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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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DIY LED Flood Lights

Hello all!

New to the forum and felt the need to share my lighting solution.

I am trying to grow plants in my 44 gallon pentagon tank. I had two strip lights on top that took 18" bulbs. One had a full spectrum bulb and the other a "plant and aquarium" bulb. The plant is low tech without CO2, and the plants were doing OK.

The went on Amazon and bought 2 Solla LED Flood Lights for $21.00 each and the growth has really taken off. Plus I am getting that cool LED shimmer in the water.

If you're looking for a cheap DIY lighting solution, this may worth looking at.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 09:35 PM
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Yep, I've just installed cheap (10$ for 50W) no-name flood light over my nano tanks and it looks awesome!


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Yep, tank in my journal grows nicely with them
I think floodlights and screw in LED bulbs are underrated lighting options that people often overlook


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I assume these are designed using the mount as a heat sink. How warm does it seem to run? As in, can you hold a hand on it for how long?
Any help on that?
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With my 50W version I can put my hand on it and keep it. It's hot, not really nice to touch, but won't burn skin (or anything else) even if you would sleep on it ;-)


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I run 2 10W units and mine always feel room temp.
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