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    Sukei Research: Lighting II

    Light on the AQUASKY!

    The lighting system which is directly installed on the aquarium comprises ADA AQUASKY and its variation ADA AQUASKY MOON. Adopted white LED lights, they provide sufficient light intensity for plant growth. Now let’s do a research on their light distribution.



    ADA Aquasky



    White LED is a relatively new type of light. When aquarium LED lights began to be marketed, there was no product that offered adequate performance for plant growth. At that time, there was even a rumor saying that aquatic plants do not grow under LED lights as they did not provide sufficient brightness and appropriate color temperature for plant growth. However, the circumstance has changed drastically with the advent of ADA AQUASKY, the world’s first LED lighting system developed specifically for planted aquariums. The ADA AQUASKY series are equipped with many high luminosity LEDs that provide appropriate color temperature and achieve enough brightness for plant growth. This section features the research conducted on the light distribution of the major ADA AQUASKY models.



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    Light distribution of AQUASKY 602



    ADA AQUASKY 602 Chart


    W60×D30cm Distance from Water Surface: 10cm (Lux)


    ADA AQUASKY 602ADA AQUASKY 602 LED´s

    Lamp unit (high-luminosity white LEDs)



    The brightness of ADA AQUASKY 602 overwhelms LED lights from other aquarium manufacturers. Aquatic plants in the entire aquarium grow healthy under ADA AQUASKY 602, which is offering an excellent light distribution.



    Light distribution of AQUASKY MOON 601 (without MIRROR UNIT)



    ADA AQUASKY 601 Moon Chart


    W60×D30cm Distance from Water Surface: 10cm (Lux)



    Light distribution of AQUASKY MOON 601 (with MIRROR UNIT)



    ADA AQUASKY 601 MOON mit Spiegeleinheit Chart


    W60×D30cm Distance from Water Surface: 10cm (Lux)




    ADA AQUASKY MOON 601ADA AQUASKY MOON 601 LED´sADA AQUASKY MOON 601 mit Spiegeleinheit

    1. ADA AQUASKY MOON 601 with ADA Mirror Unit set
    2. Lamp unit (approx. 1.5 times brighter than regular ADA AQUASKY models)
    3. With ADA Mirror Unit installed



    ADA AQUASKY MOON 601 features enhanced brightness. By installing the ADA Mirror Unit, the light luminosity level at the rear side of the tank (background area) is further increased.




    This is the Key Point!



    “The ADA AQUASKY series achieved sufficient light intensity for plant growth.”

    “All you have to do is to place ADA AQUASKY on a compatible tank to install.”

    “The brightness is further enhanced by installing the ADA Mirror Unit.”




    Source and Copyright of the article/photos - Aqua Design Amano - ADA