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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2016, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap LED

Having a hard time finding the specs on this light, the price is right but can't find any specifications.

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Cheap website too! It won't show any details of the 45 LED work light. But, it does show that it gets a pretty low rating from those who have tried it.
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I'm noticing it's using old school, 5 MM diameter LED bulbs, not the new brighter surface mount emitters. This can't have have a good lumen output.

Amazon carries this for a little more..http://www.amazon.com/Deckey-Aquarium-Universal-Extendable-Bracket/dp/B013K2G5OY/ref=pd_sim_199_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=41cOzdNc7rL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0N3Z71JP4ZE93FZ4KNZS
It's getting good reviews.
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I'm noticing it's using old school, 5 MM diameter LED bulbs, not the new brighter surface mount emitters. This can't have have a good lumen output.

Amazon carries this for a little more..Amazon.com : Deckey White+ Blue Aquarium Fish Tank LED Light Universal Extendable Bracket LED Fish Lamp : Pet Supplies

It's getting good reviews.

For that price even two of them may make it worth buying instead of building one.
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For that price even two of them may make it worth buying instead of building one.
I noticed a new A23 size household LED bulb on Amazon with 6500K color. 9 watts and 1100 lumens. It will still need a reflector fixture though.

http://www.amazon.com/Standard-Energy-Equivalent-Incandescent-Daylight/dp/B017VIJ10S/ref=pd_cp_60_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0AY1X9HQHGVDTRYMP8HD
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I just went and bought from Home depot, 8 23w, 6500k T2 CFLS at 1600 lumens. Might be over kill but I can always leave a few out. Time to put it together

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