Luxon Pro Engineered Features

New Generation Spectrum for Reef

Differing from lighting fixtures produced with SMT, manufacturers can only procure ready-made LED spectra from various LED chip suppliers (such as Cree, OSRAM, Bridgelux, Osram, etc.). Due to limited spectrum options, a lighting fixture’s spectrum may only exhibit multiple peaks of varying intensities, rather than being crafted into a broad and continuous spectrum like natural sunlight, such as the broad peaks of Blue light and White light.

ZOOX’s proprietary dense chip technology enables us to achieve a seamless blue light spectrum, marking a groundbreaking advancement in the aquarium lighting industry.

Our Blue Channel spectrum seamlessly covers the following wavelengths: 390nm, 420nm, 430nm, 440nm, 450nm, 460nm, 470nm, 480nm.

Our White Channel spectrum seamlessly covers the following wavelengths: 360nm all the way to 740nm(NIR).

Therefore, our initial aim was to pioneer the development of a comprehensive Blue and White spectrum, providing a wide and comprehensive range of wavelengths to promote optimal growth for coral and other marine organisms, thus allowing them to display more vibrant colors.

Fluorescent Proteins

In the field of bioscience, the captivating fluorescent colors observed in coral and various marine organisms stem from the interaction of multiple fluorescent proteins, commonly referred to as pigments. These pigments, produced by these organisms, enhance colors through specific wavelengths of light, reflecting and amplifying them to the human eye.

There are numerous research studies conducted by scientific institutions and laboratories online regarding the relationship between fluorescent proteins and marine organisms. We can provide one as a reference, and if interested, you can explore more by searching online.

How important about Optic in Reef Lighting

Many reefers and scientists have discovered that certain coral species do not grow as well in terms of shape and coloration under artificial reef lighting compared to their natural habitat under the sun. This has resulted in irregularities in shape and coloration during captive breeding under reef lighting.

One reason for this discrepancy is that natural sunlight provides spectral uniformity in all directions, whereas reef lighting may not replicate this uniformity effectively.

Spectral Uniformity

Our dense LED chips, combined with our optic solution, achieve approximately ±1% spectral uniformity. This level of uniformity is not typically achievable with standard SMT LED fixtures.*(Data were tested using an Uptrek Spectrum Meter equipped with a custom stray light shutter, positioned 45cm from the light source. A total of 12 samples were taken on average from the 36″ x 24″ area, and 18 samples were taken on average from the 48″ x 24″ area.)

Myst of the Reef Lighting spectrum measured

Reef lighting is a complex lighting source used in professional aquarium setups. High-quality reef lights on the market typically incorporate 5-15 different wavelength LED chips to create an optimal light spectrum suitable for coral growth and coloration.

However, several factors contribute to the challenge of delivering consistent spectrum to corals. The refractive index difference between air and water, coupled with the constant movement of water surfaces in aquariums and the shadowing effects from aquascapes, can lead to corals receiving inconsistent light spectra even within the same placement.

Achieving uniform mixing of these different spectra is a significant technical challenge. Unlike RGB lighting, where color mixing is visually discernible, the spectra used in reef lighting often fall within the range of 380nm to 480nm, making it impossible for the human eye to accurately perceive the resulting color blends.

While spectrum meters typically use diffusers to capture a wider range of light inputs, this approach is standard for commercial lighting but may not effectively capture how well different LED spectra mix together in reef lighting scenarios. As a result, while reef lights can emit a spectrum suitable for reefs in theory, the actual light received by corals may not always match these ideal conditions due to the complexities involved.

How do we measure the spectrum

In the ZOOX optics laboratory, we are dedicated to developing the optimal solution for providing consistent spectrum to corals. To ensure precise spectrum collection under varying light conditions and from different LED sources, we have customized a stray light shutter on the spectrum sensor. This innovative and rigorously controlled light collection channel only allows the spectrum sensor to receive light with a diameter of up to 10mm from the top, minimizing stray light interference to ensure accurate spectrum sensing. Our goal is to achieve a spectral uniformity of ±1%, maintaining consistency regardless of the placement or height of corals within the aquarium.

Successfully meeting these stringent requirements has enabled us to complete the development of new dense chips and world-class optical reef lighting devices: Luxon Pro and AcroBooster. Equipped with advanced optical solutions, these two products set a new benchmark in reef lighting technology. This advancement ensures the optimal conditions for coral growth and health, reinforcing our commitment to innovation and excellence in the field of aquarium lighting.

Color Mixing

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