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Neptune Systems SKY LED Aquarium Light

Posted by Ken Brown ,May 22nd 2021

Neptune System has done it again, releasing an amazing new product. The SKY LED. The SKY is a 200w, LED aquarium light, with patented diffuser technology, that smoothly blends all of its 104 LEDs to create a homogeneous field of coral-health-optimized light — no hotspots, no disco-ball effect, no need to augment it with other lights or add-on diffusers — but best of all, none of the harsh shadowing and fractured spectrum found in most other popular lights.

Link to the Neptune Systems SKY LED!

Diffused light just like what illuminates planet Earth. . .

The earth is illuminated by the sun, but not as a single point of light like a light bulb. If it were, there would be harsh shadows and the reefs as we know them would likely not exist. Instead, our planet is really illuminated by our atmosphere, the sky, as a filter and diffuser of the sun’s rays. This results in a homogeneous, bathing of light from all directions. The SKY brings to your aquarium that blanket of natural and life-sustaining light that nourishes earth’s coral reefs.

. . .but with the “look” reefers desire

While a few prefer the natural look the sun and sky provide on natural reefs, most tend to appreciate a more blue-purple light in various degrees. But the desired aesthetic is not universal. So the SKY delivers both. It can be easily tuned to the unique “look” that individual reef-keepers desire, without sacrificing the quality of the life-giving light the corals and other animals need.

What is this light so Cool?

  1. It's a larger panel of fully blended light, no hotspots, no disco ball, no diffusers to buy.
  2. The fans blow down towards the waters surface, no sucking up salty water.
  3. It plugs into the apex for an amazing set of software controls.  Simulate the real lunar cycle, full control.
  4. No apex no problem.  Use the same apex fusion app to control just the LED without an APEX.
  5. It utiliazes existing moutning solutions, no need to buy extra stuff.
  6. I could go on and on but you get the idea.

In nature corals are minimally shadowed because they get softened light from horizon to horizon due to the diffusion aspect of the atmosphere. For proper coral growth and health, this is something we attempt to accomplish in our reef aquariums.

Unfortunately most LED reef lights have a small surface area of light origination that creates dark areas and harsh shadows – sometimes with an altered spectrum. As a reef aquarium matures, this is the main limiting factor for coral growth and health. Many attempt to correct this deficiency by adding additional fixtures, light-limiting diffusers, additional fixtures or hodge-podge together a hybrid solution with supplemental lighting strips.

The SKY has a large surface area of diffused light at the origin which emulates the horizon to horizon effect of the atmosphere and minimizes shadowing. The SKY alone is all you need to properly light your reef aquarium and provide for the health, growth, and color needs of even the most demanding corals.

Neptune Systems SKY LED Aquarium Light