The Aqueon Modular LED Aquarium Light last longer and is more energy efficient than standard T8 Fluorescent lighting.
- Product Dimensions: 30 x 5 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- Shipping Advisory:: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
- ASIN: B009P63VGU
- Item model number: 15612
Another nice aqueon product
First Aquarium LED light fixture and I am impressed!
+ Modular design; allows you to expand up to two additional LED strips for a total of three.
+ Cost; Affordable compared to other brands which costs at least 1.5 – 2x or even more.
+ Sleek, stylish, and clean contemporary design without much weight.
- “Moon Glow” accent or mode is powered by just two blue LEDs and can’t be controlled independently such as a timer as it is operated on a 3-way power switch (Moon Glow, OFF, and Regular LED mode), unless you modify it as some have done.
The illumination and light penetration from the Aqueon LED light fixture is bright, on a 29 gallon tank (30.3″ x 12.5″ x 18.8″). While I am not using any “live” plants (for now), based on my research, the single LED light fixture is apparently sufficient for those who are planning to have low-light plants. You can always supplement the fixture with additional LED strips thanks to the modular design of the fixture.
Note: I have uploaded several photos on the LED light fixture as it pertains to my setup.
With all three light strips, works fine for low light plants
I would recomend this light.
So far I couldn’t be happier. Easy to set up with the extra lights, fits well on the tank, bright as hell. It’s hard to make a direct before-and-after comparison because my fluorescent fixture died a while ago and I’ve been using a single incandescent plant growing bulb while waiting for this to show up. I can say that it’s MUCH better than a single 60w plant incandescent bulb, for whatever that testimony is worth.
The moonlight feature is pretty cool. I had been using a blue LED bubble strip as a night-light of sorts, but I’ll likely unplug that and use the moonlight function on this light instead. It’s much more diffused and less abrasive than what I had.
I like that not only can you configure it as you want but you can change they configuration if your needs change.
I do not like the switch. It’s lame. The moonlight should be on a separate cord like on my Odyssea unit so one can use a timer for both and not have to manually change it every damned night to nave moonlight mode on. VERY DUMB!! It makes moonlight mode a LOT less useful. Only an amateur would ever run an aquarium that not on timers!
If you are considering buying the Aqueon 30″ HO florescent unit don’t bother. Get this instead. Any problems it has still make this light much better the their 30″ HO florescent unit which has no moonlights at all and uses more energy and creates more heat for no more light. By the time you add in the cost of replacing all your future burnt out florescent bulbs (since these will last decades not years) you’ll end up paying more and that not including all the energy savings.