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    User Pics of Ecoxotic Photon Cannon

    Ecoxotic’s 50w LED Photon Cannon has begun arriving to eager aquarists. A few weeks GBD reader Rob G. was one of the first aquarists to get his hands on this unit. Enjoy these pictures that should hopefully provide insight into the mounting and color temperature. . So far early users appear relatively happy with their […]

    ecoxotic photon cannon

    Ecoxotic’s 50w LED Photon Cannon has begun arriving to eager aquarists. A few weeks GBD reader Rob G. was one of the first aquarists to get his hands on this unit. Enjoy these pictures that should hopefully provide insight into the mounting and color temperature. .

    So far early users appear relatively happy with their purchases. Pro’s include quiet operation from the fanless design and unique pendant form factor.┬áThe biggest cons we’ve heard so far relate to installation–issues with the supplied carabiner and having to hardwire a plug to the plug-less power cord.

    Shown top photo you can see the Cannon’s 12K 50w Edistar multi chip ┬áLED by Edison Opto. In the shot below you can see the hanging mount.

    ecoxotic photon cannon

    Below you can see Rob’s SPS dominated reef illuminated by the 12K Photon Cannon. The light does provide a nice illumination, but the color temperature is likely too warm for most. The biggest question on LEDs in general remains long term output. As with his other LEDs, Rob is planning to perform periodic PAR tests to judge the Photon Cannon’s output over time.

    ecoxotic photon cannon

    For comparison, here is the same aquarium being illuminated by 20K NanoCustoms PAR38 LEDs with 40 degree optics.

    ecoxotic photon cannon

    H/T : Rob G. for sharing his photos and experiences.

    5 Comments

    1. huh?
      August 10, 2010 at 2:46 PM | Permalink

      meh…

    2. huh?
      August 10, 2010 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

      meh…

    3. Nicksadaka
      August 10, 2010 at 6:39 PM | Permalink

      Great tank Rob! I actually like the 12K picture better (I’m not a big “blue” fan like most), but I still think the tank looks great one way or another.

    4. Nicksadaka
      August 10, 2010 at 1:39 PM | Permalink

      Great tank Rob! I actually like the 12K picture better (I'm not a big “blue” fan like most), but I still think the tank looks great one way or another.

    5. Anonymous
      March 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM | Permalink

      i am looking into buying 3 cannon leds 2 blue 1 12000k for my 75 gal 48x24x15 i hope its enough! my question to you is are they plug and play or do you have to hard wire them into house hold current?

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