A couple weeks ago I was part of an installation of 8 actinic LED striplights over the famous 1200 gallon reef tank in Evergreen Colorado. The reason these lamps had to be “installed” is because the only fixture to which we could attach the lights is a legion of Aquaspacelights but with the included brackets the Reefbrite strips were very easy to attach. Although we already wrote up a post on our first impression of these lamps over a different 3 feet deep reef, after installing 24 feet of these on a super slammin reef tank, I was blown away yet again. The color that popped out at the viewers of this reef when the Reefbrite actinic LED striplights were fired was simply amazing. The Reefbrite actinic LEDs are a whole lot more purple in color than you would expect from the more typical chilly-blue LED colors out there. Needless to say, the corals have colored up even further and with the recent dramatic price cut on these actinic LED striplights, we wonder if Reefbrite will be able to meet the demand once reefers start migrating from their old T5 or VHO fluorescent lighting to these new fixtures. Huge thanks to Guinevere Burnard for taking these pictures, many more of which can be viewed after the break.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.