48 inch 14000K Solaris LED Lighting Fixture
Made in the U.S.A.
The Solaris is the first LED System designed to replace Metal Halide and Fluorescent lighting for the Aquarium Reef Tanks. It has been in development for over two years. It will change the way Aquarists light their tanks from now and into the future.
The current design produces PAR light output levels equal to a 250W MH 20K. It uses 40% less energy than the Metal Halide Fixtures it replaces. The life of the LED`s is 50,000 hours, so it almost eliminates metal halide and fluorescent bulb replacements. All heat is radiated up and away from the tank Therefore, it does not heat the water like Metal Halides or Fluorescents. This eliminates the need for Chillers. The room air conditioner needs to work 1/2 as much since the light fixture produces only half the heat of Metal Halides which saves even more energy over traditional lighting methods.
There is a built in microprocessor that controls the Solaris. This not only eliminates timers, but it allows the unit to dim the actinic blue LEDs, white LEDs, Lunar actinic blue LEDs and Lunar White LEDS independently from 0-100%. This dimming capability opens many opportunities. The light can be adjusted from 6.5K to 22K, or anywhere in between, to set the ideal color temperature. Sunrise, Daylight, Cloud Cover, Sunset, and the lunar cycle, can all be set independently.
Coral Growth has been outstanding with the new lights. There is excellent water penetration of the light.
Supplied with Control Modular and Mounting Feet.
PFO Lighting, Inc. manufactures and distributes many different types of lighting. From our global presence in the high end aquarium market to the commercial/industrial, horticulture and residential divisions, we are able to provide you with solutions to all your lighting needs. We are fully committed to servicing each and every one of our customers with there individual needs. PFO Lighting, Inc. was founded in 1996 and has been rapidly increasing every year.
PFO 48 inch 14000K Solaris I5 LED Lighting Fixture
Solaris Led 14000K
Posted: 11/15/2008 from PALM SPRINGS, CA UNITED STATES
LOVE IT...... I Could not say anyting else.
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DA BEN DAN
Posted: 10/3/2008 from VANCOUVER, CANADA
This is a great unit...BUT it is prone to banks of 5 lights burning out on a regular basis(when I light in the bank of 5 goes..it renders the other 4 useless--at least in my experience)...I have to admit that PFO has gone beyond the call of duty to replace and help correct everything..but I worry what will happen when the warranty is up...Also bear in mind that you at first need a degree in computer programing to try and figure out how to get this to work...my advice...set it to 'auto solar' until you get a feel for what is going on....also...the lights can be a little too intense and burn some acopora corals..but you can always adjust the intensity down.
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