60w CREE LED aquarium light?

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    got a really serious heat sink built into there. Interesting, one of the few adds I see where PAR reading is given at certain depths.
     
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    re-reading the add. That is actually a very nice unit. For $500.
    And blue and white light both got dimmers, so you can adjust as you like it. :thumbup:

    At todays exchange rate, R3567.05. Wonder what shipping and LFS profit will do to final price.

    Getting better in price. First LED unit that I actually get excited about.
     
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    @RiaanP - I am considering importing a light unit since the LFS ones are just too expensive. This does look like a decent unit (not that I am an expert at all, that's why I am asking for opinions/advice). Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
     
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    im busy building a diy led unit. all in all i will cost about 3000 rand, but it is about 100 watt light unit, and i can change led's if any break. all also dimmable.
     
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    Are you using Cree LED's? What strength (in watts) are the LED's you are using? Where are you buying the individual parts of your unit from? Any pictures of your build so far? Sorry for all the questions - I'm obviously interested in what you are doing. ;)
     
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    just make sure about the 50/60Hz thing. American stuff do not work here. If imported from Europe, for European markets, yes, then it should be on correct voltage and hertz. Only problem is backup support.

    And I think you need 2.
     
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    the only stuff i have so far is heatsink that i fitted into the canopy. the LED's i will get from arrow altech distribution, and the drivers come from rabtron. the power supply i got from acdc

    oh ja im using 3 watt led's, after its up and running ill decide if im going to use optics or not, or if i want to add another unit like the one currently or two t5's on either side its all dependant and what it looks like etc


    also with led's you shouldnt use higher kelvin led's because it gives the corals a very washed out look 5000 kelvin is ample with led's
     
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    The unit is quite nice. Two will definitely do for a reef.
    If you are interested in diy, I can help you with what I already know. I have built led pendants for my soon to be reef.
     
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    Guys check out my thread

    ttp://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=20221&page=2

    these are extremely bright four will easily do your 1.2 meter.
     
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    What do they cost?

    What Led's are they using?
     
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    They are using the new 3 Watt seoul LED's
     
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    How much did they cost? Did you buy it locally?
     
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    Thanks for the feedback Max98. I'm not sure I want to go the DIY route. Obviously it would be nice to build my own thing, but I'm not convinced I can pull it off...
     
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    Thanks for the info Johan. The kelvin on these units range from 6,000k - 9,000k on the whites. Would you say it is better to go for a lower k, say 6,000k, instead of 9,000k?

    I've seen units with more watts than this unit at a cheaper price - but they do not use CREE LED's. The CREE LED's seem to be quite a bit more expensive.
     
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    those are the total outputs with the blue, so its still got 5000k led's and then blue led's which then makes it 1000 kelvin. so you can run that unit any way you prefer.'


    Johan
     
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    I would pick the cree's. I am probably biased since I saw what they can do.
    I don't think you can go wrong with the cree's.
     
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    Is 60 degree LED's too narrow on these units (60w CREE LED - see first post)? The one in the review has 90 degree LEDs, but I've found a 60 degree unit for a good price. Just worried that they are too narrow.
     
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