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Reef Capable LED Lighting System

Energy efficient Marineland LED Reef Capable Lights provide the correct intensity and spectral output to maintain reef aquariums.  These LED’s produce a high quality, natural-looking light that shimmers and creates shadows throughout the water, adding depth and dimension to the aquarium.  Slim, stylized lighting profile with daylight and lunar settings. Powered by 1 watt LED’s  Energy efficient system that doesn’t require any bulb replacement. Mimics underwater “shimmer” effect of natural sunlight.  For a more information on all of our LED offerings, please click below:Marineland LED Flip Book 
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It says not to use the LED light over open water, is this because it will damage the light, or is it a safety issue?

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Any light is not recommended over open water. Mostly for safety purposes.
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Are the led bulbs in the reef capable lighting system replaceable if they burn out ?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The LED's are not replaceable. They are rated to last 50,000 hours. We also do have a performance warranty on that product for one year.
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I have a 44 gallon corner tank and want to add lots of plants to it the dimensions are 22x22x24tall what size do you recommend?

I also just got the 18 inch double bright led but its not bright enough for plants would it look good if I put a 24 inch reef led and the 18 inch double bright on the same tank and would this be enough light to make my plants healthy and grow?
Aquarium Type: Both
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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In general, we would recommend the Reef Capable lights for plants. The Double Bright can work for the low light plants. I would reference our technical specs on each of the lights so you can pick the correct output needed for your plants. Please see the link below for the product specs.

http://www.marineland.com/LEDp3.asp...
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How far into the tank does full spectrum reach from the reef leds?

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Please reference the product buying specs for this light. Thanks.

http://www.marineland.com/uploadedF...
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When you say this product should not be over open water does this mean I have to find something to put over the tank openings?

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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We don't recommend using anything electrical over open water for safety reasons. You should have a hood or glass canopy over your tank.
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Do you have an expected arrival date for reef led lighting that is compatable with timing?

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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All of our further LED projects are still under development and haven't been announced. Sorry.
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Reef capable LEDs

Concerning the 48 -60 inch model, if the support system is stretched to accommodate my 60.5 inch tank, how stable is the unit, exactly how does the support lock on the tank? Would I expect to see any sag in the support system?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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The light itself will not sag, even fully extended. It is made out of metal. On each end are the legs that slide in and out. Even though they are fully adjustable, they are in there snug enough to be truly adjustable to 60". The legs can also be completely removed and the light can sit directly onto the glass canopy. Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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LED lighting

My 150 gal reef is 60x24x26 would the BBT-73916 LED reef capable system be strong enough to grow soft and hard corals? Or Would I better off with BBT-70357 Marine Pro Lighting?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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There is a little bit of opinion between where both will work fine. The new Reef Capable LED provides a lot of light at low energy. If you can focus your high light corals directly under the LED that will work well and you can easily add another fixture to double the light. The more proven light technology of HQI will provide very good light and has many years of success but uses a lot more energy and produces more heat. In the end the choice is yours but both are great lights.
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Will the Reef capable LED lighting system fit on the standard double hood that came with the 55 kit?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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The Reef Capable strip light will not fit under that hood. It is designed to go on top of a glass canopy.
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Reef capable LEDs

dana, are you saying the legs will not accommodate my 60 inch tank that actually measures 60.5 inches at the top of the frame?

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Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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The product is flexible to 60" but let me reach out to engineering on the additional .5 and see if that could work. You could obviously still lay it flat but let me check and see if that will work.
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Are you gioing to come out with a LED Light that will have separate plugs for the LED colors so that they can be put on seperate timers?

Aquarium Type: Both
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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We are continuously working on upgrades and further enhancements to our LED lighting offerings. Those projects are still under development. Thanks for your interest, we will definitely announce those enhancements once we launch the products.
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I have 175 gallon Reef Tank & am looking to replace my metal halides (currently 3 250w 14K HQI w/ 4 96w blue Act.). What LED system is comparable?

I tried 4 36inch LED lights and it was NOT as bright nor intense as the lighting system I currently have. Your LED lights did not adequately reach the bottom of the tank.

Please help
Aquarium Type: Both
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Direct comparisons of LED and HQI are a challenge, many 250 watt HQI lights are rated 200 to 250 PAR at 15” to 20” water depth where the Marineland Reef Capable LED is rated at 130 PAR. The HQI are in fact more intense but 250 watts vs. 36 watts is a huge jump in power consumption and heat output.

