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Re: [APD] LED Lights
Cree just announced a new LED emitter that can provide 200 lumens per
watt. That's some serious efficiency. An LED system using these emitters
would be able to produce the same amount of light as an AH Supply 55W
kit using just 24 Watts and last 5 years on a 12-hour light cycle.
That's a cost you have to factor when considering LED. Consider
electricity and bulb replacement savings. At my electricity costs each
55W power compact replaced with an LED would save me about $95 in
electricity and about $75 in bulbs over the life of the LED. So even
$800 for the equivalent of 220W of power compact lighting (a moderately
bright 72g tank), you are saving money in the long run (not to mention
reducing your carbon footprint).
On 1/1/2013 9:27 AM, Richard Wickboldt wrote:
Hello all and Happy New Year. I am presently reviewing my light systems for
my two heavily planted fish tanks. I presently use Coralife T5 HO strip
fixtures for a 2 - 3 watt/gallon environment. This has worked well for me
for many years. Except it seems the fixtures fail too often. Seems the
transformers just don't last very long. So with LED technology around these
days; I was wondering if it is a viable choice for the keeping of plants.
Does anybody have any thoughts and/or suggestions on LED lights for keeping
a healthy planted tank. Does anybody use LED systems? They seem so
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