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Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug, 2011 9:31 am
by Gibbon01
Sorry Guys.....Chromus / Jrod !!!
Jrod, you're totally correct with the ratio's. I had counted our first model which was different when first released.
Reefin, rather than give our idea regarding the info you're after just send a text msg via au@orphek.com to get the latest info.
Check link below:
http://www.coralmagazine-us.com/content ... ork-better
Cheers,

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug, 2011 2:57 pm
by REEF1N
I'm getting either a 3x3x2 or a 2.5x2.5x2 cube what size , model and how many of these lights would I need ? How much would this light setup cost ? Thanks
Tim

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep, 2011 2:57 am
by Flipper
Was wondering how to light a 6x3x2 with these lights?
Who is actually selling these in Aust?

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep, 2011 6:44 pm
by listen_to_slayer
REEF1N, I'm setting up a 3 foot tank and will be using 1 x PR-156W unit, just waiting for it to be delivered. Once I get it i Can tell you what the spread is like, you may get away with a single PR-156W unit on a 3x3x2... and depending on the ratio you want that could alter the price. Best option would be to contact Peter from Orphek Aus and he can give you the latest pricing.

Flipper, with a 6x3x2 I'd probably get 3 units just so you dont get a dark patch in the middle. I'm not sure if anyone is selling this in stores in AUS yet, but again Peter can confirm this. Also the benefit of these not being in stores means no middle man = cheaper lights :D

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep, 2011 7:08 pm
by Flipper
Are they available in Australia? Whos Peter?

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep, 2011 7:25 pm
by listen_to_slayer
Peter from Orphek Australia. As I said I don't know if they are available in shops, hence why we have all bought them direct without dramas.

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Sun 25 Sep, 2011 10:47 am
by Juzza34
Hay guys just to let you know one of my lights timers failed. Only the blue moons would come on. The timer had a sticky contact!

I had replies within a day and parts (UNDER WARRANTY) shipped to me within a week, with very little fuss. I will cut and paste some of the email below.

To: info@orphek.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:16 AM
Subject: Warranty

Simone

Today I came home to one light unit not working, the blue lights work but not the white? There is a loud electrical short noise coming from the controller? Is this unit still under warranty I brought them from you April last year?????????????????????



From: ofir shitrit [mailto:ofir_shitrit@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, 19 September 2011 10:16 PM
To: Justin Grey
Subject: Re: Warranty Fedex: 875685394214

Dear Justin
here is the tracking number Fedex: 875685394214
let me know that all fin

ofir

From: Justin Grey
To: ' ofir shitrit ' <ofir_shitrit@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:15 AM
Subject: RE: Warranty Fedex: 875685394214
Ofir

I received the parts today in good working order, I have already fitted and light is working back to normal.

Thank you for your speedy help and no fuss fix.

Justin

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Sun 25 Sep, 2011 11:13 am
by Juzza34
And IMO you couldnt have gotten better or quicker service. I will always speak highly of this company and their product. I definitly will be buying three more units from them for my new build.

I have recently had a guy from Oceanreefs in Perth come have a look/experiment and was quite taken back on the style,brightness, build etc of the lights but what got him most was we have done an experiment with some acros under these lights and the growth and colour has been exceptional....Considering i never had any under there before and am still suffering from NEW tank blues............Orphek say these lights are replacements for 250W-400W metal halides and thats exactly what they do...........

Sorry for the crappy Iphone pics but thats all i have.........

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Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Sun 25 Sep, 2011 11:35 am
by Gibbon01
:withyou: :withyou:
Thanks for sharing Justin, we've had the same experiences with our tanks, which are now all running on Orphek LED models PR-156 & PR-156W.
We used to have both 400W & 250W MH's plus a few T5's, but our tanks have certainly improved since these LEDs were installed.
Customer service between us and Orphek have been execellent at every step of the way for over a year now.
Can't recommend them more highly enough. A certain individual at the Gold Coast could learn a very valuable lesson from them..... :poke:

To answer Flipper's question, these units aren't being sold in shops at present, that we've found, the beauty is hobbyists can buy direct & save.
Received info from Marine Depot awhile ago when planning an order with them.
In the States these units retail for approx. US$825 to $900, but hobbyists over there still buy from them, because they don't like buying over the internet.

As for how many units for a 6x3x2 tank, send an e-mail to Orphek and ask them for the LED lightspread diagram.
That way you can work out exactly what you need and where to place them.
Good Luck,
:cheers:

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2012 9:39 pm
by Juzza34
Dont know if anyone is still reading this forum????? but I am about to put four of these units over a 4x4x2 with probably another two going on top in 12 months........ill keep you all posted.

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2012 3:47 pm
by AlexdaDentist
I am looking at the new Nilus model, 4 UV plus 4 Red. Please let us know how you go! Thanks

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Tue 03 Apr, 2012 8:20 pm
by tadmyster
Hi Guys,
Just got my 2 orphek dif50xp pendants to run along side my pr 156 over my
4' x 2.5' x 2' deep tank, these are mothers of lights :nut:
now just have to work out how to mount them,
very well built lights,
had a demo with one over the tank earlier :-x
wicked shimmer from these mothers.
pics to follow in a week when i get them in place.
Ordered the lights on the 20th March and they arrived today
Great service from orphek crew also, replied to my emails
within 24 hrs :)



:cheers:
Adrian.

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Sat 07 Apr, 2012 11:37 am
by phooey
I have 2 156 R's suspended over my 100*75*75 system and the coral are certainly enjoying the upgrade! The lights were sitting in my shed for close to 12 months while I was getting all the hardware and tank together so I'm relieved the lights have met my expectations :thumbsup: . The setup is only 7 weeks old now so I'm looking forward to some colourful healthy corals. Only problem is I think the lights are a touch too bright with some of my green sps (monti and poci) and they are yellowing out a little though they are still kicking along, unfortunately the lights are hanging in a hood and I can't adjust the clearance height very much (currently 25cm above the surface). Yellowing may also be due to higher NO3s and P2O4s, lack of Fe or some other trace elements I have yet to master.

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Sat 07 Apr, 2012 9:59 pm
by Juzza34
Finally mate LOL didnt we buy ours together LMAO
I am just about ready for another two....

Re: ORPHEK PR-156 LED Lights

PostPosted: Sun 08 Apr, 2012 12:27 am
by phooey
Thats right buddy and though I can't say it was worth the wait the end product is bloody nice.