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Old 03-11-2020, 11:52 PM
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So I've been having issues with my DIY Led rig after 7 years. It still works but 3 strings of Royal blue go out at random times every day and won't come back on until I intervene. I also noticed as I was replacing a few LED's the other day that some of the new ones look brighter than the old and upon inspection up close with the reflector off, I see some cloudiness in the older LED.
The exciting news is that I ordered 3 new fixtures to replace the old unit and today they arrived. They shipped on Thursday and got here today so that was nice and quick.


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Old 03-12-2020, 01:40 AM
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Without knowing much about how the setup and rig is..... led does fade over time...faster if over heated. Could be salt that got in, check your soldering you never know its diy after all. Check your cooling system. Check your Amps.

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Old 03-12-2020, 05:05 AM
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I'm very curious about these new lights of yours after you mentioned them on that other thread. Look forward to the full review.
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:12 AM
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Wondering if you will have to acclimate the corals now as the new lights should be a stronger light ? Please posts some pics when up and running of those great Frags 😊
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:10 PM
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Yeah I'm betting that I will have to be really careful not to kill everything with the new light. I've going to use the old DIY fixture and try to re-wire so that I can use a string or two if I need to supplement the outside edges...although from what I read, this light will overpower everything.
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Old 03-14-2020, 03:45 AM
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So I broke these bad boys out of the boxes and out of their shrink wrap. They quality is really impressive!! I got them hooked up to each other to make sure nothing got bumped out of place in transit.

They are crazy bright and the App is a little un-polished but it works fine. I plan to try to mount them to the old DIY fixture this weekend. Fingers crossed.





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Old 03-15-2020, 01:47 AM
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Got the lights up today. By the way, it's the lower light boxes...not the DIY up top. I mounted to my previous fixture as I have an electric lift on it and can move these up and down now too.







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Damn I love the full spectrum to these lights. You can actually discern the different light spectrums. What was it worth per fixture?
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:09 AM
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For the three of them, one master and two slaves. With the spectrum set as I wanted it (12 different LED colors) and the lenses of my choice, I'm into it for $832US including shipping. I can still use the old lights for added effect if needed.
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