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If all you're going with is low light plants, I would stick with the tried and true 6700k cfls (GE 3pk X $7.00 Walmart)
 

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For a thirty watt equivelent that would seem to be very expensive per watt produced.
Lowe's and home Depot have 60 watt for $8 range.
 

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For a thirty watt equivelent that would seem to be very expensive per watt produced.
Lowe's and home Depot have 60 watt for $8 range.
It isn't a 30 watt equivalent. It consumes 30 watts actual power. SMD5050 LEDs are bright enough to produce a lot of PAR, but since those LEDs are arranged around a cylinder and on the end of the cylinder, it takes a dome-type reflector to capture all of the light and direct it into the tank.
 

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Fifth line down on the right states 30 watt equivelent.
At the bottom of the page under specs;

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Model
POA098461T
Specifications
Wattage Equivalent

30 Watt Equivalent


To me that makes it 30 watt equivelent but it might pay to ask them.
 

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Newegg gets specs wrong. what a shocker!

You can tell its not really a 30 watt equivalent by the other specs which state it has like 1900 lumens. Which is more than 100 watt equivalent lights.

That said the lumens / watt is pretty poor for this fixture. Only 66. You would want to be above 80 for LED IMO.

So this light gives you poor efficiency compared to other LEDS and even CFLs. It also does not point all light down which means you need a reflector. If you were trying to save money on electricity you didn't get it. The only advantage this fixture has is that you shouldn't need to replace it yearly.
 
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