Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Moonlights? LED Plant Lights?
I've seen the LED moonlights, pricey but not too bad. and I've seen a few LED aquarium lights as well, outrageously expensive. And I've priced various components and added a moonlight to my list of winter projects.
Now tonight while at a local grocery store, I see a string of LED christmas lights for $7.99, 35 LEDs to the string. Hmmmm.....
Bought a box, got home and plugged them in and the light appears to be exactly the color temp I want, that whitish blue cast just perfect for a moonlight, and with enough of them, possibly even good for plants. All I have to do is snap off the jeweled plastic covers (it's pretty easy, just score with a knife and snap) and figure out the mounting, probably just a hole in some acrylic and press fit each light in, they're water resistant and approved for outdoor use, and rated at about $0.45 cents a month to operate 6 hrs a day.
I'll be putting up pictures as I go along, but for 35 high output LEDS, $7.00 ain't bad from what I've seen.
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