Light-emitting diode, usually call LED is a low energy usage and long lasting light bulb. With the ever increasing electricity bill, LED has proves to be a savior in our modern day life.

Lamp Life Span
TYPE
MONTHS
Metal Halide Lamp
8
Fluorescent Lamp
6
LED
60

What are the advantages of LED Aquarium Lights?

LED Lights will:

• Deliver high intensity light in a confined space
• Be safe for Aquatic plants/ corals that are sensitive to heat or UV radiation
• Reduce heat output
• Allow multi-tier usage
• Greatly Reduce power consumption
• Eliminate noise and high voltage generated by HID ballasts
• LED bulbs do not contain any mercury harmful to human.
• Long lasting

For aquarium hobbyist, due to the low heat generated from LED lighting it provide an addition advantage in electricity consumption saving as it will greater reduce the amount of time the chiller required to kick in to chilled the water.



Type of Aquarium Lighting
Wattage
Number. of operating hours
Electricity consumption / month
Amount – ($)
**@ 0.2507/kwh
T 5 High Output
4 X 54 W
8 Hours
51,840 W
$ 12.99
Metal Halide
2 X 400 W
8 Hours
192,000 W
$ 48.13

 

Type of Aquarium Lighting
Wattage
Number. of operating hours
Electricity consumption / month
Amount – ($)
**@ 0.2507/kwh
LumenAqua
72 W
8 Hours
17,280 W
$ 4.33
Type of Aquarium Lighting
Life span
Bulb replacement Average price
Average Cost for running in 10 years ( 120 mth )
T 5 High Output
6 Months
$ 55.00
$ 1100.00
Metal Halide
8 Months
$ 100.00
$ 1500.00
LumenAqua
60 Months
$ 1350.00
$ 0.00
Comparison of Aquarium Lighting

Fluorescent Lamp:
• Contains mercury
• Incomplete spectrum profile
• Expensive specialized lighting for aquatic cultivation.
• Insufficient illumination intensity
• Degradation of the light is quick (After 3000 hrs of use, 40% of illumination remains)

Incandescent Lamp:
• Complete spectrum profile
• Expensive
• High power consumption
• Infrared illumination radiates massive heat
• Illumination of ultraviolet rays is harmful to human skin and plant life

High Brightness LED Lamp:
• High illumination intensity
• Low energy consumption
• Exposed light produces minimal heat
• Wavelength of light is selectable
• Decay of the light is slow
• Lifetime of the light is long (10 times longer than fluorescent light)
• No harmful infrared and ultraviolet ray



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