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Some Notes On The Use Of LED Lights

Apr 02, 2017

Get the LEDs wet

Even though an LED may be water resistant or water proof, it doesn't mean it's designed to be submerged and used underwater. Exposing your 

LEDs to water for any length of time will damage the LED circuit board and likely cause your heat sink and hardware to corrode.

Get salt creep or mineral deposits on the LED strips

Salt and minerals deposits cause corrosion and really damage the heat sink and LEDs. It's important to keep your lights clean of any type 

of salt creep or mineral deposits to avoid premature failure.

Keep LEDs close to metal halides, compact fluorescents or T5HO lamps

Remember, heat is the enemy of LED lights and mounting them too close to other forms of lighting (especially metal halides) can dramatically 

decrease their lifespan.

Burn your corals

LED lights can be very intense and sudden changes in light brightness can sometimes cause some corals to expel their zooxanthellae and "burn" 

or "bleach white." It's vitally important to slowly acclimate your corals to new LED lights and our Coral Acclimation Guide will walk you 

through the steps.

We realize this list may not apply to every aquarium application, however understanding LED lighting and following some simple guidelines 

will ensure you get the most out of your LED lighting system.