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Mopar32985
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DIY flood light led

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Hey guys just bought 2 of these 20 watt led flood lights off amazong to try them out on my new 40 breeder setup. Seen a few video on ppl have success with these. Anyone here have tried them. Mine were $13 each on amazon think i might only need to use. In the picture thats just with one of them on. Exscuse the ugly tank been sitting in storage for a long time. one.ImageImage

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I did a LED retrofit of a Coralife Aqualight 36" dual T5 fixture that I bought at a local fish meeting auction for $1 because it had a bad ballast.

I bought 5 packs of these 17cm 6W daytime running light LEDs on eBay for $1.50ea, disassembled them to just the boards, soldered them all together, and siliconed them in the fixture in about 20 mins. Total cost of build was $8.50 and it puts out quite a bit of light. Pictures do not do it justice.
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swmnwdafishes wrote:I did a LED retrofit of a Coralife Aqualight 36" dual T5 fixture that I bought at a local fish meeting auction for $1 because it had a bad ballast.

I bought 5 packs of these 17cm 6W daytime running light LEDs on eBay for $1.50ea, disassembled them to just the boards, soldered them all together, and siliconed them in the fixture in about 20 mins. Total cost of build was $8.50 and it puts out quite a bit of light. Pictures do not do it justice.
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Nice man what color temp are they. Also how did it do with plant growth

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About 6000K. They're Chinese made, so not much documentation. They only come in cool or warm white options, not specific temps.

Plant growth is fine. Commercial white LEDs for plants come anywhere from 5000-7500K.

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swmnwdafishes wrote:About 6000K. They're Chinese made, so not much documentation. They only come in cool or warm white options, not specific temps.

Plant growth is fine. Commercial white LEDs for plants come anywhere from 5000-7500K.

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Nice will let you all know how well the led flood loght works out

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You don't need to know the lumen output?
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