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post #16 of 59 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 03:12 AM
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Oh I meant how long is the life of the leds. Other led light fixtures say things like 17,000 hours or 40,000 hours, but I couldn't find that info on this light.
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On the retail box for the Sat LED+ it says "up to" 50,000 hours.
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I just ordered one of these lights for my 12 gallon long. How many hours do these lights have in them? I wasn't able to find that info anywhere.
These lights have 50,000 hours like all of Current's other lights. Ted Judy does the math for you in his video: http://tedsfishroom.com/2013/06/01/c...reshwater-led/
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On the retail box for the Sat LED+ it says "up to" 50,000 hours.
We say "up to 50,000 hours" because we can't guarantee how the users treat their lights. If taken care of well, 70,000 to 80,000 have been witnessed before.
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I ordered one of the regular (not the plus) Satellite LED 48-60" for my 90g freshwater planted tank today. Just as I did I stumbled upon an answer to the question "will there be a timer with LED control anytime soon?" on your website. It sounds like you'll be unveiling a timer at this week's Superzoo convention. My question is, should I cancel my order and wait for whatever the new product will be or will I be able to use it on the fixture I ordered (which is probably way too good to be true)?
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Sorry for the late reply as we are very busy at superzoo, you'll be able to find out very very soon!
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We say "up to 50,000 hours" because we can't guarantee how the users treat their lights. If taken care of well, 70,000 to 80,000 have been witnessed before.


80000 hours / 24 hours lighting cycle (always on) = 3333.33 days = 9.13 years....



props to you guys for putting in this amount of testing on your product pre release!

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80000 hours / 24 hours lighting cycle (always on) = 3333.33 days = 9.13 years....



props to you guys for putting in this amount of testing on your product pre release!
Yup! That's right! I just double checked your math haha

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Just ordered my Sat+ for my 60 gallon! Better not let me down!
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So the consensus seems to be that these grow plants well, albeit slowly, due to it falling into low light levels, especially at depth. I'm in the process of switching to low light levels, to grow mostly swords. I have a 65g 36wx18dx24h. I'm not worried about growing a carpet, maybe just some chain swords, so I'm not too concerned about penetration all the way to the substrate. My bigger concern is whether or not I would need two of these fixtures to get a good spread over the 18" back to front of this tank.

Any thoughts on this?
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i have one resting on top of my 40b and its got a good spread. i'm going to raise it up in the near future, but it is doing well so far

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Just ordered my Sat+ for my 60 gallon! Better not let me down!
Let us know how it goes!

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So the consensus seems to be that these grow plants well, albeit slowly, due to it falling into low light levels, especially at depth. I'm in the process of switching to low light levels, to grow mostly swords. I have a 65g 36wx18dx24h. I'm not worried about growing a carpet, maybe just some chain swords, so I'm not too concerned about penetration all the way to the substrate. My bigger concern is whether or not I would need two of these fixtures to get a good spread over the 18" back to front of this tank.

Any thoughts on this?
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Because this light sits so flush right above your tank, 18" may be stretching it. 12" spread is definitely doable but at 18" you may want to use 2 or find a way to raise one of them

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I'm setting up a 75 gallon tank (20" deep but will have about 3-4 inches of substrate, 18" front to back, 48" long). I do not plan on using injected co2, though will probably use Excel. I'd like to have a nice "carpet" on the bottom and fairly even light spread throughout the tank. Will one of the Freshwater LED + lights work or will I need two? Do these units come with a dimmer?
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I have one on my 75 gallon. It is the freshwater plus strip. Feel free to see my tank on my blog: stanjam.tumblr.com . I grow lots of plants in the 75. Quite a few crypts, a huge Amazon sword, a lily, etc. Tank was established May 22. Plant growth has been excellent.

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