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21chip21
10/21/2009, 05:34 PM
Has anyone seen this site.
http://www.aquariumled.eu/shop/
It looks like you can replace your T5 with a Led lamp. Is this true? Does it work? $34 bucks? Iv email them two days ago with no responce. Any info with this idea or customer please let me know?
I was looking to try out a small LED light for the sump to try out leds. Anyone find a small LED set that works good?

hummermaniac88
10/21/2009, 06:04 PM
Thats interesting, they're from UK, shipping might be expensive...

luther1200
10/21/2009, 10:30 PM
It also says you need a special 24v constant power supply. So you would have to change that out. But they look pretty cool.

Galantra
10/22/2009, 12:00 AM
Yea I actually put up a thread on here about these T5 tubes I am also interested in going this route but would like to see them plus there is nothing said about the sizes of these lights.

RobbyVonAwesome
10/22/2009, 12:18 AM
I saw a pic from MACNA that had something like this on display. I don't anything about the product itself, though.

Galantra
10/22/2009, 11:44 AM
Yea somewhere in NJ?

madean
10/22/2009, 09:22 PM
last time I checked their was a store in sac, ca. selling these things. They were a little expensive something like $100 a bulb. Were suppsoe to last 7-10 years. The only downfall was that the light penetration was straight down. So you would need to completely cover the top with tubes. No real lateral light penetration just straight down. If I remember right some corals did good and some did bad. Cant remember if sps good and lps bad or other way around. The store had a website set up showing the tank in real time. I dont know about them yet, I was going to wait a few years to see what happens with them. No ballast either just hard wired into a plug. Not sure how long the light will last in a reef environment. The light might last 6,7,8 or 11 years but will it be effective for reefs?

madean
10/22/2009, 09:22 PM
They had some deal with a company from japan or china for the lights.

madean
10/22/2009, 10:20 PM
I dont have the lights, just saw them in the store. they are pushing them like crazy. Basically saying its the cure. I dont know what the wattage is, just from the picture they look the same. They look like t5's but have led's inside staggered. Like i said they have been selling them I think for like a year or so. One of the managers went to japan or china specifically to purchase these from a light company producing them there. They were claiming to hard wire them to a plug and just plugging into the wall. no ballast. Things might hae changed, I have not been to the store in like 4-5 months, my work schedule has changed and I dont live in sac, actually in the bay area. But last time i was there they had just about all Kelvin scale and 24" to maybe 60" sizes.

madean
10/22/2009, 10:22 PM
No modular unit, just tubes. I did see somewhere on the web that the led technology was going towards being able to adjust grids to simulate different Kelvin ratings. Either way like i said I will let others be the guini pigs and find out later if the technology works or not.

Galantra
10/22/2009, 11:24 PM
I think you are talking about sunbrite here is the link havent heard anything on these units

http://www.exotic-aquarium.com/index2.html

Seems interesting

josh916
10/22/2009, 11:27 PM
the store is exotic aquarium the bulbs are the size of t8 i think they are not as small as t5 and bulb cost is anywhere form 100-200 each depending on the length

josh916
10/22/2009, 11:28 PM
glantra beat me to it to lazy to find the link:rollface:

Galantra
10/22/2009, 11:42 PM
lol... sorry I am like a detective when it comes to searching online. My question about these light is where is the new info? and how well have the sold from then to now?

Galantra
10/23/2009, 11:32 AM
With sunbrite

fishome25
10/26/2009, 04:02 PM
what store on LI has them?