The new SunBrite Slimline S LED fixture is one sharp looking aquarium light and now comes with a tri-color LED mix. In the new standard sleek black finish (the company eliminated the silver finish), the SunBrite Slimline S features 18 3W LEDs split with 10 white, four 440nm purple LED and four 470nm blue LEDs. We did see the last iteration of the SunBrite Slimline S at ReefStock with a 12 white and six blue LED mixture and the new version will have the same programmable features, remote control and form factor.
The unit comes with a four-button fob remote that allows you to set and cycle through the eight stages of the lights. Having built in switching does eliminate the need for a controller or multiple cords and timers but you are limited to the preset cycle that ramps up the blue slowly from a 6 a.m. setting and cycles up to full blue and eventually all the whites over seven hours (lights come on at 6, 9, and 11 a.m. with all the LEDs firing at 1 p.m.). All the lights stay on for four hours before ramping down the cycle and then hitting some moonlight action at midnight.
The keychain fob remote also allows you to adjust the intensity of the different LEDs along each clock stop as well as cycle through in a demo mode to show off your new gadget. The Slimline ships with 80 deg. optics hitting PAR levels of 180 um at 24 in. deep. If you want a tighter focus and intensity, you can replace the optics with 60 deg. versions that sell for $1 each. The new tri-color Slimline S will run $379.99 MSRP.