First look at MarineReefLED’s Quadspec mini Par20 LED lamp
I have got my hands on one of the first of these lovely little par20 bulbs known as a quadspec from MarineReefLED(MRL) because of the range of diodes used. This bulb will be used over a tiny project soon but of course I couldn’t get this in the post and not show you the opening and do a little test. Here are some pics showing the unboxing that I know you all love so much.
Before we get onto the mounting of the light here are some specs on the bulb.
- Black anodised heatsink
- Longer body for better heat dissipation
- 5-up lens closer together for better colour mix
- 60 degree lens (a little tight but good for the picos)
- 3w LED’s (15w) driven at around 2.1w average so more like 11w
- 1x 420nm purple/uv
- 2x 455nm blue
- 1x warm white 4500k
- 1x cool white 10,000k
Now onto the fun part of getting it above the tank, thankfully that is easy with the gooseneck from MRL. This is the big gooseneck for the bigger par30/38 bulbs and there will be a smaller gooseneck available at around the same time this bulb is due out. I am going to give this a trial over my picOcean for a while as I love the colour it gives off. Just have to see how the corals respond as the light is quite far away using the bigger holder. Here are some tank shots with the new quadspec mini.
Keep an eye peeled for a follow up and I will let you know what I think of the bulb.