GNC presents the new GNC BluRay ceiling light, that promises a real spectacle from the beginning. Potete leggere l’articolo anche in italiano cliccando qui.
After being passed from the ceiling LED Sicce GNC AM 466 (review) to a pair of Ecotech Marine Radion XR30w G2 (preview) in the month of November, I realized that, for needs of my corals, a pair of Radion wasn’t optimal and some corals had begun to suffer. At this point I decided to add a third Radion to my marine aquarium, and this time, also in order to make comparisons, I decided to focus on the Ecotech Marine Radion XR30w PRO.
After the post published a little over a month ago on my transition from HQi lamps to LEDs (see article), I finally present the lamp that is being tested on my tank, a pair of Sicce AM Series 466 led light fixture.
The Sicce AM 466 adopts many features that are difficult to find on other commercial light fixture, as we shall see later, but what struck me most is seeing it in operation in some tanks, especially the one on display in the shop of Natura Amica in Rome.
As many of you know I’ve always been skeptical about using LEDs in marine aquarium, for a variety of reasons that I’m going to list in this article, but it is undeniable that today the LEDs are an important reality also for aquariology. Speaking with one of the many producers, that at this moment I prefer not to name, we decided to perform a thorough test on my own aquarium. We set ourselves at least 8-9 months to evaluate the goodness of their ceiling led, and to assess the quality of the LEDs. We believe that nine months is sufficient to be able to have reliable conclusions.
Above is my aquarium lit only by the blue LED of my previous ceiling. The double Elos E-Power with blue LED E-lite. Can not deny that I love this color in the aquarium.
I already mentioned my thoughts on the fate of the HQI lamps in my editorial about Interzoo, the industry trade show held every two years in Nuremberg, Germany (Editorial: the Interzoo 2012 in Nuremberg).
Just today we found that Elos made discontinued its fantastic bulbs Elos Spectra. An elegant way to say that will be available while supplies last, but will no longer be produced. I would therefore advise all their lovers to try to order and stock up … as also I just did.
Our journey continues in Interzoo always in Hall 4, where we visited two stand closely related one to another, Coral Shop and aquaLEDs.de
Let’s start talking about Coral Shop well known German distributor and magnificent corals retailer, distributor of beautiful products Didosy that we will see in the next pictures.
During our trip inside Interzoo we could not miss an historical company for aquarium automation: Aquatronica, which we visited in Hall 2. It ‘s been a pleasure to meet again in person Massimo Brandi, second from left in photo, who strongly wanted Aquatronica and created from scratch.
Today Aquatronica it’s a global reality, and as we had anticipated a few weeks ago (Aquatronica unveils the new Touch Screen!) the system has been updated with a brand new Touch Screen. I will not repeat what has already been highlighted in the article linked, but seeing it live is truly spectacular.
At booth number 7 we met the Italian CE.A.B., where we were greeted by an uncommon passion for lighting.
We then focused on the new led fixture called Aqua&Led in addition to being a fully modular design and then assembled at will, may be accompanied by a wide range of LEDs.
Ecotech Marine has just announced the availability of its connection kit for your led lighting Radion. As you know the Radion are excellent LED’s fixtures from Ecotech Marine, that just last year won the ReefBuilders prize of the best LED fixtures on the market
The kit was actually an accessory that was missing and that we felt the need because otherwise it was difficult to line up several ceiling lights, and the creation of aluminum canopy did not always reach the qualities of the fixture that had to be connected.