The LumenAqua LED Nano 200 and 300 are some new small aquarium LED fixtures which don’t even waste any time pretending to be original. We know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and the Mame Eco-Light is the clear recipient of the design rip off, but LumenAqua didn’t even think about what it is they are copying. For starters, in the original Mame Ecolight the acrylic cover on the top of the heatsink is intended to help channel cooling from the built in fan. The LumenAqua Nano 200 or 300 have no fan but they retain this top acrylic cover, essentially ensuring that the heatsink stays pretty hot since it won’t be able to convect heat directly upwards.
According to the The Prodigal Cube, this version of the LumenAqua has been in production since 2009 and is coming in with two sizes — LumenAqua LED Nano 200 and a larger LumenAqua LED Nano 300. Both fixtures are sporting Philips Lumileds. Unlike the Mame, these only feature a combination of blue and white LEDs that is the standard fare in the reef lighting realm. The LumenAqua LED Nano 200 measures in at 200 x 200 x 31mm in size with seven 3W LEDs (four 6,500K white and three 450nm blue) running at 700 mA and consuming 18W total. The larger LumenAqua LED Nano 300 is 100mm longer and has seven 6,500K white LEDs and five 450nm blues rated at 30W of power.
It will be interesting to see where these come in on pricing and what the longevity of the light is with the acrylic blanket and apparent lack of forced air cooling.
[via Prodigal Cube Blog]