Continuing on with our review of the LED products by Ecoxotic, we are focusing now on the Ecoxotic Stunner LED light strips. These strips will make nice additions to any preexisting light setup as they can function as supplemental actinics or simply add the shimmer affect to a fluorescent light setup.
As with the Panorama Module, the Stunner strips are lightweight and solidly built. Each strip measures 12.5″ long and houses 24 individual LEDs, all the while using only 6watts of power. Additionally, the Stunner’s sleek design and versatile mounting options allow it to be mounted just about anywhere in your aquarium’s canopy, nano’s hood, or to an existing light fixture. To further add to its versatility, Ecoxotic has designed the stunners to be linked together. Up to six strips can be run off of one power supply, allowing users to mix and match colors to fit their aquarium lighting needs. The Stunner strips are available in four colors: 8000K (White), 453nm (Blue), 8000K (White) with 453nm (Blue) and 403nm (Ultraviolet).
The Stunners do not come with a protective plastic covering like the Panorama Modules. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Having a protective plastic cover might reduce the output of the light to some extent. While this might not be significant if a Stunner strip was mounted directly into an aquarium hood, these lights are designed to be housed in nano aquarium hoods and even other light fixtures. The plastic coverings of nano hoods and light fixtures, in combination with the plastic cover of the Stunner, might significantly reduce the light entering the aquarium.
As with the Panorama Module, I was very impressed with the Stunner Strips. To round out our testing of these lights, we’ll be installing them in various light fixtures and nano aquariums to see how well they perform. Then, after all of the testing, we will be giving the Stunner LED Strips to a lucky AquaNerd reader.