T8 led tubes?

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  1. EFJ

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    Hi, I have a T8 lighting unit and I am interested in maybe replacing them with LED replacement tubes. I would like to know who might have, what is the specs and what they are going for? I know orphek has tubes but I don't know if anyone in SA supply them. My tank is about 800mm deep so LED's is what I am looking at in the future.
     
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    led tubes are still in planning/production phases as far as I know.

    Cree only released some details this week about plans to make them

    According to some prices by Orphek you looking around R1000 or more per bulb,but the Tubes has never really taken off in reef world. I guess this will change when it goes over to T5

    Speak to Adee on forum
     
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    On the orphek website they reckon that their t8 led tubes have adopters available to use on t5 fittings. I would like to know if there is anyone who imports them and what they go for or if anyone has something similar?
     
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    @Adee any info or help will be appreciated.:thumbup:
     
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    Maybe look at allibaba they have there I'm sure you can ask them to customizer them they won't be Cree but they are LEDs :)
     
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    Brad, in other industries LED's are LED's, but not for us. I would be very careful buying something you not really sure about especially if not local.

    As far as I know, be careful as most LEDs used for decent par is at least 3watts, with 3Watts you need a specific heatsink area to dissipate heat.

    I do stand to be corrected, but I've carried out some digging into this technology and I agree with Jacques, I think we need to give them some time.
     
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    Ok sorry my bad :)
     
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    @Andre@ReefAquatics I am just weighing up my options. I would like to keep my fixtures as is but at the end if it's not viable then I am looking at 130W Pharos that you are selling.
     
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    Great choice. Soon we will be getting T5 but this reputable supplier would like to showcase their units at interzoo the I need to evaluate their product. If worthy we will bring them in. So a bit of a wait :-( I'm afraid
     
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