Nyos is expanding the Quantum skimmer to incorporate a controllable pump, and possibly with LED. They will still manufacture the Quantum with their standard pump, but they will soon have the option of a quieter and more efficient controllable AC pump. The LEDs change color based on the output setting of the pump.
Having an LED inside of a skimmer doesn’t serve up much functionality. And it may even contribute to algae growth under certain spectrums. But it is a hobby after all, and hobbies should be fun. Pimping out the filtration and plumbing is gaining momentum. Colored PVC pipes, etc… So why not pimp out the skimmer as well!
Actually, the thing that impressed us the most with their prototype skimmer was that the pump shuts itself off if the airline clogs. To test this, we simply plugged the air intake with our finger. Sure enough, it shut down gracefully. A clogged airline allows much more water into the skimmer, which risks overflowing the skimmer cup(especially when wet skimming). This safety feature would help prevent these type of situations.
The skimmer is still a work in progress, so release date is to be determined.