Eco Lamp LED system seen in the wild

The Eco lamp LED system which happens to be made in Hong Kong doesn’t look at all like a bad unit. We received  in the wild shots of the newest LED system that will eventually make its way over to…

E-lite LED light from Elos might be crippled by the LED patent

For a high end light targeted at nano tanks, besides looking good and being bright the E-lite sure doesn’t do much else. There is no built in timer, there is no dimming feature, there is no separate circuit for turning…

LEDs in Action: Aquarium LED light demo video and coral growth sequence

So we know that LED’s can put out the intensity reefers are looking for, we’ve seen the spectral graphs and even the convincing side by side comparison. Nevertheless,  there is something exciting and extremely gratifying about having solid evidence of…

LEDs in Action: Eco-Lamps from Honk Kong with love

Right on cue with the halt of domestic LED aquarium light manufacturing, the Honk Kong based Eco-Lamps is now getting some attention for it’s decent looking LED aquarium lights. The Eco-lamps line of LEDs for aquarium use seem to be…

LEDs in Action: DIY LED Lighting by SMGS,LLC

‘LEDs in Action’ is a new mini series from Reef Builders to highlight the importance and potential of LED technology for the home aquarium. Sure, LED lights are facing the end of the line for the aquarium industry. Who knows…

LEDs in Action: There is no shame in being a halfway DIYer

‘LEDs in Action’ is a new mini series from Reefbuilders to highlight the importance and potential of LED technology for the home aquarium. Given the perilous environment for LED fixtures in the aquarium industry, the technophile aquarist looking to brighter…

More details emerge as the LED patent storm rages on

The story which we posted two days ago about Orbitec suing PFO is just a small glimpse of the dramatic saga that will affect the future of LEDs in the marine aquarium trade for a long time to come. Following…

Big trouble brewing for the future of aquarium LEDs

Well we started hearing murmurs of trouble brewing at PFO and our investigation has revealed some startling news which will affect the future of all LEDs for aquarium use. The story all began when we were informed that PFO Lighting,…

Oh boy, cheap white LEDs that last 60 years

Researchers at Cambridge University have been developing a new type of LED bulb which could revolutionize lighting for the home and for aquariums. Traditional LEDs are made by growing Gallium Nitride onto sapphire wafers but the new bulbs are made…

A closer look at the “LED Lighting & Effects System” from aquaFX

The aquaFX LED lighting system which we reported on a few months ago has come one step closer to availability with some pricing, release dates and more details about what this light actually is. The basic kit for this LED…