Aquarium LED Lighting Output Comparisons

Aqua Illumination (AI) has a state-of-the-art PAR scanner they use to measure light output with incredible resolution. This allows them to improve the PAR output, spread, and tweak their custom optics to meet the demands of discriminating reef aquarists.

Using the drop-down menus below, you can compare the light density and PAR contour of some of the most popular LED aquarium light fixtures on the market from the industry's most popular brands like AI, EcoTech Marine, Kessil, and Maxspect.

Choose a matchup:

Light Density

36 x 36 inch area. 24 inch height above open air.
0.5 inch resolution.

AP700
FiftyTwo HD
  1. 14
  2. 85
  3. 155
  4. 225

PAR Contour

36 x 36 inch area. 24 inch height above open air.
0.5 inch resolution.

AP700
FiftyTwo HD
  1. 34
  2. 91
  3. 148
  4. 206

Stats

Energy Usage measured in Watts. PAR measured in µmol m2s1.

Unless otherwise noted, all lights were scanned at their highest PAR setting.