pay for. Doubt its worth the $55 they want for it.

Tigweldpro 12-06-2017 05:45 AM

Cheap leds
I would vote gaabage.

I run 2 of these and they grow coral just fine. One of the only black boxes with LED's in the violet/uv range.
Of course lights in the $1000+ range have better growth and color but if you cant afford......

Slayer33 12-06-2017 04:17 PM

might be ok for a refugium light.. but not much else..

ReefMadness 12-06-2017 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by Slayer33 (Post 1021578)
might be ok for a refugium light.. but not much else..

even that might be a stretch as it probably misses the mark on spectrum too. fortunately it'd be about as painless as it gets if he tried it being chaeto is the cheapest thing a reefer can fail to grow.

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