The G2 MaxSpect is already a pretty impressive light but now it’s about to get a whole lot more interesting with a kit to add lens or reflector optics for five different fixtures. The power-up starts with a single reflector sheet which will fit the 60, 160, 110, 170 and 230 watt versions. The base reflector will collimnate the light from the native 120 degree distribution to a spread of about 90 degrees. These reflector “cups” also serve double duty as holders for a range of lenses to suit your taste; the lenses are all sixty degrees but they can be had in a clear, waffled or striped diffuser pattern depending on your preference.
The G2 MaxSpect reflector sheet will ship with clear lenses for each reflector cup and they’ll run $60 for the G2 60, $90 for the G2 110/160 and $130 for the G2 170/230 watt fixtures. The MaxSpect lenses will sell for $3 for the three watt LED and $6 for the 30 watt multichip LED. These lenses are custom made to sit nicely in the reflector cups but we doubt it will take too much effort to DIY some off the shelf lenses into it. Furthermore, the G2 MaxSpect LED lights recently experienced a substantial price reduction which basically amounts to throwing in the entire kit of optics for the previous price.
The MaxSpect line of LED lights was once regarded as a me-too manufacturer from China but with a feature set that just keeps getting longer, it seems the G2 MaxSpect is starting to lead the pack. The G2 Maxspect fixtures first brought individually replaceable LEDs, each riding their own lil’ circuit board. The G2 was also the first line to bring multichip LEDs to the aquarium market, and it is still the only fixture to have a combination of Multichip and conventional single LEDs. These fully loaded G2 MaxSpect light fixtures will first be shown at the Finsreef booth in Orlando and shipping a week or two later. Continue reading for a few more angles on the new accessories for the G2 MaxSpect.