Internal and external testing have demonstrated our LED systems will support coral growth and make for visually stunning illumination. Depending on species of coral, growth rates and overall look of the lighting will dictate which lighting system should be used. The photosynthetic pigments are capable of adapting to different light sources but I would review literature about success and make gradual changes.
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I have a 110 gallon tank. I was told I would need 2 reef capable lights. Do you offer a 3 watt led instead of a 1 watt?

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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The size and number of LED lights are completely based on your lighting requirements. Please see the link below to the lighting specs for those lights and our other offerings. We do not currently have any LED lighting with a 3 watt LED.

http://www.marineland.com/uploadedF...
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How would you use a timer with this light?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Small (20g or less)
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Unfortunately, you are not able to use a timer with this light. We are working on improvements to this in the future.
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please explaine the diffrence between PAR and LUX?

Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Lux is basically Visable light, heavily weighted toward the green spectrum (what we see). LUX is the measurement of apparent intensity, as viewed by the human eye, per square meter. Because the human eye weights certain parts of the spectrum (certain wavelengths) as brighter than others, two light sources can have the same intensity but a different LUX. LUX is a unit of measurement of lumens per square meter, sometimes (and incorrectly) used synonymously with light intensity. Instead. Hobbyists that use LUX as a unit of measurement would typically keep their reef aquarium or freshwater planted aquarium light intensity between (3000-14,000 LUX), depending on how heavily stocked it is with soft corals, hard corals or plants. LUX was somewhat useful to the aquarist before PAR meters became relatively affordable, and can still be useful if a PAR meter is unavailable.

Par is Photosynthetically active radiation (I think it might be "Available") anyway, basically it's light that coral or plants can use for the process of photosynthsys. This includes little of the green specturm because it's not super usefull to our coral. When hobbyists refer to light "intensity" in an aquarium, PAR is what they are actually referring to, as PAR is literally the amount of light energy usable by chloroplasts per given area. Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) is considered by many the best way to measure light energy and quantity for the aquarist, and is much simpler to define and measure than any other form of light measurement. For the home aquarist's purpose, PAR is the number of photons per meter squared per second of light that falls between ~400 nanometers (nm) and ~700nm in wavelength. Photosynthetic efficiency peaks at around 430 nanometers, which is approximately the major spectral output of a standard blue (actinic) bulb, and 680 nanometers, which is approximately the major spectral output of a (white) daylight bulb. Both bulb types and wavelengths are useful in providing PAR to photosynthetic invertebrates, therefore it is recommended to use both types of lamps.
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Suitable for tropical fish tank and plants?

Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Mid-Size (20-60g)
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Yes this is, you will enjoy the shimmer effect. I would also recommend that you check out our light specs that gives the LUX/PAR values for all of our LED lighting systems.

http://www.marineland.com/uploadedF...
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Dimension specs

What are the dimensions of the 48-60 inch led reef capable, as far as depth and height? And how many cords per unit?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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The dimensions of that light is 53.125"x7.125"x4" (LxWxH). There is only one cord that powers the unit. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thanks.
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marineland reef capable led lighting system 48-60 dimension

Hi,
I've been searching but I can't find how wide are these lights, can someone provide me with this infromation?

thanks,
-John
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Measurements Reef Capable lights:
Cord length is 2781 mm
All are 128.2 mm front to back
All are 22.8 mm thick
Lengths: 18-24” (33000) 424mm
24-36” (33001) 576.4mm
36-48” (33002) 881.2mm
48-60” (33003) 1186mm

The legs on all extend about 25 mm fully retracted on each side and then sit on the top of the aquarium frame.

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How do I remove the legs?

I have 2 - 36" LED lights on my 150 gallon and want to put them side by side. . How do I remove the legs? I pulled the legs all the way out and then they stop, I want to remove them completly.
Aquarium Type: Freshwater
Aquarium Size: Large (60g+)
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Do you have a "canopy" that you are trying to remove your legs? What is the exact lighting system that you are using for your 150 gallong tank? If you can give me a bit more details, I will be able to give you the correct information.

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Dimension specs

If the 48-60 reef capable light is over 53 inches, how does that fit a 48 long? Does the actual unit dimensions include legs? If I were to place on top of 48 long, w/o legs, would light fixture overhang?
Aquarium Type: Saltwater
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Sorry, I gave you the dimensions of the unit in packaging. You are able to fit a 48" tank with the legs.
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