The Luminance LED desklamp from Lumisource may be built more for reading words at great speed than for growing corals really fast, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be inspired by it’s unctuous curves. The Luminance LED appears to be using medium output LEDs which are not great for life expectancy and they haven’t got the best CRI, but with probably a few watts of solid state lighting under the hood and the built in mood (moon) light for just $65, it’s definitely worth a shot over someone’s nano or refugium. Let us know if you end up trying it out.
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.