Red Sea’s ReefLED Lights Are Launching in May—Here Is Everything We’ve Learned So Far

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Red Sea’s first LED aquarium light, the ReefLED 90, will be launching at the beginning of May. Shortly thereafter, Red Sea plans to release the ReefLED 50.

Yesterday Red Sea released a bunch of new information about their smart reef lighting systems so we thought we’d put together this blog post to share what we’ve learned so far.

Years of research and testing have gone into Red Sea’s ReefLED smart reef lighting system. These lights have been designed to ensure optimal coral growth and dramatic coloration, while creating a gentle shimmer throughout the aquarium.

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The ReefLED lights are guaranteed to be reef-safe and REEF-SPEC and are very easy to set up.

ReefBeat: one interface for all of Red Sea’s smart devices. Easy set-up and operation. Online monitoring and notifications.

The built-in WiFi connects them directly to the internet, enabling you to control them from your smartphone using Red Sea’s ReefBeat smart aquarium app.

At the heart of the unit is a single, compact LED array that includes a multi-wavelength, 23,000 Kelvin “REEF-SPEC Blue” channel (a proprietary blend of blue, violet and ultraviolet LEDs) which, together with an 8,000K White channel, provides a reef-safe range of color temperatures that enable all corals to flourish.

Years of research and testing are behind Red Sea’s ReefLED smart reef lighting system.

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In addition, a separate dedicated 3W moonlight channel provides low levels of light for reef-safe night-time viewing.

ReefLED also includes an optical-glass, hollow lens that ensures a homogeneous light spectrum with ideal PAR values throughout the aquarium, without hot spots or areas with insufficient light for coral growth.

ReefLED is controlled by Red Sea’s ReefBeat app which provides a number of preset lighting programs you can choose from as well as additional features including sunrise/sunset effects, lunar cycle moon light, random clouds and even an acclimation program for new installations. ReefBeat also provides best-practice guidelines during setup as well as useful notifications to your smartphone, for example, in the event of a power outage.

ReefLED 50 specifications

ReefLED 90 specifications

Mounting options

ReefLED units recommendations

As soon as we have the lights up in our store, we’ll add links to this blog post so you can learn more and reserve a unit for yourself. We also plan to review the lights for our YouTube channel, so be on the lookout for that this summer.

Are you considering ReefLED lights for your aquarium? What do you like or dislike based on what we’ve learned so far? Leave a comment to let us know what you think!

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