The Gen 3 LED tubes we first saw from SunBrite at ReefStock are almost ready for prime time, sporting fancy new Cree XP LEDs and matching secondary optics. If you are a fan of the directable SunBrite LED tubes and the custom made primary optic you will probably alos like the new version which pack more power in the same amount of space. The SunBrite Gen3 LED tubes are expected to cost about 25% more than their predecessors while delivering almost twice the PAR.
At Reefapalooza a pair of Gen3 SunBrite tubes were demonstrated to produce 165 umols of PAR over a narrow but consistent area. The best part is that if you already own a SunBrite fixture, you will be able to slowly upgrade or mix and match the previous generation of SunBrite LEDs with the new Gen3 LEDs so you can really custom tailor the fixture to your lighting needs. SunBrite expects to have the white. blue and combination Gen3 tubes ready to ship to dealers later this fall.