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LEDs - determining low, medium, high light

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by jnevis, May 20, 2013.

  1. jnevis

    jnevis Junior Poster

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    I have low-tech tank set-up and want to switch from CFL to LED. I understand that watts per gallon is meaningless for LEDs in determining a low vs high light situation. Is there a way to figure this out from the info on the box or should I just hook it up and watch the plants? I bought a Fluval nano tank LED for planted aquariums - 8w output vs the 13w CFL that came with the tank.

    Apologies if this is "old hat"; I'd be happy with direction to an article or old thread.

    Cheers!
     
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    I just bought the same light I emailed fluval already to try and get some par numbers. I will report back when I get some numbers. I can say with almost certainty that it is equivalent to a 13w cfl if not more powerful just based on comparing the two.
     
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