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    Cheap Led Lights ?????

    The other day i bought a lamp with led that goes outside...
    its 3.5w 65k (gives out about 60w). theres around 50 leds on it.
    Got me thinking.... since its a screw in, means it takes 120v straigt in.
    therefore, if i take it apart keep all the pieced but attach a regular 2 way cord.... should work!
    wich would give me a nice led bar for hmmm i think i paid 20$ for it....
    it would be a nice adition to my 10g planted aqua...or even a sump...
    no heat, cheap, doesnt take a lot of room....
    woa almost gave out my visa number there :b13:

    anyway ill let u know if this works
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    Yup totally works
    u gotta be carefull on the taking apart part.
    so i took an old air pump who was 2 noisy.
    cut the wires, plugged it in!
    here i am, a 60w light, no heat, no need to replace, no electricity bills 2 high, and all of this for 20$ per/feet of nano tank. seems expensive but.. no need to change fluo every 6 months, 3.5w of consumption... win win!!
    And theres probly more lamp, and more coming since it is a new growing product!!

    ill probly figure out a way to make it weather proof soon....
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    he he.. nice project.
    I like the first pic best.. lol.. post a pic of it when it will be setup on your sump.
    and where did you get them ? ebay I guess ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    for waterproofing, you could cast the pieces you want sealed in epoxy.
    it doesn't conduct electricity ( usually ) and can withstand some heat.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    thx, walmart is the source.
    i had it setup for accent on my 10G
    kinda like having a mini MH in the middle of the aqua.
    its more like a "Spot" doesnt spray light enought for a sump
    ill look for a diferent model.Epoxy sounds greaat! i kept the lense cover, i could glue it all around and cover the electronics with saranwrap then epoxy.....

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    or electrical tape.. or shrink wrap it. then cast it in epoxy.
    Tons of stuff that I take apart is cast in epoxy.. probebly the cheapest way to protect sensitive components & electricals.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    So what are you trying to acheive taking it apart? Why not just buy a socket and screw it in or get a bathroom fixutre and do 2 or 3 lamps. Ripping it apart and wiring it direct just seems like a lot of work and a possible electrical hazard with everything exposed.
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    i'm with him :b16:


    couldn't you just us it as sold in fixture ????
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    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    Problem is lamp size, i got restricted room, and ill need about 4 to light up the sump.... this way i can make a bar "sorta" grouping them the way i want all bundle up in a single plug.
    as for hazard, everything will be locked in water tight.
    maybey its a waste of time, looks like ive got plenty of.......Yay vacation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by captnphil View Post
    maybey its a waste of time

    or it could be awesome, make sure to keep updating us and don't forget the pics :b2:
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    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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