The NanoSun fromEconlux is a multichip LED spotlight that brings a 15 watt photon engine to the court of reefing. If you’ll recall, Econlux, is the company which made a big showing at InterZoo 2010 with it’s SinglePower 100 watt multichip LED lights and the plug and play PC and T5 lamps which are driven by the current of the fluorescent lamp’s ballast. Econlux still has a lot more products in it’s catalog and the 15 watt LED multichip NanoSun spotlight is just another product we hope will make it’s way to the US of A. In the meantime, the NanoSun will be available in blue, green, amber, red, warm white and cool white. We thank Stephane for letting us grab one of the cool white spots to test out at the end of InterZoo, follow the break for more pics and thoughts on one of the first incandescent-base multichip LED spotlights that we’ve come across for the aquarium trade.
One of the first things that struck us about the Econlux NanoSun si that it appears to be missing a significant amount of heatsinking. We pondered this fact and decided to take it apart when we realized we were staring at the heatsink all along. The main PCB of the multichip LED is actually sandwiched between two reflectors. The reflector you see is actually two aluminum cones that fit together and act as the heatsink for the NanoSun lamp. You’ll notice that the multichip already has a primary reflector right around the LED itself and it’s neat to think of reflector designs paralleling lenses in the primary-secondary blueprint. However, this double reflectorizing has got to put a tax on the overall efficiency of how much light actually comes out the NanoSun. That being said, since the light is coming from a common point the intensity of the NanoSun spotlight is actually fairly consistent across it’s spread. We’ll be pairing up the NanoSun with some LeDio and NanoCustoms all blue spots and report back on how they look together.