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Marineland Reef Capable LED Light

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18 to 24-Inch
  • Marinelands revolutionary LED lighting systems
  • 10000K white and actinic blue one watt LED lighting system
  • 50000-Hour of rated life
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Product Description

Size: 18 to 24-Inch

Product Description

Reef Capable LED Lighting System


Enhance your Aquatic World with Illumination

The Marineland Reef Capable LED Lighting System is the perfect solution for bringing color and high definition to your underwater environment. Illuminate your aquarium with a sleek and durable LED light. Provide vibrant and natural looking light without manually turning the on and off switch every time. Set your timer, relax, and enjoy your underwater world with the Reef Capable LED lighting system. With an integrated timer this system allows you to regulate its blue and white, 1 watt LED’s and bring high quality and efficient lighting to your aquarium in a simple way. Provide Actinic light which replicates deep water light for proper coral growth and mimic the effect of natural sunlight with the high quality LED lights.

Integrated Timer to Control Three Light Modes

Be in full control of your aquatic lighting. Design your own light cycle and give your tank the right lighting at the right time. Regulate the 460nm blue and 10,000k white LED’s that are ideal for both fresh and salt water tanks. Set a cycle of what time you want your blue LED’s on/off and what time you want your white LED’s on/off, with two simple buttons.

Energy Efficient

The Marineland Reef Capable LED lighting system does not require bulb replacement. All three rows of the lighting system give off an underwater shimmer that last up to a 50,000 hour lifetime. The blue LED’s are encased in a polycarbonate lens to maximize light penetration in your aquarium. White and blue LED lights create the perfect balance for the daylight and lunar settings of your choice. The lights are housed in an innovative aluminum shell that pulls heat away from the LED’s and aquarium.

Use Preprogrammed LED Light Cycle or Set up a Unique LED Light Cycle

The LED lighting system is preprogrammed out of the box. Below is the programmed cycle the lights will follow if you chose not to set your own. You can override any cycle at any time, turning a light on or off and still have it default back to what is set.

  • Blue LED’s Only- 9AM
  • Blue & White LED’s- 10AM
  • Blue LED’s Only (Whites Off)- 8PM
  • All LED’s Off- 10PM

    The Right Size Light for your Aquarium

    Sizes range from 18 to 60 inches in length and provide the perfect start to accurately fitting for your aquarium. After selecting the model that’s best for you, adjust the mounting legs for a secure fit.

    Size 1 Watt White LEDs 1 Watt Blue LEDs Lumens
    18"-24" 18 3 1305
    24"-36" 23 4 1670
    36"-48" 36 6 2610
    48"-60" 46 9 3340


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  • Product Details

    Size: 18 to 24-Inch
    • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 5.5 x 3.1 inches ; 2.5 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
    • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
    • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
    • ASIN: B00494NBPE
    • Item model number: 33000
    • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,548 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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    Size: 18 to 24-Inch Verified Purchase
    I purchased the 18-24" unit here on Amazon for $150 a bit cheaper than I have found anywhere else on the web. The unit was sold by Monster Pets who shipped it out pretty quickly and my only complaint with them is that they did not post the tracking number I had to ask them for it.

    The unit itself is small about 19" long 5" wide and stands a total of 2" tall (the actual unit is about an inch thick and stands an inch off the surface.)

    Light output is excellent. I choose the Reef model over the double bright units for 2 reasons first of course is the amount of light it produces (almost 3x) and 2. The fact that these are rated for 50000 hours where as the double brights are rated at only 17000 hours.

    "Technically" the reef system might run 11 years at 12 hours per day vs the double bright only 3.87 years (I don't think the other components will last that long but the main reason still stands its much brighter.)

    I posted two pictures, This tank is still not up and running as I stopped having fish about 5 years ago and am just now getting around to getting it going again.

    I do wish to point out that the unit generates a good amount of heat. The top of it is hot to the point where you can not put your hand on it. The LED side however stays pretty cool and you can touch the LED's and they only seem warm to the touch.

    I am going to order 1 more unit as one thing that disappoints me is that the light does not disperse as much as I had hoped with the fixture towards the front of the tank the back seems poorly light up.

    I may just do a 24" double bright for the back but may just end up with 2 of these.

    My 1 major complaint is of course the same complaint everyone else has. Why are there not 2 power cords?
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    Size: 48 to 60-Inch
    First, let me say that I am pleased with the astetics of the light fixture and its sleek low profile design which easily fits under my low profile SeaClear Acrylic Canopy. I also like the three peice design (fixture + power cord + wall plug) the power adapter was designed so you can run a small adapter cord up from a box that sits under your aquarium instead of a bulky power cord from the unit to the wall.

    Second, let me say that I am pleased with the looks of the light, it is much brighter than my Compact Flourencent Light fixture that was in use prior to installing the Marineland Reef Compatable LED's. I was most happy to see the shimmering effect that they gave which is every bit as good as the Metal Halides in use at the local fish store which has a tank that shimers quite nicely.

    Third, this is why I marked off one star. The light is quite narrow, only about Five Inches wide, and all of the LED lights face straght down. This results in very dim areas in either the front or the rear of your aquarium and along the sides. This could have easily been fixed by providing a 15 degree angle forward on the first row and 15 degree angle to the rear on the last row as some other companies do. The sides could have been fixed by making the fixtures in foot and a half sizes knowing most tanks are in even foot sizes for example a 4-foot tank would use a 3.5 foot light instead of a 3-foot light, this would give 3 mor einches of lighting on both sides. I will have to buy some LED strips for the front and ends of my aquarium which will also solve my other problem.

    Fourth, this is why I marked off the seond star. The fixture has a switch on the side so you can turn off the white lights and only use the blue for dusk and dawn.
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    Size: 24 to 36-Inch Verified Purchase
    i used to use a 96watt 50/50 pc bulb over my three foot mini reef. the bulb was in need for a change and the cost of one of these PC bulbs works out to 1/3 the cost of this new LED system. PLUS i would have to change the bulb again in another 6 months- and the this LED system lasts about 10 YEARS (12 hour cycle). So buying this lighting system saved me muchos dinero in the long run. and paid for itself in 1.5 years. it just made "cents". haha.

    The LED lighting has renewed my enthusiasm for the tank. The spectrum has made my polyps pop out with all these crazy colours that i had never seen before.Glowing greens when the daylight is on, and fluorescent oranges when the night lights are on. My grogonians instantly reacted to it, pushing out their polyps and looking healthier right away.

    The LED unit runs about 50% cooler than the PC system and the temperature in my tank has dropped a few degrees, which is perfect as i suspected the warmer temps were affecting the soft corals.

    The shimmer effect of the LED's puts a glistening refection on the wall that the tank is against, making it look like a reflection off the ocean.

    My only suggestion if you have a 3 foot tank. WAIT till the 36" model is available. Pay the extra money and dont think with "expandable to 36 inches" - you wouldn't mind loosing 6 inches on each side of full lighting. trust me. you want this light to cover your entire tank.

    oh did i mention the very slim, low profile housing is extremely sexy?

    I'm off to the pet shop- to go buy some more coral. hmmmm... maybe i don't really save money after all:-)
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