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LED lighting

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by TRection, May 17, 2017.

  1. TRection

    TRection Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I want to make a little display light for my tank using LED strip lights (the ones you buy at the computer store that come with a remote that can change the color and the brightness) I use them for my shelf on my wall unit as well as in my computer itself, would these be ok to use for the T's tank? They would be above the outside of the tank of course, not in it.
     
  2. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    You should be good. I doubt LED lights will affect the Ts anymore than any other light.
     
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  3. sasker

    sasker Arachnosquire Active Member

    I am considering the same for my tarantulas to provide some extra light during the day. I don't see any reason why this wouldn't work. Can you switch these lights to red as well? I understood that Ts don't see red light, so you could spy on them at night.
     
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  4. TRection

    TRection Arachnosquire Active Member

    Thats cool i didnt know about them not seeing red light , and yes you can change them to any color you want as well as make them super bright or barely any light at all, and they are only like 14 bucks for a pack of 2. :)

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=108&item_id=074072
     
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  5. TRection

    TRection Arachnosquire Active Member

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  6. louise f

    louise f Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

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  7. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoprince Active Member

    I use LED lights with a lot of my setups. I use daylight bulbs for breeding enclosures.

    I have noticed that LED doesnt really effect my specimens but if I turn on tungsten/bulb, my Asian arboreals run into hide.
     
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  8. TRection

    TRection Arachnosquire Active Member

    thanks :) beautiful set ups!
     
  9. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoprince Active Member

    Thank you. Lighting makes display setups look great. Best of luck!
     
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  10. MrTwister

    MrTwister Arachnopeon

    Currently have some leds scavenged from an old aquarium hood over my L. parahybana enclosure, have not not noticed a change in behaviour from when the spider was in an unlit enclosure.
     
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  11. Love the shared pix!!!
    Maybe I need an led light strip or something.
    I was showing off my Ts last week to someone curious about them -- and regular room lighting as well as my small torch did nothing to bring out the gorgeous colours of my GBB.
    The effect is completely lost if I have to 'tell' you it's a brilliant blue. lol

    It's just sad to have to say "lemme show you a picture I took with special lighting that shows her real colouring" when we're standing there for a live GBB viewing. lol
     
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  12. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Don't know what the obsession is with lighting. Spiders don't like light, I don't give them more.
     
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  13. Ack -- I wouldn't keep the light on all day or anything. But it would be nice to have excellent task lighting when checking on them, etc.. I mostly have terrestrials that probably don't care one way or the other re: lighting.
    But to recently be unable to show off a certain T's colouring -- that sorta stinks!
     
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  14. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoprince Active Member

    Thats exactly what I use it for. It is also good to sit on the couch and admire them for a few minuts then off they go.
     
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  15. TRection

    TRection Arachnosquire Active Member

    Exactly what im going to be doing as well lol
     
  16. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Eh, I guess. Can't imagine many would stay out once the lights go on.
     
  17. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoprince Active Member

    Most of your Poecs would disappear and maybe all eastern Asian arboreals. The only OW arboreals tht stay out with mine on are Poecilotheria mirandas and metallicas.

    Pretty much all my terrestrial stay out. But this is with LED. But whenever reason when I turn the room bulb on most run.
     
  18. TarantulaArvind

    TarantulaArvind Arachnopeon

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    although the Ts may not be sensitive to LED lights but, what about the heat given out by the LED (exposure over a long period ?)?doesn't it cause dehydradation in case of humid species?
     
  19. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Most LEDs give off little to no heat compared to incandescent and other light sources. You can always hand check them before use if your worried. If it doesn't cause discomfort touching them after they have been on for a while then you're fine.
     
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  20. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoprince Active Member

    They lights are only on while attending to specimens or display viewing. LED dont give off much heat at all.
     
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