The Maxspect RSX LED is the newest aquarium fixture from Maxspect, and the true successor to the Razor LED platform. Initially, we thought that the Maxspect Recurve would fill that roll but with its adjustable LED strips on wings this is more like a Razor ‘Plus’ LED.
The RSX LED takes everything we loved about the original Razor and makes it better – the passive cooling ‘wings’ have been redesigned to handle an even greater thermal load and most of all, there’s a ton more LEDs and power in the RSX.
Where the original Razor LED clusters only had 13 LED dies, some of them sporting double diodes (just the UVs), the new RSX LED has twenty LEDs per cluster! Of course the RSX has been updated with a greater number of LED colors however they haven’t bogged down the controls with tons more channels.
Instead Maxspect has opted to stick with four simple channels, one for blue, one for deep blue, another for ultraviolet, and the white channel is a mixture of white, warm white, red and green. Red and green LEDs are the channels that usually are turned down the most for a typical reef tank and to this end Maxspect has included only one of each LED per cluster, and they are paired together to minimize the red-green disco ball effect.
The RSX will have the same Slave-master relationship that we’ve seen in the Ethereal and Recurve LEDs. They also include the same built-in OLED controller or can be controlled wirelessly through the use of the IPV6 wireless hub now called the Maxspect Connect. One neat question we’d like to know is with all of these different light platforms, is it possible to use one fixture and another type as a slave?
What we do know is that the new Maxspect RSX will be available in four sizes, neatly packaged in 50 and 100 watt increments. The smallest fixture is the 18 inch, 100 watt RSX 100 and the largest fixture being the four foot RSX 300 watt model. Pricing has yet to be determined but we do expect these fixtures to become available in Winter 2017 so we should see these hitting the reef scene in just a few more months.
For a full rundown of the Maxspect RSX models and specifications do check out the CoralVue webpage which has additional information about the four new RSX LED light fixtures.