Ahhhh…. LED lighting…. Finally, someone has come up with an affordable LED light that has the color spectrum needed for growing live plants. Current USA has it on the market already: Satellite Freshwater LED +. I have a couple of them that I am putting through their paces. Here is a video overview of the fixture and how it works. The only con I have for the light is that I wish that it was more powerful. It uses a relatively low 12 volt transformer, and the light intensity struggles to permeate water more than 16″ deep. Over my 30 long planted tank the lighting is fine. Over the 75… a little dim. But intensity is not everything, and the Satellite Freshwater LED + makes up for its lack of intensity with highly customizable color spectrum. It has 36 RGB diodes spaced close enough together to be useful. Plus, I am told that I higher powered edition is on its way. Check out this first video… more to come!
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