The Aquarius LED is a new aquarium light from Aqua Medic which is probably their best offering to date. The Aqua Medic Aquarius is a medium intensity LED light made from a simple slab of aluminum for truly silent, passively cooled, fanless operation.
Aqua Medic will be offering the Aquarius LED in four sizes, in 30cm (1 foot) increments with the Aquarius 30, 60, 90 and 120, each with a power totaling about one watt per centimeter. That power is thoughtfully distributed to about 70 LEDs per 30cm (1 foot) for maximum efficiency across six light colors.
For once a European manufacturer has included a heavy number of blue LED colors and in addition to full spectrum white and some red to balance out the look, the Aquarius is also populated with both blue, royal blue, purple (395-405nm) and UV (365-370nm) diodes. These LED colors are all on their own color channel for a total of six channels that are independently controllable.
The Aquarius ships with adjustable mounting legs but oddly enough, it seems like it won’t ship with the controller required to access those six channels of color control. Out of the box the Aquarius will be simply on/off so you’ll have to hook up your own controller to access the different color channel, or also purchase an optional light controller specifically designed for the Aqua Medic Aquarius LED.
Pricing and availability for the Aquarius will be later this year, but we sincerely hope that this fixture is coming in at a frugal price to make up for having to buy the controller separately. The Aquarius LED has the foundation to be a pretty great LED aquarium light fixture, so we look forward to seeing this light in action over live corals very soon.