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Have you ever wanted your AP700 to be a bit softer light, with less appearing shadows, almost mirroring a T5 lamp? The Optical Kits are the answer. Having the ability to change the overall diffusion of the LED lights within your fixure is very valuable. Diffusion optics have been used in the lighting industry for years, it's about time we use them with aquariums.
- Perfect for acclimation
- Reduces hard shadows
- Reduces light scatter
- Softens source of light
- Easy magnetic install
- Under 15% loss of overall light
- 2x Major Diffusion Optical LED Lenses
Easy install, Great effect, slightly flimsy. By Puff Daddy Reef @Youtube on 6/5/2016Puff Daddy Reef @Youtube would recommend this product to a friendI have a 80 gallon deep blue frag tank with lots of surface agitation. I bought these the help reduce the hard lines of the shimmer and further blend the colors. I purchased the major diffusion kit because, honestly, these lights are so powerful I an not worried about reducing the output by 15%.
The construction surprised me most. I expected a frosted glass lens encased in a hard plastic mount with magnets inside. Instead it is a plastic frosted lens surrounded by a rubber material with imbedded magnets. The result is each optical is extremely lightweight, yet slightly flimsy. It is most noticeable in the slight gap that forms between the light and the lens that lets a tiny amount of light bleed out the edge. Check out my youtube review to see what I mean. This is minor though and superbly outweighed by the effortless installation and perfect blending of the light from individual LED's. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a slightly softer shimmer and better blended light. We are talking about only an incremental improvement but I think it is worth it.