A new record in performance, functionality and quality
The question as to the best choice of colour no longer arises with aquaLUMix as, based on years of experience, we've already equipped these compact lights with optimum light combinations. We offer 4 ready-configured lights for freshwater and seawater aquariums in a choice of 5 lengths, from 54 to 144cm. In the case of aquariums of over 144cm in length, two lights are simply combined together.
Depending on the inhabitants and set-up of your aquarium, as well as personal taste, you can choose one of 4 colour combinations: FRESHWATER, AMAZON GROW, AFRICAN SUN or SEAWATER.
The aquaLUMix are optimized for the use of a light control and every variation is equipped with 4 separately controllable light channels, thus offering incomparable lighting options. Thus, besides light colours for general daytime lighting, LEDs for moonlight and sunrise are also integrated. In addition, a fastener, a splashguard and a water cooling system that can be used if necessary are already included. A suitable power supply and, if desired, a light control or splitter should be ordered separately!
The SEAWATER colour variation is characterised by the basically high proportion of blue in the white and blue light, and in addition this configuration has special colours like red, violet and ultraviolet. (For seawater aquariums)
- Channel 1: A combination with colour temperatures ranging from 11,000 to 13,000K and thus a higher proportion of blue
- Channel 2: Together with Channel 1, it creates the main daytime lighting; for 11,000K REEF LEDs provide maximum brightness
- Channel 3: The extra portion of BLUE - also ideal for creating a moonlight or lightning flash effect in simulations.
- Channel 4: RED, UV, BLUE & VIOLET - the special combination that meets the most exacting standards
You'll find the details of this light and colour configuration in the technical data further down this page.
The aquaLUMix is equipped with our proven high-power LEDs High-Power-LEDs of the latest generation, reliable long-life operation Our long-standing experience with the module system of the eco+ and PRO² LED bars has considerably benefited guaranteed the development of this new LED light. Depending on its length, the aquaLUMix comes with up to 498 individual LEDs and emits more light than most other aquarium lamps. The design of the light eliminates the risk of total failure. As long as there is power available, the light will shine.
Dimming and simulation
It goes without saying that the aquaLUMix offers an unrestricted dimming function as well as 4 separately controllable channels for the main lighting system including integrated effect colours for the simulation of e.g. moonlight, sunrise and sunset. In order to exploit the full performance of the aquaLUMix, we recommend using one of our light control systems, e.g. SunRiser 4+ or SunRiser 8. Thus, you can regulate the brightness of each channel as well as the resulting colour composition of the entire light system individually. The stepless operation of the SunRiser light controls allow for a virtually infinite variety of colours. As an alternative to the above system, our manual 6-channel dimmer DIMIX6 allows you to continuously dim and mix the light colouring via a slide control.
Whether you choose the automatic SunRiser light control system or the DIMIX6 manual dimmer the dimming function is always stepless and prevents the lights from flickering and flaring.
The visually optimised CleanCover not only protects the LED technology, but also increases the beam angle of the lighting system up to 180°. Thanks to this and the huge light output, even large aquariums can easily be illuminated. In addition, the LEDs and CleanCover create the natural "crinkly" effect on the aquarium floor (interplay of light & waves), just as one would expect from a top lighting system.
Use of the integrated heat recovery is an advantage, but not absolutely necessary. The temperature-optimised aluminium profile of the aquaLUMix also enables a passive cooling system. However, with active water cooling, the LEDs are optimally cooled, the waste heat of the LEDs used effectively and, in addition, the aquarium is heated: which is why water cooling is well worth it and makes complete sense.
If you decide to do without active water cooling, there must be sufficient air circulation; the existing openings for cables and tubes in the cover are usually sufficient for this purpose.
When using with sea water or deviant fresh water (eg very low PH), we recommend using the TITAN upgrade.
Whether it is cooled actively or passively - the aquaLUMix stands out for its perfectly silent operation!
Fastening / installation
The aquaLUMix is manufactured with an adjustable mounting brackets for fastening the light. Optionally, further mounting brackets are available for using the aquaLUMix as a top or drop light.
In addition, the blue, side installation brackets with boreholes are suitable for individual installation.
The aquaLUMix, with our beautifully shaped lamp housing in the colours black and silver, is also compatible as a side-mounted lamp, frame-mounted lamp or suspended lamp.
The LEDaquaristik adapter profiles for JUWEL and EHEIM aquariums can of course be likewise used for fastening the aquaLUMix light.
Our T5 / T8 holders are not compatible.
The imposing, solid aluminium light body is the product of high-quality manufacturing as is already evident from its weight, although its dimensions have been kept slender and inconspicuous. In addition, all screws and add-on pieces are of stainless steel.
The LEDs are sealed watertight with ClearSealing inside the light: UV and temperature-resistant!
The CleanCover already mounted is a splashguard of highly transparent, ultra-thin, shock-resistant plastic. It additionally protects the aquaLUMix from furring and accumulations of dirt and is very easy to clean.
The connection cable is an especially high-quality rubber-coated 250-cm, 8-lead flat cable.
Scope of delivery (already assembled)
- aquaLUMix LED light in length and light colour according to the selection available.
- 4x stainless steel tube nozzles for connecting to the optional water cooling
- 1x 180° silicone bow for connecting forward and backward flow (water cooling)
- Integrated standard mounting brackets
- Cable connections, universally suitable for use with additional accessories included in the scope of delivery
- Chip: selected 5730 High Power LEDs
- Colour Rendering Index: up to 90.2 Ra (CRI), depending on choice of colour
- The LED beam angle is 120° or almost 180° thanks to ClearSealing and the optical CleanCover
- Voltage: 12V DC (direct current)
- Service life of LED chip: ~50,000 hrs (>13 years at 10 hrs of lighting a day)
- Switching cycles up to premature failure: approx. 100,000
- Turn-on time: none
- Connection cable approx. 250cm (8x 0.75mm² flat cable)
- Connections to further accessories are delivered in accordance with the scope of the order, click
- Protection class: IP67 is not suitable for use under water!
- Dimmable: YES, manual or automatic dimmer controls see Accessories
- Shortenable: no
¹Value related to the maximum output (100%) of all 4 channels at the same time. In daily use, usually with a light control, the electricity consumption will be lower.
²The aquaLUMix also provides selected special light colours such as BLUE, RED, ULTRA RED, UV, etc., which are vital for the quality of the light spectrum. The true power of these LEDs does not lie in their outstanding brightness but in their lighting quality. Taking this into account, it is important to consider the lumen/watt details of these lights. The light performance of "regular" or "white" LEDs lies above the indicated average value.
³Unfortunately, LED products are continually promoted quoting theoretical values that can never be achieved in reality with the finished product. We think this is hardly good practice, but we shall adopt it in order for you to be able to compare our LED data with the information from other manufacturers. Read more about this topic here...