Up Close with the Zetlight Q-Maven LED Fixtures

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

    Dec 31, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Things are getting interesting at Zetlight. The evolution is apparent while getting up close to Zetlight's new Q-Maven series of LED fixtures. On the surface, styling is much improved albeit with some inspiration from the Maxspect Razor. However, don't make the mistake of discounting them for this choice as there is a lot of power and polish that went into the ZT600 and smaller ZT6500 with many features not found on the Maxspect. Let's start with the pair of 40w CREE multi-chip 12k LEDs surrounded by Bridelux LEDs from Royal Blue to Violet. This 200w fixture kicks out a lot of light as you may notice from the photos. Also in Zetlight fashion, the Q-Mavens are feature rich. Diffused moonlight 'guiding' and sunrise on one side and sunset on the other (east - west) along with numerous lighting configurations possible via the remote or built-in digital timer.



    The Zetlight Q-Maven is Apex Ready

    Model: ZT6600

    Power: 200W

    Item Size in Inches: 27.20 x 10.20 x 1.60H

    Item with mounting Bracket in Inches: 27.20 x (min. 28.30 - max. 47.20) x 1.60H

    Item with Pendant Set in Inches: 27.20 x 10.2 x 1.60H

    Recommened optimal tank size: 39.3 x 19.7 x 19.7 Inch


    White LED: 2pcs 12000K

    Royal Blue LED: 20pcs 450-465NM

    Blue LED: 4pcs 465-485NM

    Violet LED: 6pcs 410-420NM

    Green LED: 3pcs 520 - 535NM

    Red LED: 3pcs 620 - 630NM

    Orange LED: 2pcs 610-620

    Lumens: 9600LM



    For much better pics and a lot of specs, you have to check this out:

    The smaller Zetlight ZT6500


    I was impressed with the Zetlight Q-Maven series. It is a big step up from their boxier, older models. Beyond the features and intense light, the build quality appeared almost heavy-duty. From the 'toughened super transparent' glass to the thick aluminum radiator, I think you can a Q-Maven and smash other LED fixtures with it and place it back on mounting legs over your tank. Just saying.

    For the Zetlight vs. Razor folks, please note that Zetlight is not yet another re-branded LED fixture. Think more like Kessil. Zetlight has its own R&D and quality control departments along with a 32,000 square meter factory with fully-automated production lines.

    At $849 for the 27" 200w ZT600 and $499 for the 15.75" 90w ZT500, these are not cheap. But it appears to me from this walk-up that you get a nice light for the money.


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    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013
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  3. reef

    reef Plankton

    Jan 15, 2008
    Just wondering how are these apex ready??
  4. hank8888

    hank8888 Coral Banded Shrimp

    Mar 10, 2011
    Do you know how controlled with the apex VDM and fusion