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So im trying to find a good led light for my 15 gallon reef. Dimensions are 20" wide 10" depth. Some lights i'm looking at are as follows:

  • Wave-point 12-Inch 16-Watt Super Blue and DaylightMicro Sun LED High Output Clamp Light,
Im relly leaning towards the Wave point, i like the blue effect
 

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You want an LED that says "Reef" or has a light color of 10000k and some actinic. I have the following light:

Green Element EVO 18"-22" LED Aquarium Light Fixture - Plant 10x3W:Amazon:pet Supplies

It can be a little "spotlighty" if used over an open top. I have a lid, so the plexiglass diffuses it enough to stop this effect.

I know Marineland (the one you posted as a "doublebright") has a "Reef-capable" version:

Marineland Reef Capable LED Lighting System w/ TIMER 18-24":Amazon:pet Supplies

I have never seen it up close. I have read a lot of good reviews on it, but I have heard one person bad-mouth it.

I am ok with the Green-Element EVO I run. It lights up the tank, doesn't run too hot and hasn't given me any problems. I just wish that the actinics and daytimes were on two different switches. Other than that, I like it.

There are a ton of manufacturers of LED lights out there, at a ton of different prices. I have seen fixtures that cost up to $800 per foot! These fixtures can also be programmed to simulate storms and have dawn/dusk settings. It is probably a bit overkill, but someone with money to burn might like that...
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You want an LED that says "Reef" or has a light color of 10000k and some actinic. I have the following light:

Green Element EVO 18"-22" LED Aquarium Light Fixture - Plant 10x3W:Amazon:pet Supplies

It can be a little "spotlighty" if used over an open top. I have a lid, so the plexiglass diffuses it enough to stop this effect.

I know Marineland (the one you posted as a "doublebright") has a "Reef-capable" version:

Marineland Reef Capable LED Lighting System w/ TIMER 18-24":Amazon:pet Supplies

I have never seen it up close. I have read a lot of good reviews on it, but I have heard one person bad-mouth it.

I am ok with the Green-Element EVO I run. It lights up the tank, doesn't run too hot and hasn't given me any problems. I just wish that the actinics and daytimes were on two different switches. Other than that, I like it.

There are a ton of manufacturers of LED lights out there, at a ton of different prices. I have seen fixtures that cost up to $800 per foot! These fixtures can also be programmed to simulate storms and have dawn/dusk settings. It is probably a bit overkill, but someone with money to burn might like that...
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for the price of the EVO, i'll spend the lil extra and get 36W PAR38 LED 20K FULL SPECTRUM DIMMABLE REEF LIGHT,36w PAR38 LED 20k Full Spectrum Dimmable Reef Light
 

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Yup, and I'll keep bad mouthing the Marine Land Reef capable unit. It stinks and should not be used on a Reef tank. Period. the LEDs are junk and don't have enough light but for a planted FW tank. Tanks should be run with more penetrating BLUE LED light and not so much white.
 
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