Setup of a 5ft freshwater planted tank by AquaHome (水影之舍)(HongKong) with COB series VitalWhite version.
These photos were taken on July 4th and 17th, which is 2 weeks after the installation of lights. From the growth of the plants observed in the photos, we are very proud to tell you that these COB series lights really work! They are not just bright, but they certainly give the plant the essential light that can keep them growing. Look how much different the lights did in these two weeks. Are you looking for LED lights that really grow plants (not only green colored plants)? COB series is definitely your best choice!
It is our honor that the Blaze series, X-60 was specially reported by the Japanese forum "1.023 world". The link is as below: http://www.1023world.net/blog/illumagic-x-60
It is well-known that 1.023 world is a great supporter to Ecolamp company. We understand that Ecolamp company is the pioneer manufacturer who provided the first "full-spectrum" LED lighting fixture applied in aquarium field. However, we are confident that X-60 should be a even better product than the KR93SP unit since 18x LEDs with various colors are arranged densely in a circular MCPCB of 4cm diameter, making the light mixing more homogeneous than that for the KR93SP unit.
We are sorry to made a mistake on the specification of Ecolamp KR93SP. The number of LED used is now corrected from 63 to 91pcs. Also, another mistake on the angle of the optical lens used for a X-60 unit is also corrected from 30 degree to ±30 degree (60 degree).
We appreciate the generosity of 1.023 world on reporting the X-60 unit. We also believe that through a fair and righteous competition in the market, all the LED light manufacturers should be able to improve the products and release more innovative and practical products to fulfill the demand of the consumers in the hobby.
More tests were carried out these days with the new product and the existed Blaze series. The left figure shows the light mixing test on a blank paper. The lights were all mounted ~5cm above the table. As one can see from the two figures below, the light mixing condition is much better for the new product (X-60) than that for the Blaze M-60S. It is evident that the various colors were well mixed even in such short distance. For the M-60S unit, the different color lights may reach their best mixing condition in a distance of 15cm.
The two figures below include more information about the two generation products. Again, the photos clear show the difference between the light mixing conditions of the two products. No overlapped shadows were observed with the X-60 unit. It is interesting to know that the X-60 unit was equipped with ±30 degree optical lenses, which should have worse capability on mixing the light homogeneously than the Blaze series unit (75 degree). The keypoint is that all the LEDs for X-60 are arranged very densely in a small circular cluster board. Moreover, the 30 degree optical lens was manufactured with special optical patterns on it, making it not only concentrate but also mix the lights in a very short distance.
What do you see from the two figures below? Figure 1 shows the spectrum distribution of our latest product, Blaze series X-60, which is 90% in completetion. Figure 2 shows the result for a Blaze series M-60S unit. One should have noticed that for the newly developed product, the light ranging from 390-430nm is significantly enhanced in comparison with that in a Blaze series M-60S unit. Moreover, the valley shown between 450nm and 530nm for a M-60S unit is also compensated in the new product. What do those changes mean to the hobbyists? The enhancing of the shorter wavelength part can bring out the colors of the corals better, while the addition of Cyan light (490-510nm) can make the whole light spectrum distribution more similar to that measured in the wild under sea water.
The X-60 is mainly composed of LEDs of various colors, including 400nm Near UV, 420nm Violet, 450nm Royal blue, 470nm Blue, 500nm Cyan and 6,500K Cool white. These 6 types of LEDs are further assigned in two independent channels. For Channel 1, the LEDs are 470nm, 500nm and 6,500K. For Channel 2, they are 400nm, 420nm, 450nm and 470nm. These two independent channels can be controlled by the built-in controller, which allow users to adjust either the ratio between two channels and the total intensity output of the whole unit.
As for the most concerned light intensity, the lux value detected under 45cm for X-60 is ~22,000. For a Blaze series M-60S, which consumes the same wattage (100W), the value is around 18,000. But please keep in mind that the new product has dominant shorter wavelength light which contribute to less lux value. This implies that the effective light energy is much more than the reading. The prototype of this new product will be sent to certain research institutes for further test and evaluation soon. We will soon get more information and will keep you posted then.