Evergrow Pro LED lighting

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Yes this is what Garry said , he said it hadnt reached its full capacity   :grin:
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it hadnt reached its full capacity   :grin:
often said about me growing up!
I should really sort this out!!

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Ok this is keeping me up at night, its crunch time on which light to buy. I saw this one at £377 a whole £23 cheaper than the luminaire, it looks and sounds like your Evergrow Carol? What are your opinions on this light guys? I like it because it will give great coverage over my tank, just not sure how the colours from the LED's would look over corals, if that makes sense? Actually the TMC 1200 Luminaire is £499.99 is this light worse/better than that? im lost...36 months warranty is not to be sniffed at on this light. 

LCD Touch + Remote Control IT2120 (IT2012) Programmable LED Aquarium Light | eBay

Last Edit: Feb 4, 2015 3:42:46 am by ToplineMarines
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I must point out there are  Evergrow fakes out there....


Consider what LED`s thier useing are they Bridgelux or are they Cree? 


It seems to be  generaly thought that tho Cree are more powerful  and binned, Bridgelux have lights more  agreeable to our eye whilst still giving the coral what it wants...


Concensus of opinion is that  w2x Bridgelux = 1x Cree  , however you never dial them up to full  power anyway, if the Bridgeluc are cheaper to buy but you need more then most likely the cost is similar???


Orphek  seem to be the top of the range, i just didnt need to spend approx 1500 or more ,when I could get a good product that would keep my corals happy. I spent with the generous discount under 500.00 I think it was.


I have had LED lights before but they were not a patch on these.


Nuisance algae is burning off and the tank is dong a mini cycle where i had the old lights totaly off for the most part of a year , they are the best lights ive ever had  one way and another.


Yes it looks like mine, however you are stuck with 90deg lenses and the standard fans .


You are not going to get an unbiased opinion out of me over anything TMC ....I do not like thier stuff, its IMO cheap and cheerful, based on my experience with thier Calcium reactor and other peoples reports of thier early  LED`s, tho thier UV units are  fine.


Give me the choice as long as this is a genuine Evergro ......and i do not see the word PRO  in the description ?
This is the one I got








Evergrow IT2120-W ProReef V2 WIFI Marine aquarium dimmable LED unit
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I am just thinking and yes it happens .... :O  I am sure  Mark of  @ukmarinelighting    will be more than happy to explain the difference between  the light on Ebay and his as I did think he was the sole agent in the UK for the Pro   .
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Reply #65

I run bridgelux LEDs on my system, they seem fine to me, my light is the starlight III
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #66

the Evergrows are getting great reviews.
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #67

Thanks everyone much appreciated  :wink: will have a word with Mark. Carol do you find the cooling  fans noisy on yours? The other think I noticed about the Evergrow it seems to be geared up for SPS or is that a sales gimmick. I wont be keeping SPS, The thing I really like about the Luminaire is that its sleek, and with the top of my tank being 6'4" the luminaire will have a lower profile, basically I don't want my eyes drawn to the light unit every time I look at the tank, id just like it to blend in and complement it. If I could afford the £749.99 id have gone with the Razor, but for a sleek lower profile the luminaire seems pretty good.
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I have the extra quiet fans fitted, so i do not know how noisy the original fans are, I belive Carlcall  might have had original fans as hes fitted ones quieter than mine , mine are 12 db .


Yes the Pro unit is an Evergro  stock unit tweeked by Mark as far as I know to make it suitable for SPS, now you might want these in the future?   So you will have a light that can do this you just dont turn it up very high .


Highest I will run mine on the white is 75% as according to the PAR readings on Marks site for this light  the PAR will be more than adequate at the surface  at 75% .


I cant see my light as i have a very deep hood surround, the hanging kit is nice as it has 2 points of attachment , both front and back for each wire and on mine there are 3 wires  .


My tank is a 6 footer and I asked for 120deg ends  to spread the light there and would put corals in that zone that didnt need  stonkin great PAR readings the rest are 90deg  , it covers the tank  fine.
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 Thanks Carol, Just been to my LFS to get crickets for my sons chameleon, spoke to Gemma, she's their marine biologist, she runs the marine fish corals and hardware section she said about the luminaire not penetrating deep enough to reach the sand bed in deep tanks i.e  24", even though they stock those lights there and she even put me off it lol I've known her a few years and respect her opinion. If I went for the Evergrow id like to suspend it id just like to now if it will still penetrate to the sand bed, if it was 12" above the water?
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Right have a look at this further down the page you can see the  PAR readings....


Evergrow IT2120-W ProReef V2 WIFI Marine aquarium dimmable LED unit


Evergrow ProReef Marine LED lighting PAR

These are taken directly from Marks web page












Evergrow Reef Pro Par Readings






I have a Blastomusa on my sand bed and hes happy as fck,
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Reply #71

The Tmc luminaire 1200 not penetrating to the sand bed, basically said don't buy the TMC get the Evergrow. She rated these lights even though they don't stock them.
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Yeah thier  getting good reviews.


Think what you want to keep on the sand bed tho ....even table Acropora will reach photosaturation at about 475 PAR , tho without a PAR meter you wont know what the TMC lights give out . She sounds honest  .


Ive googled that TMC 1200 and it does not realy give much information , i am wondering why anyone wants amber LED`s  ? or have i missed a new fad?  Thier 3w LED`s  and it mentions 45w LED`s ????? No mention of the brand of LED.


If you realy want to do some research ring TMC and ask for PAR readings at 24inches   :grin:


I like my Evergrow Pro , i feel i made the right choice  :grin: with the help from the guys here  :kiss:
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Reply #73

Hi @ToplineMarines
I have the IT2060 model and it's hung about 8" above the water surface and can reach to the base at 30" deep

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Hai do you know what the PAR is at that depth tho?
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