Rio Mini Sun - how many watts are these units?

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    Anyone here have a Rio Mini Sun clip on LED light unit? Can you tell me how many watts it is?

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    Hi Matt - it's VERY very low. Something like 5 watts in total (0.5 watts x 10). I have 2 of these units. But have not put them on my tank again - after the move.... I still have to do this... :)
     
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    jacquesb: could you please check the total wattage of each unit for me? In the PICO business each watt counts! lol
     
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    Hi Matt - ok. Let me go and scratch them out of the box when they were chucked... gimme a few minutes (and yes - I got home a wee bit earlier today ;))
     
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    hehe :)
     
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    Matt - you won't believe it. There's no marking on the light or the power supply..... but, it's definitely either 5 watt for the total unit.... or 1 watt per LED - giving a total of 10 watt's.

    BUT, personally, I would rather say 5 watt for the unit.
     
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    Thanks bud ;)
     
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    Saw something interesting at Builders warehouse today... Blue LED pool lights.. come in a waterproof unit. Also other colours and sizes. smaller ones may be great for a pico with some supplemental white LEDS. Someone who knows more about LEDs would have to check the specs though.. think it was at least 10v?
     

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