Technology mimics sunlight at specific underwater depths

16th August 2018
Enaie Azambuja

Kyocera has announced that the company developed the world’s first full-spectrum LED lighting for aquariums. Kyocera’s high-colour-rendering LED lighting combines its proprietary violet LEDs and RGB (red, green and blue) phosphors to create lights close to natural sunlight at specific underwater depths. Kyocera’s new LED lighting is ideal for growing various water creatures as it reproduces the light close to the natural habitats of corals and water plants.

The optical spectrum can also be customised to reproduce the deep blue colour for ornamental purposes.

Kyocera’s aquarium LED lighting will be available to the Japanese market in the middle of August in four types:

• Marine Blue reproducing spectrum of sunlight at 2.5m below sea level
• Aqua Blue reproducing spectrum of sunlight at 11m below sea level
• Natural White reproducing similar spectrum of sunlight above ground
• Deep Blue for ornamental purposes

Product Features

1. Lamps emitting light mimicking natural sunlight helps grow coral and water plants

By combining violet LEDs and RGB phosphor blending technology, Kyocera’s high-colour-rendering LEDs produce light extremely close to natural sunlight. By customising the spectrum, it reproduces the light close to that of the natural habitats of corals and water plants at specific underwater depths.

Furthermore, as each LED element emits full-spectrum light close to the natural sunlight, it produces light with luminance uniformity without colour separation making it ideal for growing corals and other sea creatures for a long period of time.

2. High light output

Kyocera’s proprietary ceramic technology provides excellent durability in an LED light. In addition, an air-cooling function utilising air convection offers a high output while maintaining high colour rendering. Assuming this light would be used near the sea, Kyocera developed a robust design with a heat dissipation structure to use natural air. As this design does not require a fan, which was traditionally considered one of the main reasons for product breakdown, the new aquarium LED light can minimise failures.

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