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Sump lighting?

Post by Yeti on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 1:25 am

I was in the tools section at work and suddenly had one of those moments of what I thought may be inspiration, so I wanted to see what you thought.

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Featuring a durable plastic lens and body as well as an instant-on switch, this work light from Craftsman is exactly what you need to light your next project. 60 LED lights. Swivel hook on top rotates a full 360 degrees. 15 foot, 18 gauge power cord.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_03473903000P?prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=G3

It isn't water proof, so it may need some electricians tape in a few places. But I'm wondering if that will be sufficient light for the cheato etc.

The great thing I thought was that A) It's going to be easy to hang to the underside of the cabinet B)There should be very little heat output.
... C) I get my discount ;-)

What do you think?
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Post by ritter678 on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 1:33 am

Would work if the LEDs are the right color temp. What light are you using now? Those cheap spiral fluorescents in 6500k work great.
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Post by Yeti on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 1:44 am

I have no idea of the colour temp on these. Infact Looking at the data sheet there is no data on colour temp. It's just that I was thinking of the ease of attaching, and lack of heat, and space saved.
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Post by ritter678 on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 1:49 am

Well, try it out and let us know if it works. Wink
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Post by Yeti on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 1:57 am

I think I will. If it works, then we have found an alternative to standard lights.
If it doesn't, then I know a Cheato farmer in Longview that, it seem's, harvests fortnightly.

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Post by BBAILEY_TYLER on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 11:21 am

lol, we all know the local cheato farmer. matt put me down for the next time you crop i need to add some to the sump that little bit is reproducing really slow and i dont know why but the calpulara is growing like crazy but that stuff is a pain if i dont watch it and trim it back like once a week then it starts to go sexual or something and turn white then desinagrates. the first go around i lost like halve of my stock of the calurpula because i didnt know how to maintain it but who knows till they learn. so do you think the capulara is competeing against the cheato so that may be why the cheato dont grow as fast, anyone just let me know what ya'll think.

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Post by matt_longview on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 11:43 am

They'll absolutely compete for food source of nitrates and phosphates. I don't know which would win a fair fight, but put the chaeto closer to the "dirty water" coming into the sump and move the light over it more if you want it to win.

I'm pretty sure I could cut some back at nearly any time I wanted. Lol.

Anytime you're in the area just let me know and I'll try to cut some for ya. :-)
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Post by Grimreefer on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 12:21 pm

Ian,
I was in the craftsman dept at the store awhile back thinking the same thing. I think they would be ok for plants but that's about it.

Great minds really do think like.

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Post by BBAILEY_TYLER on Tue 07 Feb 2012, 2:10 pm

thanks matt will let you know when i am in the area

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