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    Beautiful Vitrea LED Lighting at ZOOMARK 2009

    At 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 design has been catapulted forward for use on marine aquariums and was shown last weekend at ZOOMARK in Bologna. Take a look at the sleek metal light […]

    At 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 design has been catapulted forward for use on marine aquariums and was shown last weekend at ZOOMARK in Bologna. Take a look at the sleek metal light stand that clamps on to the edge of  rimless aquariums. The stands can be used as a pendant arm or as legs creating a bridge shape as shown at InterZoo

    zoomark-vitrea-led-1

    Via Koji Wada

    Up close it appears Vitrea has opted for a beveled acrylic base with the same organic shaped mount. Note how the rimless aquarium’s back pane is taller, with the sides ramping down to the front panes height. A nice touch for aquarium mounted lights–an inch or two can make a big difference when working inside the tank.

    zoomark-vitrea-led-close

    Via Aqua Planet

    It’s impossible to tell from the glare and distance, but I am seeing a 2:1 or 3:2 white to blue LED ratio (Perhaps Rebels?). There appears to be 10 LED clusters mounted to each heatsink strip. The pro to this is spread, but it leaves us asking some important questions: How are they managing the heat? What LEDs are being used and how are they being driven?

    There was no talk of fans or controllers, potentially pushing this design out of the scope of Orbitec’s patent. If these items are included, along with the light’s bracket, the unit may have trouble in the U.S.

    From Orbitec’s Patent:

    a lighting system including:

    • a housing connectable to said top edge to substantially cover said open top
    • a controller connected with said power source for controlling the activation status and the intensity of one or more of said individual LEDs
    • a cooling system provided in said housing.

    Nonetheless it’s a beautifully designed light, and a real step forward for aquarium aesthetics. Vitrea’s aquariums, stands and sumps don’t look  bad either. You have to love the euro-frosted glass cabinet sides.

    3 Comments

    1. May 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM | Permalink

      Thats nice looking

    2. May 20, 2009 at 5:15 PM | Permalink

      simple and sick
      wonder how much..hmm
      f.

    3. miguel
      July 14, 2009 at 2:52 PM | Permalink

      me interesa el costo de las lamparas de leds para acuarios de arrecife.

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