New CAD Lights LED setup
by, 04-14-2012 at 05:51 PM (1077 Views)
I decided to treat myself for my birthday. At MAX a few weeks ago, CAD Lights (www.cadlights.com) was displaying their new multichip LED fixtures. Reef Builders blog covered them here: http://reefbuilders.com/2012/04/06/c...ulti-chip-led/
After talking to Eddie from Cad Lights about them, I decided to go with the middle model, the 50w multichip (62 total watts) to replace my 250 halide over my frag tank. The claim is the 50w replaces a 250w halide, the 100w replaces a 400w. By the brightness of the units at the show I don't doubt it.
My fixture arrived today, and I had enough time to plug it in and play around with it. First impressions: It is very slimlined and sleek. I love the remote control for dimming and adjusting the color and brightness. It has dual timers, so it can control for dawn/dusk effect. Also that means it will free a plug up on my ReefKeeper PC4. It comes with both a cable hanging kit and legs for direct tank mount.
I will be setting it up over the tank tomorrow, and slowly acclimating the tank to the light over the next week.