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    TMC’s New GroBeam1000 and AquaBeam1000 Ultra HD LED Lights

    seoul semiconductor p7 : creative commons : lewong Tropical Marine Center has progressed from their Aqua Ray modular LED strip lighting, moving up to the AquaBeam and GroBeam line of high intensity (“hight density” HD) LEDs, likely similar to the SSC P7 LED shown above. The units are said to measure 20 x 20 cm [...]

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    seoul semiconductor p7 : creative commons : lewong

    Tropical Marine Center has progressed from their Aqua Ray modular LED strip lighting, moving up to the AquaBeam and GroBeam line of high intensity (“hight density” HD) LEDs, likely similar to the SSC P7 LED shown above. The units are said to measure 20 x 20 cm and pack PAR numbers rivaling a 150w MH. The AquaBeam will be intended for the marine hobby and contains 10 high intensity LEDs (7 white and 3 blue) with “high quality custom optics” for a stated 1200 lumens of output. The units will be waterproff and sync up with their new modular mounting system and a new controller that will offer dimming features.

    Also to come is the GroBeam 1000 HD which will be targeted for the FW crowd at a 6,500K color temperature. This unit is said to put out 800 lumens.  TMC spoke with Practical Fish Keeping magazine and hinted at a July or August release date for the saltwater and freshwater versions.

    We are missing pictures along with two crucial pieces of information… electric consumption and price. More on the AquaBeam and GroBeam LEDs when that information is released.

    [via PFK]

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    • Nate Ellis

      Do you mean 20 mm x 20 mm? They don’t look to be quite that big. Or are you talking about an array?

    • http://glassbox-design.com eric michael

      @Nate, 20cm is the correct size. The units will have an array of 10 LEDs. I apologize, the photo was a bit misleading and the respective text has been edited to clarify.

    • Ryan

      Very cool, do you guys know what type of LED’s they are using? Wonder how they compare to Luxeon Rebels or Crees in terms of efficiency.

    • Jon ‘hahnmeister’

      I figured you guys might like to see some more LED ‘geekery’ from here… spotlights and such…

      http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/831e/

      http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpower/9ceb/

      ^^^ Im pretty sure that the EvoLux S is a Rebel, and the Super Spotlight is the Seoul Semi LED’s like in the AI units. Might be cool to know…

    • http://glassbox-design.com eric michael

      @Jon, I am not convinced the LED bulbs are ready yet. I have tried many brands and types only to have them fail… DIY with high bin LEDs is the best route at the moment IMO.

      These LEDs can be purchased from literally hundreds of manufacturers, very few use quality SSC, Rebels and Crees. It’s always difficult to differentiate the products when they all look the same–The Alibaba effect.

    • Jon ‘hahnmeister’

      Lol, look at the first link I posted, and then look at the ‘news’ that ‘some other site’ posted the next day…
      EDIT: Link Removed

      …drrrrrrrrrr…. lol.

      I agree… I think the efficiency per watt is only competitive with bluer halides, and then the cost is still 3x as much, so not worth it in most cases. But… for those that ‘gotta have it’…

    • http://glassbox-design.com eric michael

      @Jon, A reader forwarded that “story” to us. I removed the link in your comment though. We do not support the practices or behavior of the site, I hope you understand.

      I completely agree. These sell for very cheap in Japan and some are using them over nanos for color simulation. Pretty cool, but like you said more costly than established lighting technologies.

      Now I am waiting for a DMX reef lighting controller ;)

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