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Emitters[edit | edit source]

Forward Voltage[edit | edit source]

Forward voltage is the minimum voltage required for the LED to emit light. A typical high power LED used in reef lighting has a 3V (volt) forward voltage. It may be referred to a Vf on a datasheet. The forward voltage is summed when wiring emitters in series and remains the same when wiring in parallel. For example, three emitters in series will require a power source that outputs at least 9V (3 x 3V) and three emitters in parallel will require at least 3V.

Current[edit | edit source]

Brightness / Luminosity / Flux[edit | edit source]

Color[edit | edit source]

CRI[edit | edit source]

Optics[edit | edit source]

Packaging[edit | edit source]

Bins / Binning[edit | edit source]

Reading a datasheet[edit | edit source]

Comparison table of common emitters[edit | edit source]

Drivers and Power Supplies[edit | edit source]

Sizing[edit | edit source]

Drivers vs power supplies[edit | edit source]

Comparison table of common drivers[edit | edit source]

Cooling[edit | edit source]

Heatsinks[edit | edit source]

Thermal paste / glue / padding[edit | edit source]

Mounting emitters[edit | edit source]

Fans[edit | edit source]

Wiring[edit | edit source]

Design: livestock considerations[edit | edit source]

How much light for various livestock[edit | edit source]

Coverage and intensity guidelines for diff size tanks[edit | edit source]

Design: asthetic considerations[edit | edit source]

Coverage[edit | edit source]

Disco ball[edit | edit source]

Spotlighting[edit | edit source]

Color temp[edit | edit source]

Spacing[edit | edit source]

Dimming and color control=[edit | edit source]

0-10V vs PWM[edit | edit source]

Aquarium controllers Apex, DA, Profilux[edit | edit source]

Dedicated controllers: typhoon, nano-box[edit | edit source]

Manual dimming with knob[edit | edit source]