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    Sfiligoi Gets Sirius With New LED System

    Sfiligoi has developed a new LED lighting system dubbed Sirius. The Sirius light system utilizes GU10 LED Spotlights in a pendant-track like system to allow flexible positioning of each “module”. The LED spotlights come in Warm White, Cold White, Blue, Red and Green and in different intensities (1.3W, 2.2W, 3w). The spacing is roughly 4 LED […]

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    Sfiligoi has developed a new LED lighting system dubbed Sirius. The Sirius light system utilizes GU10 LED Spotlights in a pendant-track like system to allow flexible positioning of each “module”. The LED spotlights come in Warm White, Cold White, Blue, Red and Green and in different intensities (1.3W, 2.2W, 3w). The spacing is roughly 4 LED spotlights per 30cm of 12″ for a maximum of 12w of LEDs per 1′ module.  

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    Sfiligoi used a similar idea on their Galaxy, but in that fixture they utilized high intensity LEDs as shown to the right. The Sirius appears to use 5mm low-intensity LEDs. Even if the brightest Nichia 5mm LEDs are used it still will not have the intensity required to support most corals. Despite my recent ramblings on LED spotlights, these units appear to be abetter fit for the fish only or azoox crowd.

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    Hopefully there is more than meets the eye here… or else this may be one expensive and glorified moonlight. Cheers to Sfiligoi for thinking outside the box, but until we find out more information we’re hesitant to suggest this unit for light demanding reefs. The same effect can be had with simple track lights utilizing GU10 or MR16 LED lamps in much more flexible and attractive arrangements. I wouldn’t go running out to replace the T5s just yet, but hopefully that day will come soon. 

    See additional specs here: Sfiligoi Sirius Information [PDF]

    3 Comments

    1. April 24, 2009 at 9:53 AM | Permalink

      Look forward to more info. I agree that there could be more attractive arrangements. Still have the blue MR16 you gave me sitting in the box waiting for the next set up, as I couldn’t figure a nice way to mount it on my current system (which is pretty unattractive overall lol). Even if not useful for growing coral, for just adding a bit of look to a tank (sunrise or sunset?) or a focused moon light, as opposed to the “flooded with unnatural blue led light” could be very cool… though dependent on price..

    2. stunreefer
      April 24, 2009 at 3:23 PM | Permalink

      Any idea on release date/price?

      I’m very intrigued by these, but also skeptical due to many reefers experiences with Sfiligoi. I only know one person (out of a dozen or so) who’s had no issues and truly loves thier Sfiligoi light…

    3. mcliffy2
      April 24, 2009 at 9:50 PM | Permalink

      If you are talking about me, make that none 😉 Fortunately, AO is sending me a new ballast and new endcaps so I can basically rebuild it and fix the issues I’m having…

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