Question: Can LED lighting really
replace high intensive Metal halide ?
Since the introduction of LED, LED has widely been used
to replace Metal Halide lights and other fluorescent lightings
in planting and cultivating both indoor and outdoor plants. LuemenAqua
is designed to replace Metal Halide where high light intensity
is required, whereas Oceanus Lighting is designed to replace other
Question: What is the effect of
LED light on Corals and Aquatic plant ?
Plant and Coral cultivating have been tested with success
with LED light by many aquarium hobbyists. LumenAqua has been
tested with success for SPS coral growth with a depth of at least
2 ft and LPS corals / Plants to a water depth of 3 ft.
Question: Will the LED lights generate
any heats ?
LED do generate some certain amount of heat, but it is
60% lesser than other conventional lighting. Our LumenAqua high
power LED lighting is cool by a in-built fan to exract heat out
of the casing.
Question: Why is LED lighting
more expensive than convectional Aquarium lighting ?
Some common LEDs are very cheap, but their light output
is very low, and light output tends to diminishes quickly over
time. A good high power LED and RGB LED bulb has higher light
output and little light loss over time. The running cost is much
lower since LED light has a average lifespan of 5 – 10 years.
Question: Does LED light enhance
the color of the fishes and corals ?
LumenAqua has been proven to enhances vibrant color of
fishes and corals. ect; Arowanna.
Question: LumenAqua LED lighting
does not look brighter comparing to Metal halide lamp, is this
as effective as a Metal Halide?
Lighting intensity in a Aquarium should be measured by
PAR produce by the lighting, and out LEDs light produce more blue
light than a Metal Halides which is required by corals. The human
eye tends to see yellow and green lighting better than blue light
which is the reason why the LEDs light may seem dimmer than the
Metal Halides Lighting.
It is recommended for first time user to adjust the LumenAqua
setting to 65% ~ 70% and slowly increasing the level over a few
days to prevent beaching of corals. As corals need time to adjust
to the strong lumen effect .
Question: How long do I need to
replace the LEDs bulb ?
Generally, LEDs bulb tends to last between 5 to 11 years
( 50,000 Hours ) before putting in a new bank of lights. LEDs
can run for up to 11 years. If you are running on a 12 hours a
days, it is reported that there is only a slight reduction of
light intensity of 30% after that period of 50,000 hours !! That
would also means 70% of usable light is still available after
Imagine the amount of the replacement bulbs which you can save
each year comparing to convectional Aquarium lighting. Fluorescent
bulb contains mercury and using lesser bulb help to save the environment
Question: Does LED emit UV radiation
Comparing to a Metal Halide lighting which emit UV radiation,
LEDs does not produce any form of UV radiation and thus prevent
the lighting from beaching the corals.
Question: Does LumenAqua produce
the same lighting effect as metal Halides ?
Yes. LumenAqua can produce the same flashing of sunlight
or glitter lines effect in the tank like a Metal Halides.
Question: This is a great product,
So how much energy can I save ?
Metal Halides tend to consume a lot of electricity and
this can be expensive especially with the increasing electrical
charges. LEDs lights uses 40% lesser power than an equal wattage
metal halide and fluorescent lighting. Hence helping to save the
environment by cutting down on energy consumption and replacing
lesser bulbs while maintaining your hobby.