Working with LED Lights

Here is a video that was created on my FaceBook page as a live feed.  The topic is working with DIY LED lights.  




Current USA’s Satellite Freshwater LED+

Ahhhh…. LED lighting….  Finally, someone has come up with an affordable LED light that has the color spectrum needed for growing live plants.  Current USA has it on the market already:  Satellite Freshwater LED +.  I have a couple of them that I am putting through their paces.  Here is a video overview of the fixture and how it works.  The only con I have for the light is that I wish that it was more powerful.  It uses a relatively low 12 volt transformer, and the light intensity struggles to permeate water more than 16″ deep.  Over my 30 long planted tank the lighting is fine.  Over the 75… a little dim.  But intensity is not everything, and the Satellite Freshwater LED + makes up for its lack of intensity with highly customizable color spectrum.  It has 36 RGB diodes spaced close enough together to be useful.  Plus, I am told that I higher powered edition is on its way.  Check out this first video… more to come!

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