The Marineland Reef Capable LED Light system, is specifically designed to provide beautiful shimmering light, that benefits corals, fish and invertibrates in reef aquariums. These low profile, energy efficient, high output, LED light systems provide comparable light output to HO T5 fluorescent fixtures, without the energy consumption, heat output, or toxic materials. Built in heat sink requires no cooling fans so fixture is completely silent during operation.
The 24 to 36 in. Reef Capable LED light system utilizes a combination of (23) 10,000K white and (4) 460nm Actinic Blue 1 watt LEDs. The combination of LED bulbs in the fixture produces a light spectrum that is beneficial for the health, color and growth of reef aquarium plants and animals. White LEDs include polycarbonate focusing lenses, and Blue LEDs have special dispersion polycarbonate lenses to provide better color mixing, and light pentration.
The built in digital timer system, allows for complete 24 hr control of the fixture, including independant control of the blue and white LED channels, for simulated dawn and dusk lighting. Expandable tank frame mounts support fixture in place on almost any 24 to 36 in. aquarium. Energy efficient LED bulbs, last up to 50,000 hrs, and never need replacement.
I had previously had four T5s on my reef tank with fish and soft corals. The coral would start to suffer when the T5s were getting older (5 to 6 months). i have had this LED in place on a 54 gal bow fron for about 3 weeks, my corals began to respond instantly, the light is so realistic I had to cehck a few times to make sure actual sun light was not hitting my tank (i have a window near by). I was worried if my tank would be too deep. not a problem at all. Very happy with my purchase and definately recommend this light.
Reviewer: Reviewer JZ
It is a fantastic light and makes the tank look great. The built in timer is a big plus.
Exceeds Expectations 7/15/2012
I have seen a number of LED-based products and have never been overly impressed. This one is great. I was immediately impressed with the brightness and the whiteness of the light. It lights my 45g tank brilliantly. My only complaint is that it runs hot and the AC adapter brick runs very warm as well.