The Qube 50 LED is just one of many new products launched by Aqua Medic at InterZoo 2016 in Germany last month. Along with the Aquarius and the Spectrus LED fixtures, the Qube 50 fills a different role as a small multichip LED spotlight which will try to compete with popular lights in this form factor, most notably the Kessil A150/A160.
The boxy shape of the Qube 50 LED is approximately 80 x 80 x 65mm or 3.15 x 3.15 x 2.56 inches and light enough to be supported by an included attractive gooseneck arm mount. Under the hood, the 50 watts of maximum power is spread across five colors of LED, four shades of blue including 400nm, 420nm, 450nm and 470 nm and a 12,000 Kelvin cool white to deliver balance out the color of the Qube 50 LED.
The lighting color of the Qube 50 can be controlled with two built-in color channels, they are linkable with the first light in the daisy-chain functioning as the master, or the entire series can be externally controlled via 0-10 volt input. The 90 degree beam angle of the primary lens spreads the light of the Qube 50 LED across an area of 50 x 50 cm, or about 20 inches square.
The Qube 50 LED is a very welcome departure from the multi-diode PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED spotlights that Aqua Medic has been offering in recent years, and the color and performance of the Qube light should much more in line with what reefers have come to expect. Pricing for the world market has not yet been finalized but we expect this light will retail for around $200 or less when it becomes available in North America later this year.