Originally Posted by Agent13
Only thing I don't like about the floramax tube is the purplish hue so I went ridiculous and got the fluval 5200k full spectrum plant & aqualife LED fixture. I like it more because of the white color on the day setting but it wasn't neccesary..in fact it is more in the category of overkill lol(but I love it..plants do too)
I just looked at the specs on those LEDs... quite a bulb count 696 for the 48" fixture. I guess those aren't 1 Watt bulbs
This is what I like about LEDs when trying to compare them
"Size adjustment: 122 cm - 145 cm (48 in - 57 in)
Number of LEDs: 696
Lumens: 3475 LM
Lifetime Hours: 50,000
Provides 120 degree light dispersion."
The Lux is a little ambiguous as you need the distance from the fixture for it to mean much but knowing the lumens it's a good relative thing with LEDs. Pricing looks decent but I don't like the wide dispersion, 120 degrees would, I think, produce a lot of waste light.
Very easy to pick this and a few others and just say "THAT one gives me what I want"... once you know what you want.