The Zetlight UFO LED is very interesting new aquarium LED light whose appeal goes far beyond skin deep. The UFO LED by Zetlight has a dramatic, flying-saucer shape with a flashy appearance that is accentuated by super glossy finishes, and complimentary mounting accessories.
We first heard about this light from Zetlight as the Carona LED when it was first unveiled at the Chine International Pet Show (CIPS)We must confess that our initial impression of the Zetlight UFO was that another Chinese LED aquarium light manufacturer was trying to design a gaudy fixture to make up for mediocre engineering. First of all, UFO is not an original name for an aquarium LED light and the first wave of ‘UFO LEDs
left much to be desired were a huge disappointment.
However once we started drilling down into the specifications of the Zetlight UFO, it’s pretty clear that a lot of time and thought went into making this light. Besides the novel design, the Zetlight UFO has the right pedigree of Cree LEDs, in eleven colors, bundled together in a tight custom multichip LED cluster.
The 44 LEDs in Zetlights multichip for the UFO LED can be powered at up to 96 watts and they were kind enough to use a quartz lens to allow for better transmission of UV rays. Several different presets can be cycled through by simply touching the Zetlight UFO, or you can access all the controls and programming via smartphone by connecting with the optional Zetlight Wifi Switch accessory.
Another neat trick which we’ve yet to experience in brightly lit conference room, is the uniquely diffused ‘Noctilucence’ moonlight which is built into the edge or perimeter of the Zetlight UFO light’s housing. This light can be manually controlled or it can be programmed to authentically replicate lunar cycle simulations.
Other features of the Zetlight UFO LED include an IPX4 waterproof rating, corrosion resistant titanium alloy fasteners, and four colors: white, black, gold, and silver. There’s a whole menagerie of accessories besides the aforementioned wifi switch, including a condensed optical lens for deeper penetration, a hanging mount, bracket mount, and a flexible mounting arm.
Zetlight is rather well known for creating pretty flashy LED lights with ‘interesting’ features but we really feel like the new UFO LED is a design that is going to have some appeal. Now we just need to see what the Zetlight UFO lights can do over tanks on the long term when they become available later this summer in the U.S. market for around $300.