Moonlight - LED striplight from Makro

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  1. neo

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    Hi,
    I'v been looking for a moonlight for my tank when I saw this (and bought one) at Makro Centurion for R159.
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    Opening it
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    and check the kelvin rating

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    this unit is the smallest and you then get it at increments of 3 leds at a time.
    You also get them in a flexible silicon option.
    This 6 led unit gives 1.44watt, 72 lumens, 135mA

    The bigger units are a bit expensive compared to the 6 led unit.

    More info at
    lumeno LED lights

    I bought this yesterday and last night I went to a demo of a security vehicle which was fitted with 2 of the big brothers of this 6 led unit, the light at night inside the cabin was amazing.

    light in my tank is very good, maybe to bright for moonlight purpose
    this was taken with my cellphone with the led lights with all other lights in the house off.
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    did they have blue ones?
     
  4. neo

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    no, but it came with an orange plastic strip with which you can change the overall color, so you only have to get some blue screen for it.

    the units in the silicone shows a cut line after each 3 leds and have connection points for red green and blue so i suppose you can modify it if necessary.
     
  5. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Looks good, instead of shining it straight down I found that if you mount it sideways on one side of the tank, low down close to the surface of the water, and have the lights shining across the surface of the water then you get a much more gentle and distributed light spread plus you get an awesome shimmer effect in the water.
     
  6. Nico Kortenbout

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    This looks great. I have also been looking for an option for moonlights. This strip uses 12V DC, so did you use a converter or how did you hook it up to power?
     
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    Nice one, Neo! Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. mitchel

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    very cool thanks man
     
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