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    NanoCustoms Working on MR16 LED Spotlights

    NanoCustom’s is said to be in ‘mid-stage development’ on a new MR16 LED spotlight that looks like will be made by the same  OEM manufacturer that makes their PAR38 LED spotlights. Chris of NanoTuners has stated the MR16 light will feature 3 Cree XP family LEDs into a triple optic and available in an estimated […]

    nanocustoms LED spotlight

    NanoCustom’s is said to be in ‘mid-stage development’ on a new MR16 LED spotlight that looks like will be made by the same  OEM manufacturer that makes their PAR38 LED spotlights. Chris of NanoTuners has stated the MR16 light will feature 3 Cree XP family LEDs into a triple optic and available in an estimated 12K and 20K flavor with an all blue also to be made available.

    sunpark LED spotlight

    The lights look like they will use the same aluminum fin heat sink as their larger brethren. These stock Sunpark MR16 LED spotlights shown above come in 3K and 5K color temperatures and retail for $20. With 3 Cree LEDs we expect NanoCustom’s model to be in the $40 to $50 range. The biggest challenge with these lights will be thermal management, pricing, and competition from other manufacturers. Time will tell how it plays out.

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    4 Comments

    1. March 16, 2010 at 7:06 PM | Permalink

      I am happy companies are doing this but it is still a bit frustration that our actual fixtures are limited to “Lets see if we can find something neat on ikea, or go to a surplus store and find something neat” The neo arm was imported as you know greg but do you foresee or know if we will ever see a lighting company in the aquarium market designing a fixture to hold these led spots and other kind of spots?

      I am surprised no one has jumped on this, Yet here we are with main stream aquarium manufacturers having rimless tanks finally, biological nutrient systems are mainstream.. dosing etc all this technology is so much widely avail yet still we are stuck with fixed lighting systems.

      Similar to that of how to hang even our common fixtures, the light tree, Elos has a hanging system, and good ole painted conduit. Seems the market is moving forward and forgetting important things along the way. But thats just my opinion (btw thanks for the update on the aquarium heh)

    2. March 16, 2010 at 2:06 PM | Permalink

      I am happy companies are doing this but it is still a bit frustration that our actual fixtures are limited to “Lets see if we can find something neat on ikea, or go to a surplus store and find something neat” The neo arm was imported as you know greg but do you foresee or know if we will ever see a lighting company in the aquarium market designing a fixture to hold these led spots and other kind of spots?

      I am surprised no one has jumped on this, Yet here we are with main stream aquarium manufacturers having rimless tanks finally, biological nutrient systems are mainstream.. dosing etc all this technology is so much widely avail yet still we are stuck with fixed lighting systems.

      Similar to that of how to hang even our common fixtures, the light tree, Elos has a hanging system, and good ole painted conduit. Seems the market is moving forward and forgetting important things along the way. But thats just my opinion (btw thanks for the update on the aquarium heh)

    3. Clive@Nanocustoms
      March 16, 2010 at 8:27 PM | Permalink

      Brian, thanks for the comments. We are actually planning on creating a fixture that will work with these lamps for smaller tanks. It’s going to be a few months behind the lamps, as we would rather get them into the hands of the consumers and let them start using them, rather than delay the release just for a fixture.

      With the PAR38 lamps, we felt it would be more costly to produce a fixture, when commercial lighting products are relatively cheap, and perform the fuction pretty well. That’s not to say that we aren’t looking into something, but justifying the cost to the consumer is hard.

    4. Clive@Nanocustoms
      March 16, 2010 at 3:27 PM | Permalink

      Brian, thanks for the comments. We are actually planning on creating a fixture that will work with these lamps for smaller tanks. It's going to be a few months behind the lamps, as we would rather get them into the hands of the consumers and let them start using them, rather than delay the release just for a fixture.

      With the PAR38 lamps, we felt it would be more costly to produce a fixture, when commercial lighting products are relatively cheap, and perform the fuction pretty well. That's not to say that we aren't looking into something, but justifying the cost to the consumer is hard.

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