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4100 or 6500 kelvin t5

Postby Rubble1212 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:26 pm

Curious on your advice. I found a 6500 kelvin t5 that’s 1750 lumens or a 4100 kelvin t5 that’s 3500 lumens. Which one would be better for additional light?
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Re: 4100 or 6500 kelvin t5

Postby Claudiusx » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:31 pm

Doesn't matter too much. What are the Kelvin ratings of the rest of the bulbs in your tank?

I say it doesn't' really matter because the Kelvin scale is a scale based off human interpretation of light. It's how we see it, not how other creatures see it. That's why the spectra analysis is really what's important. But even that, is just the tree, not the forest.

3500 lumens is really bright though. I'd nix that one just for that reason.

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Re: 4100 or 6500 kelvin t5

Postby Rubble1212 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:02 pm

What are your thoughts on led bars for extra light it will be used with a megaray for extra light.
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Re: 4100 or 6500 kelvin t5

Postby Claudiusx » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:09 pm

I have no personal experience with using LED's but they should be fine as long as they are an OK spectra. Many LED's have 1 or 2 large spikes in the blue range, and another which i'm not recalling off the top of my head right now, which is quite unnatural. But like I said, it's really not that big of a deal. Forest vs. the trees :)

Personally, I'd just use a low wattage incandescent or halogen, but I think I told you that already in another thread. Only risk you have is you know your dragon didn't like the other bulb. Would suck to spend a bunch on an LED array and him not like that either.

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Re: 4100 or 6500 kelvin t5

Postby Wickedpogana » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:09 pm

Rubble1212 wrote:Curious on your advice. I found a 6500 kelvin t5 that’s 1750 lumens or a 4100 kelvin t5 that’s 3500 lumens. Which one would be better for additional light?

My uvb fixture is 6200 kelvin and 2232 lumens here is the light I use it is really cheap compared to the others ones of the same quality https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/t5- ... xture.html
Has it's own reflector and wattage is made for the wattage of brand uvb tubes the kelvin and lumens doesn't really matter it's just technical talk of how it eluminates the light being projected
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Re: 4100 or 6500 kelvin t5

Postby Wickedpogana » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:11 pm

Claudiusx wrote:I have no personal experience with using LED's but they should be fine as long as they are an OK spectra. Many LED's have 1 or 2 large spikes in the blue range, and another which i'm not recalling off the top of my head right now, which is quite unnatural. But like I said, it's really not that big of a deal. Forest vs. the trees :)

Personally, I'd just use a low wattage incandescent or halogen, but I think I told you that already in another thread. Only risk you have is you know your dragon didn't like the other bulb. Would suck to spend a bunch on an LED array and him not like that either.


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Yeah I think the leds with the red and blue like reptisuns uvb led fixture aren't good but acardia has alot of supporting evidence of how their jungle dawn leds work in bringing out more natural behaviors and such
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Re: 4100 or 6500 kelvin t5

Postby Wickedpogana » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:14 pm

Those led lights are mostly used for dragons in a more natural setting helps plants grow and other things even though plants can do good under uvb also but acardia claims their brand led bar can open reptiles "third eye" or their penal gland good for arid reptiles such as beardies I've heard like I said it just emits other spectrums of light that the sun would as far as I know not a nessecity but maybe by future standards it will be . They use them in their own enclosures and arcadia is the lighting I go by
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