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    Maxspect G2 LED Light To Feature Cree XP-Gs and Custom Color Mods

    It’s not just a rumor anymore. China based LED Light manufacturer Maxspect will be rolling out two versions of their improved G2 (Generation 2) LED light, one of which will feature Cree XP-Gs as the white light source for increased efficiency, while blue light will be handled their current encapsulated SemiLEDs. The XP-G model will […]

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    It’s not just a rumor anymore. China based LED Light manufacturer Maxspect will be rolling out two versions of their improved G2 (Generation 2) LED light, one of which will feature Cree XP-Gs as the white light source for increased efficiency, while blue light will be handled their current encapsulated SemiLEDs. The XP-G model will come at a higher cost; pricing and details have not been finalized, but we are assured a model featuring the XP-G will be released sometime in early February.

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    In the top photo you can see each LED is wired with quick disconnects. This new design will allow users to swap out the LEDs and highlight specific areas with the intensity and color they please. The new G2 model will feature violet (405nm – 410nm) and royal blue LEDs. In addition to this, Maxspect will offer the following colors for custom modification:

    • Red
    • Green
    • Pink
    • Purple

    Maxspect tells us the new models will feature 3 groups of LEDs in the 160w, 180w, and 170w configurations, while the 230w will have 4 allowing a multitude of intensity settings. Additional information on these layout can be seen in the chart.

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    For aquarists in the U.S. looking to buy this light, you’ll be forced to go through a foreign retailer. This poses a major issue–customer service. Time will tell if these LEDs are up to PAR for long term reef use. Maxspect has shared some high luminous decay numbers, and without testing we are unsure if this is due to the SemiLEDs used or thermal management. From a cost perspective they are attractive and we’re keen to see how they stack up against the competition in terms of PAR output to watts used.

    One Comment

    1. January 25, 2010 at 8:43 AM | Permalink

      🙂 can’t wait for my unit arrive.

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