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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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bridgelux neutral white LEDs

Has anyone used Bridgelux neutral white (4500K) LEDs over a planted tank? The price relative to Cree LEDs is certainly appealing. On paper, the color temp seems like it might be a little warm but things often differ in reality. If you've used them, what are your impressions?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 09:04 PM
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Using these alone may not provide a complete spectrum for plant growth. They may be deficient in blue light. I'm nearly sure if you go to their site or use Google Images you will be able to find a spectral distribution graph to see if that is true.
Color temperature by itself should not be a guide.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Good point. What about using these in combination with Ocean Coral Whites (combination of 470nm, 495nm and 660nm)?

Perhaps this thread might be better suited for the DIY forum?
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