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dodo22
06/29/2011, 01:31 PM
Hi!!!
I have a 125lt cube (33g) 50cmx50cmx50cm (20inchx20inchx20inch) but i don't know what could i use to light it...
What do you think about this:
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dodo22
06/30/2011, 07:57 AM
Nobody knows this light?

viper12775
06/30/2011, 10:11 AM
i have 2 of those lights so far and i love them corals are doing great i still need to buy 2 more for my 220 though i have had them for about 7 months with no problem pluse i went from around 450 watts of power down to 120 with them turned up all the way

dodo22
06/30/2011, 10:33 AM
And for my tank do you think that one is good to have sps???
thanks

viper12775
07/01/2011, 02:04 PM
on my tank i get about 24 inches of spread but my tank is 31 inches tall worst case you will just need to hang the lights so you can raise them to cover the tank or change out the optics and they will grow sps but i dont have any on the bottom of my tank mine start about half way up but i love these lights

dodo22
07/01/2011, 02:15 PM
ok thank!

percula99
08/10/2011, 08:37 AM
Myself and a friend of mine just bought these lights this week direct from the manufacturer in China. They will ship by Friday and should be here next week.

viper12775, I am glad you like them. I have three 250 MH plus 2 VHO actinics totalling 1080 wattts of light. My hydro bill is high. With these I will be using 180 watts, a 900 watt saving. I hope my corals can still thrive with these fixtures. The PAR is supposed to be quite good on them too.

ari5736
08/10/2011, 09:26 AM
I have had this light for about 3 months, and so far so good, it is pretty powerful, and I accidently bleached an acan. I have the fixture haning about 6" over a tall 20 gallon (24" x 12"). IME SWC is quality.

percula99
08/10/2011, 05:01 PM
So what do you guys think of the color of the lights? I am presently using three 250 watt 10,000K XMs plus 2 VHO actinics and getting a pretty white color. No real blue or yellow tinge to the light at all. Can I achieve that on a 180 with these fixtures? The manufacturer tells me the white LEDs are 9000K.

ari5736, these lights were built in China by EShine Systems. SWC, like a few other North American online stores have purchased their lights from EShine and re-branded them with their name and logo. But if you like their quality that just gives me more confidence that I made the right choice. I can hardly wait for them to get here.

nurjrk
09/12/2011, 07:36 AM
How do you like your new lights? Do you think one of these would be enough for a 20 gallon long mixed reef?
Thanks.

percula99
09/12/2011, 08:35 AM
How do you like your new lights? Do you think one of these would be enough for a 20 gallon long mixed reef?
Thanks.

I must admit when I first put these on my tank I wa a little disappointed, but I was coming from 1080 watts of light down to 180 with three fixtures. I have since approached it thinking my old lights were not natural. I have been snorkeling in Hawaii and the Caribbean and you never see light as intense as what I had before the LEDs. These new lights are more in line with what you actually see in nature. If I really want to intensify them I can always buy three more for 360 watts over my tank. At 180 watts for the past three weeks all my corals still seem to be doing fine. Although I had to lower the lights to 50% over my xenia patch because it was burning them down. I have since slowly acclimated them back to 100% and the xenia is growing in. I am sure one of these would be fine over a 20 gallon. You may even have to lower the intensity.

HenHouse
09/12/2011, 09:26 AM
Percula99...where did you buy the lights from???

percula99
09/12/2011, 11:05 AM
Below is a link for the web site. This is the manufacturer in China. On the left there is a floating window with Sales on it. I delt with Robin and he was great. He answered every question I had for him, and I asked many. They ship through DHL and my fixtures arrived in four days.

http://www.eshinesystems.com/aquariumlight/60w-cree-led-aquarium-light.htm

xCry0x
09/12/2011, 12:54 PM
You cannot buy the 60w cree directly from them anymore in the United States. They have a reseller agreement with starkled.com, who prices them at ~$400. OCreef also sells a variation with 2 UV lights added for $430.

There is a thread here titled LED fixture that has A TON of info on the eshinesystems lights as well as a 3+ page discussion on their fixtures..


http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2009776

coolkidtr
09/12/2011, 07:01 PM
Below is a link for the web site. This is the manufacturer in China. On the left there is a floating window with Sales on it. I delt with Robin and he was great. He answered every question I had for him, and I asked many. They ship through DHL and my fixtures arrived in four days.

http://www.eshinesystems.com/aquariumlight/60w-cree-led-aquarium-light.htm

What were the duty/tax charges if u don't mind me asking?

Thanks

T

xCry0x
09/12/2011, 10:13 PM
It is all posted in there by various people.. but I think that eshinesystems was about $50 for 1 unit. The vipinled place charged like $63 for a 60w cree...but they are getting cut off allegedly.

reefermad619
09/12/2011, 10:17 PM
You can also find these on alibaba and aliexpress. Saw em for like $200-$230 each.

Hendogg0
09/13/2011, 05:29 AM
I'm glad to hear your guys post on these fixture I wanted to pick them up but didn't know if they were any good.cool now I can get them at a cheap price

percula99
09/13/2011, 06:09 AM
I originally found them on Alibaba as well, but when I contacted them I got E.Shine direct in China. I contacted Robin and he confirmed that people in the US have to go through a reseller. They cannot sell directly to US residents.

percula99
09/13/2011, 06:12 AM
What were the duty/tax charges if u don't mind me asking?

Thanks

T

PM sent.

MDboyz
09/13/2011, 08:19 AM
Try other seller. I got a quote from Evergrow System.

60W aquarium light is $155/pc, total cost for 2pcs to USA should be as below:
Total Cost = Cargo Value + Shipping Cost = $155 x 2 + $105 = $415

I think I will order them today.

I originally found them on Alibaba as well, but when I contacted them I got E.Shine direct in China. I contacted Robin and he confirmed that people in the US have to go through a reseller. They cannot sell directly to US residents.

xCry0x
09/13/2011, 09:39 AM
If you are interested in any of their products I would go read the other thread I linked to, a handful of us have been talking to the reps for the past week.

They just released a controller that controls dimming & dawn/dusk for their 50x3w and 100x3w bridgelux fixtures and they are working on releasing a 90w & 120w cree in addition to a bunch of other stuff.. they seem to put a new fixture out every week.

CA1
09/13/2011, 09:50 AM
Hi percula99, would you happen to have any pics of these fixtures over your tank? I am thinking about ordering some direct from China. Also, was it expensive, after duty and shipping, to get them sent to Canada?

Thanks

percula99
09/13/2011, 03:40 PM
Hi percula99, would you happen to have any pics of these fixtures over your tank? I am thinking about ordering some direct from China. Also, was it expensive, after duty and shipping, to get them sent to Canada?

Thanks

I am not the greatest aquarium photographer so these pictures may give you an idea of the color/brightness of the lights but they are not exact. You can definitely see the difference in the wood on the tank so please take this into account.

Here is my tank with the original lighting I used to have. 3 X 250 watt MH plus 160 watt VHO super actinics for 1080 watts of light.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/percula99/FullTank.jpg

Here is the tank with the three 60 watt LEDs, or 180 watts.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/percula99/180wattLED.jpg

And the tank with 180 watt LEDs plus 320 watt actinic supplementation.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/percula99/180wattLED320wattVHO.jpg

And finally the tank with only the blue LEds on.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/percula99/BlueLED.jpg