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LED Lighting for Fish Aquariums

With so many lighting choices for fish aquariums, your head may be spinning as to what’s the right choice for your tank. There are factors to take into consideration when choosing fish tank lighting because the lights do much more than illuminate the tank. They provide the light that many fish and plant life forms need to thrive. The smaller your tank, the easier it is, usually, to choose a light source, but when it comes to larger aquariums with a variety of fish species and plant life, the decision regarding fish tank lighting becomes a bit more involved. The good news is that Zen Pet Supplies carries a large selection of various types of lighting for fish aquariums, and LED lighting is a very popular choice. LED stands for “light-emitting diode” and these types of lights are semiconductor devices that produce light when an electrical current passes through them. Let’s look at more information about LED lights and what benefits they offer over types of fish tank lighting.

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LED lights are “directional” light sources, which means they emit light in a specific direction; conversely, incandescent and compact fluorescent bulbs emit light and heat in all directions. For this reason, LED lighting is able to use light and energy more efficiently in a variety of situations. It is cost effective, meaning for the price you’ll spend on the lighting, you’ll get a good amount of light production. They won’t result in a huge electric bill because they produce about seven to eight times more light per watt of energy used. This is just one of the reasons they are more cost effective than other types fish tank lighting.

Another benefit of choosing LED lights for your fish aquarium is that it generates less heat. We’re not saying that LED lights produce no heat, but the heat that they do produce is concentrated around the bulb, resulting in little to no radiant heat impact on the aquarium. You may be able to get by without using an aquarium chiller, which will cut back on energy used even more. We recommend using a thermometer to monitor your water temperature.

These amazing lights are great for coral and plant life, too. Some are known to deliver 8,000K to 10,000K of lighting, which is plenty to keep a large variety of aquatic plants and corals thriving. Another benefit is they are compact and easy to adjust. Because of their size, they allow you to place them in your tank for easy access for cleaning and changing the water. Many systems come with a number of different settings allowing you to simulate a sunny day, stormy conditions, and moonlight. We even have a remote-controlled LED lighting systems with six freshwater-optimized color pre-sets; 12 cool effects such as cloud cover, fading lunar, storm, lightning, and dusk; four memory buttons for saving custom color blends; and an on-demand pause/play feature. You’ll find a large selection of amazing LED lights for your fish aquarium right here on the Zen Pet Supplies’ online store.