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    Lightbulb DIY IKEA Moonlight

    Hi guys,

    I've always wanted to have a moonlight effect on my tank since a lot of my fishes are nocturnal.

    I've found a very easy and cheap way of doing it while browsing through IKEA with the missus:
    1x Lorby USB charger and 2x Jansjo USB LED lamps:
    LED.jpg
    LED light.jpg
    And this is what it looks like at night:
    20190213_000540.jpg

    The length of the USB Charger cable fits my 4 foot tank perfectly and the clip makes it really easy to cling onto the glass.

    The actual light is a lot dimmer than the photo and the stock LED is a very warm yellow spectrum.
    You can probably get white/blue USB LEDs from Ebay if you prefer.
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    Very nice. Fascinating how the power supply is the most expensive item!

    Cant you just have your lights at 1%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Very nice. Fascinating how the power supply is the most expensive item!

    Cant you just have your lights at 1%?
    Unfortunately Kesil's definition of 5% is different to everyone elses. Their LED is also very inflexible in terms of light spectrum adjustment, I think it's because their LEDs aren't RGB-in-one chip. My AI light can do a better moon light (but still too bright) and the color spectrum can be adjusted more than the Kesil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcustus View Post
    Unfortunately Kesil's definition of 5% is different to everyone elses. Their LED is also very inflexible in terms of light spectrum adjustment, I think it's because their LEDs aren't RGB-in-one chip. My AI light can do a better moon light (but still too bright) and the color spectrum can be adjusted more than the Kesil.
    I see! Amazing how they didn't think of the moon light feature for such expensive units.

    FYI the colour of moon light is actually more redder than Sunlight. Kelvin around 4000k or so. THe eyes perceive this strange because of the lower intensity etc.

    https://www.advancedaquarist.com/2012/7/lighting

    https://physics.stackexchange.com/qu...or-temperature
    https://physics.stackexchange.com/qu...n-yellow-light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    I see! Amazing how they didn't think of the moon light feature for such expensive units.

    FYI the colour of moon light is actually more redder than Sunlight. Kelvin around 4000k or so. THe eyes perceive this strange because of the lower intensity etc.

    https://www.advancedaquarist.com/2012/7/lighting

    https://physics.stackexchange.com/qu...or-temperature
    https://physics.stackexchange.com/qu...n-yellow-light
    That is interesting! I'd assume Moonlight is way cooler than Sun light.

    Yes I am pretty bummed that being one of the most expensive brands out there Kesil is really slow on innovation. I think most people are just after the aesthetics and the shimmer. I certainly wouldn't buy another Kesil unless they seriously catch up to the rest of the field in terms of UI/wifi/app/spectrum.

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