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My new Orphek LED light

Postby mitchell » November 2nd, 2010, 9:45 pm

Just got my Orphek LED light fixture. I thought I would share an early review of this sexy looking light.

Came packed nicely. The company is based in Israel. It claims it's LED and lens technology were designed by their own engineers specifically for reef applications. The fixtures are still assembled in China. :(

Packed nicely
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The timer unit is a bit complicated. This was the one part of the system that was not designed specifically for this application.
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The fixture is very nicely built. The acrylic cover has a nice, smooth finish.
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Moonlights
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All lights on
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Hanging the fixture
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Full tank shot
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The fixture is a bit high right now while I acclimate since I am replacing a 250MH and the Orphek is much brighter.
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby The Escaped Ape » November 2nd, 2010, 10:10 pm

Oooh, very nice. Will be following with a lot of interest. 8)
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Louey » November 3rd, 2010, 6:43 am

That is a nice looking fixture.

How noisey are the cooling fans?

I am waiting for a fixture to come out that I can put on my 24G cube without the wall brackets. Something like a Sunpod.

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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Lawdawg » November 3rd, 2010, 8:05 am

I like the look of it :)
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby mitchell » November 3rd, 2010, 8:09 am

Louey wrote:That is a nice looking fixture.

How noisey are the cooling fans?

I am waiting for a fixture to come out that I can put on my 24G cube without the wall brackets. Something like a Sunpod.

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The fixture really does look nice.

It has two fans in the fixture. They can be heard, but they are not particularly noisy. Supposedly this version has quieter fans than the original. They are nowhere near as noisy as my variable icecap fan was on my MH horizontal pendant.

The timer unit also has a fan, but that is in my cabinet and cannot be heard next to my return pump and skimmer.
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby mitchell » November 3rd, 2010, 8:10 am

The Escaped Ape wrote:Oooh, very nice. Will be following with a lot of interest. 8)



Tom, this fixture would look lovely over your elegant tank!
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby The Escaped Ape » November 3rd, 2010, 8:37 am

mitchell wrote:
The Escaped Ape wrote:Oooh, very nice. Will be following with a lot of interest. 8)



Tom, this fixture would look lovely over your elegant tank!



Don't tempt me, I'd get into a whole world of trouble. Plus, the Giesemann doesn't look bad either. :P
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Louey » November 3rd, 2010, 9:06 am

Where'd you buy this fixture at?

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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby mitchell » November 3rd, 2010, 9:34 am

Louey wrote:Where'd you buy this fixture at?

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My LFS ordered this for me.
http://www.ichthythings.com/

It's now also available online.
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Louey » November 3rd, 2010, 10:18 am

mitchell wrote:
Louey wrote:Where'd you buy this fixture at?

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My LFS ordered this for me.
http://www.ichthythings.com/

It's now also available online.


I couldn't find them in that link.
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Well Sea's'ned » November 3rd, 2010, 10:59 am

Very nice. :)
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby mitchell » November 3rd, 2010, 11:06 am

Louey wrote:
mitchell wrote:
Louey wrote:Where'd you buy this fixture at?

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My LFS ordered this for me.
http://www.ichthythings.com/

It's now also available online.


I couldn't find them in that link.


You asked where I got them, not if they have the lights on their website.

Here's the company site
http://www.orphek.com/

Also now available at marine depot. Proud sponsor of RDO
http://www.marinedepot.com/24_Inch_Orph ... TF-vi.html
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Louey » November 3rd, 2010, 12:42 pm

mitchell wrote:
Louey wrote:
mitchell wrote:
Louey wrote:Where'd you buy this fixture at?

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My LFS ordered this for me.
http://www.ichthythings.com/

It's now also available online.


I couldn't find them in that link.


You asked where I got them, not if they have the lights on their website.

Here's the company site
http://www.orphek.com/

Also now available at marine depot. Proud sponsor of RDO
http://www.marinedepot.com/24_Inch_Orph ... TF-vi.html


$850. Ouch.

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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Well Sea's'ned » November 3rd, 2010, 12:49 pm

:lol: Yeah, but the power savings makes it all worth it.
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby mitchell » November 3rd, 2010, 12:56 pm

I was about to make my annual purchase of MH and CF replacement bulbs which cost $200. I figured that with the lifespan of these LED bulbs coupled with the power savings and significantly reduced heat production, I'll come out way ahead on this deal.

My rationalization worked. :D
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Well Sea's'ned » November 3rd, 2010, 12:58 pm

CF... CF=compact fluoros? Which I call CFLs.

I buy cheap bulbs, from Lowe's. Still waiting for LED to gain wavelength/spectrum ground.
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Louey » November 3rd, 2010, 3:01 pm

mitchell wrote:I was about to make my annual purchase of MH and CF replacement bulbs which cost $200. I figured that with the lifespan of these LED bulbs coupled with the power savings and significantly reduced heat production, I'll come out way ahead on this deal.

My rationalization worked. :D


I'll be glad when they come out with a little smaller version. My 24G has 150W MH now. That's plenty of light. But I would like to elimate the heat and lower the power consumption.

I'm sure more choices will be available shortly. I'm holding out.

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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby browncj7 » November 4th, 2010, 7:42 am

mitchell wrote:I was about to make my annual purchase of MH and CF replacement bulbs which cost $200. I figured that with the lifespan of these LED bulbs coupled with the power savings and significantly reduced heat production, I'll come out way ahead on this deal.

My rationalization worked. :D



Bulbs are damned expensive...

What is the estimated life of the LED fixture?
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby The Escaped Ape » November 4th, 2010, 8:35 am

I think a lot of the better quality LED bulbs are like 50,000 hours aren't they?
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Re: My new Orphek LED light

Postby Louey » November 4th, 2010, 8:36 am

Yep, LED are supposed to last 50000 hours. I could see them lasting much longer.

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