cfl vs led vs halogen lights

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cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby vikas » Mon May 11, 2015 8:50 pm

which lights are best for planted aquariums.. their specturm,intensity all these phenomenon would play a role or not? what to look for when buying lights for planted aquarium?


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Re: cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby asheesh » Mon May 11, 2015 8:53 pm

all of these have pros and cons
LEDS are best right now very less heat and longer life
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Re: cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby vikas » Mon May 11, 2015 8:55 pm

asheesh wrote:all of these have pros and cons
LEDS are best right now very less heat and longer life

do we have the same rule for led as 2-3 w/g? or less watts will do?
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Re: cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby SCORPIO » Mon May 11, 2015 9:42 pm

vikas wrote:
asheesh wrote:all of these have pros and cons
LEDS are best right now very less heat and longer life

do we have the same rule for led as 2-3 w/g? or less watts will do?


Watt Per Gallon rule is now old with the new technology lighting equipments. Follow the lumens per gallon rule.

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Re: cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby vikas » Mon May 11, 2015 9:56 pm

SCORPIO wrote:
vikas wrote:
asheesh wrote:all of these have pros and cons
LEDS are best right now very less heat and longer life

do we have the same rule for led as 2-3 w/g? or less watts will do?


Watt Per Gallon rule is now old with the new technology lighting equipments. Follow the lumens per gallon rule.

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how many lumens per gallon?
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Re: cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby sushant » Mon May 11, 2015 11:26 pm

vikas wrote:
asheesh wrote:all of these have pros and cons
LEDS are best right now very less heat and longer life

do we have the same rule for led as 2-3 w/g? or less watts will do?

W/G is no longer used. it used to calculate an approx value of lumens emitted by a standard T8 tube (excess of modern light meters to a hobbyist was very limited). For plant you need PAR and PUR values.
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Re: cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby saikumar » Tue May 12, 2015 8:01 pm

Suggest you to go with 3w/g decreasing will be easier than increasing, and add to fact few LEDs d blow off in experiment runs.

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Re: cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby vikas » Wed May 13, 2015 8:48 am

sushant wrote:
vikas wrote:
asheesh wrote:all of these have pros and cons
LEDS are best right now very less heat and longer life

do we have the same rule for led as 2-3 w/g? or less watts will do?

W/G is no longer used. it used to calculate an approx value of lumens emitted by a standard T8 tube (excess of modern light meters to a hobbyist was very limited). For plant you need PAR and PUR values.

How to calculate all these PAR PUR values?
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Re: cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby asheesh » Wed May 13, 2015 5:34 pm

The thumb rule to calculate no of led is (The area of footprint of your tank / 22) mainly used to calculate for 3w high power led, example my tank is 36 X 18 X 24 so

36 X 18 = 648 sq inch, 648/22=29.4 so will keep 30, 30X3 =90 watt




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http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/commu ... c&start=15
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Re: cfl vs led vs halogen lights

Unread postby saikumar » Wed May 13, 2015 6:37 pm

That number doesnt take into consideration tank height. Am not sure how they developed it.

When you calculate the area you Dint include height in equation...did you observe the ambiguity ?

And 3W chinese and 3W Cree are 'zameen-aasman' diff.