LED Breakthrough Allows Multiple Colors From a Single Diode!

Light Emitting Diodes, now commonly referred to as LEDs have revolutionized how we illuminate our world and especially our aquariums. Fifty years ago LEDs weren’t useful for much more than producing infra red light used in remote controls, but a…

Orphek Amazonas 960 is yet another new model

Orphek has been jamming out new models of late and the Orphek Amazonas 960 is the newest model in its lineup. Following along the four multi-LED format we saw in the Orphek Amazonas 320, the Amazonas 960 includes some other…

MicroLED Makes BIG Debut in New Samsung TV

One of the most exciting technologies on the horizon, and one of our most popular stories of 2017, is Micro LED. Until yesterday MicroLED was mostly a concept technology for television and mobile device displays but Samsung has just announced…

AquaMaxx adds new Prism LED

The AquaMaxx Prism LED light is the latest and thinnest light from the company. The AquaMaxx Prism is built from an aluminum unibody frame and measures in just under 1/2 in. thick while packing a bit more LED punch than…

The Deep Dive on Reef Aquarium Lighting, Part 2: Lighting Technologies

I get asked fairly often what light is the best light. Unfortunately, there is no right answer. First off, there is the difference in aesthetics. That is a purely subjective decision that only hobbyists can make for themselves. Most of…

Kessil A360W LEDs Don’t Disappoint!

Regular Saltwater Smarts visitors may recall that back in the spring of 2015, I closed down my 75-gallon reef tank and converted my 125-gallon (then) FOWLR tank to a reef system with the addition of some invertebrate livestock from the…

Arcadia LED T5 retrofit lamps

Arcadia LED T5 retrofit tubes are a new product recently launched that allows you to swap your old standard T5 bulbs with an LED lamp giving you flexibility in your lighting without having to invest in an entirely new fixture.…

Firefly inspires scientists to make brighter LEDs

Scientists have developed a unique way to boost the power of LEDs by replicating the body of a firefly. By replicating the three-layerd structure of the firefly’s lantern, a team of scientists were able to produce an organic LED that…

Eco-Lamps iOS app lets you control all its lights

The new Eco-Lamps iOS app just landed in the app store to allow you to control all the Eco-lamps products including the reef aquarium, plant and gemstone light. Although the mobile app to control lights is nothing new, there are a…

AquaMaxx NemoLight LED review Pt 1, unboxing this affordable aquarium light

The NemoLight LED is the first total lighting fixture from AquaMaxx. The AquaMarine flavor of the AquaMaxx NemoLight LED offers a complete lighting solution for small and shallow reef tanks, with a built in controller so that no other accessories…