Metal halides

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  1. Hogfish

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    Hi guys what lights can I use to replace my metal hailights it's 4 250w metal lights tank is 3meter long 750mm wide and 750 high and the lights are 20 000 calvins. Thx
     
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    What's the cost of one razor
     
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    LOL no idea got mine 2 months ago and im sure things have changed @bryan can you assist Hogfish out

    Have a look at my 1,8tank post on my signature and look at the growth of my corals, also my tank is deep
     
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    options options

    Radions, about 5 to 6 units.
    Vertex Illumina, longest units do 1.5m, so 2 of them.
    Razors. think 3 units.
    Sol, also 5 to 6 units.

    just sit down before you get the final price...
     
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    Maybe lye down don"t want you falling from the chair :thumbup:
     
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    Thx guys ja what can I say marine keeping is surely the most beautifully hobby in the word to me, I realy don't know why we mariners must pay our asses of the keep our hobby going, sometimes I just want to givi it all up but it smooths my soul
     
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    you can go DIY on LEDS if you want to.
    But on your tank size, you would need a lot of time to build it. and it does not really worked out cheaper. Was looking around for a LED unit on a nano, and DIY would still be R2000 plus.

    If you look at the building complexity in manufacturing a LED light unit, compared to a T5 unit, I can easily understand the price increase. Due to the time spend to build a LED compared to a T5. Never mind the number of components that needs to be soldered into place.

    LED units prices will come down, but not to where we wish they should. But at least you save on the globe replacement costs. The latest LED units use same or more wattage then their comparative T5 units, even 150W metal halides. the saving in power consumption does not exists anymore.
     
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    Yeah have to agree but the pro's on the leds out weighed the con's for me I had 2 500W 20k MH on my tank other wise known as heaters that produce light, my tank was always warm and my electricity usage huge. They were so strong the even burnt out my timers every now and again.

    Went to the Razors (best value at the time for me) and elec dropped my chiller is working less my hood is not an oven and my corals are growing so yes they cost a load but last longer use less power and best of all corals love them.
     
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    Hi @Hogfish - Should you require any technical info on the Maxspect P or Razor series of LEDs, mentioned by the other users, please feel free to contact me.
     
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    Quote (The latest LED units use same or more wattage then their comparative T5 units, even 150W metal halides. the saving in power consumption does not exists anymore.)


    Hi RiaanP

    Not wanting to start a argument here but please do your research before giving advice on LED's.

    In the above quotes you recommended 960 watts of Illumina lighting apposed to 480 watts of Maxspect lighting apposed to 650watts or Radion lighting ? (This makes zero sense)

    You then went on to say that modern LED light use more power than existing lighting. If this was true CREE wouldnt be in business and LED lighting would not exist.
     
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    loving my razor aswell
     
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    you can't compare wattage. You need to compare lumina output with PAR and PUR.
     
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    Seeing has all the lights are using CREE LED's then wattage is a decent enough comparison here.
     
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    just get the 16000k version
     
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    I was referring to the comparison between 150w Metal halide and 150w LED.

    RIAAN made the statement that the power consumption was the same. It is but the output is much higher.:p
     
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    I think we need to some comparisons :)
     
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    we can at next jhb meeting, so far DIY has won both times :)
    now we need to organise one with vertex
     
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    I have the new SR360 unit in stock so i think DIY will be knocked of the top spot.:)
     
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