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GOJIRADOR 12-03-2012 05:48 PM

LED's the future? maybe not so much?
 
Ok I'm being sensationalistic, but this article is pretty interesting none the less.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1...d-flicker-free

STS_1OO 12-03-2012 05:53 PM

Excellent read- thanks!

Amandas tank 12-03-2012 06:04 PM

Interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

mach_six 12-03-2012 09:50 PM

Someone should get on board with them for aquarium use!

Sethjohnson30 12-03-2012 10:54 PM

Of course right when I start switching to led something better comes along :(

james1542 12-03-2012 11:11 PM

Where's the par data! I can't interpret graphs a-d

STS_1OO 12-03-2012 11:22 PM

Seriously...

Crob5965 12-04-2012 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GOJIRADOR (Post 2097861)
Ok I'm being sensationalistic, but this article is pretty interesting none the less.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1...d-flicker-free


wow that's really cool

GOJIRADOR 12-04-2012 12:46 AM

well if history has taught me anything this technology will have a few more years of development (it does require carbon nanotubes after all which is still a very new technology) then it will slowly get phased in and by that time LED's will be a lot cheaper especially in comparison. It'd probably take almost a decade from now for the tech to surpass LED's in effectiveness. That's one thing I've always disliked about the fish hobby though, no matter how advanced your new toy is, it'll still be gross and outdated in a few years

wheatiesl337 12-04-2012 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GOJIRADOR (Post 2098362)
well if history has taught me anything this technology will have a few more years of development (it does require carbon nanotubes after all which is still a very new technology) then it will slowly get phased in and by that time LED's will be a lot cheaper especially in comparison. It'd probably take almost a decade from now for the tech to surpass LED's in effectiveness. That's one thing I've always disliked about the fish hobby though, no matter how advanced your new toy is, it'll still be gross and outdated in a few years

LEDs are just now overtaking flourescents in this hobby, and look how long LEDs have been around...

Minja 12-04-2012 03:31 AM

Awesome... I like cheap.

amberoze 12-04-2012 03:56 AM

It says cheap, but slap a name brand on it, and it gets very expensive, very fast.. G.E. ... Sylvania. ... etc.

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lochaber 12-04-2012 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amberoze (Post 2098630)
It says cheap, but slap a name brand on it, and it gets very expensive, very fast.. G.E. ... Sylvania. ... etc.

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And then there is always the chance that a major company can bu up the patents/rights to it, and just sit on it to prevent some other company making a competing product :/

Smitty06 12-05-2012 06:51 AM

That would be illegal, the big company cannot buy the rights to something that is created by a more or less scientific lab to make a monopoly. The government will stop it and break them up into smaller companies if need be.

MABJ 12-05-2012 06:56 AM

This is very interesting. The market will do what the market does, so no need to speculate. I can't wait to use these.


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