If you are looking to have a beautiful looking aquarium, then you have to get yourself an LED light installed in the fish tank. Multiple lights exist today, so which one is the best for you?
The idea is to find one that will deliver the right performance and spectrum to make sure you have a nice-looking aquarium.
Among the best LED aquarium lights to use today include the Current USA Marine Aquarium LED Light. It has been designed to be suitable for multiple applications thanks to its advanced features.
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Current USA Orbit Marine Aquarium LED Light Review
Ease of Controlling
It is common to find many people wanting to know about the control capabilities of an aquarium LED before they can buy it.
You will be happy to know that the model has all its controls on an infrared wireless remote. All you have to do is point the remote towards the light and press a button. It is that easy.
You will be getting full control of the lighting whenever you choose this model. The Ramp Timer controller on the model should give you the best flexibility you have always wanted.
You can control the light brightness over a period of 24 hours. This means that you get a chance to turn on or off the light or dim it the way you want over a 30-minute transition time. Depending on the lighting condition of the day or room, you can always change the lighting to your liking.
Flexibility is something you would always enjoy with the remote control in your hands. You can play around with the colors too. You can easily adjust the spectrum to ensure that it delivers the best lighting colors. As for the night, you could opt for the moon pattern that does not keep the fish awake all night long.
Still with the remote, you can end up simulating some special effects. By just pressing a button, you could fade the light, increase a cloud cover, and initiate a lighting storm. Well, it is a nice addition to your aquarium making it look great each time.
Sometimes the installation process could scare someone from buying a model if he thinks about the amount of work that has to be done. You are in luck when you buy this model as the setup is not too complicated.
Even if this is the first time you are setting up an aquarium light, you should still end up mounting it perfectly without much fiddling.
The instruction manual that comes with the model is your best shot of having an easy time mounting the light. Make sure to read through the warnings and precautions too to understand what you have to do with the fixture.
The sliding docking legs you get with the model should make it easy for installation, especially on different types of aquarium size. You simply have to adjust it to fit perfectly around the perimeter of the tank. Attach the Ramp Timer Pro and other components that might be remaining. You are to keep the Ramp insight so that the remote could easily communicate with it.
Once everything is mounted, you can try out the remote with the fixture to see how it works. If you followed everything as stated in the manual, then you should have a working fixture in no time.
Upgrades to the model have been made easier by the design of the fixture. The best part is that you can still use the same remote to control the new upgrade. This should help you save money and still keep part of the equipment working with the new upgrades.
The spectrum serves an important role in making sure that the new owner of the fixture loves the colors he gets with the product.
The manufacturer made an impressive spectrum with twice the results you might have seen in other comparable aquarium lights. The results are that you get a model that can deliver rich color and additional vibrancy to the aquarium.
If you have plants, corals, and fish, they will give off an amazing glowing appearance that makes you like it each time whenever you use it. The best part is that these LEDs are made of strong material that can last the fixture for many years to come.
- Easy to install
- Comes with vibrant colors
- It is affordable
- The easily customizable lighting fixture
- It is energy efficient
- Not the best for deep tanks
- Only adjustable with the remote
As you can see, there is a lot to experience whenever you choose this model. It is designed to ensure that each time you light it up, it delivers the right experience. The best part is that you simply have to plug in and turn it on. The remote control gives you the chance to play around with the different features of the model with ease and make it look great.
You can get the Bluetooth module and it is adjustable via a program on your phone as well as with the remote. I opted not to get the Bluetooth module because it can only be used from home and I did not want any problems with the Bluetooth not connecting. There really is no need for the Bluetooth module.
These lights are not of a high par rating. Anything over 18 inches and you are getting maybe 10-20 par. If you are running two fixtures that would bring it to 20-40 par which is much too low for most corals. Also, they are missing a few important color spectrums (V/UV etc.) that you find in higher end lights.
The weather effect features are nice, however, they serve no purpose for corals or fish and can actually stress them. I never use them.
These lights are better served on a Marine Aquarium with no corals or a Marine Aquarium with only soft corals and maybe some LPS corals. And if that is your plan, I would suggest getting two fixtures.
The price is good and they are easy to program as well as the Loop system allows you to run wave makers and pumps through the system. I have mine on a Nano tank as I did not want to throw a ton of money into lights for a nano tank that I only run soft corals and a few LPS corals in. My next tank will be a large tank and for that tank I am going the much more expensive route when it comes to lighting. Overall, Current U.S.A. makes a good product as long as you understand it’s limitations. These are not comparable to something like Kessil.