The Nano Wave LED light from Aqua Sanrise is arguably one of the swankiest little light engines we’ve seen for entry level, solid state lighting fixtures in quite some time. LED technology doesn’t have to be through the roof for a light to be effective and look great on the tank, while doing a good job of lighting what’s underneath it.
The Nano Wave is a perfect example of this with a beautiful curved topside consisting of a simple metal heatskink wrapped in a glossy white frame. The whole fixture is inviting to the touch, and this is by design as a touch-sensitive button allows users to turn the light on and off, and access three basic channels of color control.
The Nano Wave is about 6.7 watts spread out across multiple 0.2 watt diodes and should retail for under $50 when it becomes available stateside, with three color spectra to choose from including a freshwater, a planted version, and a reef version. The Nano Wave Reef will be a little brighter and have a thoughtful extra splash of blue with plenty of discrete 450nm and 465nm leds, as well as a few 420nm and being balanced with 6500K whites.