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Old 12-27-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default New Finnex High Powered LED Fixture. Input Welcome.

We are in the process of developing some LED Light fixtures. They're high powered LED bars. Two rows of LEDs in the middle. Unlike the typical LED spread, these optics are at 120 degrees. Once our PAR meter is repaired I can run the numbers by you guys. We're looking to carry a 40 cm model for our Schuber Wright 6 Gallon Aquarium and a 45 cm model for the 8.9 Gallon. We are also contemplating a 60 cm (2ft) model, for those with larger aquariums. My question to you is:

-How important are blue moonlights to you?
-Is a row of 7100k & 10000k LEDs acceptable to you plant heads? We feel the combo of 10k puts off a more pleasing tone without sacrificing too much useful light.

Now for the pics:


LEDS on a 8.9 Shuber Wright Low Iron Aquarium. Very slim with a great spread.


Two Bulb 24 Watt HO T5 fixture so you can compare brightness with fixture below.


Finnex 2' LED w/ 2 rows of 10K diodes.


Single 2' Finnex LED Strip w/ 2 rows of 10k diodes on Saltwater 90 gallon.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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Those LEDs look great! I've actually been contemplating getting some for my ADA 60-P, so if you ever carry the 60cm version that would be awesome.

Personally, the 7100K and 10000K would be perfect for planted aquariums. I don't care for moonlights. I have a Finnex 4g with the 26w CFL fixture and I never turn on the moonlights, ever.

I hope you decide to carry these.
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:19 PM   #3
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Agreed! Those look great!

Any info on how many leds and watts per? Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:01 AM   #4
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Is there a 30cm model at all? The lighting options for my ADA 30C are pretty limited and the 12" Coralife fixture I got is on its way out, would love something smaller like this.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #5
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Blue moonlights are not very important to me. All my stuff is on a timer, and I don't want to physically have to switch between moonlights and daylights. I like 10k bulbs, so a mix looks great to me. I also have the 26w Finnex lamp on my Finnex 4G and I never use the moonlight because it's a physical switch.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:06 PM   #6
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A small moonlight add on strip with a wall wart would satisfy customers, give you an add on sale now and again, and possibly appeal to people who didn't purchase your strip light initially.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:30 PM   #7
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Will be keeping an eye on this.

Finnex seems to be one of the few companies offering up interesting lighting options for freshwater nano tanks that aren't obscenely priced.

I also second the suggestion of considering some sort of 30cm option - not only is the ADA 30c tank popular but the Fluval Ebi is really close to the same dimensions as well and doesn't come with the best lighting option ever stock so people with Ebi's tend to be on the prowl for better options.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:13 PM   #8
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Thank you for all the suggestions. We are still discussing what models to carry as we wait for our new Par Meter to arrive. We did produce a sample 30cm fixture, you can see it on one of our aquariums below. If there is enough positive feedback we will carry that length as well.




Also, one of our smaller models we developed to test floating over our breeder/refugium

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Thank you for all the suggestions. We are still discussing what models to carry as we wait for our new Par Meter to arrive. We did produce a sample 30cm fixture, you can see it on one of our aquariums below. If there is enough positive feedback we will carry that length as well.




Also, one of our smaller models we developed to test floating over our breeder/refugium

Oh man the 30 cm and the smaller light with High output would be ideal! I tend to have all high light pico/nano tanks so I can grow HC, downo,i and erios. Please make these soon! No one has these on the market yet.
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I like that you ask what the buyer wants. I realize this may be too late, but I'll say it anyways.
I'd like white moonlights with a built-in photo-cell in the fixture that automatically turns on when it's dark or when the main lights go off. It eliminates the need for a physical switch/separate timer.

I enjoy my moonlights, but hardly ever get around to all the tanks to switch them on.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:42 PM   #11
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Also, how about a fugeray 36" for those ultra-popular 12L rimless
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:49 AM   #12
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Also, how about a fugeray 36" for those ultra-popular 12L rimless
Yes please. Ray II 36'' hopefully. And keep the fixture with no moon light, not a fan of it.

Do you guys ever think about making clamp on high output LEDs?
36'' perhaps
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #13
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I like that you ask what the buyer wants. I realize this may be too late, but I'll say it anyways.
I'd like white moonlights with a built-in photo-cell in the fixture that automatically turns on when it's dark or when the main lights go off. It eliminates the need for a physical switch/separate timer.

I enjoy my moonlights, but hardly ever get around to all the tanks to switch them on.
Thanks for the input! They're already in production though. I will keep you idea for future models. Do you mind the automatic blue lights if they induce algea growth?
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:17 PM   #14
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I would definitely consider upgrading the 2 x 13w Fluval fixtures in my Ebi should you decide to produce/carry a 30cm version. Looks awesome!
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:21 AM   #15
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I personally love moonlights, but agree the ability to have them on a separate timer is more important than having one fixture. Nice looking product line though, I may have to order some stuff.
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