2011 Aquarium LED lighting showdown — we’ll let you decide

  Looking back at our posts in 2011 we can definitely see the effect of LED lighting in the aquarium market, proving to be one of the hottest topics we covered this past year. With so many new products hitting…

Innovative Marine launches SkyyeLight Utility LED for nano aquariums and refugiums

If you are looking for a small, utility LED light take a gander at the SkyyeLight Utility LED by Innovative Marine. It appears these are a new iteration of the previous Skyye Light LEDs we covered. The new SkyyeLight LED has six 1W…

Ecoxotic releases inline LED dimming module

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2djjgTgS0g[/youtube] If you are looking for a simple dimmer for your Ecoxotic LED lights the new Ecoxotic Inline LED Dimmer is a great option. Designed to manually dim LED lights, the module gives you a flicker-free way to change the…

Diode lasers for lighting looks promising, still a ways away

Recent research at Sandia National Laboratories has shown the human eye is as comfortable with white light generated by diode lasers as with that produced by increasingly popular LEDs. Why is this significant? While laser diodes may be farther from…

CoraLed brings LED lights from across the pond

CoraLed is a relatively new company building LED aquarium light fixture in the UK that will build your lights to order in lengths up to 10 ft. Granted, most hobbyists won’t need that much span but its good to know…

Nanocustoms prototype is not messing around

Nanocustoms decided to test the boundaries of a new heatsink along with some badass new Bridgelux N1203 LEDs and came up with one monster of an LED lighting fixture. The four Bridgelux N1203 LEDs are neutral whites running around 4,500K…

Our own Jake Adams discussing LEDs in Utah tomorrow

The Utah Marine Aquarium Society (UTMAS) has invited out our own Jake Adams to discuss LED lighting at the club’s meeting tomorrow evening (Thursday, Feb. 17). With all the LED lighting systems coming out on the market its hard to…

Philips Luxeon Rebel ES hits over 300 lumens, made for outdoors but a great fit for aquariums

Philips Lumileds recently added a new high-output efficient LED with the Luxeon Rebel ES hitting over 300 lumens. Geared towards providing a higher impact on the outdoor lighting market, the Luxeon Rebel ES and similar high-output, energy efficient LEDs are…

Ista LED light bar a simple way to add LEDs to a smaller, low-light tank

The Ista LED light is a simple light bar from the folks over at Azoo that gives you a simple option for adding some LEDs to smaller tanks. The Ista LED light comes in two lengths — 18 and 23…

Light bulbs to get new consumer labeling in 2011

We’ve seen a variety of lighting in this hobby over the years and for the most part we get to know the watts and color temperature of the bulb but have to go chasing down third-party data to find out…