Our good friends, and AquaNerd sponsor, Ecoxotic are releasing a new LED lamp, their very own PAR38 lamp. This new screw-in lamp will fit into any standard E26/E27 sockets and will feature five high powered Cree LED bulbs and lenses, as well as an integrated ballast. Additionally, these lamps will come in two varieties, 12K white and 455nm Royal Blue. The 12K white lamp will have three white bulbs and two 455nm bulbs to give a very balanced light color. The 455nm PAR38 will ideally be used as actinic supplementation or for those aquarium keepers who really like the blue look. Each lamp will use 21watts of energy, transferring little to no heat to your aquarium, while still delivering a lot of light output and the highly sought after “shimmer effect” traditionally seen with metal halides. The retail prices for these lamps will be just under $120. See more product information and pictures below.
Here’s a little more information from Ecoxotic:
There’s nothing like adding cool lighting effects to your aquarium, and now you can do by adding far less to your electric bill. These powerful spotlights not only focus light energy, they will bring out colors and produce ripples you’ve never seen before.
Each lamp features 5 high power Cree LEDs with focusing lenses, allowing light to penetrate deeper in depth while producing stunning color and shimmer effects. Now you can deliver light into your aquarium only where needed, reducing wasted light and lowering your energy costs.