Kinetic's ELOS 120

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by kinetic, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    It is worth noting their lumens/watt rating which is for their 6k bulb. Pretty sure it is better then MH 6k lumen/watt. However, this means nothing without similar spectrums... Spectrum != kelven
     
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Well some halides (and this is from old data too mind you) can be upwards of 115 lumens per watt, which is why I'm not really ga-ga over this technology, as cool as it seems, until I see something more aquarium friendly :)
     
  3. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    6500 vs 6500

    Anyone can call and order the kit direct from luxim. No "in's" o/r wait list required.
    So the fact he can buy it means he should go get it :p
     
  4. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    thanks for all the replies!

    the house won't be done until I suspect December (as a safe bet). But I'm going to just start the research now, seems like there's a lot of advancements going on right now, it would be great to keep a close eye out on these things.

    Though if I get too bored, it wouldn't be bad to try it out where the tank is now ;)
     
  5. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    There is an interested potential advantage. This source is not a spherical source, but rather a lambertian source with no restrike. This has sizable implications on the optics ends...but that is a matter of someone wanting to exploit this potential.
     
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Hey if he wants to be a guinea pig, more power to him :)
     
  7. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    I think Guinea Pigs are cool =)
     
  8. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I hear that they taste good too!
     
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Especially cool when they make that little sound *weet weet weet* :D
     
  10. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    You are just the typical nay sayer I'm afraid. "Skeptic" should be a part of your sig :lol: or "devils advocate" :p

    There is a lot not being shared with you on this subject as some is not for public consumption yet. If they allow the release, watch RB for more details.

    I first heard about this more then 10 years ago IIRC. A hydroponic magazine did a feature article on it. It was a NASA project back then, or one funded via NASA. Tony, do you remember this? I think I still have the magazine some place.
     
  11. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Nope. I heard about it a few years ago while looking for something. I don't really remember though.
     
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    It was the "next" big thing then all news about it stopped for many years until a few years ago when it resurfaced. Now I have to find the article :lol:
     
  13. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Interestingly then, at about that time, the lab I was in was generating plasma flames etc lol. It wasn't for a lighting purpose though ;)
     
  14. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I have neither the money nor the resources to bank on a "new" technology in the hopes it'll work the way I want, I'll let other people be the beta testers.
     
  15. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    "I'll give you an A this year in Physics if you...."
     
  16. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I think I fixed your post. IIRC he's not teaching physics anymore :)
     
  17. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Like institutions on the level of let's say MBA? :p

    They data they collected is very promising.
     
  18. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    I talked to Greg @ reefgeek via email, I think I will probably invest in the AquaIllumination once they've caught up with orders. Plasma seems a bit new and rough around the edges so far, I'll probably just wait for something consumer to come out before jumping on it. No time right now to fiddle around with them right now.

    The problem with the AquaIllumination, I don't think the 12" pods are hangable without modification. Sucks to pay lots of dough for something that needs to be hacked.

    Sfiligoi has some stuff, but they're more than twice the cost of the AquaIllumination for not much other than a hangable solution.

    Ideas?
     
  19. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    If they fab inhouse, for the price you pay, they can should be able to tap some holes into the frame for free for you to screw in the predetermined cable system.
     
  20. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Not that it's anyone's business but...

    I teach whatever I can teach, as a part-time instructor with very few openings for full time work anywhere local I try to make a living any way I can. Currently I teach astronomy, because the school I work at is one of the few that has two separate departments, one physics and another of astronomy, I happened to be hired in the dept of astronomy, so I teach that currently, I only teach at one school because I don't feel like commuting all over they bay. Last I taught physics was about a year ago, doesn't mean I've given up on it though.
     

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