The Orphek Nilus is an interesting LED aquarium fixture which has just popped up for sale at Marine Depot. Loaded up with no fewer than four LED colors, the Orphek Nilus boasts 30 White LEDs, 22 Blue LEDs, 4 Red LEDs and 4 UV/true violet LEDs. The Orphek Nilus is differentiated from its white predecessor with an all black enclosure, black cord and the all black timer box.
Priced at $900 for 120 watts, the Orphek Nilus will have some stiff competition from Ecotech Marine’s feature-rich 130 watt Radion XR30w which is priced at $750. However since the Orphek Nilus has 60 LEDs spread over a wider surface area, the Orphek could provide better spread with more overall lumens, and those UV/True Violet LEDs are an added bonus for eeking out even more colors from the SPS corals for which this light was designed.