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Old 04-19-2004, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DIY LED Lighting via Luxeon Stars

I thought I'd move over from lighting to here since it is a DIY project,...but then again, it is a lighting issue
This is a continuation of this thread:
https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...opic.php?t=695


This LED project has 2 parts:
1) To look at long term viability of LED lighting
2) Comparative growth from LED lighting vs PC lighting


Part 1 will be 24x1watt Luxeons over a 10g. There will be a combonation of high and low light plants. This study will go on for approx 6+ months assuming good plant growth.

Part 2 will be a side by side comparison of 7x1watt Luxeons vs 1x7watt PC (Azoo palm light). The plants will be grown in the same environment using small "critter" cages with weekly water changes of nutrient enriched water. CO2 via Excel and water circulation via an airstone. The plants to be grown are Hemianthus micranthemoides, Glossostigma elatinoides, and E. acicularis. There will be no trimming of the plants. If the plants grow emersed, then I'll let them keep growing.

Photo documentation of both will be posted here. The plan is ~ every 2 weeks.

This project is made possible through a generous Luxeons star donation from:

www.lumileds.com
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