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LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« on: December 13, 2010, 08:37:26 AM »
While most of us are still using Metal Halides.   There are a few friends of mine that jumped on the LED band wagon.    Paul Hamby was one.  Another is a transport from Texas to Tri-cities.    I am seeing pictures and being sent pictures.   I am excited to see the results.   The LEDs are more reliable as far as bulb life, you would not have to worry about spectrum change like mh,VHO, T5s, t8s, compacts, other flouresant bulbs burning from one spectrum to the other.   LEDs produce hardly any heat so no need for chiller.    I am hearing people  with LEDs say that they need a heater right now though.

In a article that Sanjay wrote- his con was that they were spotty compared to Metal Halides.  LEDs keep improving.   I am hoping in time the  price will come down even more.   Please post your thoughts.
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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 01:33:20 PM »
I really would prefer LEDs in my tank they give the best color in the world  8) 8). i tought about making my own kit. LEDs for me

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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 04:11:32 PM »
That Friend has a video of same tank with all corals and fish in it....Its awesome.   He sells  the above shown his set ups which is two wires for plug and play operation for $579 plus tax.  
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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 07:18:30 AM »
We have one person local that has a nice LED system.   Now we are going to have two.   Another person is buying two LED units in January.   I hope to learn from both. 
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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2010, 07:18:20 PM »
Thats awesome i would like to see that in person, you know what they say pictures dont do justice.

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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 06:12:50 AM »
Are there pictures posted in this thread, if there are I can't see them for some reason? :)

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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 08:13:36 AM »
Rene,
    I have pictures and a  Movie.   I can email them to you if you like.   It shows progress of a empty 200 gallon tank and then within a weeks time a fully loaded reef tank with clams, corals, fish.    Paul Hamby has done this several times.   He is a good mentor, friend, hobbyist, businessman,etc.   I am thankful he is around.
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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2010, 08:45:27 AM »
That would be much appreciated Ed, I would love to see it.  I'm hoping in a years time to upgrade to a 200g tank! :)

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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2010, 07:57:48 AM »
movie and pictures sent. 
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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2010, 09:26:06 AM »
Thank you for sending the pics and video.  That is one fantastic setup!

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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2010, 07:52:27 AM »
That Setup has been moved several times.   I have learned a lot from him.   
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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2010, 11:58:27 AM »
Hey Ed send me the video clip :) :) i would like to look at it too..

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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2010, 02:04:20 PM »
Question for all of you led fan. What is the ratio for watts of led to watts of metal halide, t5, power compacs, etc?
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Re: LED lighting compared to Metal Halides...
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2012, 11:11:56 PM »
Question for all of you led fan. What is the ratio for watts of led to watts of metal halide, t5, power compacs, etc?
There is no ratio there are a wide variety of LED systems out there with lots of diff wattages. It all depends on the LED itself.