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    InterZoo 2008 | Elos

    Jesse of Elos USA snapped these photos of the new Elos System Mini and e-lite LED clamp on pendent. While we do like the slim nature and choice of materials…we have doubts regarding the intensity of the e-lite; certainly looking forward to PAR tests. We also like the all white pedestal stand… but we’ll gladly […]

    Jesse of Elos USA snapped these photos of the new Elos System Mini and e-lite LED clamp on pendent. While we do like the slim nature and choice of materials…we have doubts regarding the intensity of the e-lite; certainly looking forward to PAR tests. We also like the all white pedestal stand… but we’ll gladly stick with ours.UPDATE: The e-lite is made up of 18x3w Luxeon Rebel LED’s emitting >80 lumens per watt. The unit fan cooled and has reflector/lenses over each LED. According to Jesse, Elos USA, these LEDs are not yet available to the public and they are using a “selected” version for their spectrum needs. 

    Overall it’s a nice system, but looking at the pictures it appears to just be a smaller System 70. The Cube shape and e-lite are very nice, but we were hoping for a bit more ingenuity in the tank, stand, sump area. It’s nice, very nice. But when I use nice so many times to describe an item, it shows just that… it’s nice. 

     The System Nano

    elos nano 

    System Nano Stand and Sump

    Elos Nano Stand 

    The e-lite 

    Elos e lite

    The Nano’s NS100 skimmer 

    Elos NS100 

     

    Then again it’s not always best to change certain elements… MSRP on the “limited edition models” should be ~$1600-2000 (e-lite included).

    To go along with the e-lite, Elos made the e-power.  Looking at the individual units I am liking them. Simple aluminum round pendent…. The parabolic half-sphere shape blends form and function. Job well done.

    But then they went ahead and added something else, The Bracket… The Bracket that reminds me of a die-cast Star Wars model my neighbor Timmy had when I was growing up. While I do like the fact is has a place for a supplemental LED e-lite, we are really not digging the entire unit. In this case the individual parts are much greater than the sum, or should we say space ship?

     e power bracket

    Joking aside, we must give Elos much credit for creating a modular lighting system; especially one that integrates directable Metal Halide pendents and LEDs. If it can perform, it is still a much more attractive option than others currently available.

     e power e lite close up

    We have a feeling Elos had one of, if not the nicest booth displays

    Elos booth2 InterZoo 2008

     Elos booth InterZoo 2008

     

    9 Comments

    1. MR294
      May 23, 2008 at 1:36 PM | Permalink

      Spaceship was my first thought as well when I saw the e-power and bracket combo.

    2. May 31, 2008 at 1:13 PM | Permalink

      I was there 🙂

      If you want to take a look to my pics…

      http://www.danireef.com/2008/05/31/2008-interzoo-norimberga-elos-news/#eelos

      Danilo

    3. Axel
      June 15, 2008 at 11:56 AM | Permalink

      Hi,
      the question is: is this enough power. 18 times 80lumens are just 1440lumens. Thats really not much considering that a 70Watts HQI has about 5500lumens. Not sure if this will work out, maybe for fresh water. Btw. there are 100lumens Rebels already out in the market.

      Cheers
      Axel

    4. June 16, 2008 at 8:42 AM | Permalink

      Hi Axel,

      We appreciate your comments, you’ve made some very good points.

      One thing we should also keep in mind that lumen per watt stats are for at an optimal driver/current. Elos is saying they are greater than 80lpw, possibly overdriving them for more output at the sacrifice of efficiency.

      Either way as you compare them to metal halide it seems like a moot point.

    5. jay
      August 6, 2008 at 1:05 PM | Permalink

      18- 3 watt LEDS with 80 lumens per watt is 4320 Lumens.

    6. August 6, 2008 at 2:22 PM | Permalink

      Thanks for the heads up Jay. We completely passed over that. Yes it is 4320 lumens @ 54w…. not 18w.

      We still feel this unit is not ready to be compared to MH. It is meant for the System Mini, and it should provide adequate light for many Corals and FW Plants in those systems.

      One thing worth noting is Elos will not be using a fan in production e-lite models…

    7. Axel
      October 17, 2008 at 3:09 PM | Permalink

      Hi,
      do you know if they are now using the 100lumens rebels? Are these units dimmable?

      Cheers
      Axel

    8. October 24, 2008 at 5:14 PM | Permalink

      Hi Axel,

      I do not believe they are dimmable, but they can likely be modified for dimming control.

      Re: 100 lumen rebels, I do not believe Elos has released the specific LED used in the elite.

    9. Gustavo Serrato
      September 22, 2009 at 7:58 AM | Permalink

      Do you have representation in Gold Coast, Australia? Thanks.

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