Best Led plant light for dome fixture?

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Best Led plant light for dome fixture?

Postby Dan1990 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:59 am

Well as the title says I'm looking for recommendations for a good LED for the dome light fixture that will light my dart frog viv. I've been researching it but so far I've not had a lot of luck. Most seem to be made for light hoods or are hydrophobic red and blue.
The few I have found that look like an option are reported to lose light intensity within 6-8 months.

Any input would be helpful. Thank you

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Re: Best Led plant light for dome fixture?

Postby Philsuma » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:21 pm

email Todd at:

lightyourreptiles.com

Todd is a lighting EXPERT. He will sort you out.

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Re: Best Led plant light for dome fixture?

Postby Dan1990 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:25 am

I got a reply and he suggested an LED flood light in the 6500k range. He said I should be able to find one at walmart and that would be my best bet.

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Re: Best Led plant light for dome fixture?

Postby rudy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:31 pm

Yes PAR38 fixtures are fine in dome hoods. Also those domes are designed for standard A21 light bulbs of which there hundreds such LED fixtures. The cheapest are typically the ~800 lumen LEDs from the likes of CREE and Phillips at hardware stores. The PAR38 fixtures will be more efficient but will often create more spot lighting and less even spread.


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