Build My LED Super Actinic Reef Spectrum - XB SERIES with Black Finish
Customers tell us the carefully calibrated, rich blue and UV light emitted by this fixture reveals colors on their corals they had never seen before...
This is the Very High Output version of our already powerful Super Actinic Reef Spectrum fixture. The Super Actinic Reef Spectrum XB Series delivers 14% more light than our original Super Actinic Reef Spectrum. The XB Series uses the same amount of electricity and contains the same LED colors that are used in the original series.
Add this dimmable LED fixture to your aquarium and soak your corals in rich, growth-promoting actinic light. When it is the only light on in a reef aquarium, you will see an amazing assortment of fluorescent colors throughout your aquarium. Most reef LED fixtures do not contain wavelengths below 450nm, even though this is a critical absorption region for the coral’s symbiotic algae. 33% of the LEDs in the Super Actinic Reef spectrum target this critical portion of the useable spectrum. The Super Actinic Reef spectrum is designed to be used in combination with a second fixture that emits a broader spectrum of light (such as our 12000K Reef spectrum or the 14000K Reef spectrum). During the day the combination of actinic and the broader spectrum light will meet the photosynthetic requirements of your corals and allow you to enjoy the color of your fish and the natural colors on your corals. This spectrum is commonly used to create a “sunrise” and “sunset” effect in the aquarium. This is also our most popular spectrum for frag and coral display tanks in retail applications. Click on the Product Info tab below to review the technical details of this fixture.
Recommended for: Reef keepers who want a stunning blue light that produces maximize coral fluorescence
- Custom selection of LEDs provides a full light spectrum necessary to maintain a successful reef aquarium with beautiful color rendition.
- Contains key wavelengths missing from most reef LED fixtures
- High PAR levels provide the light needed by Zooxanthellae algae which produce the food needed by hard and soft corals for maximum coloration and growth.
- U.S. made, industrial quality, fan-free LED fixture.
- Top quality LEDs protected by heavy spray-proof aluminum case and tough, easy to clean polycarbonate cover.
- Even, edge-to-edge light with no hot spots and no disco effect.
- Dimmable from 100% to 10% when used with our manual dimmer or controller. Compatible with these controllers: Apex, Reef Keeper Lite and Reef Angel.
- High PAR levels with immediate power savings compared to T5’s and Metal Halide.
- 50,000 hour projected life.
- Has the approximate color temperature of a 14000K Metal Halide bulb.
LED Selections per 12" Board: (6) 450nm Royal Blue, (5) 405nm UV, (4) 470nm Blue
We purchase top-bin LEDs from the world's largest and most reputable LED manufacturers (i.e. Philips, Lumileds and Everlight).
We use 1W and 3W LEDs in our fixtures, and they are driven at 350mA to ensure long life and high electrical efficiency. Due to the large number of LEDs we use in every fixture, we do not need to overdrive the LEDs to achieve extremely high PAR ratings.
Product Features: 0-10V Dimmable Driver (Dimmable from 100% to 10%). Compatible with these controllers: Apex, Reef Keeper Lite and Reef Angel - IP66 Waterproof Rating- CE Safety Certification & ROHS Compliant- Built-to-Order in the USA- 3 Year Warranty- Innovative 'T-Rail' for Unlimited Mounting Options- Return within 30 Days for Full Product Refund- System Includes: LED fixture/power supply/8' cord/plug/mounting brackets.
PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) defines the type of light that is needed by corals (specifically, coral’s symbiotic algae) for photosynthesis and it is measured in micromoles per square meter per second (μmol/m2/s). PPFD (Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density) is a measurement of the amount of PAR that falls on a given area every second, and it is an extremely important metric for successfully propagating corals in your aquarium. All of our LED fixtures emit extremely high PPFD levels -- far higher than any fixture in our price range.
You need to define a desired light level to calculate the number of fixtures needed on your tank. Use these definitions as a guide:
Ultra High Light is defined as the light level that should only be used by advanced aquarists and researchers seeking to maximize coral coloration through elevated chromoprotein levels. Ultra high light will usually require the use of multiple fixtures, and users should have experience in maintaining a reef aquarium under high PAR levels. Depending on the light levels the corals were previously exposed to, users should slowly acclimate their tank to this light level by using a manual dimmer or a controller.
High Light is defined as the light level you will need to successfully grow hard corals, including SPS. This will likely require the use of multiple fixtures. Depending on the light levels the corals were previously exposed to, users should slowly acclimate their tank to this light level by using a manual dimmer or a controller.
Medium Light is defined as the level that is most often used to successfully keep soft corals and LPS in your aquarium. In the event only one fixture is required and you want to add a supplemental fixture (Pure UV, Purple Wave or Super Actinic Reef), the use of a manual dimmer or controller is recommended to lower the total light level.
Viewing Light is used by those who don’t intend to grow coral but want an illuminated tank where the colors on fish will stand out.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The fixture calculator is designed to give you a recommendation on the number and length of fixtures needed to achieve a specified light requirement in the tank you select. Due to rounding, the calculator may return the same recommendation for multiple light levels. This is not an error.
To achieve the highest light (PAR) levels in a reef aquarium with a single fixture (or single row of fixtures), we recommend the 75 or 90 degree beam angle mounted 2-3” above the water. Select the 75 degree beam angle on tanks measuring up to 12” wide (from front to back) and a 90 degree beam for tank widths over 12”.
When mounting at this height (2-3” above water line) the 60, 45 and 30 degree beam angles should only be used on aquariums with multiple rows of lights or to “target” a particular area. This level of light is usually only required in when you are trying to target specific areas of the aquarium (i.e. clams, island reefs, etc.).
Height Above Water:
- 2-3": 90 degree beam angle
- 6-11": 75 degree beam angle
- 12-23": 60 degree beam angle
- 18-24": 45 degree beam angle >24": 30 degree beam angle
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