The Red Sea ReefLED is the company’s first stand alone LED light fixture which has a formula that fits perfectly in line with the ‘Reef Spec’ philosophy from Red Sea. If there’s one thing this company is really good at it’s taking a very measured, careful approach to the products they decide to develop and put their name on, and the ReefLED is a quintessential example of this.
The ReefLED is not the brightest, cheapest, or most colorful multichip spotlight we’ve ever seen, but it has a very pragmatic suite of specifications that together are more than the sum of their parts. The 90 watt multichip is comparable to a Kessil A360, the direct control features are akin to what the AI Prime and Hydra can deliver, and the $350 price tag is very reasonable for what you get.
But where the Red Sea ReefLED truly shines – pun intended – is how they’ve distributed the power of the light to be 90% blue and 10% white which looks great at full power and makes it dead-simple to program. We’re also really digging the engineering of a dedicated moonlight channel for flattering nighttime observations of reef life.
The ReefLED will be controllable and programmable on the same app as their new ReefWave and ReefDose products, and that price tag is very palatable whether you’re buying just one, or need multiples. The best use case for the ReefLED will of course be when used over Red Sea’s own offering of reef tanks including the Reefers and MAX series.
You’ll have to wait until nearly the end of the year before we can taste how well all three of Red Sea’s new wireless reef devices perform in the real world but we are pretty confident that these will be very approachable and effective for beginners to advanced reefers for a wide variety of reef tanks.