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post #8 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by el_heb View Post
BoostLED has an all white bulb 7000k 5x3W with 60 degree optics, i was considering that. The reefing folk recommend 1 bulb for 12x12", can i get away with 1 bulb for 24x24" area? Considering its planted.
You would either need to get wider optics or raise the bulb higher to cover a 24x24 area. I would think the output would be fine, its just the coverage you need to worry about.

Or you could always build your own and save some $$
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