Which refuge light should I be using?

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  1. gasman

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    I'm looking to replace the cheap LED fixture over the fuge and was wondering what people are using. I have a fuge that's about 12"x30"x24+" deep(tall). I was looking for something with the right light wavelength meant to grow algae. I was thinking about a Kessil fixture but, being as spendy as they are, I was amazed to find out the H380 has no light intensity adjustment. What are some other units people are using?

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    I'm using the good ol white box LEDs. eBay special

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    The cheap black box ufo grow light from eBay is what I use and grows my sea lettuce quite well. Ordered a flat cob led grow light that I'm going to use in my ats build. But I have had good luck with the cheap eBay ones.
     
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    After seeing another reefers post on changing his system over to the triton method I noticed the lights he was using over his fuge and picked one up myself...$20.00
     
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    I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on this grow light.
    I was considering this style of lights for use in a smaller design of my ATS units. I was looking at a 24w model that claimed it uses 60x 0.5w LEDs (which would be 30w, correct?) so I haven’t purchased one yet for inspection. I think the 30w fixture might be enough light for a small ATS unit as my larger 300w fixture is dimmed down to just above its lowest “on” setting.
     
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    Grow light is very bright and looks to be built well..I have seen other people use this light on ATS units...so far the only thing I don't like about it is the power supply has the transformer built into the plug...so it takes some space up on my DC8...other than that its growing my chaeto pretty well...would be interesting PAR and spectrum test between this light and a Kessil h380...
     
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    Running kessil380
    Had dimmable 300w Chinese ebay blackbox.
    Happy with kessil.
    But I have the height to mount 18" or higher.

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    I use this guy (highest wattage for the price). Also fits my skilly fuge effectively

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