The Maxspect f1000w Floodlight is a powerful lighting engine powered by one thousand watts of Light Emitting Diodes. At two feet long, the Maxspect 1000 watt LED floodlight is about the size of a small suitcase.
Packing in this much power into a single light generates a lot of heat and for this kind of job nothing less than vapor heatsink will do. The MaxSpect F1000w uses 6 copper heatpipes channeling heat through a huge heatsink which is further aided by gear slotting and zipped fins.
Distributing this much lighting energy also takes a lot of specialized optical components so the Maxspect f1000w uses all the tricks in the book. A specialized reflector ensures maximum light output from the 1000 LEDs and this light passes through a uniquely patterned lens and splash cover which further helps to spread out the light.
You’ve probably correctly assumed by now that a light of this size and power level is intended for only the largest public aquarium display. There is no specific LED lighting array since each light can be customized with a buyers’ choice of colors anywhere from all white 6500K to a range of different blue LEDs for a deep blue look, so any color is possible.
Unlike most huge commercial LED lights, the Maxspect f1000w is not just a brute, but it is fully controllable with wireless access with iOS devices. Practical LED power supplies top out at about 250 watts each so by default, the Maxspect 1000 wate LED floodlight has four channels of color control which is cool for home tanks, but even cooler for creating specific moods and atmospheres in a public aquarium setting.
At this particular size fixture and immense power level, really only the largest of aquariums can be outfitted with the f1000w by Maxspect since it can shine through as much as 11 meters of water, or 33 feet deep! Despite the huge size and intense light output, the Maxspect f1000w is generally affordable compared to a 1000 watt metal halide fixture.
When you’re considering using and running this much power over a tank, the overall wattage of power over the tank will matter significantly to your annual operating costs. Maxspect estimates the 1000w LED floodlight to be comparable in light output to a 4000 watt metal halide lamp.
By Maxspect’s calculations it will cost an average of $2200 to run a 4000 watt halide annually, compared to $550 for their f1000w LED light. This is if you run the 1000 watt LED light at full power all the time, but as we mentioned above, the Maxspect fixture is fully controllable so it can be dialed back throughout the morning and night time viewing, further reducing costs of operating this light.
Once you factor in the annual metal halide lamp replacement costs of one 4000 watt metal halide, or four 1000 watt metal halide lamps, the return on investment from using a 1000 watt LED is readily apparent. The base model of the Maxspect 1000 watt LED floodlight costs around $2500 making it a true large metal halide killer for institutions that require multiple lights to cover large aquarium installations and displays.