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Par38 LED bulb group buy?

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Just wanted to see if there is any interest for a group buy on these bulbs. I'm working on putting a small frag tank inline with my current tank and would like to light it with one of these. They will last for 4-6 years. List price is $89 i think if we get 5 or more the price drops to the $75 range.

 

http://www.rapidled.com/servlet/the-141/%28New%29-7-LED-PAR38/Detail

 

Comes with 3 Royal Blue, 1 Blue, 2 Cool White and 1 Warm White CREE XR-E LEDs

Available with 60 or 80 degree lenses

Anodized finish prevents corrosion and rust

Compact size is perfect for Nano and Pico tanks

Only uses 17W

Fits standard E26 light sockets

 

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Has anybody ever put two or three in a canopy for a tank like a 40G breeder? I've been thinking of doing that...especially with the $1 a gallon sale...

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Yah there is a huge thread over on RC about these bulbs. Lots of folks with 40b and hanging 2 or 3 of these over them.

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so from a reef perspective to they provide growth and color like other lighing would?

 

Yes just like any MH or LED fixture.

 

Do they do all blue? I would like to try it as actinic

 

I donno i'll have to email em and see!

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so from a reef perspective to they provide growth and color like other lighing would?

 

Yes just like any MH or LED fixture.

 

Do they do all blue? I would like to try it as actinic

 

I donno i'll have to email em and see!

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I'm also going to do some checking around the next week or so for other brands of par38 bulbs and get a little more info on pricing.

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Depends on how you want them mounted. You could get a normal socket and a lamp cord and be good to go for about 5 bucks.

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I may be in for a few.

 

I bought a couple of the 12w blue/white dimmable Par38 bulbs from ebay for under $50 to go over the coldwater tanks. I didnt need as much light as you all will need, but the are pretty nice for the heat factor, and for the price.

 

The ones from RapidLed use far better quality LEDS, and are 3 watt LEDS.

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Got a response

 

Hi Miles,

 

The bulb is roughly a 17-18k, and the price for 5-10 bulbs is $79 each. Let me know if you'd like to order and I can give you a coupon code or issue you an invoice via Paypal.

 

Thanks,

Mike

Rapid LED

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Got a response

 

Hi Miles,

 

The bulb is roughly a 17-18k, and the price for 5-10 bulbs is $79 each. Let me know if you'd like to order and I can give you a coupon code or issue you an invoice via Paypal.

 

Thanks,

Mike

Rapid LED

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Looks like we have interest in about 5-7 bulbs? I've also got another email in to them asking about blue only Roy.

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I'd like one. Are they a group buy like BRS where we all order seperate or does one person have to place the order and have it shipped to them.

 

thanks

Mike

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Cool deal i'll start an official tally. I think its going to be 1 person orders and has them all shipped to that 1 person.

 

 

Also Roy I got an email back they don't do custom bulbs yet....

 

 

 

Miles - 1

Mike - 1

Nate - 2 or 3?

AquaticEngineer - 2 or 3?

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No i don't think they are dimmable.

 

 

I'm going to go ahead and order myself one, doesn't seem to be enough interest.

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