The Orphek Amazonas 320 is now officially available as an option for large and public aquariums. Late last year when we wrote about the Orphek Amazonas 80, we mentioned the upcoming larger version Orphek Amazonas 320 that features four multi-chip LED arrays equivalent to a traditional 400-1,000W metal halide fixture.
Orphek has been testing the light and getting it over tanks to put it through its paces and now feels its ready for prime time. The light itself will vary in price, depending on what type of LEDs are installed, but will retail somewhere around $770 USD with free shipping.
The workhorse for the Amazonas 320 are the dense matrix LED arrays that skip the white LEDs and blend colored LEDs for a higher CRI — the 80W XP v4 white LED spectrum (380 – 700nm) and 80W XP blue LED spectrum (380 – 500nm). The combination of four of these can provide many options as it is, but you can also request specifications to your needs.
Each array is made of 80 3W LEDs that are driven at 1W for efficiency and longevity using Meanwell drivers. There are also options to swap the polished aluminum cup reflectors to a 15, 30, 60 or 90 degree spread. And the entire unit is IP67 rated to ensure they are resistant to water intrusion.