Arcadia T5 HO LED Retrofit

Discussion in 'Reef Talk' started by Aros, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Aros

    Aros Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Been very curious about those led lights in a t5 bulb. I like the idea of having both light sources with one power supply so I picked up a couple of these

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    Use the code oct10 for %10 off your order.

    I have a 6 bulb ati fixture over a 30 gal tank which is total overkill so I took two bulbs out but I really miss the led pop. This looked like the perfect way to fill in the two slots and get me a little bit of that led color. I'll update this thread and do a color comparison after I get em.


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  2. Aros

    Aros Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Whoops wrong picture. I got the marine blue not the marine white. [​IMG]


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  3. Aros

    Aros Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Just got the lights in... [​IMG]

    Here's the tank with just t5s
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    Here is it with the LEDs running as well..
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    You can only notice a touch of difference in real life. They aren't very strong leds

    And here it is with just the leds.
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    Much more prominent and looks great over the corals. No real shimmer but it's doing exactly what I need it to do.

    Currently running my t5s at 50% for 4 hours at peak time and these leds will be at 100% for the entire photoperiod. I'll update any changes if anyone is curious about this kinda lighting.


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