10w led

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  1. dubediver

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    so I've got an odyssey 4x t5. 2x 10k & actinic . Not the best , but at r1000, a bargain. 3 ft on 4 ft tank. Bought a strip light for R150 and installed it inside odyssea for moonlight.
    Then came across LED spotlights. So put 2 X 10w led (R125each) in for a bit of extra lighting.
    Can it do any harm, should I add another 2 X ?
    Or maybe upgrade to 2 X 20w ?
    In October I am going to USA ,( plan on picking up something there ) so just looking for a cheap upgrade to current setup till October .
    Any advice greatly appreciated.

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    Those 10w LED's have a colour temp of around 6500k which is very attractive to algae growth. I use them in my sump for my cheato.
     
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    you can buy the rite led chip (15000 or 20000 or royal blue) from improvedlivingpe and change the chip inside those led light. quick and easy
     
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    coral love 6500k light, similar to the sun.
     
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    USA uses other power outputs than us. so dont think its a good idea.
     
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    yip, whatever you buy in the big USA, make sure it can handle 220/240 Volts. Unless you got a 240 to 110V transformer.
     
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    thanks for the input, I understand differant curent in USA.
    I will look into changing chip in the floodlight.
     
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    Most of the nice LED's run off DC anyway, and the PSU's can normally take anything from 110v-240v AC input, but just make sure before spending.
     
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    No thank you, not for me

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    They are using quarter watt LEDs?!?!?
    Although they got plenty of LEDs in there, I doubt is these units would really have penetration punch.

    On shallow tanks these would work out nicely.
     
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