AquaIllumination Vega Performance LED Blue Lights Color: Black
Excellent lights, outstanding customer service!!
I currently have three AI Vega systems. Two Vegas over an 80G Shallow reef tank and one over a 29G biocube converted to a frag tank. I bought the vegas just before the Hydra 52s came out. I control them with an AI director, which in my opinion makes them extremely easy to use and very easy to customize. I did have a self inflicted LED outage by screwing the mounting bracket in too hard (the instructions say not to use a power tool so you can guess what I did). I contacted customer support through their web site and I immediately got a response. They walked me through all the options to fix the issue and when we couldn't, they sent me two brand new light modules (called pucks) - no charge. I also contact them from time with normal user questions and they are incredibly responsive and super friendly. The lights themselves are very powerful. I only have mine at 45%. I highly, highly recommend going with AI (which btw has now merged with EcoTech Marine).
February 25, 2014
This is a great light, the only thing that is wrong is that one has to buy the control separetly, but the control is worth it. Whit the control you can explore all the possibilities that this light has to offer. The colors on my color and fish look better that what they did before, and the whether effects are amazing.
September 7, 2013
Simply the best!
I purchased two of the AI Color Vega LED fixtures from DrsFosterandSmith, after having numerous issues with the new Ecotech Radion Pro. Software issues plague that light to the point of lost livestock, etc.
It seemed like within an hour of turning the Vega's on, my corals were responding like they never have before. I purchased the controller with the fixtures and it works fantastic as well. My tank is a 60g cube and I use two of these which seems to be perfect.
You will need to purchase the rails with these lights if you plan on running more than one. The hanging kit does not have the ability to hang these without using the rails. The spectrum of these are fantastic, the shimmer is perfect, not too much, not too little. Operation is silent, no fan noise period.
I am sold on Aqua Illumination products and will never use anything else! These are super easy to program with the controller, put out amazing light, and are built very well
August 28, 2013
I purchased (4) Vega's for my 240 gallon reef tank. You do need a controller to get the most out of these lights and I chose to become part of the AI Director Beta program as opposed to purchasing one of their controllers. I've now had the light for 9 months. They are very well constructed, quiet, and look great. The lights are intense and light up the tank nicely, however I do have some dark spots with the tank. Even with that said, the coral are growing well and love the light. However, I've had nothing but issues with the Director controlling my lights and have had multiple calls into AI for support. The lights struggle to stay connected to the Director and often lose connection. I've tried the Director wirelessly and directly Ethernet connected. Also have horrible experience controlling the color / intensity between manual and automatic settings. I've conduced numerous updates on the Vega's software and so far not much better unfortunately. I really wish they had some manual controls. For a lighting system that is considered higher end, I would expect this to be a more seamless integration. In my opinion, these are not worth the current frustration I have with them and I wish I had invested my money elsewhere.
February 24, 2014