Is the Satellite Freshwater Plus bright enough?! - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Sponsors > Current-USA and Ecoxotic


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-16-2013, 03:12 AM   #16
trixella
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
trixella's Avatar
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 749
Default

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.
trixella is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-16-2013, 03:18 AM   #17
Brian_Cali77
Wannabe Guru
 
Brian_Cali77's Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 1,319
Default

On the retail box for the Sat LED+ it says "up to" 50,000 hours.
__________________
Brian_Cali77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #18
Current USA
Sponsor
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Vista CA
Posts: 251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trixella View Post
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/
Current USA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 06:27 PM   #19
Current USA
Sponsor
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Vista CA
Posts: 251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian_Cali77 View Post
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.
Current USA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 01:16 AM   #20
yobofofas
Algae Grower
 
yobofofas's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 70
Default

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)?
yobofofas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 08:28 AM   #21
Current USA
Sponsor
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Vista CA
Posts: 251
Default

Sorry for the late reply as we are very busy at superzoo, you'll be able to find out very very soon!
Current USA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 05:10 PM   #22
plant.one
Algae Grower
 
plant.one's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Oakland County, MI
Posts: 21
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Current USA View Post
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!

Last edited by plant.one; 09-04-2013 at 05:10 PM.. Reason: typo
plant.one is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 09:34 PM   #23
Current USA
Sponsor
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Vista CA
Posts: 251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by plant.one View Post
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
__________________
Visit our site at: http://www.current-usa.com/

Follow us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CurrentUSA
Current USA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 07:37 AM   #24
chrispena33
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 88
Default

Just ordered my Sat+ for my 60 gallon! Better not let me down!
chrispena33 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 04:54 AM   #25
longgonedaddy
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 364
Default

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?
longgonedaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 05:42 AM   #26
Aquatic Delight
H is for Hillstream
 
Aquatic Delight's Avatar
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Space Coast, Florida
Posts: 2,075
Default

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
__________________
Will
________________________________

Hillstream/Boreno Loach Refuge

A Light Heart is Better than a Heavy Wallet.
Aquatic Delight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #27
Current USA
Sponsor
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Vista CA
Posts: 251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrispena33 View Post
Just ordered my Sat+ for my 60 gallon! Better not let me down!
Let us know how it goes!
__________________
Visit our site at: http://www.current-usa.com/

Follow us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CurrentUSA
Current USA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 08:29 PM   #28
Current USA
Sponsor
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Vista CA
Posts: 251
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by longgonedaddy View Post
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?
Hey,

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
__________________
Visit our site at: http://www.current-usa.com/

Follow us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CurrentUSA
Current USA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 05:35 PM   #29
cowfish007
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New York (Long Island)
Posts: 78
Default

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?
cowfish007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2013, 10:23 PM   #30
stanjam
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
stanjam's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 340
Default

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.
__________________
stanjam is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012