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Lighting for Vase

Looking for recommendations for lighting this 12 x12 inch cylinder vase. Please forgive the cloudiness- it was just set up. I suppose I could get one more of the light pictured for the other side, but not sure that when attached to vase rim this will give adequate spread. Also, I worry about putting too much weight on the rim of this vase with 2 lights.





Now, this vase will have emergent plants growing on wood: bromeliads, tillandsia, etc...

With 1 light, at least a 10 inch gooseneck will be needed to accommodate emergent growth and give adequate spread to cylinder.



Do you think this light will work for this application or can you think of other arrangements that could work as well? The Kessil is really more than I wanted to spend for this vase, but there doesn't appear to be that many choices out there for a set-up like this.



I was looking at this light :
https://www.kessil.com/products/horticulture_H80.php


With this goose-neck:
https://www.kessil.com/products/acce...sGooseneck.php

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Kessil's a magenta light..
https://www.kessil.com/images/produc...ical_img04.png

Better off w/ something like this "if" the clip fits the curved glass
https://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Asta...951564&sr=8-37

now something interesting:
https://www.amazon.com/Extension-Sta...KDGA3C1GZ7QTPZ

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JVQJ8YX/ref=emc_b_5_t

Base looks to be only 9.4x 7 though
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Kessil's a magenta light..
https://www.kessil.com/images/produc...ical_img04.png

Better off w/ something like this "if" the clip fits the curved glass
https://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Asta...951564&sr=8-37

now something interesting:
https://www.amazon.com/Extension-Sta...KDGA3C1GZ7QTPZ

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JVQJ8YX/ref=emc_b_5_t

Base looks to be only 9.4x 7 though
The ONF light on stand would be perfect but it would only give 2 inch in clearance above vase. Only 14 inches tall.



I cannot find how long that gooseneck is on the Asta light. Are you sure this one would be adequate for lighting this vase? I wouldnt need the Asta 120? The light will need to be positioned at least 10 inches from top of vase.


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The ONF light on stand would be perfect but it would only give 2 inch in clearance above vase. Only 14 inches tall.



I cannot find how long that gooseneck is on the Asta light. Are you sure this one would be adequate for lighting this vase? I wouldnt need the Asta 120? The light will need to be positioned at least 10 inches from top of vase.

Ok I tried to "sell" this lamp before.
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WE got a few here at work so I bascially know the layout and function.
Max height 16 1/2 inches.
Unfortunately it doesn't swivel 180 degrees so base will be an issue but it's less than


it could be..
It will swivel about 45 degrees so it should fit the 12" diameter tank better than one thinks.


Why I personally like it.. Color tuneable w/ no power loss.
Diffuser is really good at blending the 2 colors.
W/ power outage (timer) goes on at last state...though I haven't tested that yet.


A panel not spot.


As to PAR ect.. think I measured LUX at one time.. I'll check.
Again though best fit is sort of side saddle to the tank..

Guesstimate PAR here..post#17
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/1...amp-led-2.html
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Ok I tried to "sell" this lamp before.




WE got a few here at work so I bascially know the layout and function.
Max height 16 1/2 inches.
Unfortunately it doesn't swivel 180 degrees so base will be an issue but it's less than


it could be..
It will swivel about 45 degrees so it should fit the 12" diameter tank better than one thinks.


Why I personally like it.. Color tuneable w/ no power loss.
Diffuser is really good at blending the 2 colors.
W/ power outage (timer) goes on at last state...though I haven't tested that yet.


A panel not spot.


As to PAR ect.. think I measured LUX at one time.. I'll check.
Again though best fit is sort of side saddle to the tank..

Guesstimate PAR here..post#17
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/1...amp-led-2.html
Now thats a thought-- good price too! Thanks, Jeff!


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How about a 21 double gooseneck. Color spectrum looks good.

https://www.amazon.com/Relassy-Spect...refix=led+grow
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LED Grow Light for Indoor Plants - Relassy 75W Sunlike Full Spectrum Plants Lights 3/6/12H Timer CREE COB Grow Lamp - Dual Head Flexible Gooseneck - 5 Dimmable Lights for House Plants https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JCLX39G..._flbLDbN0PTRWM


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LED Grow Light for Indoor Plants - Relassy 75W Sunlike Full Spectrum Plants Lights 3/6/12H Timer CREE COB Grow Lamp - Dual Head Flexible Gooseneck - 5 Dimmable Lights for House Plants https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JCLX39G..._flbLDbN0PTRWM

Sadly, they don't list the K tem which will determine the "look".
Best answer was :
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The color of this indoor plants light is yellow as pictures.

So one could assume low K temp in the <4000 range is likely.
Good for plants but it would be a more uncommon personal choice for freshwater, esp w/ a lot of tannins unless one is going for more yellow..
Thier 75W is equiv watts. Real watts are somewhere around 25W (assume total of both chips)

Doohhh.. CREE COB is 3500K-ish

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