The Elos E-Lite has been on the market for a couple of years now and with the rapid advancement of LED technology, we are very excited to see that the next E-Lite will more than just an incremental upgrade of capabilities. This teaser animated GIF from Elos is absolutely packed with hints as to what new features we can expect from the next E-Lite from Elos. Simply going by the animation of this GIF, we can infer that the E-Lite will have some kind of control over intensity and color from at least two different circuits of LEDs. Furthermore, whereas the first E-Lite was targeted at nano tanks and came with a side mounting bracket to hold onto the side of a trimless style aquarium, it appears that the new E-Lite will be much more modular in nature. It appears that teh E-Lite will be detachable from the bracket, perhaps being interchangeable with some of the existing Elos lights or being suspended on it’s own. Particularly intriguing is the LED moonlight add-on which will almost certainly also be controllable. No word on what controller(s) will be performing all of this magic, whether it’s Elos’s own Biotopus or preferably a separate, affordable controller which is specific to this light. Although official details on the new E-Lite are not available at this time, you can expect this light to be expensive, totally awesome and for it to be unveiled at the forthcoming InterZoo 2010.
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.