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What if you go no optics?

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Man. I was just looking into a kit from RapidLED, Now I don't know what I want to do. I'd need 3 of these for my 29gal biocube, I'm guessing. so that's a little less expensive than the kit.

Crap.

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Can you get a close up of the lenses? I think I may have found them but want to double check....

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Can you get a close up of the lenses? I think I may have found them but want to double check....


Will do, tonight.
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Sweet! Thanks for confirming that pmoradi2002..

I may have to get my hands on one of these once I find those optics.

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Definitely going to get one of these. I was just about to spend 30 bucks on an LED moonlight. This dimmable feature makes it worth getting.

It would be nice to swap out for some Cree's though. Can anyone confirm this?

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Looks like he has it listed for 69 now. Looks like a neat little bulb gonna have to wait for some more reviews from some of the experts here.

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Looks like he has it listed for 69 now. Looks like a neat little bulb gonna have to wait for some more reviews from some of the experts here.


Cheaper on amazon:

http://www.amazon.co...YHNKMFBA8S7PK17

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Bidding starts at 49.

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It would be nice to swap out for some Cree's though. Can anyone confirm this?


Virtually impossible and it would cost more than just getting a CREE lamp from Nanotuners or rapidLED. The LEDs will have have different size packaging, require surface mount soldering, different primary optics so the lenses won't fit, etc.

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Looks like he has it listed for 69 now. Looks like a neat little bulb gonna have to wait for some more reviews from some of the experts here.


Nope still $65 on eBay.

Here are some pictures as promised-

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Looks great, but still no par readings?
Im thinking of using this one for my 5.5pico Im in the process of building right now hehe.

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This may be an idea for me since I am in need of a light again.

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Any par readings yet fingerscrossed ?

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Any par readings yet fingerscrossed ?


No :(
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I don't have par readings, but I've got to say this bulb is amazing! I couldn't wait any longer and just said, what the hell.. Despite the narrow degree, the fact that it's dimmable is unbelievable.

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So im in the process of setting up my 5.5AIO, would this light be enough? Would it light up the back chambers, the tank is only 16"x8"x10" total(back chamber included)

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So im in the process of setting up my 5.5AIO, would this light be enough? Would it light up the back chambers, the tank is only 16"x8"x10" total(back chamber included)


Should be more than enough. You would just have to mount it high to get the most coverage.

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Cool dood.
Now I just have to wait till I gets paid next month lol.

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Do you guys think one of these would be good enough coverage for a Biocube 14?

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Do you guys think one of these would be good enough coverage for a Biocube 14?

Yes

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Yes


I have two on my 7.5 gallon bowfront. As I mentioned before, they are in ZooMed fixtures--may have been a dumb move but looks good and lights excellent.

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I should have said depending on the coral. If you want sps definatly go for two.

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These are even better. The only reason why Evil's are more expensive are because of the name...just like Apple (you're buying a POS $400 computer for $2000 because it simply has an Apple logo on it).


Not sure if trolling. The sum of the parts for an Apple computer may not make up $2000 (or whatever arbitrary number you want to throw at it) but OSX and other factors (such as not REQUIRING a virus scanner/malware preventative) is well worth the justification IMHO. I'm a system administrator and I deal with Windows machines all day long and coming home to my iMac and OSX is a breath of fresh air. Could I build a "similar" machine for about 75 of the price of a Mac? Yep. Would it run OSX natively and legally? Nope. I used to have the same mindset as you .. "Apple are overpriced blah blah" but the stress free computing I've had the last 4 years with my iMac has paid off several times over.

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Not sure if trolling. The sum of the parts for an Apple computer may not make up $2000 (or whatever arbitrary number you want to throw at it) but OSX and other factors (such as not REQUIRING a virus scanner/malware preventative) is well worth the justification IMHO. I'm a system administrator and I deal with Windows machines all day long and coming home to my iMac and OSX is a breath of fresh air. Could I build a "similar" machine for about 75 of the price of a Mac? Yep. Would it run OSX natively and legally? Nope. I used to have the same mindset as you .. "Apple are overpriced blah blah" but the stress free computing I've had the last 4 years with my iMac has paid off several times over.

I work as a technician removing viruses and repairing PC's all day and I still come home to a windows PC after owning many macs and PC's. I don't have an antivirus program installed and if i did AVG is free. I'm not getting into a windows mac debate on a bulb review though I agree that macs are overpriced jokes for people that buy for brand names.

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