I feel stupid for not being able to find the information I'm seeking on google or searching these forums, But I feel like I have followed proper Forum protocol searching for days looking for the answer before I post.
I'm having trouble finding information on LED Lighting. It seems that most planted aquarium enthusiasts are using florescent lighting, but I really like the low profile of the LEDs, especially for the smaller aquariums. Even the manufacturers are quite short on information, even the ones that offer plant LED lighting, like Marineland.
I recently purchased the Beamworks 12" Reef Light for my 5 gallon tank. It has 9 LEDS that Put out at a 10,000K spectrim. I know for florescent lights its supposed to be 5,000 to 7,500k right? Is it different with LEDs. The light is supposed to be for reefs so I am hoping that it works well for my fresh water plants. I've resorted to a testing phase with 3 low light plants and I will add plants that require more light until something show signs of not enough light.
Can anyone enlighten me or point me in the right direction so that I can educate myself on this matter?