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02-06-2013 05:19 PM
ronaldvalente I do not have the dimmer and I do not have that issue you are describing here...

I have mine connected to an Apex Jr. and it is on a Sunrise/Sunset timer with instant on/off. No change in brightness during poweron or poweroff.
02-06-2013 04:32 PM
scapegoat
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Originally Posted by minicrazy592 View Post
The dimmer could definally have better precision, but I leave mine at a set %.
yeah, I am a little bummed over spending the money on that unit, but I won't be replacing it until I get to putting together an arduino unit to control it.

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If you want to see some growth click my 30-C link in my sig. It's pretty amazing. It's one of their 12" fixtures with my own spectrum.
thanks, i'll check that out now
02-06-2013 04:27 PM
minicrazy592 The dimmer could definally have better precision, but I leave mine at a set %. If you want to see some growth click my 30-C link in my sig. It's pretty amazing. It's one of their 12" fixtures with my own spectrum.
02-06-2013 04:20 PM
scapegoat
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Originally Posted by minicrazy592 View Post
My 36" does that. Sort of interesting as well as how long it stays lit after it's unplugged.
I figure its burning off whatever power is stored in the driver, but hate that it gets brighter. I'd rather see some other sort of bleed off or taking longer to fade off.

My dimmer doesnt seem to work through the full range of the dial either. it quickly goes from the min to max, while still allowing me to turn the dial considerably more.

other than these minor issues, the amount of oxygen bubbles in the tank increased a whole lot after less than an hour with the LED on top. So it's definitely powerful enough for a planted tank. I'm really looking forward to the growth.
02-06-2013 04:12 PM
minicrazy592 My 36" does that. Sort of interesting as well as how long it stays lit after it's unplugged.
02-06-2013 04:04 PM
scapegoat have you noticed the fade up to max brightness before shutting off when unplugging the fixture?

Did you get the dimmer as well?
01-30-2013 04:16 PM
scapegoat just ordered the 36" show plant light with dimmer to toss on my 20g long for the time being.
01-30-2013 03:46 PM
scapegoat
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Is there any options of dimming?

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they have a dimmer available.
01-30-2013 03:14 PM
NWA-Planted
Re: [Review] BuildMyLED.com LED Fixture

Is there any options of dimming?

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01-30-2013 02:47 PM
scapegoat glad to hear this. I'll be ordering two 36".

I'm tempted to order one now to toss on my 20g long for the time being.
01-30-2013 01:06 PM
ronaldvalente So far everything is amazing with the BuildMyLED fixture. Getting a lot of PMs about it. Build quality is amazing. Performance is top notch. No issues or problems to report on. I need to balance out my ferts to get some algae growth under control. Much better than the Power Compacts I was running before.
12-04-2012 01:39 PM
ronaldvalente
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Originally Posted by dastowers View Post
I have two 48 inch of the Show Tank Fixtures coming today!!! They will be mounted (hopefully by me) a foot above the tank- suspended from the ceiling.
Very nice! Looking forward to pictures and your initial thoughts on the Show Tank version. What lens did you get on each of them?
12-04-2012 01:10 PM
dastowers I have two 48 inch of the Show Tank Fixtures coming today!!! They will be mounted (hopefully by me) a foot above the tank- suspended from the ceiling.
12-03-2012 01:09 PM
ronaldvalente
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Originally Posted by keithy View Post
ronald,
since both my tanks are 30" in length, they do not have a 30" as a standard length LED light. I went to the website and looked at the pricing for the 24" and 36". Seems like the 24" is way cheaper than 36". Say, if I order 2 24" lights vs if I order 1 36" light, the difference between them is only $10. From my quick observation, the pricing seem to favor a shorter length.

Hmmmm..... Something more for me to think about.

Also, do you have approximate PAR data for your LED light? I know its a little too much for me to ask for this info, but I figure that you may have that data from your research and communication with the seller. If so, can you please share it with us?
They have the data on the website, PAR is not the full story.
Look at the radiometric watts section when you configure your 24".

I would definitely go with dual 24's then you can select one to be freshwater planted and the other to be the freshwater show. You also can use two diff lenses to light the bottom and top of the tank.

Hope this helps.

--Ron
12-03-2012 02:41 AM
keithy ronald,
since both my tanks are 30" in length, they do not have a 30" as a standard length LED light. I went to the website and looked at the pricing for the 24" and 36". Seems like the 24" is way cheaper than 36". Say, if I order 2 24" lights vs if I order 1 36" light, the difference between them is only $10. From my quick observation, the pricing seem to favor a shorter length.

Hmmmm..... Something more for me to think about.

Also, do you have approximate PAR data for your LED light? I know its a little too much for me to ask for this info, but I figure that you may have that data from your research and communication with the seller. If so, can you please share it with us?
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