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LED Lighting Explained

LED Lighting Explained

As the next generation of aquarium lighting, LED lighting offers a variety of advantages over fluorescent tubes.

That’s why we thought it was important to outline some of these benefits, as well as some of the points you should consider when deciding if LED lighting is right for you.

LED aquarium lighting allows you to provide the photons required by both corals and plant life to perform photosynthesis. However, depending on the size of your tank, you may require different sizes of light unit.

Like other types of aquarium lighting they are available in various colours. The Arcadia Eco-Aqua LED Marine Blue would provide the blue lighting effect of an actinic lamp. While the Arcadia Eco-Aqua LED Daylight is a blend of various colours and creates an attractive and functional shimmering display.

Unlike traditional light sources LED lighting is unique in its ability to create a highly attractive shimmering effect within the tank. LED lights emit a sharp, focused point of light into the water, allowing this unique shimmering effect to fall onto the substrates of the tank. This creates a very different effect from the comparatively flat light of other lighting methods.

Compared to other light sources, LED lighting emits very little heat and has low running costs. There is also no need to replace the LED bulbs as they have an especially long life span.

Attachment of the light unit will depend on the individual light unit, but with the Arcadia Eco-Aqua 30w Spot 6500K White KPG, installation is incredibly easy.

It includes a simple but secure clamping system, allowing you to attach the unit to the side of the aquarium and provides an amazing 120 degrees of beam coverage.

Posted by Sam Bainbridge

Friday, 27 Apr 2012, 4:40pm

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