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Has anyone tried one of these bulbs?

Discussion in 'Algae Scrubber DIY' started by Fishnbirds, Mar 6, 2016.

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  1. Fishnbirds

    Fishnbirds New Member


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    Has anyone tried one of these? Would it work and how far from the screen would it need to be?
     
  2. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

    I've seen others use similar lamps, as is they have a tight pattern so 4-6" maybe, but if you can remove the bezel and take the lenses off, you can move them closer
     
  3. Fishnbirds

    Fishnbirds New Member

    Do you know if they worked, got good growth?
     
  4. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

    I've seen some work well and others not so well. I think that has to do with many factors though, you have to find the right distance and use the correct run time for your system. Other things like screen quality (roughness) and flow will make a difference as well. All in all I think they are a good option. Try to make sure you are getting ones with mostly red, and all 660nm red (not 630nm)
     
  5. IMUG

    IMUG New Member

    Please update if you decide to use one of these. I have seen several LED grow bulbs that just screw into a normal lighting fixture. Seems like it would be an easy option when all you have to do it buy the housing with a clamp
     
  6. Rumpy Pumpy

    Rumpy Pumpy Member Trusted Member

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    I used one just like that or very similar. Worked well once I'd figured out how far away to place it.

    The light is quite focussed though so you don't get a wide spread.
     
  7. trivodi

    trivodi Member

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    I tried two of these lights before I made my own LED lights and they were both too weak. It was only 15 more bucks to make my own lights
     

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