Dim Lighting

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Dim Lighting

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:38 pm

I want to get a dim night light that would be dark enough that th crabs wouldn’t mind but at the same time I would be able to watch them. What would be a good light mimicking the moonlight that does not heat and can be screwed into a dome fixture?
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Re: Dim Lighting

Post by Links » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:41 pm

I’ve seen some using moonglo bulbs outside the tank but facing in. Those are going to produce some heat. That’s all I know of. Perhaps others here know of more options.

Edit: I bet there’s an led option with very low heat

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Re: Dim Lighting

Post by curlysister » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:04 pm

I don't use lights, but is the information you are looking for found in the lighting guide?

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Re: Dim Lighting

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:25 am

Not really, I am looking for a specifically recommended bulb
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Re: Dim Lighting

Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 am

Links wrote:I’ve seen some using moonglo bulbs outside the tank but facing in. Those are going to produce some heat. That’s all I know of. Perhaps others here know of more options.

Edit: I bet there’s an led option with very low heat
Moonglo bulbs are too bright on their own. I used to use one for night viewing but it’s just a blue LED.


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Re: Dim Lighting

Post by JoeHermits » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:47 am

The problem I’ve had with night lights is they don’t actually mimic moonlight. They’re too bright and are just different colors (usually red or blue), which is fine for watching the crabs but not quite built for long-term lighting.

Perhaps you could try dimming one?


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Re: Dim Lighting

Post by aussieJJDude » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:48 pm

The halogen bulbs are a little dimmer than LED, and not all are for heating as well - they will produce heat, but not enoigh to cause an issue besides localised increase by a couple of degrees. I just get the smallest bulb available, around 25 watt. On my 4ft tank, only lit up around a 1/3 of the enclosure.

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Re: Dim Lighting

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:22 pm

Ok thanks!
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