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    Vitrea | Can lighting be sexy?

    Before proceeding, set aside all previous thoughts of aquarium lighting; No more spaceships or alien abduction machines.  Vitrea has created what I would argue is the sexiest aquarium light yet. Of course it is meant for the freshies, they always seem to be a step ahead of the marine side of the hobby when it […]

    Before proceeding, set aside all previous thoughts of aquarium lighting; No more spaceships or alien abduction machines.  Vitrea has created what I would argue is the sexiest aquarium light yet. Of course it is meant for the freshies, they always seem to be a step ahead of the marine side of the hobby when it comes to design. 

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    Leave it to the Italians to integrate metal LED heat sinks into a slick glass bridge. 

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     Vitrea 2

    This light is both sexy and beautiful. This is the first example of aquarium lighting that we have seen that has taken LEDs and created something out of reach of traditional light sources. Even the brackets of this light that enable it to sit on the rim of the tank are beautiful.

    We hope that Vitrea will market this to the reef crowd with high output LEDs and a higher kelvin color. Could you imagine this over an ADA rimless?

    A special thanks to Danilo Ronchi and Marco Rosetti for giving us special use of using their photos from InterZoo 2008

     

    9 Comments

    1. Bill
      July 28, 2008 at 2:31 PM | Permalink

      There are not too many things that make me say wow, but WOW!

    2. Mike
      July 29, 2008 at 12:46 AM | Permalink

      The light looks awesome…but keeping the glass clean on the light seems like it would require cleaning 3x/day.

    3. July 29, 2008 at 11:19 AM | Permalink

      I don’t feel it would any worse than other lights. It looks to be about 5-6″ off the water… so splash should be no issue.

      No more cleaning than a glass table… then again our glass coffee table is cleaned every day. 🙂

      A wise girl once told me, “looking good aint easy.” 😉

    4. marlon
      July 30, 2008 at 6:50 AM | Permalink

      Wow! Great design by Vitrea.

    5. jack
      July 30, 2008 at 4:53 PM | Permalink

      Ditto. Very Sleek.

    6. Leon Brown
      September 28, 2008 at 5:18 PM | Permalink

      Please let us know if the Vitrea LED does go on sale and if the size will fit the Vitrea Life 55.

      Thanks for the review.

    7. Brandon Taylor
      October 18, 2008 at 10:18 PM | Permalink

      It seems that lighting is one of the fastest growing area’s of the reefing hobby. I have high hope for reef lighting, especially with LEDs.

    8. February 4, 2009 at 3:43 PM | Permalink

      Hi again, we gave a shout out last year Sept- asking if anyone had any knowledge of the Vitrea LED Lighting, well it seem’s that if you go to their website (Vitrea.it) they have new products in “Accessori,” then clicking on “Illuminazione,” or just click on “Dettagli” in the home page. Slight problem though, im not getting any picture’s, can anyone HELP?

    9. February 9, 2009 at 12:11 AM | Permalink

      @Leon – Still no word from Vitrea. There is a lot going on in the LED industry right now both technologically and legally. Hopefully we will see them hit the market this year.

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    1. […] last year’s InterZoo the Italian aquarium company Vitrea released a stunning LED light utilizing a metal bracket system with LEDs and heatsinks incorporated into a glass bridge. That […]

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