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#16: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: chvvkumarLocation: Visakhapatnam PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:29 am
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 Ok,  I  have  had  the  opportunity  to  use  LED  floodlight  (10W)  in  my  aquarium.
 
 I  don't  have  any  pics  but,  these  are  my  observations:
 
 1.  They  are  very  bright
 2.  Depending  on  the  height  and  optics  (mine  was  the  bone  stock  stuff  like  the  housing  in  the  link  cyclopse99  posted)  the  light  may  be  a  little  too  narrow.  
 3.  I  would  have  needed  2*10W  for  correct  coverage  on  my  2feet  tank  with  plants  on  the  sides  and  back.
 4.  Color  temperature  looked  about  right  for  a  6500k  rating.
 
 Also,  I  got  my  unit  from  a  local  lighting  store  for  5xx.

#17: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: saikumarLocation: HYD-is-good PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:22 pm
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Darius  wrote  (View  Post):                
@Saikumar  -  Thanks  a  lot  ...  Will  double  check.
 
 What  do  you  guys  think  of  the  T5  fixtures  ...  the  fixture  has  4  T5  tubes  of  about  54watts  each.
 
 thats  216  watts  for  48  x18  x24  Tank.
 
 Do  you  think  the  light  will  be  enough  to  grow  Glosso?
 
 I  like  the  open  fixture  a  lot  more  than  the  roof  i  currently  have  ...  It  is  more  user  friendly  ..                

 Hey  Darius,
 You`re  welcome.  Thats  pretty  good  status  then  :)
 
 If  you  had  a  chance  to  go  through  few  of  the  planted  tank  threads  youd  see  that  216W  with  standard  reflectors  should  suffice  your  glooso  +  rest  of  required  stuff.
 
 Good  luck.

#18: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: DariusLocation: Mumbai PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 4:47 am
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 Hey  thanks  Saikumar
 
 Havent  really  read  through  many  forums  yet  ...  I  just  joined  and  am  still  exploring  ...  Im  gonna  go  get  those  fixtures  ...  will  post  pics  of  the  tank  soon
 
 Thanks  again   Clapping  
 
 
 Best
 Darius

#19: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: DebaLocation: Kolkata PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:56 am
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 If  you  want  low  electricity  bill  then  go  for  LED  lights  ....lots  of  fittings  are  imported  these  days  but  you  have  to  study  the  market  and  buy  the  fitting  which  suits  your  aquarium......  Smile

#20: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: yadneshLocation: Mulund, Mumbai PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 1:12 pm
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 Clear  daylight  has  a  spectrum  is  equal  to  that  of  6500k...so  naturally  its  beneficial  for  all  plants.  LED  flood  light  (min  30watt  -  6500k)  are  d  best,  as  the  penetration  is  tremendous  &  1  fixture  can  cover  up  to  3ft  tank.  Always  go  for  cool  white  lights   to  get  6500k  not  warm  white.  Only  buy  Indian  one  even  if  it  is  1000  bucks  more  than  Chinese

#21: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: MortisLocation: Mumbai PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:05 pm
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 Any  particular  reason  you  are  saying  Indian  is  better  than  chinese  ?  How  do  you  tell  the  difference  ?  As  far  as  I  know  all  LED  floodlights  are  China  made

#22: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: yadneshLocation: Mulund, Mumbai PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:42 pm
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 one  of  my  friend  has  bought  chinease  fittings  30w  fld  n  light  intensity  is  very  low  compare  to  mine.  Intensity  was  equal  to  10w  which  i  had  used  before  &  They  don't  give  guarantee  on  chinease  products.  So  as  per  my  exp.  its  better  to  go  with  Indian.  I  m  using  Vin  30w  led  flood  light  wich  is  made  in  India.  If  you  want  i  ill  tell  you  cost.

#23: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: juanicoLocation: Delhi PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 1:24 am
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 i  have  compared  chinese  10W  LED  flood  light  with  11W  pls.
 pls  has  won  clearly:  it  is  brighter,  cheaper  and  is  able  to  lighten  a  much  bigger  area  than  the  LED.
 
 here  are  some  pics  of  the  comparison  (post  at  the  bottom):
 
 http://www.aquapetz.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=285&start=20
 
 cheers
 juanico

#24: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: nanomaniaLocation: mumbai (south) PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:01 am
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 LED  flood  lights  rock,  check  out  here:
 
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=292667#292667

#25: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: DariusLocation: Mumbai PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 5:02 am
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 I  had  someone  get  me  a  T5  unit  ...  its  from  aquazonic  ...  4  x  54  watts.  2  are  acitinic  white  an  2  are  clear  daylight  tubes  ...  I  think  they  are  12000k  tubes  
 
 Lets  hope  this  works  ...
 
 Only  issue  is  that  the  roof  of  the  unit  which  is  made  of  treated  aluminium  gets  quite  hot  ...  any  ideas  on  reducing  the  heat  ..
 
 Cheers
 Darius

#26: Re: Lighting - more cost effective Author: josyjamesLocation: Bangalore-Ramamurthy Nagar PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:09 am
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 Cooling  fan!!!
 
 Check  if  it  has  the  magnetic  ballast.  If  yes,  change  that  to  electronic  ballast.  This  would  reduce  the  heat.



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