Dynamic Reef Lighting with Dual-Axis LED Clusters
Solartronic is a standalone unit with patented dual-axis control. Unlike other "static" aquatic lighting fixtures the Solartronic angles the light throughout the day with daylighting intensity which can also be adjusted based on water chemistry. As we all know, lighting has a direct relationship with coral’s health, coloration, and growth rate. Unfortunately, almost all reef lighting in the market lacks automation. With today’s technology, lighting can be much more automated and that’s why we created the Solartronic.
Aquarium lighting doesn't need to be static
With the Soloartronic we can mimic the sun completely with added dynamics which allows the system to receive lighting at different angles during the day. In today’s market, many brands talk about “blanket lighting” but it is still a static light meaning where light cannot get to will never change. With Solartronic, the angle of the light source changes during the lighting cycle meaning light can be directed to wherever it is needed. This allows users to have total control of the 2 LED clusters when and where light should be distributed while the XHO light strips provide the “blanket” coverage.
Run different lighting profiles on different days of the week
With the adjustable angles in each profile, we can further allow good coverage of the system while we can change the “focus” between each day of the week. No matter what lighting fixture is being used, a static light will give the same “hotspot” every day but Solartronic converts this drawback into an advantage with multiple “sweet spots”. Corals don’t bleach in 1 day but when the hotspot stays the same daily, after a period of time, corals will suffer when receiving too much light. On the other hand, when we have multiple sweet spots, we can provide higher intensity every few days while allowing corals to “rest” after a day of more intense lighting. In many articles, this has proven to be beneficial to corals instead of receiving the same “energy” day in day out.
When being used together with Mastertronic in the same system, the full potential is unleashed
When combined with Mastertronic, the lighting intensity can be automatically adjusted based on nutrients or even alkalinity (PO4, NO3, dKH) reading. From many documentations, it has been confirmed that the higher the nutrients the higher lighting intensity should be or at least not the same level before the increase in nutrient levels. With the patented dynamic lighting feature, corals do not only receive a boring fixed lighting angle but multiple angles which create multiple sweet spots per fixture. This will promote natural lighting patterns resulting in natural growth while reducing shadowing due to overgrown colonies. These two unique features take reefing automation to the next level where no hobbyist has imagined until now! We have gathered a lot of comments/requests from various reefers who are extremely happy with the Alkatronic and Dosetronic and are eagerly waiting for the Solartronic release. The new lighting spectrum is a result of a cooperation with renowned lighting brand – ReefBrite. The ST also includes ReefBrite’s most sought-after product, the XHO, which will offer the best color pop and light spread.
- • 280W full spectrum LED reef fixture
- • Dynamic motion (2 axis)
- • +/- 24 degrees for each axis that mimics the sun travel across the reef with blanket lighting.
- • Powered by ReefBrite’s industry-leading XHO LED strips and cluster
- • Different lighting profiles (spectrum, intensity, and angles) for different days of the week (7 days, 7 different profiles)
- • 8 individually controlled lighting channels (XHO, Cool White, Blue, Royal Blue x 2, Photo Red, Green, UV)
- • Wifi iOS and/or Android app with cloud access
- • Dimension: 52 (L) x 39 (W) and 11.2cm at the highest point (middle)
• Dynamic lighting angle prevents hotspot bleaching corals but allow the fixture to run at higher (max) output to bring out more colors
• Lighting should not be set and forgotten but rather a constantly changing parameter (PAR) due to water chemistry such as nutrients and alkalinity.
• Different lighting profiles for different days of the week. An individual fixture in a group can also have a different lighting profile for best light angles.
• Auto adjustment of lighting intensity based on nutrient level. For example, lighting is now at 70% (defined by the user) and with PO4 at 0.1ppm. Mastertronic now has a new reading of 0.3 PO4 and will increase lighting intensity for the profile by 10%. When PO4 resumes 0.1ppm, the intensity is back to default which is 70%. Will also work in the opposite direction when the nutrient is too low and reduce intensity.
• True UV LED diodes. 365nm and 395nm
- • Machined reflector for the dual cluster giving best spread and without laser type beams