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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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LED lighting with screw base

Does anyone know of bulbs like these that are okay for use in the tank hood to replace the incandescent?

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/l...,E26E27,1,448:
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 10:47 PM
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according to each bulb they are not weatherproof. so it's really a gamble to use unless the hood has a acrylic/glass separator between the bulb and water. even then it's gamble. do you have any pics of the hood?

Some of us have searched for waterproof LED strips or modules and have gone that route. There is a link in my signature if you want to see the results.

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I saw your conversion of your LED hood. Thank you for sharing the project.

I am starting with the 5 gallon kit that has fluorescent screw bulb with a plastic shield in the hood.

I found weatherproof bayonet style led bulbs for RV use. Now I need to find a b22 to e27 adapter that is also rated for use around liquids!
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I'll find out if this one is okay for use around water:

http://store.marinebeam.com/adapters.html
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If you use the adapter in the link you posted you can probably seal it up with aquarium sealant be good.

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Found something easier! A submersible light bar.

ViaAqua 12in 2.7 watt White LED Light & Airstone ($15).

I won't use the airstone.

Available in 6" and 18", too!

Before I buy, I am attempting to verify the color temperature.

The tank gets indirect sunlight and my live plants are low light need.
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Great, sounds like that might work.

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