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Postby envoy1975 on Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:56 am

im looking to upgrade from my metal halide t5 fixture to led any brands good i was thinking of vertec not sure
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Re: led reef lights

Postby jelly on Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:47 am

go with the ecotec radion. i got one for my 45cube and its works great. you can set it to synk with a vortec wireless pump so you can make storms and a lot of other things. radion fixtures are one of the best on the market right now. i have seen lots of great reviews. if you watch mrsaltwatertanktv he highly recommends them.
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Re: led reef lights

Postby starboard on Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:16 pm

I have been researching the Aqua illumination SOL and for the price you get twice the light. Does anyone have any feedback on the AI SOL's? For the same price as 1 Radeon you get 2 AI SOL.
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Re: led reef lights

Postby envoy1975 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:48 pm

led are so hard to figure out i have a 92 corner and still dont know what to get i need one soon my tank got to 83.7 yesterday had to turn on my ac to try to lower it
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Re: led reef lights

Postby starboard on Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:14 pm

I am affraid of the heat that is comn this year so I think I need to break down and buy somthn cooler running soon. I am torn right now between 1 ecotech , 2 AI SOL , or DIY. Not sure about DIY though because I do not want to fart with the lighting too much dimming it al that crap . I want it to be consistant as possible and enjoy the show.
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Re: led reef lights

Postby Conrad25 on Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:51 am

I'm running two led 120w China made pendants. They are 3w bridgelux leds turned down to 2ws and they deliver a ton of light and tons of par. I have had great success running these and my s. Gigantea carpet and s. Mag carpet loves it along with my mixed variety of corals. The color looks like a 14k Phoenix 250w bulb and that's what I was running previously. I was running 250w Phoenix de's on Hamilton reefstar pendants and ballasts. The leds out perform the halides in par and also growth seems to be as good if not better. The best part is it cost me less than 400 for both. I think technology is moving so fast in the led world that you wouldn't want to get a high priced one as those will be bottom of the barrel in 2 years with new and improved higher Watt leds etc. and than uupur stuck with what you.got pretty much unless you want to fork out a ton of money again. Just my humble opinion..

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Re: led reef lights

Postby Sula on Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:37 pm

Hey Conrad - do you mind sharing a link to where you got your lights? I found some on eBay that sound similar......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150726029374?va ... 1423.l2649
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Re: led reef lights

Postby Conrad25 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:45 pm

I got mine from a local vendor and they costed a little more. Those look the same on eBay as mine, just not positive on the internals. Some guys on Wrs bought those exact ones you posted and love them with what seemed to be the same par as mine. One guys been running a bunch of them over a year now with Zero reduction in power as he tested then again after a year of usage with a par meter again.

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Re: led reef lights

Postby customcolor on Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:37 pm

envoy1975 wrote:led are so hard to figure out i have a 92 corner and still dont know what to get i need one soon my tank got to 83.7 yesterday had to turn on my ac to try to lower it

i got a 165 watt led unit that you will need only one for your set up! big spread and mad par
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Re: led reef lights

Postby envoy1975 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:45 pm

what kind of led do u have
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Re: led reef lights

Postby MiaDoderer on Mon May 07, 2012 11:45 pm

led 120w China made pendants.
They are 3w bridgelux leds turned down to 2ws and they deliver a ton of light and tons of par. I have had great success running these and my s. Gigantea carpet and s. Mag carpet loves it along with my mixed variety of corals. The color looks like a 14k Phoenix 250w bulb and that's w


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Re: led reef lights

Postby ReeferDude on Wed May 09, 2012 8:16 am

I got mine from Apollo Reef LED I love them, I got he 15k models. Also look at Ecoxotic at marine depot. I really like their strip lights, it makes it easy to transition to LED at a much cheaper price.
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Re: led reef lights

Postby MM on Thu May 10, 2012 9:29 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140663071057?ss ... 1438.l2649, i am running one of these. I dont have a real detailed reveiw to give yet but it is a ton of light.
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Re: led reef lights

Postby MM on Thu May 10, 2012 9:29 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140663071057?ss ... 1438.l2649, i am running one of these. I dont have a real detailed reveiw to give yet but it is a ton of light.
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Re: led reef lights

Postby MM on Thu May 10, 2012 9:31 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/REEFBRITE-XHO-T ... 415d2c9048

i use the 72 inch version of this as a beauty light on my main tannk and this one does rock. very little space and a ton of light. about as much space as one vho tube
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