Reefbrite’s new LED striplight have been treated to an new extruded aluminum exterior and some slight tweaking that has radically undermined the price. For starters, these Cree powered LED strips totally underdrive the LEDs and it uses a common internal reflector to evenly disperse the light into your aquarium. The new body is just as efficient as a heat sink but now with even greater strength and much less manual labor to put one of these together. The extrusion also allowed Reefbrite to ditch the side screws going to an enclosure that is nearly sealed except for the ends. The new body comes with a somewhat narrower reflector that should still give better spread than a series of lenses. The real advantage from the extruded body is obviously the price cut which is nearly 40% off the msrp of the first gen: whereas a four foot fixture used to retail for $379, the new four footer LED striplight will now set you back only $260 at retail. The smaller striplights from Reefbrite will soon follow suit in 36, 30 and 24″ lengths that should all fall within the $200-$250 range. The 48 inch Reefbrite has already started shipping and we’re expecting to soon spend a weekend setting up 8 of these bad boys as the near exclusive actinic light source over a 1200 gallon local reef tank. We’ll report back soon on how these lights fare with 36″ of depth as well as going head to head with 400 watt radiums.