MARINELAND® Hidden LED Lighting System
Much better than the LED hoods
These light bars nicely light up the aquarium and don't (yet) seem to have the problems encountered with the LED hoods. Used with a glass canopy, they lend a very nice look to the aquarium.
November 8, 2014
Nice LED Light
Bought to replace the fluorescent light fixture on my 16 gallon bow front tank. Installed by using suction cups to attach to glass tank top. Was going to install inside existing hood, but would have needed to drill holes into the light bar to attach. Needs an easier option for mounting inside hood. However, it's submersible, so putting it inside tank is not a bad option, hopefully the suction cups hold up over time. The switch though, I am having a hard time keeping it attached to the outside of my tank with the suction mount. Will need to look at other options to keep it in place. The light works great. It's a nice white light and the blue night time mode is a plus. Only wished the switch had a way to automatically jump to night mode. I would recommend this product.
September 14, 2014
Very unique product
I bought this light because of the low profile, natural lighting effects, ease of use, and my positive experiences with other Marineland products (filters, tanks, underwater lighting & bubble wands, heaters, etc.) I have bought good products from a few other companies, but I tend to gravitate toward Marineland products, as I know, from past experience, that I am getting top of the line products that last, perform well, have great features, and look great. I know that once I bring home a Marineland product, I'm not going to be disappointed. I know that the product is going to enhance the tank without taking the focus off the fish, not to mention ease of use. It's not bulky or heavy, and allows unobstructed view from the top of the tank for those who have glass tops. Plus, it makes it a lot easier to perform water changes and other maintenance to the tank, because you don't have to move a bulky light hood every time you need to gain access. I like that there are different options for mounting it- a deep groove to slide the inside lip (of the upper black tank rim) into and suction cups that allow it to be mounted to the tank glass. The light angle can be changed by turning the built-in knob at one end of the bar. The only thing that I would like to see in the future is an option to replace the light tube part. Other than that, this light is THE answer to eliminating extra bulk and creating a streamlined, elegant aquarium
May 31, 2014
Had problems; Marineland replaced the unit immediately.
I wrote a review which wasn't flattering and was contacted by Marineland to review the problems I experienced. Because the original unit wouldn't adjust the lighting down I was sent a replacement. The new unit adjusted as desired and is now a supplement to the main lighting, which is the 48-60 Reef Capable with timer. The extra lighting is a real plus in my 75 gallon reef system although it is designed for smaller aquariums. The concern shown by Marineland for satisfying their customers was in my opinion, superb.
May 10, 2014