Question: Can LED lighting really replace high intensive Metal halide ?
Answer: 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 fluorescent lighting.

Question: What is the effect of LED light on Corals and Aquatic plant ?
Answer: 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 ?
Answer: 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 ?
Answer: 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 ?
Answer: 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?
Answer: 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 ?
Answer: 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 11 years!
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 as well.

Question: Does LED emit UV radiation ?
Answer: 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 ?
Answer: 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 ?
Answer: 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.



Oceanus Lighting 2008. All rights reserved.