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Sicce introduces LED lights

By Leonard Ho - Posted Mar 27, 2012 08:00 AM
Hobbyists may know Sicce as the Italian manufacturer of circulation devices. They are now broadening their aquarium product line to include two new LED lighting fixtures. Sicce's passively-cooled LED lights employ A LOT of LEDs per unit. Read their promotional sheet after the jump.

Click to read Sicce's LED Light promotional cut sheet (2.0mb Adobe PDF)

 

SicceLOGO.jpgThe new Sicce LED Lights are constructed of acrylic enclosures/bezels with large, top-mounted anodized extruded aluminum heat sinks. Both models are passively cooled.

Unlike the high-output diodes used in most LED lights on the market today, Sicce has chosen to use a lot of low wattage white diodes instead (see specs below). Multiple rows of white diodes are supplemented by higher-output blue diodes.  Both fixtures use only these two LED colors, "blue" and "white," to create a correlated color temperature of 14,000°K.  The blue and white LEDs can be turned on and off independently.

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The two new models are:

AM466

  • 18.34 x 14.40 x 1.6 inches
  • 110 watts
  • 420 LEDs: 392 12,000-14,000°K + 28 446nm Blue
  • PAR value 245 μmol/m2/sec (measured at 23")
  • Color Temperature: 14,000°K
  • 6 ft cable

AM650

  • 25.6 x 14.40 x 1.6 inches
  • 170 watts
  • 630 LEDs: 588 12,000-14,000°K White + 42 446nm Blue
  • PAR value is currently not available
  • Color Temperature: 14,000°K
  • 6 ft cable

 

According to Sicce, their new LED lights feature:

  • For tanks from 20 to 36 inches long.
  • Sicce LED Lighting models have separate switches for the blue and white LEDs.
  • Each model comes with everything you need for quick and simple installation.
  • High-efficiency LED lamps for maximum lumen output and minimal power consumption
  • Optimized for even illumination over the entire tank
  • Safe, efficient and SILENT heat dissipation without noisy fans
  • Light spectrum does not shift over time
  • Modular design is ready to upgrade when you are.  Units can be easily combined to illuminate larger tanks.
  • Built-in timer with sunrise/sunset program option

 

Pricing and availability TBA (we have unconfirmed reports the AM466 will be around $1,400 USD).  Advanced Aquarist will share more information as soon as it is available.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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