The MACO1 is an LED light the likes of which we’ve never seen before, as it will be constructed entirely from glass. MACO1 is an acronym for Marine Acceleration Compliant Objects, whatever that means, but what really matters is that there is not a speck of aluminum in this new all glass LED light.
We’ve seen LED lights which use a lot of glass before, from Italian manufacturers Vitrea and Sicce, but the MACO1 is the first to be built entirely from the vitreous material. We tend to think of glass as a thermal insulator and it doesn’t compare to aluminum as a heatsink.
But with newer and better LEDs being developed all the time, we’ve seen plastic LED lights from Aqueon and Aqualighter before, so it’s not all too surprising that some configuration of LEDs would be suitable to cool with glass as a heatsink. The MACO1 takes advantage of these improvements to deliver a full spectrum, fully controllable LED light which is simply striking to look at.
The MACO1 was designed in Germany, and built in Switzerland, so you know that there is some high quality design and craftsmanship involved in this innovative new light fixture. The first MACO1 LED light will be displayed this weekend at MACNA in San Diego by InLEDco and we can’t wait to see what it looks like in person.