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Truthfully, people don’t switch to leds for any of the above reasons. Those are excuses people give to try and justify the practicality side of it to themselves. People switch because they think leds are cool. It’s the allure of the cool toy. I don’t mean it derogatory. Most hobbies become gear collections to a point. It’s just the culture. Very few people truly believe the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” philosophy at a fundamental level.Well there is simply no reason for me to go to LEDs. None. Not spread, not par, and certainly not cost. I realize some people like to tune their lights and have sunset mode or whatver but i have a pair of 6' blue xho for that. I really like the orphek design but didnt realize thwir coverage was going to be so narrow for that amount of cash.
My point precisely. I’m not saying it negatively. Just pointing it out. Practical reasons to justify what someone simply wants because they think it’s fun. And that is ok. You hit the nail on the head. You only think youre refuting me.Everything sort of starts as a cool expensive toy... or we still have candles for lights and horses for transportation..
There are "practical" reasons for LED like 1) No more skin blistering bulbs
2) Really hate mercury
3) Save a dime of electricity (debateable but a)efficiency is exceeding current light sources b) delivery is exceeding current light sources, only catch is MH as heater vs heater plus LED)
4) Really hate lights sort of popping on, for personal or livestock reasons. Expensive add on for some old systems
5) 3 D look (hard w/ tubes but ok for point source MH's)
6) Custom spectrum look, not one (or 5) looks that manuf can change on a whim. and sort of last
7) Overall look and sometimes weight.
Are they good reasons.... ??????
All can be debated endlessly..
Need or want ...Choose..All work fine.
That's one of the good things about this hobby, that their are so many really good light sources for us.Well there is simply no reason for me to go to LEDs. None. Not spread, not par, and certainly not cost. I realize some people like to tune their lights and have sunset mode or whatver but i have a pair of 6' blue xho for that. I really like the orphek design but didnt realize thwir coverage was going to be so narrow for that amount of cash.
What are you babbling about.I think that only people who internet reef and look at photos would argue that. There is more than a few degrees different in how T5 and MH look in real life. Please leave the real world observations to those of us who actually reef.
Despite these drawbacks, metal halides remain a valuable option, particularly where very bright lighting is needed in large, deep tanks. The visual effect of halides (as point-source lamps) is also very good, creating an effect like natural sunlight, with deep shadows and glitter lines.
If you love LEDs then please use them for your pleasure. Nothing wrong with that. It's your system.Ok, that seems about right, I will have to change out the pucks to a newer version. I love the LED technology, but M/H also have their place, an are much easier to use.
It was sold this past week and new owner will see results of growth he's never dreamed ofI know of a ****** mh/vho setup that would kill it on your system...... wink [email protected] it's on the marketplace here for ridiculously cheap and is shipping included. I want it bad but wife thinks it'll be overkill on the prop tank I'm setting up. Would really love someone to grab this light and post progress shots of the tank with this in action. I want to see what it's fully capable of.
Ps I have absolutely zero affiliation with vetteguy53081 just in love with the light and he's literally giving it away.
I love led technology for my home. Faux Edison bulbs, faux Incandescent both made with leds, as well as outdoor floods are great. They really do last a long time and are cold to the touch even when running forIf you love LEDs then please use them for your pleasure. Nothing wrong with that. It's your system.
We all use LEDs in our houses and at work. So we actually love them too! LOL!I love led technology for my home. Faux Edison bulbs, faux Incandescent both made with leds, as well as outdoor floods are great. They really do last a long time and are cold to the touch even when running for
Hours. My outdoor led flood lamps are now 6 years and one month old and run for 12 hours a day.