AquaticLife LED striplights were shown off for the first time this weekend in Seattle by their distributor, Sunlight Supply. It was only a matter of time until AquaticLife joined the solid state lighting party with an actual LED striplight and their addiction to modular T5 striplights shines through in the new AquaticLife LED strips. The AquaticLife LED striplights appear to be similar in overall size and shape as their modular T5 strips except for the aluminum and heatsink construction.
AquaticLife LED strips will be available in 24, 36 and 48 inch lengths (60, 90 & 120cm) in an all blue LED with a wavelength peak of 460nm and a combo lamp with both blue and 10,000K white LEDs. Instead of high output LEDs, AquaticLife has opted to go with the more numerous, lower power SMT LEDs so the 2,3 and 4 foot striplights will have a power output of 9, 15 and 21 watts respectively. Although SMT LEDs may not be as bright as your typical high output LEDs, these are packed in tightly and paired up with with what AquaticLife is calling their ‘Broadcast Reflector’; basically a curved reflector with a dimpled hammertone surface.
The new LED striplights from AquaticLife will be modular in a parallel orientation with some fancy endcaps to hide the wiring. All the AquaticLife LED striplights have an adjsutable width frame mounts for holding on to the edge of your aquarium or you will also have the option to suspend two or more strips with a hanging kit. No word yet on how much the AquaticLife LED striplights will cost or when they will land but it’s probably a safe bet that these will be available by September in time for the ramp up to the aquarium season. Big thanks to all our info-fairies who let us know about this light.