Get to Know… AquaRay LED Solid State Lighting Tiles and Strips

Designed and manufactured by TMC in the UK, the AquaRay solid state lighting series, delivers a range of energy efficient LED lighting solutions and mounting possibilities for the planted tank….AquaBeam, Grobeam, and AquaHabits. In this quick article, we will help you get to know the best LED lighting options and lighting combinations to consider for your planted tank.

Before we get into the nitty gritty comparisons… first, let’s understand the features that each AquaRay LED series shares in common.

  • Built with the latest and brightest generation of solid state LED lighting technology, using CREE Compact Power LEDs.
  • Offers a minimum of 50,000 hours / 10 years lamp life – 6x that of standard fluorescent lighting.
  • Cool running with no noisy fans and minimal heat transfer to the aquarium water.
  • Low running costs and environmentally friendly – a very low carbon footprint and no Mercury.
  • Creates a unique and natural shimmer effect, with a wide-angle beam for optimum and even light distribution.
  • Perfect for planted tanks and ideal for plant growth.
  • Built-in compatibility for digital control – timing and dimming, dawn to dusk simulation, moonlight, storm function, and two channel control for up to 8 lights. Compatible with the AquaRay Power Controller and Multi Controller.
  • Features a compact design, and a sealed, water-resistant ABS and acrylic casing construction for safe use in all conditions. Corrosion proof and impact resistant.
  • 5 year guarantee.
  • Designed and manufactured by Tropical Marine Center in the UK
  • Modular Mounting System (MMS) compatible, offering an extensive range of mounting options for use with all aquarium installations.
AquaRay GroBeam 1000 ND LED – Natural Daylight – Solid State Lighting Tile – 6500K
  • Equipped with 10 ultra-efficient CREE XP-E LEDs.
  • Colour Temperature CT – Cool White – Natural Daylight, 6500K to replicate natural daylight conditions, ideal for plant growth.
  • Power consumption – 30 watts and dimmable.
  • Usage: 1 unit / tile per 2.5-3 ft sq.
  • Footprint: 198 x 198 x 47.5 mm
AquaRay GroBeam 500 LED – Solid State Lighting Strips – 6500K
  • Utilizes 5 ultra-efficient CREE XP-E 6500K LEDs.
  • Full spectrum, natural daylight, cool white color temperature.  Excellent for planted tank use.
  • Use a single strip or combine multiple strips.
  • 12 watt power consumption.
  • Footprint: 19 x 2 x 1.5 inches
AquaRay AquaBeam 1500 XG Ultima LED – Solid State Lighting Tile – 9000K
  • Built with 10 ultra-efficient CREE XP-G R+ PowerLEDs
  • Colour Temperature CT – Ocean White, 9000K
  • Spectral Quality – 405nm – 750nm
  • Lumen Efficiency – 700 mA, 1850 lm, 81 lm/w
  • Power consumption – 23 watts and dimmable.
  • Usage: 1 unit / tile per 3.5-4 ft sq.
  • Footprint: 198 x 198 x 47.5 mm
AquaRay AquaHabits Mini LED 400 – Natural Daylight – Solid State Lighting Tile – 6500K
  • Uses 4 OSRAM OSLON SSL high power LEDs
  • Colour Temperature CT – Cool White, 6500K to replicate natural daylight conditions, ideal for plant growth.
  • Mini LED tile perfect for Nano tanks up to 50L, combine multiple tiles for larger tanks.
  • Power consumption – 12 watts and dimmable
  • Footprint: 14.5 x 14.5 cm, 470 grams
  • There is no other nano LED quite like it…one of a kind technology.

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