The MaxSpect Razor Nano LED is the logical svelte new size of the value-leading MaxSpect Razor. Using the same overall design of perforated wings that allow passive airflow for heatsinking, the Razor Nano is likely the thinnest high output LED light for reef aquariums to date. MaxSpect let us trickle out the existence of the Razor Nano LED about two months ago and now we have the full spec sheet to tell us all about what the new nano led light is about.
Although the Razor Nano LED uses the same basic guts as its big brother, one of the biggest change comes in the mounting arm which now needs to be suitable for supporting the Razor Nano LED from one side. The redesigned mounting arm of the Razor Nano has several adjustments possible which allows the light to be better mounted in heigh above the tank and from front to back.
Perhaps one of the juiciest details revealed about the MaxSpect Razor Nano is that it will be able to be placed in series with existing Razor LED lights. Both LED fixtures are supported by mounting arms with a bend that slips into and through the actual Razor and Razor Nano LED fixtures. Recognizing the potential, Maxspect is making available a pair of connecting rails to allow for factory approved lengthening of your current 18 or 27″ MaxSpect Razor.
The Razor Nano uses the same style of LED cluster as the larger Razors, in the same 10K and 16K spectrum for white and blue reef applications and the same 8K spectrum which is more suitable for freshwater plant growth and illumination. The squarish LED cluster produces an expected circular light field with peaks of PAR around 600-1000 umols at 12 inches away and a more usable, effective light field of 200-300 umols at 24 inches deep.
We do not yet know when the Razor Nano LED will be available but it seems that it will have a suggested retail price of less than $300 when it does. [CoralVue]