LED lighting

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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.
 

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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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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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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.
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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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.
 

Ellenantula

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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
 

Venom1080

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Don't know what the obsession is with lighting. Spiders don't like light, I don't give them more.
 

Ellenantula

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Don't know what the obsession is with lighting. Spiders don't like light, I don't give them more.
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!
 

KezyGLA

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

KezyGLA

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

TarantulaArvind

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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?
 

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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?
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.
 

KezyGLA

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