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Re: [APD] LEDs once more
> Good points.............he didn't also mention the heat output compared to
> metal halide. I avoid metal halide for this reason. Some aquarists
> would pay for a superior light ..........I will pass this along. Not sure
> if we account for the majority of aquarists.
If you haven't dealt with high-power LEDs, I can tell you that they are
very hot. The reason all high-power LED flashlights are aluminum is to
act as a heatsink. The whole body of the lights can get up to over
100°F, and that's just for a couple hundred lumens.
Also, the price of LED, even when factoring in its long life, is still
much higher than HID or fluorescent. The technology will mature
eventually, but it's not there yet.
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