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Featured Chinese LEDs

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Realist, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Realist

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    I know these are quite a few threads about these Chinese LED's on the forum but Im trying to find someone thats running a single 1200mm (4ft) unit of 88x3w LED's over a 6ft tank.

    Does anyone have any thought as my tank (per signature) is 72x27x24 and stuck on lens angle as in what to order 60deg, 90deg or even 120deg????????

    Anyone!

    Thanks.

    PS,

    Looking for answers before I order cos I dont want to **** this order up.
     
  2. Realist

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    No one, owe well.
     
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    I think someone runs one over a 4ft tank.

    Mayo springs to mind.
    I think Heller792 is also using an LED over a plus 2ft tank, as is Olivia.
     
  4. Realist

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    Yeh I think so but so far all I have read is those running these 1200mm 48" LED's are running them over a 5ft max tank.

    Mine is 6ft and the seller Im in contact says that the 1200mm 4ft LED's are to short for a 6ft tank and recommends 2X 3ft units which I dont want to be honest.
     
  5. Realist

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    Jesus............. the seller in Chinese land has just quoted me $1069 for 2X 3ft systems, thats £717.16 in total via Western Union.

    No chance.

    2 unit HY-a01-64X3W Cree LED’s shipping to UK is $1069 ($448x2+$173)

    I work for a living not own the bank of england.
     
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    Hmm, for that sort of money the Razor springs to mind. No idea of area they do, I think it's about 3ft a unit.

    In comparison, an Arcadia 4 is circa £900+. Sadly lighting isn't cheap.
     
  7. Realist

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    Tell me.

    I already have a a 3ft Key3 LED and was looking for another to fit over my tank but cant find a 3ft silver one anywhere now they have changed to the Key4 units.
     
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    PM Sent Dude
     
  9. Realist

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    Just been sent this invoice...

    Size:1200x320x60mm(47.6’’x12.5’’x2.4’’)
    Color Ratio: White 8500k, blue 460nm,
    moon blue 453nm

    LED Lens viewing angle:60°
    LEDs:88pcs*3w

    Nominal Power: 264W

    Voltage: 230V UK plug

    Hanging kit and Retractable bracket,black
    housing,SD-card,USB reader

    All for $727.00USD (£487.72 via Western Union)

    Haaaaaaaa I hate lights :) LOL
     
  10. ged@fishnochips

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    2 x 3 foots would be too much in a 6 footer, you need to look for something to cover about 5 foot in length imo

    What about a second hand 5' ATI unit or similar?

    Nev picked one up for £300 iirc
     
  11. Realist

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    Yeh Im in 2 minds now what to do.

    Uhhhh
     
  12. Hazey

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    Hi Brian, this is where I bought mine from 120cm Dimmable CREE LED Aquarium Lamp, 88PCS CREE 3W LED, Multi-Function Aquarium LED Lamp, 0~100% Light Dimming, Lunar Cycle, Simulate Sunrise Sunset - China 120cm Aquarium Led,Led Aquarium Lamp

    Although I went for Bridgelux LED's & 90 degree angled lenses, they do a 120 degree lense which may be better.
    The company are very good with communication so why not email them asking them & their best price

    The new Razor LED units each have 39 LED's & they look really good & are £399 each so £800 for your tank
     
  13. Realist

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    Hi Dave,

    Thats the very company Im in contact with right now via Email and did try and send payment for the 4ft unit but my bank declined payment and phones me thinking it was a fraud transaction.

    So now Im deffo 100% lost now.

    Im now thinking along these lines.

    I already have a 3ft Key3 LED so Im now tempted to get hold of another 3ft Key3 LED so it fills the whole tank lenth wise but was hoping these 4ft cree units would be a better deal as its one complete unit.
     
  14. Realist

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    Side note.....

    Chinese 4ft fitting will cost me £516.00
    Another Key3 (well its 4 now) fitting will cost £411 ish

    Thats £100 saving plus wattage is more with 2X key fittings.

    Chinese 88x3 = 264w
    2X Keys 160w X2 = 320w

    56 watts more with the Key.

    Ummmmmmmmmmm
     
  15. Hazey

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    If you change the setting to 120 degree lenses & try Bridelux you'll be down to £420-£450 delivered....
    I paid for mine via paypal.
    I just don't know if the 4ft unit would be enough for a 6 footer.
     
  16. Realist

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    I can pay via Paypal but they charge an extra 4.5% and I take note of the 120deg lenses but as you quoted its the tank lenth thats not helping.

    Thanks M8.

    Regards

     
  17. Hazey

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    unless you know of someone else who has one over a 6 footer I would not risk it
     
  18. Realist

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    Thats why I have held off paying out £515 quid for a LED system that may not work, hence the reason for this thread and questions.

    As I said earlier, I may go for another Key fitting and run two of those, works out cheaper and more watts.
     
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  19. Hazey

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    I think that's a safe bet Brian
     
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    Thinking of some Chinese LEDs myself. Only for a 2 foot cube tho. Will follow this with interest.
     
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