The Illumagic Opto ComboRay is a new fixture that looks to offer full LED diode customization, without the associated hassle. The ComboRay is certainly not the first fixture trying to achieve this, but it does offer a middle ground between other available options. The Build My LED fixtures for example allow consumers to specify the LEDs in their fixtures, but does not allow manual changes afterward. The AquaInno fixtures on the other hand allow complete user based customization on a fixture scale, but allow much less customization when actual LEDs are concerned.
The Illumagic Opto ComboRay falls right between the two. The fixture itself cannot be modified, but all the LEDs inside can be changed around and the fixtures can be linked end-to-end or in parallel. All LEDs are easily switched out by removing two screws, and can be replaced with any of the seven colors offered by the manufacturer. Not only great for customizing the spectrum, but also fantastic if you wanted to replace a burned out LED. Keep reading for the full break down.
The Illumimagic Opto ComboRay fixtures come in a 12” and 24” variations, with the 12 inch fixture offering six LEDs and the 24 inch fixture offering 12 LEDs. The LEDs are driven at 3.4V@550mA, which results in LEDs drawing around 1.8W. This makes the 12” fixture 11 watts (with powersupply) and the 24” fixture 22 watts. The different LED colors offered by Illumagic Opto include 400nm SemiLED UV LEDs , 420nm SemiLED Violet LEDs, 450nm CREE XP-E Royal Blue LEDs, 470nm CREE XP-E Blue LEDs, 500nm SemiLEDs Cyan LEDs, Cool White CREE, XP-G LEDs, and Neutral White CREE, XP-G LEDs. A nice selection of options, which should be more than satisfactory to create the desired color spectrum. The basic fixture does not come with lenses, but optional 60 or 90 degree lenses can be added for more penetrating power.
The fixtures are completely modular as well and can be attached to each other with optional brackets. An adjustable mount that attaches to both rimless and eurobraced aquariums, allow individual fixture to be mounted at an angle. Pricing for the Illumagic Opto ComboRay LED fixtures has not yet been announced but should be known soon. Fixtures are expected to be released by the end of November. Any news regarding the fixtures can be found on the Illumagic Opto website.