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LED Aquarium Lighting

Aquariums are one of the favorite’s possessions one has. When we listen about aquarium, the first few things that come in mind are fish, water, food and light in the aquarium. These are the basic things required for any aquarium. Light is the most important amenity in an aquarium. There are many types of light sources. These include metal halide, LED, plasma lamps and fluorescent.

What are Aquarium LED Lights?

Before knowing about aquarium LED lights, we should know what a LED light is. LED stands for Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). These have been modified to use in aquariums. These lights are energy efficient sources. Due to this these lights have gained popularity with the aquarium. These can be used as a supplementary as well as independent light source in an aquarium light fixtures.

Why should we use Aquarium LED Lights?

We get most of the lighting equipment as a single unit. These come with both nighttime viewing lights and daylight viewing lamps. LED lamps can be used during night time. With 2 watts these lamps reproduce the radiance over the tank. To attain maximum light this kind of lamp needs a fan to cool the bulb. LEDs are not very bright. It produces a very thin color spectrum. This is restricted to a group of wavelengths. These LED lights use less energy to produce light. It is expensive when compared with the other lighting sources. This is the reason why a range of highlighted LEDs is needed. These are used in combination to replicate spectral coverage suitable for coral growth. Initial users of LEDs stated that the restricted spectrum might not generate most favorable coral growth. They come in small sizes and emit heat.

Benefits of LEDs

LED aquarium lights are safe. It provides the most efficient amount of heat and light. LEDs work in any water, whether the aquarium is a freshwater, marine or reef. These lights will highlight the movement of the fish in the tank. The most important benefit of LEDs is that it provides heat to the aquatic plants. These lights replicate the sun and help in the growth and activity of the fish in the water. Apart from that these lights also reduce the cost of lighting an aquarium.

Lifetime and Limitations

LEDs should not be operated at very low temperatures and at low currents as well. They have life span of 25,000 to 100,000 hours. LEDs are for an operating temperature of 25 °C. In many cases, heat and current settings decides the lifetime. The best sign to know the failure of a LED is its efficiency in emitting the light. The light emission decreases gradually. In rare cases the LEDs can fail suddenly. Initial LEDs had a very short life span. The latest technology has improved the LEDs too with a longer lifespan. This updated quality had stressed the LEDs which resulted in early light output degradation.

Our company endorses various LED products at an affordable price. Our company also offers free delivery in UK. Our company has secured contracts with leading vendors of LED lighting products. Our products are of high quality. We sell them to the major brands in the UK.

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