The Panorama module from Ecoxotic is the mid-range LED offering from the fledgling solid state lighting company. The Panorama module contains 12 x 1 watt LED lights that are tightly fastened to a solid heatsink. The heatsink has built-in brackets for easy fastening to a hood or canopy and the bracket is lifted a little bit to allow for air to flow around the heatsink even if it is fastened to a surface. The Panorama module we unboxed was mixed color with 8 white LEDs and 4 blues. The LEDs are protected by a robust acrylic cover that prevents splashing on the lights and a heavy duty silicone gasket nearly completely seals out any potentially damaging moisture. At $99 for the whole kit the Pano-module is decently bright but the lack of a reflector or optic lens made the light spill out in every direction. The water resistant power supply connection is identical to the one found in the Stunners but unlike the linkable Stunners, the Panorama module is singular and it works off of one power supply per module. This lamp is a great nutritious lighting choice for small and medium sized photosynthetic tanks that aren’t too deep but for anything much over 12″ deep this light is gonna need some kind of light directing mechanisms to drive the light where it is needed.
Beer Pairing– Although the skinny Stunner LEDs matched up well with a Michelob Light, for this unboxing I decided to put down a Heineken. This fine Dutch lager has a smooth transition that is a little more hearty. The Heiney is not too heavy and it complimented well with the mid range Panorama module. Full unboxing after the jump.