The Benefits of LED Aquarium Lights
Less electricity, less heat, no need for chillers - what's not to love? Welcome to the new age of aquarium lighting! LED or Light Emitting Diode lights are taking the market by storm, and it's easy to see why. LED lighting is the most cost effective form of lighting for your aquarium today. When compared to traditional florescent or halogen lighting, LED lights require significantly less power to operate. LED lights can convert a small amount of energy into a high light output capable of illuminating your entire tank with a uniform wide distribution of light.
Compact LED clip-on-style LED lights are perfect for Nano Tanks, or for spotlighting specific areas of larger tanks. The unique design of an LED bulb focuses light, making the colors of your aquatic creatures more vibrant while creating a “shimmering effect” throughout the water column. Another benefit of LED lighting is that they produce much less heat than traditional aquarium lighting so that you don’t have to worry about affecting your water temperature. This greatly reduces the usage time of cooling fans and aquarium chillers, which equals lower energy costs. Also, most LED lights have a life span of 50,000 hours or more, which essentially eliminates the need for replacement bulbs. Combine that with the energy savings on your utility bill, and it’s quite clear that LED lights are the wave of the future.