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Old 09-20-2009, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question --1 watt led vs 5 watt luxeon --

Will 5 1watt leds be the same as one 5watt luxeon?

They will use the same wattage (I guess), but will the intensity and "quality" of the light be the same?

I am trying to build an LED lighting system for my saltwater tank, and I can choose between A BUNCH of 1 watt little 5mm leds or 5-6 single 5watt luxeon leds... ?

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The wattage doesn't tell you that. You need to compare the luminous flux (lumens), which will be the same only if the LEDs are equally efficient.

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