LEDs: The new lighting for aquariums
Blog post written by Gary | 14 November 2013 | Category: Aquarium equipment
LED lighting technology has improved over the last couple of years, opening up a whole new concept in aquarium lighting for both marine and freshwater fish.
LED lighting has many benefits. Under normal use they should not need replacing for years. Also LED lighting operates at a lower temperature, therefore the aquarium will not overheat, and finally the cost of running LED lighting is significantly lower as LEDs do not consume a great amount of power. This is in contrast with metal halide lights and fluorescent lighting which can be expensive to run and can affect the temperature of the aquarium water.
Controlling LED lighting for marine and freshwater aquariums is now much easier due to the range of LEDs available and their low power consumption. Creating sunset, sunrise, daylight and moonlight phases are all possible using a real-time clock for accurate timing. Dawn to dusk and storm force simulations can encourage breeding in certain species and also help control nuisance algae in the aquarium by controlling photo periods.
Over the coming months we will be increasing our range of LED lighting to include luminaires, moonlight effect LEDs and marine lighting.
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