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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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LED Undercabinet Light


Product above. I could only find one thread about this, and nobody mentioned having actually tried it. But for 55 dollars, that seems like a good price for LED lighting for a 20L. Naturally, my question is, will this be sufficient for medium-ish lighting? I'm probably going to give it a shot.
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I wouldn't part with $55 for a light fixture with only 4 leds. There's plenty of other choices on the market that would perform much better for the money.

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About 4 months ago I tried the LED puck type lights made for under counters. They do look good but I would have needed about 50 or so to have a chance at growing plants(100 gal. tank). I did end up buying the (6)Grobeam 500's and the light from the pucks looked yellow next to the Grobeam.
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I have seen those Home Depot lights in person and they really aren't very bright, you would need several of them to even have a shot at growing anything but low light plants. For the money you are much better off trying to build a DIY fixture or going with a preassembled unit made for aquariums.
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OK, thanks for the replies. I know next to nothing about LEDs, so I wanted to make sure there wasn't an easier option than DIY.
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