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Vivarium LED Lghting options 2020
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After doing a lot of research this year on various lights available I have compiled the following review on several popular brands.  They are ordered by the most recent purchase date.  

1.  
LEPOWER 50W LED Light Outdoor, Work Light with Plug, IP66 Waterproof Outdoor LED Lights Super Bright 5000lm 6000K White Light for Yard, Garden, Party (2 Pack) h 35 dollars for two

this two pack is really a steal and my probably number one recommended light at this point.  It is bright if you have an 18x18x24 terrarium a decent amount of light hits the bottom it's very white so the broms should be very happy.  I recently put this in my tank so I don't have a lot of experience but so far I'm almost guaranteeing that this is going to produce some nice color in my plants.  Highly recommend checking this light out they're very cheap for what you're getting.

           

2.  Phlizon 600W Dimmable Plant LED

Nice natural light fairly low cost dimmable so if you need more or less light for a taller tank works well.  The downside is that there's no fan built into it and it can generate a bit of heat so it's recommended that you put it in a different separating closure.  as you can see I have mine in a cabinet above the tank and it puts out a perfect amount heat, none.  all plants seem happy, and a bonus is that it includes UVB.

       


3. Jungle Dawn 12"

Truly a fantastic light for growing plants and for smaller vivariums however you are definitely paying for the reptile name.  I think I paid $65 for this small tube but the results are pretty good.   Natural looking bright white light with decent p a r results.

       


Next lights to be discussed: viparspectra 600w dimmable LED, fluval aquasky Bluetooth 2.0, current usa bar, nicrew bar, compact florescent (including smart bulbs)
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we gotta fix the 'sideways'..lol
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Where are you uploading from? I don’t see rotation issues on iPhone uploads.

FWIW I hit the rotation issue. I took a picture on my phone, cropped it and uploaded. I think my phone auto rotated it - it was sideways on the site. I manually rotated it sideways on my phone, saved it, then corrected the rotation to the original position, saved, uploaded and it was fixed on the site.
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(04-24-2020, 07:39 PM)joneill809 Wrote: Where are you uploading from? I don’t see rotation issues on iPhone uploads.

FWIW I hit the rotation issue. I took a picture on my phone, cropped it and uploaded. I think my phone auto rotated it - it was sideways on the site. I manually rotated it sideways on my phone, saved it, then corrected the rotation to the original position, saved, uploaded and it was fixed on the site.
Galaxy, something to do with exif info not transferring.  I'm going to have to write a little script to rotate.
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(04-24-2020, 08:00 PM)pet_tree_gnat Wrote:
(04-24-2020, 07:39 PM)joneill809 Wrote: Where are you uploading from? I don’t see rotation issues on iPhone uploads.

FWIW I hit the rotation issue. I took a picture on my phone, cropped it and uploaded. I think my phone auto rotated it - it was sideways on the site. I manually rotated it sideways on my phone, saved it, then corrected the rotation to the original position, saved, uploaded and it was fixed on the site.
Galaxy, something to do with exif info not transferring.  I'm going to have to write a little script to rotate.

Ah that would explain the issues when I use my S10 also.
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Those fixtures look like they would get hot.
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(04-25-2020, 11:13 AM)Philsuma Wrote: Those fixtures look like they would get hot.
they're not too bad because they're all LED and they have decent heat sinks on them.  The bigger 600 watts I put up in a cabinet with a fan exhausting and I might put a sheet of thin glass or acrylic if it if any heat is transferring in the future.
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(04-25-2020, 11:48 AM)pet_tree_gnat Wrote:
(04-25-2020, 11:13 AM)Philsuma Wrote: Those fixtures look like they would get hot.
they're not too bad because they're all LED and they have decent heat sinks on them.  The bigger 600 watts I put up in a cabinet with a fan exhausting and I might put a sheet of thin glass or acrylic if it if any heat is transferring in the future.
The first light in the post seems to get the hottest it's also a cheap floodlight so it doesn't surprise me.  all the other lights are not  really hot to the touch they're a bit warm.  

Check out this link on t5 fluorescence versus LED.  It's a few years old but it probably has a lot of relevance, although LED has increased in technology significantly.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/led-vs-t5...rry-harris

LED breakdown

http://albopepper.com/light-source.php

Another promoting led this time

https://www.waveformlighting.com/tech/ev...ube-lights
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