Is this enough lighting to sustain low-light plants?

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It's a DIY project, its what he wrapped around the PVC pipe, is there a way to measure Volts to kelvin??
 

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I have no idea, but this is what I use and my plants are growing very good:
 

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Hmm, maybe someone else will chime in, I'm not good with DIY projects so I just buy the finished product lol.
 
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Its a light diffuser I believe xD Used in aquarium for multiple things



This is another idea for cheaper lighting?
 

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Oh wow neat... I just laid my rocks right on the glass in a sturdy position so they wouldnt fall. But the OP mentioned they would use it for the aquarium top. What purpose would that serve?

I would only use LEDs made specifically for aquariums... different light spectrum could cause all kinds of algae issues imo.
 
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Great, It seems these spotlights you just buy and hook up. I Just would have to find a way to hang them or something. Maybe set them on the egg crate, but not sure of that just yet, dont know how heavy they are and what it can support. (Probably have to find a way to hide it and make it look clean too, maybe DIY canopy??)

Looking at 2x for 40 gallon breeder for whoever knows about lighting xD
 
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Great, It seems these spotlights you just buy and hook up. I Just would have to find a way to hang them or something. Maybe set them on the egg crate, but not sure of that just yet, dont know how heavy they are and what it can support. (Probably have to find a way to hide it and make it look clean too, maybe DIY canopy??)

Looking at 2x for 40 gallon breeder for whoever knows about lighting xD
They are just under 2.5 lbs each.
 
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Yeah I found that shortly after, Just wonder how hot they get, a video said not very hot. but I dont want to chance it until I know from first hand experience either lol
 

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LED's are a lot cooler than other types of lighting - I can touch mine with my fingers right now and they have been on for 4 hours - they are barely warm!

Mine are LED strip lighting sold at LFS. I have 4 sets about 2' long each on my 55gal.
 

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That's pretty cool. I may buy that strip light and adhere it to the weak light that came with my fluval spec v tank for some extra boost. Maybe then my Berta won't be living in the shade.


 
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