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Mumford 02-25-2013 01:46 PM

LED = washed out color?
 
Hello all.

For those if you with just LEDs have you noticed your colors aren't as strong? The T5s seem to show off the color so much better?


- Mumford

somewhatshocked 02-25-2013 01:55 PM

Depends upon the color temperature of the LEDs you're using.

Is it a DIY? Something commercially available?

Steve001 02-25-2013 02:26 PM

Like somewhatshocked said, it all depends on the spectral output which equals the CRI of the leds used.

Mumford 02-25-2013 05:10 PM

LED = washed out color?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by somewhatshocked (Post 2643530)
Depends upon the color temperature of the LEDs you're using.

Is it a DIY? Something commercially available?

It's be the finnex fuge or finnex 2 over a 20 long


- Mumford

mrkookm 02-25-2013 05:31 PM

LED = washed out color?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve001 (Post 2643874)
Like somewhatshocked said, it all depends on the spectral output which equals the CRI of the leds used.

Any links or pictures showing what these optimized output units look like!




from my iP5 via Tapa 2

Atari 02-25-2013 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mumford (Post 2645434)
It's be the finnex fuge or finnex 2 over a 20 long


- Mumford

You still haven't told us enough. Which Finnex2? Are they the Dual 7k, 7K+10K or 10k+Actinic?

Mumford 02-25-2013 06:20 PM

LED = washed out color?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Atari (Post 2645898)
You still haven't told us enough. Which Finnex2? Are they the Dual 7k, 7K+10K or 10k+Actinic?

Well I'd love for someone who has one to chime in. I have no idea which one I'd go with :/


- Mumford

HD Blazingwolf 02-25-2013 07:51 PM

i hear pretty good things about the finnex
as far as color.
i love my t5's

seandelevan 02-25-2013 09:43 PM

I've posted these pics like 5 times now but above is my FugeRay2 and below is my Catalina 3 bulb t5. Both tanks are 75. Both have pressurized CO2.
FugeRay2
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...012E31F59C.jpg
T5
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...013D7FB1C9.jpg

After a month my 75 with the Ray2 was covered in hair algae. Replaced by 2 20 watt CFL's now. Ray2 is now on my 55 mbuna tank and looks wonderful. Don't know what I was thinking about using it for plant growing.

nikonD70s 02-25-2013 09:57 PM

i have some flood leds 6k, they look pretty nice. and doesnt seem to wash out my fish colors. but my old T-5's with gieseman bulbs white/pink combination brought out the colors more. one thing i like led over t-5's are the shimmering effect. which is the main reason why i switch over to leds besides the energy cost.

hedge_fund 02-25-2013 10:01 PM

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Steve001 02-25-2013 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrkookm (Post 2645642)
Any links or pictures showing what these optimized output units look like!

Picture or links to what optimized units ? My post is applicable to any light source. You can Google the info easily though.

Fishmommy 02-25-2013 11:40 PM

switch the lights and then decide....the sand substrate might be what washes out the color. Optical illusion?

mrkookm 02-25-2013 11:51 PM

LED = washed out color?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve001 (Post 2649386)
Picture or links to what optimized units ? My post is applicable to any light source. You can Google the info easily though.

The ! was meant to be a ?..just noticed that.

Sure on paper it should work but can you make it work for the source is the question. I thought you knew of a LED fixture that did this well is all I was looking for.



from my iP 5 via Tapa.

micheljq 02-26-2013 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mumford (Post 2643458)
Hello all.

For those if you with just LEDs have you noticed your colors aren't as strong? The T5s seem to show off the color so much better?


- Mumford

Let the plants adapt, give them a chance, you may notice their color, their "green" will change a little in a couple of weeks. That may sound weird, but I did notice that in the past when changing the lighting.

Michel


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