I choose to go the LED
route. This unit has the par compared to halides below and all whites, blues, red uv
, are on seperate controllable channels with a timer control matched to the unit. It will run independent of my RKL because of this. My RKL will run the wave pumps, heater, return, skimmer, pumps, and refugium light. The readings were done 15" above water level. Mine will be mounted 7-10 inches above.
Here is our Par readings compared to a metal halide. This was done on a 55g tank, with a 250w metal halide and our LED
Depth: Type of lighting: Metal Halide
light to surface (15"): peak-400 avg-350
just under surface of water: peak-91 avg-80
12" under water: peak-87 avg-80
bottom of 55 gallon tank (19"): peak-47 avg-40
Depth: Type of lighting: LED
light to surface (15"): peak-700 avg-600
just under surface of water: peak-380 avg-375
12" under water: peak-250 avg-200
bottom of 55 gallon tank (19"): peak-175 avg-165
90 total 2 watt LED
's with 90 degree lenses
white -4 6,500k
Ready to hang! Fittings, D ring, and hanging wire preinstalled.
Under 8lb hanging weight including the fans
Only one cord due to the advanced built in 3 circuit timer/controller
- 1 circuit for white
- 1 circuit for blue
- 1 circuit for red,uv
, and 6500k
1 timer, 8 function, 18 way adjustable.
This is alot of light that pics don't do justice to.