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Re: [APD] re light fixture
On 1/25/2012 9:25 AM, RMGTBTS at aol_com wrote:
but I cant wait to hear about the LED's and their ratings as to life of
unit and plant growth.
Some of Cree's new LED emitters have efficiencies over 100 lumens per
watt and emit fairly strongly in the blue portion of the spectrum, which
is good for plants. They even come in high-CRI color bins which means
the fish and plants will show off their true colors. The expense isn't
too bad when you consider that these LEDs should have a useful life of
over 10 years on a 12-hour cycle. You could achieve the same lighting
levels as an AH Supply 55W kit using only 45 watts or so. The issue
seems to be that nobody is really manufacturing aquarium lights using
these emitters yet.
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