Cheap Wish LED lights

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Cheap Wish LED lights

Post by Gnox » Tue Nov 26, 2019 23:27 pm

I've just gotten 3 very cheap Chinese LED clip on lights for my 120l tank. They are ultra bright, but all white LED.
I'm toying with using something like nail varnish to paint a few individual bulbs red and blue to soften the light and help plant growth.
Has anyone tried anything like this before - or am I wasting my time even trying?

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Re: Cheap Wish LED lights

Post by black ghost » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:21 am

You could put some coloured plastic in front of the lights. I’ve used sweet wrappers (you can have blackwater with the brown ones :) ).
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Re: Cheap Wish LED lights

Post by Jon_D » Wed Dec 04, 2019 19:32 pm

Actually, it is quite easy to snip out an led and solder in a new one. No high voltages involved. ..Just need a steady hand and a fine pointed soldering iron.
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Re: Cheap Wish LED lights

Post by fr499y » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:46 am

Depends on the type of lighting. On these it wouldn't be that simple! They are smaller chips, which require a reflow oven to do properly. You risk burning other LEDs or damaging the board trying to do it with an iron

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Re: Cheap Wish LED lights

Post by Annie » Thu Dec 05, 2019 13:08 pm

could use marker pens , good luck , hope it works 🤞🏻

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Re: Cheap Wish LED lights

Post by Mol_PMB » Thu Dec 05, 2019 14:20 pm

black ghost wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:21 am
You could put some coloured plastic in front of the lights. I’ve used sweet wrappers (you can have blackwater with the brown ones :) ).
Best excuse to buy a box of Quality Street!
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Re: Cheap Wish LED lights

Post by Gnox » Fri Dec 06, 2019 23:08 pm

Went with blue and red nail varnish over the outer plastic cover. Working brilliantly - harsh white tone is gone and reduction in green spot algea
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