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Has anyone measured the length of the light panel vs the black frame end sections yet? Trying to gauge actual size of lighting area.
I'm still curious about that too.
Recall hearing each end is 1.5" approximately. That would infer the individual lights are 9", For example, the 30" panel has three light sections which would assume 27" plus both end caps being 3". Did the math across and seems to work.
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The end 'looks' longer than 1.5", but I don't know. Each panel seems to have 6 'pucks' with 4 diodes in each, for a total of 24 LEDs every 9-12 inches or so.
 
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Ping me if you do. I'm really liking the ReeFi stuff, looks to be decent performance for the price range. I think the Blades would be good for fill light though and may eventually evaluate if I want to add them.
Yeah, I will, but I'll be watching this thread to see if this lights are also a good option as the only lights needed for SPS.

I'm still debating between 2 ReeFi or 3 AI Blades.
 

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Didnt see the spectrum graph, thank you Hooz for reposting that. This is a bit concerning and what I also thought may be the case because of the absence of any red, green, or actual uv leds. I would need to see it in person still but I have a feeling the red colors in fish might not pop as well and the light will be too much towards the blue windex look which i dont really like.
 

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Didnt see the spectrum graph, thank you Hooz for reposting that. This is a bit concerning and what I also thought may be the case because of the absence of any red, green, or actual uv leds. I would need to see it in person still but I have a feeling the red colors in fish might not pop as well and the light will be too much towards the blue windex look which i dont really like.

Remember, though. The "white" LEDs actually have all colors, so there will be SOME red and green present. And the Blade Grow has a high percentage of white LEDs. Might want to wait to see one in person before sinking the money, though.
 
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I'm still curious about that too.

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The end 'looks' longer than 1.5", but I don't know. Each panel seems to have 6 'pucks' with 4 diodes in each, for a total of 24 LEDs every 9-12 inches or so.
Math works out to 9" LED section and end caps being 1.5" each. The 12" looks proportionally to have a 9" LED section from how I'm seeing it and when you do the calculation on each length the number of LED panels at 9" plus total end cap of 3" adds up as well.
 

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Math works out to 9" LED section and end caps being 1.5" each. The 12" looks proportionally to have a 9" LED section from how I'm seeing it and when you do the calculation on each length the number of LED panels at 9" plus total end cap of 3" adds up as well.
That sounds right, and it could be. I'd like to see the measurements, which don't seem to be listed anywhere that I can find. Or if someone could measure...

Didnt see the spectrum graph, thank you Hooz for reposting that. This is a bit concerning and what I also thought may be the case because of the absence of any red, green, or actual uv leds. I would need to see it in person still but I have a feeling the red colors in fish might not pop as well and the light will be too much towards the blue windex look which i dont really like.
They do have a "freshwater" model, made up of mostly "cool white", but also a couple warm whites and reds per section. If I were to run a set of these as primary lights, I'm guessing I would need to throw in one of the FW models...but that means another fixture, so this is getting expensive. Or maybe not, I need to see these things in person.
 

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That sounds right, and it could be. I'd like to see the measurements, which don't seem to be listed anywhere that I can find. Or if someone could measure...


They do have a "freshwater" model, made up of mostly "cool white", but also a couple warm whites and reds per section. If I were to run a set of these as primary lights, I'm guessing I would need to throw in one of the FW models...but that means another fixture, so this is getting expensive. Or maybe not, I need to see these things in person.
Best bet to call them. Only way to get exact measurements and also details on whites you seek.
 
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Unfortunately, they do not provide graphs for a Grow + Glow combo, or did I miss it?
Nope I didn’t see it either. Also wish they would have overlaid a composite of the three graphs of the chlorophylls over each light spectrum.
 
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Didnt see the spectrum graph, thank you Hooz for reposting that. This is a bit concerning and what I also thought may be the case because of the absence of any red, green, or actual uv leds. I would need to see it in person still but I have a feeling the red colors in fish might not pop as well and the light will be too much towards the blue windex look which i dont really like.
I don't know...

If you look at the video above (post #302) from 2:02 - 5:27 he has the GROW lights on and the red of that Flame Angel certainly pops...
 
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