Scrubber lighting

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  1. Nism0

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    Morning people,

    I was just looking around for an efficient way to light up a algae scrubber and stumbled across this product.

    http://www.electromannsa.co.za/shop/?q=node/327

    Has anyone used LED grow lights on a scrubber?

    Compared to other LED grow lights on the market, this light seems rather "cost effective" if you catch my meaning. :whistling:
     
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    nice concept.

    and R400 is not to bad either.
    Standard CFL globes, 23W will be a lot cheaper. Only open question is the build quality, can it handle the salty dampness?
     
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    R399 not a bad price maybe I shoud get one for my chilli plants.
     
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    wonder what is the wattage per led? 15 by 15 grid total 225 leds, that only use 15w. Not very powerfull LEDS
     
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    You could always isolate it from the dampness. My concern is heat. At 38mm depth, the unit surely does not have a fan.

    My plan would be an upflow algae scrubber with this mounted next to the glass in the sump. I dont want to crack the glass due to excessive heat build up.
     
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    True. If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

    At R400 it could be worth it to try seeing as professional grow lights would easily cost a few thousand bokkies.
     
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