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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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What to look for in an LED bulb

I went to this site DX.com and they have LED bulbs and lights very cheap. I was wondering what I need to look for to replace my CFL bulbs with LED bulbs. They have a lot that have 6500k to 7000k listed. They also have parts to make your own LED light setup. If I understand it right, you need LED lights with 3 or more whats per light. Is that right. Or is there something else I need to look for? They also have some LED lamp fixtures for nano aquariums. I have three glass jars I am going to plant. Would these work for small tanks with plants. Here are links to some of the lights I was looking at. http://dx.com/s/plant+grow+LED and http://dx.com/p/3w-285lm-6500k-3-led...85-265v-193978 or something like this http://dx.com/p/flexible-neck-24-led...ium-lamp-82569
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If you want to be failsafe, you need led chips data sheet. Ant the thang on light won't work for sure. Sorry
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 12:47 PM
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use Cree leds and build your own light it is much much much better than those unknown leds i used cree XTE and it hve wonderful growing i have used this https://www.fasttech.com/p/1347103 mixed with other worm white cree XTE
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use Cree leds and build your own light it is much much much better than those unknown leds i used cree XTE and it hve wonderful growing i have used this https://www.fasttech.com/p/1347103 mixed with other worm white cree XTE
is there a tutorial for building your own light somewhere?
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