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Old 04-20-2004, 07:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daemonfly
Yeah, they should most likely be dimmable, which is a deffinate bonus over common flourescent setups. If these have any kind of longevity as most LEDs, then thats also a plus. I can also see much easier mounting options, less space taken up in the hood, as well as a safer, lower voltage system. These would also give great options for mounting to give more light in one area, and less in another, etc...
The benefits are unbelievable and I really don't see that many cons. I assume the heat being produced wouldn't heat up the tank so much during the day. I also like the fact of the LED's being dimmable. Could create a dusk till dawn effect with a controller and not have to have a 4 bulb setup to create such an effect. Of course the life expectancy and possibilities of the smallest lighting fixtures around is also a bonus. I can't wait to see how this experiment turns out, keep us posted with plenty of updates Gomer.

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