TaoTronics has come up with an exceptional coral reef tank LED light that delivers beautiful, high-intensity and natural-looking white light for your reef tank, without the big price tag normally associated with similar cutting edge LED reef light fixtures.
The specs on the TaoTronics TT-AL01 White Aquarium Coral Reef Tank LED Grow Light are very impressive. This LED uses only 120 watts but generates 5,500 lumens and is powerful enough to replace a 400 watt metal halide lamp. In addition, the combination of white and blue LEDs with three lighting modes means that you can expect very crisp natural-looking light that does not need any actinum blue supplementation.
Moreover, the TT-AL01 produces a very cool light, unlike the very hot light generated by metal halide and other conventional systems. Accordingly, the built in fans that come with this unit makes it run cool to the touch. This means that you will not need to purchase all that expensive chilling equipment just to cool your reef down because of your tank lighting! Have you ever seen what chillers cost to purchase and operate? This perk alone is worth the price of going LED, trust me.
Another significant advantage of this LED unit is its longevity. The LEDs in the TaoTronics TT-AL01 are reported to last for 50,000+ hours. In other words, you will most likely never need to replace these bulbs. Compare that with the near annual bulb replacement that is required for those bargain T5 fluorescent units!
Finally, you won’t have to worry about any hazardous material disposal with this fixture. T5 and other fluorescent bulbs contain the toxic metal Mercury, and thus poses a significant risk if these bulbs break and one is exposed to the vapor. With LEDs, this is not a concern because they do not contain Mercury.
Regardless, the ultimate test of this product’s value is in its outstanding user reviews. Purchasers agree that this light is a tremendous bargain for the quality and performance of the unit. I agree. If you are in the market for a safe, energy efficient, powerful yet economical, cutting edge LED light for your reef tank, I say you cannot go wrong with the TaoTronics TT-AL01 Coral Reef Tank LED.