At first glance the ProVolitans LED light appears to be woefully plain, simple and with an alarming lack of apparent heatsinking but we’re glad we gave them some closer inspection at Aquarama 2013. What seems to be a simple LED light for a consumer or recreational marine aquarium hobbyist is in fact a very durable, pragmatic LED fixture which is aimed squarely at professional applications like public aquariums, very large tanks and commercial lighting applications.
ProVolitans spent 18 months working with EasyLED to produce an LED light fixture which is highly customizable (before purchase) with the highest performance imaginable for the package. The first big question we needed to have answered for ourselves is that even though the fixture is obviously made of thermally conducting material, why the lack of any active cooling or ridges for heat dissipation?
The first answer comes from the collaboration between EasyLED and ProVolitans to develop a finely tuned driver housed within the fixture which produces very little heat while driving the unique power profile of their LED boards. How unique you say? Well when you drive “3 watt” LEDs at one watt you get a whole lot less heat generated and better yet, when you drive those same LEDs at roughly two thirds of a watt, you get even more light, and less heat.
By driving all their LEDs at less than a watt you can be sure that the light output and lifetime of the LEDs will be greatly maximized which helps to ensure that ProVolitans will make good on their 5 year warranty of their fixture. Some additional professional grade features include will IP66 ratings so the light can basically be hosed down, thanks to waterproof connectors as well as waterproof ports for daisy-chaining multiple fixtures together.
The ProVolitan LED fixture is assembled in Finland with most public institutions and commercial entities selecting their desired color and beam angle of optics before the light is made. You actually need a password to check out ProVolitans’ light configurator, and to access pricing but if you’re in the market for some battle-ready LED lights, send them an email and see what heavy-duty and underdriven LED lights can do for your jumbo aquarium. [ProVolitans]