02-29-2012, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikaila31
No that uses 5mm LEDs, which are good only for lighting the aquarium. You can not grow anything under that light. That is the difference between that one and the ones above. Your fixture with 50 some LEDs only consumes about 4 watts, where as a LED grow light the high powered LEDs consume at least 3 watts EACH. The one you linked can be made very cheap actually. Thats something I could easily and cheaply build for under $20. It would be a PITA to wire 50 LEDS though. The issue with high powered LEDs is mostly the cost of the LEDs themselves.
Shoot, well I screwed that one up.
Maybe I will try and set a separate light on there to allow plants to grow.