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    MACNA XXI : Elos Manta Packs the ePower, Shines the eLite

    Sightings of Elos gear was quite rare in Atlantic City—but this ePower / eLite combo was a worthy addition to MACNA and true to the Italian company’s style. Featured at the Unique Corals exhibit, the Elos unit features two 250w DE metal halides in ePower parabolic reflectors, connected to an all blue elite via the […]

    eLos-Manta-Bracket

    Sightings of Elos gear was quite rare in Atlantic City—but this ePower / eLite combo was a worthy addition to MACNA and true to the Italian company’s style. Featured at the Unique Corals exhibit, the Elos unit features two 250w DE metal halides in ePower parabolic reflectors, connected to an all blue elite via the Elos Manta lighting bracket. We’re not crazy about the UFO-esque look this reef lighting combination achieves, but it is unique. Unique enough to be the only Elos product at the event? Probably not. Jesse when is Elos USA going to put on a real display like InterZoo? Kidding, but we can dream.

    Elos-ePower-Manta-1

    Elos-ePower-eLite

    Light spread from the unit was better than expected. There was fairly even blending among the three light sources, with the LEDs providing that extra pop on corals in the middle—don’t take my word for it, take a peak at this stunning Acropora under the Blue LEDs of the eLite.

    Acropora Blue LED

    Despite the legal environment of LED lighting for saltwater and reef aquariums, they made a splash at MACNA. And if you have not been able to tell yet, reef lighting made up some of the most exciting products at the event.

    3 Comments

    1. murraycamp
      September 29, 2009 at 9:04 AM | Permalink

      But I like UFOs! (At least the one I was taken up in).

    2. Nicholas Sadaka
      September 29, 2009 at 9:13 AM | Permalink

      I can’t even imagine how much it costs, but it sure does look cool to me!

    3. Chase
      October 5, 2009 at 1:12 PM | Permalink

      anyone know how effective those reflectors are vs lumenarc/bright/etc.? I love the look of that thing

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