I'm excited about these, as a fellow hobbyist this is exactly what I've always wanted but could never get so I had them custom made and now you can have them too!
NOTE: This unit is the tube only with a plug at each end and needs a power supply to operate.
These units have a plug at each end so you can build your own lighting system by connecting units of any colour together to make longer ones, there's no limit to how many you can plug together and the cable length at the connection is long enough to allow you to position the lights in pretty much any shape you want. e.g. one long line for racks of tanks, or in parallel to occupy a wider area across a tank.
Plug a power supply into one end and the whole length will power up. BYO 12VDC power supply or buy one to match the total length from my shop.
What size power supply do I need? Multiply the total length in feet you will be joining together by 5. e.g. joining 3 x 4ft lengths together = 12 feet, 12 x 5 = 36. So you will need a power supply that delivers at least 36W. You may want to get one with extra power in case you want to join more tubes later.
Can I use a dimmer? These units are fully dimmable but like the power supply you need to use one that has the correct power rating for the total length. My inline dimmers currently only do 24W but I will have more powerful ones in stock soon so you can add one later.
A light weight 12V lighting system that puts out plenty of quality light, has the right spectrum and colours for optimum lighting in marine and fresh water aquariums, flexible mounting options, and is fully dimmable. Also good for Terrariums and Vivariums by the way.
Did you know
I don't normally have a bad thing to say about anyone but was appalled at some of the incorrect advice some sellers are giving people about aquarium LED lighting. I have inside industry knowledge via a mutual friend and know that not all LED's are the same, many are not suitable for aquariums but are sold as such. Most sellers sell whatever comes out of the China factory door and a lot of it is junk.
- Sellers with private feedback (don't show the item description) don't want you to know which products their customers are complaining about.
- Most sellers of aquarium LED lighting are not hobbyists, have never used the products they sell and have no product knowledge.
- No LED specs usually means junk.
- A plug & play LED lighting unit including aluminium fixture, high powered LED light and a plug at each end for easy connection to other units.
- The complete unit is no thicker than a standard T5 fluoro tube
- Transparent poly-carbonate lens to protect the LEDS from moisture.
- Aluminium enclosure doubles as a heat sink to keep the leds cool and extend their life
- Very light, weighs only 100G per foot!
- Heavy duty suction cups for top glass mounting and clips for under hood mounting
- Available in 1ft, 2ft, 3ft and 4ft lengths that can be connected together to make any length you want.
- Power consumption is 5W max per foot
- Available in multiple LED colour choices
Related links in my store
|2ft 6400K||$24 ** OUT OF STOCK ** ETA 3/3|
|4ft 6400K||$44 ** OUT OF STOCK ** ETA 3/3|
|2ft Red/Blue||$20 ** OUT OF STOCK ** ETA 3/3|
|4ft Red/Blue||$37 ** OUT OF STOCK ** ETA 3/3|
Samsung full spectrum HO 6400K daylight specs
You've probably read about CREE and Bridgelux but these Samsung LEDS are rippers and very underrated. Having a CRI (colour render index) of over 87% and high lumen output of 33 lumens / led, they provide an excellent and powerful base daylight for marine and fresh water aquariums. They produce the full daylight spectrum accurately and have wavelength peaks at 425nm and 675nm making it an excellent choice for the planted aquarium too. The high CRI means that daylight is reproduced accurately and will mix well with other colours like red and royal blue to produce the exact colour mix you want.
Epistar HO Red specs
A good quality 675nm wavelength red light to mix with the Samsung daylight. 22 lumens per LED and will highlight the red colours in fish and plants.
Epistar HO Royal Blue specs
A good quality 455mn wavelength royal blue light to mix with the Samsung daylight. 22 lumens per LED. This lower wavelength light penetrates deep into the water, looks great and will highlight the blue colours in coral and fish.
The underside of the aluminium tube has a flat transparent poly-carbonate lens cover, you can lay the tube directly on the glass, or mount it onto the glass with the supplied suction cups, or mount it to a hood with the supplied clips.
Popular colour combinations
Marine: 1 daylight + 1 royal blue, 2 daylight + 1 royal blue; 3 daylight + 2 royal blue
Plants: daylight, daylight + red (if you have red plants to highlight)
Plants and fish: daylight + red OR daylight + royal blue. (red light will highlight the red in your fish and plants, royal blue light will highlight the blue in fish)