Watts per Day?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by trad, 1 Dec 2008.

  1. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hey thought it would be interesting to see what people total watts per day come to for EG. I have 2 x 250w MH on for 8 Hrs and 4x 54w T5s for 10 Hrs. Therefore 500 x 8 = 3500 and 216 x 10 = 2160. So the total watts per day is 5660.

    Lets also say what we keep under that amount of lighting. [SPS only]

    I'm interested in seeing who has a good sps tank with the lowest Watts per day. So if you have the lowest be prepared to load pics of healthy corals.
     
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  3. Darryl

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    So you are the person causing all the power outages!

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  4. Obi-Wan

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    Wowee!!!

    ;)If, I May refine your calculation:

    500 *8= 4000w
    not 3500:p

    MH consumption is substantially more than bulb wattage.
    Alot depends on gear-lamp-reflector-housing combination.

    2*250W + 4*54W T5 is more than adequate for upto 1.8m L*0.8m W *0.8m H

    250W uses closer to 350W/h on standard electromagnetic ballast

    T5 54W draws almost 60W.

    SO , roughly
    5600+ 2400= 8kWh
    or 8 "units" metered

    Electronic gear may reduce MH use by 30%, with SOME reduction in output PAR.

    Agreeing with Darryl.
    We may have found our "power blackhole":whistling:

    Tanks with glowing, colourful SPS may not be BEST and HEALTHIEST , they may just be MOST colourful.

    I applaud you IF trying to find a lower electricity - higher biological value return solution.
     
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  5. IMarine

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    Hi there my total whats is 8x80watts t5s ati power module,4x45watts tunze,1x 6105,1x7watts tunze 6045,1x75watt laguna uplift pump,1x40watt aqua medic dosing pump for cal reactor,1x30watt mad skimmer,1x65watts deltec 701 skimmer,1x30watts uplift pump for chiller,2x300watt heaters = 1703 watts
     
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