Marineland Gets Reef Capable with New LED Lamps

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    The new Reef Capable LED lamps from Marineland will be hitting the shelves in October and are an honest effort to address the reef crowd with more power than the earlier Double Bright and Single Bright LED lamps. Inside the new finned heatsink cover are 10k 1 watt daylight LEDs and 460nm 1 watt blue LEDs - up from the .6 watt blues we saw earlier in the prototype.

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    Note the number of LEDs as well above in the lamp - much more than found in the Double Bright LED series.

    The Marineland Double Brights were a big hit with the mainstream hobbyists for the quality of the finish, clean look and great price points and they hope to duplicate the success with the Reef Capable LED lamps which are also priced competitively as evidenced by the MSRP:

    Word is Marineland has been testing the Reef Capable series on some Acropora and successfully shown noticeable growth after 1 months time. Depth of tank unknown, but interesting none the less.
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    3reef will get hands on with the new Marineland Reef Capable LED lamps in the very near future. Stay tuned for a follow up.

    Marineland Web site:
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  3. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    I just hope they get the colors right.

    10,000k and 460nm seems limited. I like a purplish 420/460 combo and a daylight blend around 14,000k.

    But I'm not complaining, definitely a step in the right direction.
     
  4. FaceOfDeceit

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    I've been looking everywhere for a 420 LED Star(like CREE), and haven't been able to find one. I will be building a LED fixture once the 3 lights I have up for sale sell. Great prices on that fixture too.
     
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    i really hope it works that well would replace my lighting for it.
     
  6. Siddique

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    Nice. I was actually just looking at their previous fixtures a couple days ago... These new ones seem like they're capable. They're okay priced. In a few years, i recon the prices of LED fixtures will drop significantly:confused:
     
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    Do you guys think that LED is going to replace MH?

    I like the price of the 48 fixture. Not too bad compared their MH fixtures.
     
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  9. FaceOfDeceit

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    17,000 hours doesn't seem that long compared to other LED stats I've seen...just about 2 years (24/7) or 4.5 years max if run on normal cycle. Hopefully it is a modest estimation.
     
  10. Matt Rogers

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    Added number of LEDs per lamp to 1st post.

     
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    I wish there were a way to run these on a timer.. Turning a tank on and off is such an inconvenience lol..
     
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    I cant wait to make the switch to 100% LED's or even plasmas when the numbers and real-world results are in. looks like the prices are already starting to drop, and the numbers on paper look good, I just havent heard many real world long-term accounts of success with growth and color.

    ~Will.