[wtd] led's wanted

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  1. jonno

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    hi guys

    looking for led's 4 x hyper violet (420nm) 3w and 4 x royal blue 3w

    and 3 dimmable drivers, 1 for 8 x 3w led's, 1 for 4 3w led's and 1 for 2 3w led's and 1 rgb dimmer

    if anyone has these lying around perhaps from an unfinished project or left overs from some diy project pls let me know how much you are wanting.

    tanks in advance
     
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  3. Mr Nano24

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    Look on improved living's website. They sell drivers and led's for aquaria. UV, Blue, 15000k white etc. Improvedlivingpe.co.za if im not mistaken. Don't know the quality of their lights, but they do have all the electronics needed to do a diy fixture for cheaper than cree's.
     
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    thanks @Mr Nano24 ive been on their website and taking the 15000k aquamarine, cyan, warm white and red led's, their prices are really good, they dont have dimmable drivers though and the other specific colours i am wanting, im looking for the hyper violet (420nm) for max coral photosynthesis from what ive read, i think theirs are (395 - 410nm) and not sure what their blues are like if they give that same pop as royal blue

    ive seen royal blue and really dig it. perhaps you could comment on their blues and uv if you have seen them in action or used them yourself.
     
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    thanks @Mr Nano24 ive been on their website and taking the 15000k aquamarine, cyan, warm white and red led's, their prices are really good, they dont have dimmable drivers though and the other specific colours i am wanting, im looking for the hyper violet (420nm) for max coral photosynthesis from what ive read, i think theirs are (395 - 410nm) and not sure what their blues are like if they give that same pop as royal blue

    ive seen royal blue and really dig it. perhaps you could comment on their blues and uv if you have seen them in action or used them yourself.
     
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    I'm not sure what the quality is on their lights. I know that they use Epistar led's. I heard of them from a family member that has a reef tank. Their tank seems to be doing well, but they mainly have Softies in the tank, so I can't vouch for the lights as most softies don't need intense, quality light.

    I bought my leds from rabtron a while back. Went for crees. (High Power LEDs - Electronic Components - Rabtron Electronics)

    I don't know if they ship though. I've only recently started with softies and slowly building up, so I'm relatively new to keeping corals. and me being paranoid of losing my precious pets, I try to do things by the book and advice from experienced reefkeepers.

    I'd say for max photosynthesis in corals, stick with what everyone says is good. Bridgelux or crees. Cree UV usually falls in the spectrum of 410nm to 420nm. Though they do come at a hefty price, at least you know you're going to get the right spectrums and great color-"pop" that everyone wants.

    I'm no expert, just sharing what I researched when I bought my led's!
     
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    many thanks
     
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    @jonnobravo this is cool. Will you be willing to make this your LED DIY thread and show us progress and end result of you led diy?
     
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    thanks, i dont see why not, im going to open a tank thread for my tl550 soon so will update progress for led's on that.
     
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    How did the LED's work out as I'm looking at getting some?
     
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    I got 1 w cool whites and greens for a small project and they good
     
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    the last bits arrived, im picking up dimmers tommorrow so will start the build soon, i will finally have everything together.
     
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    Send us updates on the lighting unit!
     
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    for interests sake do us a breakdown of cost aswell, id be interested to see how this compares to some of the units imported currently.
     
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    will do
     
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    ive used the lights from improved living and their quality good, my mushrooms floureced.
     
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  18. jonno

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    thanks man looks good, now i cant wait to get them in!
     
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