Arcadia T5 HO LED Retrofit

Aros

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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



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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Aros

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Whoops wrong picture. I got the marine blue not the marine white.



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Aros

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Just got the lights in...


Here's the tank with just t5s


Here is it with the LEDs running as well..

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.

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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