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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-17-2018, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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ATLEDTiS Pro-1 first impressions

I was trying to find info and/or reviews for this light and came up with nothing. Figured I'd post my first impressions here in case someone else is looking at this particular light. I don't have access to a PAR meter so if anyone in the bay area has a loaner, I'd love to see the values. This light is replacing a Current Sattelite Pro Plus 48" on a 120 tank. Within an hour of turning on the new light, my plants started pearling - I only noticed that with my old setup at the end of the photoperiod.

Pros:
  • Nice color temperature. It seems to pop the greens a bit more than my old light.
  • Par seems excellent based on the pearling results - this is with the light set at 75%
  • Remote control with options to adjust the intensity
  • Excellent overall feel and build quality. The guy at Aqua Forest said, it feels like an apple product and I agree.

Cons:
  • Price. Two lights and the frame made for a very expensive purchase.
  • No built in timer or ramp options. You'll need to use a smart plug to control photo periods. Ramp would require an Arduino or other hack
  • Light Spill from the fixture is a bit distracting when viewing from lower angles. They should offer a side shade.
  • the hanging kit is pretty nice but it's difficult to get the lights perfectly balanced. Would have preferred the option for a fixed bracket.
  • The mag plug seems like a nice feature but a plug would have been more practical. It does not get unplugged often enough to justify this feature and it's a hassle making sure the connection stays solid.
  • The fixture does not have active cooling and seems to run hot. This may impact lifespans of the LED and circuits.

Here is a pic of the setup. I have not trimmed the cables yet because I may want to lower them a bit to reduce glare.
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A few months ago, one of the lights malfunctioned and we smelled roasted electronics in the house. No response from the manufacturer and I'm working with the retailer now to see if I can get a replacement light or part. It looks like the power distribution board got fried.
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I was trying to find info and/or reviews for this light and came up with nothing. Figured I'd post my first impressions here in case someone else is looking at this particular light. I don't have access to a PAR meter so if anyone in the bay area has a loaner, I'd love to see the values. This light is replacing a Current Sattelite Pro Plus 48" on a 120 tank. Within an hour of turning on the new light, my plants started pearling - I only noticed that with my old setup at the end of the photoperiod.

Pros:
  • Nice color temperature. It seems to pop the greens a bit more than my old light.
  • Par seems excellent based on the pearling results - this is with the light set at 75%
  • Remote control with options to adjust the intensity
  • Excellent overall feel and build quality. The guy at Aqua Forest said, it feels like an apple product and I agree.

Cons:
  • Price. Two lights and the frame made for a very expensive purchase.
  • No built in timer or ramp options. You'll need to use a smart plug to control photo periods. Ramp would require an Arduino or other hack
  • Light Spill from the fixture is a bit distracting when viewing from lower angles. They should offer a side shade.
  • the hanging kit is pretty nice but it's difficult to get the lights perfectly balanced. Would have preferred the option for a fixed bracket.
  • The mag plug seems like a nice feature but a plug would have been more practical. It does not get unplugged often enough to justify this feature and it's a hassle making sure the connection stays solid.
  • The fixture does not have active cooling and seems to run hot. This may impact lifespans of the LED and circuits.

Here is a pic of the setup. I have not trimmed the cables yet because I may want to lower them a bit to reduce glare.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2020, 09:17 PM
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Yikes, that is a bit scary. Did it get resolved? I was considering this for a much smaller set up. How do you feel about it now? I have tried to research, but there is not much out there. How does the dimming work, can you set it up on a timer or does it have to be manual?

Thank you for any insight you can provide.

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Following... I wanted to buy a ATLEDTiS Cookie for my 60P but it looks like they took their website down. Anyone know if ATLEDTiS is still in business and if we'll be able to get warranty support if something goes wrong? I might buy the Cookie+ (since it comes with an extra light) or switch to a AI Prime Fresh since it seems a little iffy!
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The folks at Aqua Forest Aquarium in SF tried to reach Atledtis and had no luck. They did have a light with connector issues and sent that as donor light for parts. It turned out the be the inline dimmer that burned so I simply bypassed it and used inline dimmers. In the end, I decided to go with a different light for my main tank so I'm sitting on two unused Pro 1s and the donor light is now hanging over a second tank.
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