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Marinelands revolutionary LED lighting systems
10000K white and actinic blue one watt LED lighting system
50000-Hour of rated life
Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
36 to 48-Inch
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased the 18-24" unit here on Amazon for $150 a bit cheaper than I have found anywhere else on the web. The unit was sold by Monster Pets who shipped it out pretty quickly and my only complaint with them is that they did not post the tracking number I had to ask them for it.
The unit itself is small about 19" long 5" wide and stands a total of 2" tall (the actual unit is about an inch thick and stands an inch off the surface.)
Light output is excellent. I choose the Reef model over the double bright units for 2 reasons first of course is the amount of light it produces (almost 3x) and 2. The fact that these are rated for 50000 hours where as the double brights are rated at only 17000 hours.
"Technically" the reef system might run 11 years at 12 hours per day vs the double bright only 3.87 years (I don't think the other components will last that long but the main reason still stands its much brighter.)
First, let me say that I am pleased with the astetics of the light fixture and its sleek low profile design which easily fits under my low profile SeaClear Acrylic Canopy. I also like the three peice design (fixture + power cord + wall plug) the power adapter was designed so you can run a small adapter cord up from a box that sits under your aquarium instead of a bulky power cord from the unit to the wall.
Second, let me say that I am pleased with the looks of the light, it is much brighter than my Compact Flourencent Light fixture that was in use prior to installing the Marineland Reef Compatable LED's. I was most happy to see the shimmering effect that they gave which is every bit as good as the Metal Halides in use at the local fish store which has a tank that shimers quite nicely.
Third, this is why I marked off one star. The light is quite narrow, only about Five Inches wide, and all of the LED lights face straght down. This results in very dim areas in...
i used to use a 96watt 50/50 pc bulb over my three foot mini reef. the bulb was in need for a change and the cost of one of these PC bulbs works out to 1/3 the cost of this new LED system. PLUS i would have to change the bulb again in another 6 months- and the this LED system lasts about 10 YEARS (12 hour cycle). So buying this lighting system saved me muchos dinero in the long run. and paid for itself in 1.5 years. it just made "cents". haha.
The LED lighting has renewed my enthusiasm for the tank. The spectrum has made my polyps pop out with all these crazy colours that i had never seen before.Glowing greens when the daylight is on, and fluorescent oranges when the night lights are on. My grogonians instantly reacted to it, pushing out their polyps and looking healthier right away.
The LED unit runs about 50% cooler than the PC system and the temperature in my tank has dropped a few degrees, which is perfect as i suspected the warmer temps were affecting the...
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