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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-23-2015, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Light malfunction! Help

So I just realized that my 7000k LED light strip has started to burn and melt my canopy. It's for a 10 gallon tank, and I need high lighting.

Will this light due?

20 inch 126W CREE Flood LED Work Light Bar Driving Off Road Fog Jeep 4WD Lamp

I know it's for a car, but it will fit perfectly in my canopy. Everything seems to pan out.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-23-2015, 09:47 PM
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126Watt of LED is WAYY big and I would guess way hot. Check the specs on what you have to compare. In many cases power usage relates directly to heat generated.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2015, 12:48 AM
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I would use a desk light or a clamp on lamp until I ordered a new light. No way would I use 126W of LED on a ten gallon.
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