Best Full Spectrum LED By Brad on 11/17/13Brad would recommend this product to a friendComing from T5 and then 2 colour LED strips, I am amazed by this lights output. The shimmer is amazing, the most realistic you will find anywhere. The installation was easy, with the Gooseneck. The tuning of Spectrum and Dimming is very easy. I plan on controlling the A360W with the Neptune Apex and can't wait to share my experience.
Hey DrJohnM By Brandon on 10/18/13Brandon would recommend this product to a friendYou must be talking about the 350? You can control the blue and intensity. You must set up profiles on the Neptune apex program the different intensities and colors. Configuration - Profile setup - control type(RAMP) then set you ramp time and then intensities1-100. Color is the same under intensity 20 - 100 with 100 being 10,000k, 20 being 20,000k. You set your profiles and then put them in VAR1 and VAR2 like this
If Time 07:00 to 11:00 Then Int_Rise
If Time 11:00 to 18:30 Then Int_Day
If Time 18:30 to 22:30 Then Int_Set
Look on the Neptune forums
Works great with my apex By Carl on 10/15/13Carl would recommend this product to a friendWith my Apex I was able to emulate my ecotechs. I am able to ramp up and ramp down intensity while shift spectrums back and forth through out the day. Save your self some time and visit the Neptune Systems community support. They have example programs for it all ready. And when fusion comes out it will be programmed just like the ecotechs graphically. Make sure to be the Apex interface cable. You can also gang several together and control with on interface using the unit link cable. These are very easy to mount and I love the gooseneck. It could be a little longer. Also, it does not have a giant power supply like the ecotechs and did not constantly trip my gfi like my ecotechs. On top of this the color and shimmer have to be seen. I have been very happy with my ecotechs but I may be selling them and buying more of the A360s.
Great looking but lack controlability. By DrJohnM on 10/4/13DrJohnM would recommend this product to a friendI bought these light as a first step in switching my 75g tank from fresh to salt reef.
My impressions are mixed.
1. Excellent MH replacement. Great shimmer. No individual colors in the shimmer.
2. Extremely high brightness potential. I use it close to 20% power.
3. Small in size. Easy tank access with lights on.
4. Extremely cool.
1. NOT fully programmable! I bought a $300 Neptune system to later find out that it can control INTENSITY ONLY. It can't change the level of blue. I wanted a light that could go from off to a slow ramp up in the blue spectrum then replicate mid-day as the light turns more white and more intense then back the same way. NOT POSSIBLE YET. Worst yet it didn't say this on the site and I CAN'T RETURN THE EQUIPTMENT I PAID FOR TO BULK REEF SUPPLIES after they guided me to buy it.
2. Lowest light level is equivalent to a T5 fluorsent bulb then they just turn off. I wish they would fade to black.
Best looking LED so far! By Brandon on 10/2/13Brandon would recommend this product to a friend(A360N) I just set up two of these over my 162 mixed reef and all I can say is WOW. I had two AI Vega with a 400W metal halide and I was using the vega blues on the side for more of a blue effect like actinic lighting. But the Vegas have a disco effect on the rocks and corals. The A360N looks like a 20K metal halide and has a shimmer that I think looks better than a metal halide. Best LED by far!!!
The shimmer is excellent By Ryan on 9/22/13Ryan would recommend this product to a friend(A360W) I just picked up these lights from the BRS warehouse on Friday and once i got home i started playing with them. The first thing i noticed was the besides the Goose neck mounts i bought to mount these, the 2 different mounting options Kessil sends with these is nice. The cords are that come with are each about 6ft and more then enough room to run them for my 180 gallon. Once i got these hooked up and had them running all day, i did not notice any additional heat exchange inside my tank or the room these lights are in. They look nice and run cool even when they are turned all the way up. I would recommend these to anyone and im thinking about purchasing them for my 75.
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