Kuramata VS. Mothra! More Sci-Fi Lamps From Japan

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by Matt Rogers, Nov 13, 2009.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The incredible aquarium light fixtures by Kuramata are our next highlight of Japanese aquarium products. These HID/LED/FL fixtures really capture the Japanese style and would seem more natural orbiting Earth than over our aquariums. From the Farufarra with its array of LED discs to the big guns of the Rajjo - these aquarium lamps are out of this world!

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    The Kuramata Farfalla Farufarra Nearly Took Out Mothra

    Kuramata Farfalla Farufarra:

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    Farfalla Farufarra Specs:


    ¥ 102,900 - (approx.)
    Light source
    :LED/FL: High-brightness blue LED / FL lamp (white or blue)
    Bulb life
    :(LED) : About 40.000 hours (high brightness blue LED)
    :(FL) : Approximately 6,000 hours (FL lamps)
    Power
    :3W×6(LED) /36W ×1(FL) : About 3W × 6 (high-brightness blue LED) / 36W × 1 (FL lamps)
    Size
    :450mm×40mm : 450mm × 40mm
    Weight
    : 1500g
    Other
    :3M×2 : 3M Console Switch with code × 2
    Material
    : Aluminum


    Raggio Rajjo:

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    Raggio Rajjo Specs:

    : ¥ 157,290 - (approx.)
    Light source
    : High-brightness blue LED / Metal Halide
    Bulb life
    : Approximately 6,000 hours (metal halide)
    : About 40,000 hours (high brightness blue LED)
    Power
    : About 150W × 1 (metal halide)
    :3W×2(LED) Power Consumption: Approx 3W × 2 (high-brightness blue LED)
    Size
    :800mm×200mm : 800mm × 200mm
    Weight
    : 5000g
    Other
    : Body with Lamp
    Material
    : Stainless steel aluminum


    Kuramata's newest aquarium lamp is the Pianetta:

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    Pianetta Specs:

    ¥ 43,050 - (approx.)
    Light source
    LED/FL : High-brightness blue LED / FL lamp (white)
    Bulb life:
    (LED) : About 40.000 hours (high brightness blue LED)
    (FL) : Approximately 6,000 hours (FL lamps)
    Power
    3W×2(LED)/13W×3(FL) : About 3W × 2 (high-brightness blue LED) / 13W × 3 (FL lamps)
    Size
    :600mm×250mm : 600mm × 250mm
    Weight
    :1000g : 1000g
    Other
    :3M×2 : 3M Console Switch with code × 2
    Material
    : Aluminum acrylic


    Some day it would be nice to get up close to these beautiful aluminum and stainless steel fixtures... but for now, we will just have to admire from afar.
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  3. amcarrig

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    :lol: I can't decide which one is cooler!
  4. mikejrice

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    Not fare. They get all the cool toys in Japan:(
  5. Av8Bluewater

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    They sure look nice.
  6. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    They don't appeal to me and that's putting it nicely. Maybe if it didn't look like they had some spare metal and decided to screw and weld lights on in a random half arsed manner it would look nicer.
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I am with you about ballast placement but I think part of that 'look' is because they want the spots to be able to move around for best placement. Their newest one shown - the Pianetta - looks more refined than the others to me.
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  9. Screwtape

    Screwtape Tonozukai Fairy Wrasse

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    Those look pretty cool. I'm not sure I understand what you mean about spare metal etc, they look pretty sleek, modern and adjustable to me. Maybe take another look? It actually looks very utilitarian if you ask me. If that's what you're looking for they look nice. :)
  10. kalandra

    kalandra Flamingo Tongue

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    call me crazy but i like somethign sleak and low profile over my tank ..... these are going to be huge space crunching objects ........... they are nice . more specificly the last one . but i dont know this would be a tuff sell for me
  11. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    Agreed. This is all the rage in Japan. They prefer to use their lights more as individual spotlights aimed directly at individual corals, making them stand out much more than just lighting the whole tank. The mix of dim areas along with the bright spotlights highlighting the individual corals is absolutely gorgeous IMHO. Makes the tank look more like a work of natural art than just a biological box. But to each his own ;)
    Any idea on export possibility Matt?
    Pretty soon here we will need more Japanese members or maybe fund a Holiday for Steve along with a bunch of boxes and a shopping list ;)
  12. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    a while back we had a discussion about the single 70w spotlights that were only like $50
    but there was no way to get them shipped overseas and the power adapters were kind of spendy.

    hopefully the US makers catch on :D