Ecoxotic Panorama LED Module Hands On

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Starting our review of the new LED lighting equipment sent to us by Ecoxotic, we are highlighting the new Ecoxotic Panorama LED module. This module is the same one found in the Panorama LED fixtures, with the exception that they are standalone and designed to be used as  retrofit light.

Panorama LED Module

Panorama LED Module

Upon opening the package, I was immediately impressed with the build quality of the light. The housing for the module is a lightweight, coated aluminum heatsink with mounting brackets on either end. Protecting the LEDs is a plastic shield mounted directly to the heatsink. The LED array in this particular model, called a Panorama Module 8000K/453nm Actinic Blue, consists of  8 white lights and 4 blue lights. The light emitted from this module is a crisp white with a hint of blue. To get a bluer effect, Ecoxotic has another model that has 12 blue LEDs for an actinic affect. Multiple modules can be installed into an aquarium’s canopy. And since each unit has their own power supply, a dramatic dawn-to-dusk effect can easily be created.

Panorama LED Module

Panorama LED Module

One of the best features of this fixture is its low energy consumption and minimal heat output. The Panorama LED modules only use 13watts of energy and the bulbs can last for up to 50,000 hours. Those hours translate to years and years of use before the light needs to be replaced. One other nice feature is that the light runs dead silent. Since the Panorama Module creates little heat, no fans are required to keep the light, or your aquarium, from overheating.

Panorama LED Module Closeup

Panorama LED Module Closeup

Though initially very impressed, the AquaNerd staff will put these lights to the real test. The Panorama Module and the Stunner LED Strips will be installed over a mixed reef aquarium and we’ll see how they perform in a real life setting. Be sure to stay tuned for our Ecoxotic Stunner Strip introduction and our official hands on review and product test.

Panorama LED Module

Panorama LED Module

Panorama LED Module Closeup

Panorama LED Module Closeup

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  • Jonathanscafe

    I have a real life test on a 150 gallon tank. I purchased 3 panoroma LED fixtures and at first my coral was doing fine. However, after just 6 months the LED began to dim slightly and the corals began to die off. I purchased a PAR meter and was only getting 35 PAR at 12″ of depth. I dumped over $2600 for lighting my tank and now I am looking to get my money back. These LED’s suck and will kill all your coral. I lost over 6K in exotic and rare corals.
    DO NOT PURCHASE THESE LED’s UNLESS YOU WANT YOUR CORAL TO DIE OFF.

  • Mako Smith

    I purchase one of their 24″ types about 2 years ago. I had problems after 3 months. It first started with the transformers. I had to replace 4 of them. Then 2 banks of lights went out and they sent me 2 more however they were not the same quality of intensity. After 2 years of use the individual lights started burning out. Called Customer service only to be told that they did not have any repair parts for replacement, and was told I would need to upgrade and the cost of new. After much investigation I found these are made in China with no quality control. Not a good thing for the customer after paying premium prices for suppose to be quality. I have been in the fish business for 60 years and will never purchase from Ecoxotic again. I have since changed over to the Kessil light.