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Kyle May
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Friday's meeting

Post by Kyle May » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:57 pm

If there is any interest, I can bring a florescent light and show you how to make
it into an led light. I can do this in about 20 minutes. Maybe right before or after
the speaker....I don't want to interfere. Let me know if you wanna see it,
otherwise I'll leave the stuff at home.

I've got about a dozen tanks switched over to led's now which is just shy of a
third of my room. I've been delayed as I'm also switching some of the lights
that we use in the house over to leds...especially those that are on for longer
periods of time.

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Re: Friday's meeting

Post by ken galaska » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:36 am

Can you make this into a You-Tube video? You might become bigger than Uaru Joey! :D

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Re: Friday's meeting

Post by Ehall67SA » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:03 am

I REALLY want to see either if not at the meeting then before
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Re: Friday's meeting

Post by Wayne.Corman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:06 pm

I'm intrested in the light show after would be better for me, but I'm flexable

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Re: Friday's meeting

Post by carlt54 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:38 pm

I'm interested too.
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Re: Friday's meeting

Post by uarujoey » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:33 pm

ken galaska wrote:Can you make this into a You-Tube video? You might become bigger than Uaru Joey! :D

If its a good video.... i can make sure it gets seen a couple thousand times in a couple days.. Link me to it, if it makes it to video.

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Re: Friday's meeting

Post by JimmyFrontosa » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:24 am

That would be great.

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Re: Friday's meeting

Post by Kyle May » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:39 pm

Okay...I'll bring the stuff.
It'll only take about 5-10 minutes to show you how I do it.

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Re: Friday's meeting

Post by Kyle May » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:15 pm

Sorry folks. Not gonna be able to do it.
Too short on time tomorrow.
Take a look at my blog here to see how it's done: viewtopic.php?f=91&t=15967
or ask me at the meeting.
Maybe we can set a time up and I'll show you in person.

The current blog will not show you how to use the cheaper
and more efficient puck lights, but it will show you how to install
an LED light bar that uses between 8-10 watts and will easily light a
75-90 gallon tank.

After I've photographed a series on the puck lights, I'll put a notice here.
The puck lights are really the way to go. The blog
will feature me changing out a 4' florescent strip light
that was using 73 watts and replacing it with three puck
lights that use a total wattage of 12 watts or less.
Big difference in amps too. 40 watt florescent bulb
uses about .63 amps to the three pucks that use .12 amps total.
LED's are also rated to last around 30,000 hours, so figuring I light
my tanks about 4.5 hrs per night, the leds should last over 18yrs.

You can easily light a 75 with only 2 puck lights, but I'm using 3 in this
example because the tank I'm lighting is a show tank and one of the first tanks you
see upon entering my fish room. One 4 watt puck light will easily light a 20 gallon high
and pulls only .04 amps. Stay tuned and I'll have more info on puck lights in my blog soon.

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