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What color is your 'Fuge light?

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I use a 67000K CFL and a fuge LED I got free. it has 2 red, 2 blue and one white. not sure the wave length as it just came with my regular light fixture.

I Should add: my original fuge light was a $12 Chinese LED light I bought. It is a 48-LED light. I'm sure it is weak, likely 1w each, probably running at less than .5w each. There are 6 blues and 42 white LEDs in that light. So I have those whites. So thats why i did a blue/red LED fixture. They are both on a timer that runs 30 minutes before my main lights turn off, and they run for 30 minutes after the main lights turn on.

[quote="ajdavis4022" post=27158]I Should add: my original fuge light was a $12 Chinese LED light I bought. It is a 48-LED light. I'm sure it is weak, likely 1w each, probably running at less than .5w each. There are 6 blues and 42 white LEDs in that light. So I have those whites. So thats why i did a blue/red LED fixture. They are both on a timer that runs 30 minutes before my main lights turn off, and they run for 30 minutes after the main lights turn on.[/quote]
I would still maybe switch out one of the blues for a red. Plants/Algae don't need much in the blue spectrum and the red spectrum is much more efficient for growing.

[quote="saltyfish" post=27159][quote="ajdavis4022" post=27158]I Should add: my original fuge light was a $12 Chinese LED light I bought. It is a 48-LED light. I'm sure it is weak, likely 1w each, probably running at less than .5w each. There are 6 blues and 42 white LEDs in that light. So I have those whites. So thats why i did a blue/red LED fixture. They are both on a timer that runs 30 minutes before my main lights turn off, and they run for 30 minutes after the main lights turn on.[/quote]
I would still maybe switch out one of the blues for a red. Plants/Algae don't need much in the blue spectrum and the red spectrum is much more efficient for growing.[/quote]

Fine then. πŸ˜›

Hey, I don't have a fuge so I can't add to this conversation but I noticed in the pictures you have an alligator clip holding the lights in place. Do you have something more permanent to keep the lights in place?

I'm pretty sure your wife would rather run her blow dryer then have her house burn down or some similar disaster. πŸ˜› :cheer: B)

[quote="Courtney" post=27161]Hey, I don't have a fuge so I can't add to this conversation but I noticed in the pictures you have an alligator clip holding the lights in place. Do you have something more permanent to keep the lights in place?

I'm pretty sure your wife would rather run her blow dryer then have her house burn down or some similar disaster. πŸ˜› :cheer: B)[/quote]
I'm pretty sure he said he was working on building a mount.

[quote="Courtney" post=27161]Hey, I don't have a fuge so I can't add to this conversation but I noticed in the pictures you have an alligator clip holding the lights in place. Do you have something more permanent to keep the lights in place?

I'm pretty sure your wife would rather run her blow dryer then have her house burn down or some similar disaster. πŸ˜› :cheer: B)[/quote]

1. That clip could hold an elephant by the tail 50 feet over a gorge. Trust me, its all good.

2. Yes, as Trent said, working on a permanent mount.

Don't you have a wedding to worry about?

[quote="ajdavis4022" post=27177][quote="Courtney" post=27161]Hey, I don't have a fuge so I can't add to this conversation but I noticed in the pictures you have an alligator clip holding the lights in place. Do you have something more permanent to keep the lights in place?

I'm pretty sure your wife would rather run her blow dryer then have her house burn down or some similar disaster. πŸ˜› :cheer: B)[/quote]

1. That clip could hold an elephant by the tail 50 feet over a gorge. Trust me, its all good.

2. Yes, as Trent said, working on a permanent mount.

Don't you have a wedding to worry about?[/quote]

I do have a wedding to worry about and that's just what I was doing. If you remember your wife is in my wedding!!!!!! πŸ˜›

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