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Old 11-10-2014, 06:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have 3 bulbs over my 75. They each have 9 LEDs at 2 watts apiece (9X2 W) with 120 degree optics. Go to fleabay and search Ultra Bright CREE E27 Dimmable PAR20 PAR30 PAR38 LED Light Bulb Lamp 86-265V . My 75 is relatively low light, so you might want to go 12X2 W or more. I made reflectors from blanda blank bowls from Ikea ($. Drilling with a 1.5" hole saw made it perfect for Ikea's hemma socket cords ($5). All in all a cheap and effective way to light a tank. I have a tank journal over on TPT. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...01#post5226001
I should probably know this. But what color temperature would you suggest? Warm white? Cool white? or Natural white? I can't seem to find the actual color spectrum for these LED types.
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I should probably know this. But what color temperature would you suggest? Warm white? Cool white? or Natural white? I can't seem to find the actual color spectrum for these LED types.
I was able to find 'cool whites' at 6500K. It may have been 6700K, but it makes no real difference. The cool white looks nice.
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