AquaticLife EDGE LED Fixture 24", 36W (Mfg# 420284)
Great light for any aquarium!
Bought the light with no reviews on the product at the time and i think it is a great light and do not regret buying it. Sunset features are great to have and everything is auto timed. Only down side is that if the light loses power it resets the timer. I simply fixed that by adding a battery back up to the system. Other than that let me say the noon time light is BRIGHT!
June 27, 2014
This Light has great color and the Timer works well
I have 2 of these 24" lights on my 6 foot (125 Gallon) Tank. The color is great the water shimmy is nice The Timer Sunup / Sundown is very nice. The only thing I can say negative is I wish the timer had a memory because I live in Florida and every time the Electric blinks I have to set up the time and 3 timers on each lights.
July 19, 2014
So far my freshwater plants have responded well to the Edge, and the sunsrise/sunset effect if very nice. There are 2 shortcomings however: First the "lunar" light is not a lunar light at all, but a VERY bright unnatural blue light that cannot be programmed to stay off. I overcame this by installing my own moonlights and programming the others to come on for 10 minutes in the middle of the day where they did not distract. The pther shortcoming is the lack of a battery back up, so if you lose power. you have to reprogram from scratch.
June 30, 2014
No Battery back-up is a fatal flaw for an otherwise great light
This would be a great value for an LED light if the R&D department had provided a simple battery back-up for the timer. Aquatic Life customer service confirmed there was no battery back-up or any way to bypass the timer. You have to reprogram the timer after every power flicker or outage. I live in Florida where we have flickers (1-2 second outage) on a regular basis because of Storms & high A/C demand during summer.
I had to reprogram the timer every day during two weeks of thunderstorms this past May. I returned it to Drs. Foster & Smith as a defective product. I would only buy this light IF they installed a battery back-up for the timer.
June 13, 2014