This is the brand new TFT 150 watt LED Aquarium lighting system.
It is made of 55 pcs of 3 Watt ASI LED's running at roughly 80%.
With the hanging kit, you can simply hang it above the aquarium
and plug in both electrical cords and switch on the light. It
has two power switches, one is for the 10,000K white light, another
for the 450-475nm blue light. Seperate power cords for blue and
white allow timers to be used for special timing effects. The
powerful ASI LED's with engineered 120 degree viewing angle provide
for the widest spread possible, focusing the light 18" to
TFT Aquarium LED lighting was developed to meet the stringent
requirements of coral growing, like SPS and LPS in reef tanks.
The ASI 10000K bright white and ASI 460nm blue out and out perform
better than Metal Halide lighting or comparable wattage T5 lighting
with the excellent advantage of not heating up the water. Aquarist
all over the world have found that LED's are more efficient than
Metal Halides or any other lighting source and produce higher
PAR readings with absolutely no UV radiation to harm delicate
corals, while bringing out the most amazing colors in fish, invertebrates,
and live corals.
Coral Reef magazine had an extensive article and a great explanations
on "LED Aquarium Lighting versus other Aquarium Lighting".
Their one statement that explained it best: "Light is measured
in Lux and a photon of light from a LED Chip is the same as a
photon of light from Metal Halide or T5 lighting...With LED lighting
there is just many more photons per watt of lighting." Therefore
60 watts of LED lighting is equivalent to 150 watts Metal Halide
or T5 Lighting.
So How do Corals and Clams grow under
Corals and Clams, simply grow well under the correct power level
LED lighting, and the corals, the fish, and the shimmer of the
water makes the aquarium look incredible.
Special Note: Since LED lighting
is much stronger than MH or T5 lighting. Unfortunately many hobbysits
do not take the time to slowly acclimate their corals to the
more powerful LED Lighting and blast their tank with too many
hours of LED lighting right from the start! So just remember,
just like anything else with corals, slow acclimation is crucial
for the corals to do well. We suggest using a light timer on
the LED light system and start with 1 hour per day. Then you
will add 1 hour to the amount of LED lighting every 3 days, so
you will be up to a full 10 hours of LED lighting in just 30
days. This way your beautiful tank will adjust correctly and
thrive with the smart switch to LED aquarium lighting.