Alternative sump light

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    22W BulbLED Light
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    LBSE-S1516 22W BulbLED (available E27 & B22 bases )
    Pure White and Warm White colours available! In fact it can be any colour white you like (from 2000- 70000K).



    Provides you with the same light output as a standard 35W CFL “energy saver” or a 100+W incandescent light bulb but consumes only 22W of electricity!
    Use this bulb for 4 hours every day of the year and you will still have light 27 years from now!



    Bulbs & Down-lights

    Check how cheato will grow under this, and your Scrubber.
     
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    That sounds like great lighting, Riaan! Try them, and let us know how they perform, please?
     
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    The company is down in Cape Town
    I see that they also have a LED Fluorescent tubes.

    900mm at 14W gives 518lm, that is 37 Lumen per watt. Now I do not know if that is good or not. Depends on the colour range. No Ballast Needed. 2 or 4 of these plus 2*20000K normal T5 should be ok?

    Fluorescent
     
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    37 lumens per watt is not in the region that we would like, for keeping SPS, Riaan. BUT, for chaeto, it should be MORE than ample....

    The new T5's today, are somewhere in the region of 90 lumens per watt, as far as I know..... as much as I have read.....
     
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    Tagging along.... Interesting
     
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    very interesting
     
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    Thanks for the info...will do some research on this!
     
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    I did contact the company via e-mail last night. And they actually answer just after 10 last night (seems it is not just us crazy reefers on the web that time of night)

    Anyway, The LED looks promising for scrubbers and as a sump light.
    From his e-mail
    So to get a specific colour like Warm white (say 2800 – 3500K) will require a specific combination of compounds during the manufacturing process. So the short answer is yes we have different globes for different colour whites. Typically just 3 broad colourings (Warm white, Daylight or Natural White [4500K+-500], and Pure or Cool White [6500K+-500]).


    The 38W is currently are at the 6500K level but can be produced in any other colour. Unfortunately I cannot even begin to comment on the light penetration into water. We have not tried it at all. Power consumption of LED lighting is typically at least 50% of any incandescent and often much more. An example here is the 6W LED down lighter compared to the 50W halogen version.

    As I do not have any knowledge of marine tanks and even less of the sump area in them I need you to explain to me the size of the tank, the sump area and its position relative to the tank, what the aim of the lamp is (to limit macro algae growth or to increase it), provide omni-directional light or focussed directional light?



    BUT

    the price, eish, is not right.
    Can buy 7*45w CFL from Builders warehouse and still get change.
     
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    Riaan so why they so expensive then
     
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    The guy from C2R phoned me this afternoon. We had a quick chat about marine lightning. He is interested to see if they have anything that can be of use for marine tanks. He never did any test on marines. And would like to see a proper setup, have a talk to its owner about lightning requirements. For sump, display for softies, lights for hard corals etc... and also moon lights.
    But he is based in Cape Town. Is there anybody willing to introduce him into the world of marines?
    Jacques? Are you interested? I can pm you his e-mail.
     
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    Hi Riaan - yes - you are welcome to - send me both his email, as well as contact number, please?
     
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