A little update, we ordered some more electrical stuff, but let's get to the fun part, the acrylic! This beast will have a nice gloss black acrylic panel on top, and on the bottom in the middle. The fan will be on top (under the acrylic), and we have a sick finger guard picked out. Who likes chrome? Well, you're in luck. The fan guard is really cool, and a whole lotta chrome!
Guys, we just got the acrylic in, all I can say is, it's awesome. I can see my reflection in it, you might not even look in your tank. We do not have a camera worthy of pictures, and HD SLR is on the way, one of the only cameras worthy of depicting the SuperNova. And on top of that, we built the prototype ourselves, in our repair shop, from scratch, so this one isn't even the "fancy" production model. The boards were scheduled to ship today, so the best part, the LEDs, will be on very soon!
any update for the super nova?
So here's the news: We moved most of the assembly to China, we do not have the capital to rent a large enough facility, or buy the equipment ourselves, but it will be done using the latest and greatest soldering and powder-coating tech that the factory has to offer. We will be using the same case as the Bridgelux value fixtures for the SuperNova, with some modifications. The LED layout is finalized, we decided on Cree XP-Gs, instead of XT-Es, to gain 5-8% in efficiency (yes, they cost more, but well worth it) when the new XP-G2 is more available, those will be used. The reds will be 660nm Osrams, which are far more effective than cree 620-630nm red-oranges, the fixture will include 8 violets, 4 410nm, and 4 420nm, 2 500nm cyans, and 2 520nm greens to go along with the 16 XT-E royal blues, and 16 XP-G cool whites, for 48 LEDs in total. The heatsinks will still be from heatsinks USA, and far larger than most heatsinks used on manufactured heatsinks, the heatsinks will be added in our shop in the USA. The drivers will take PWM, 0-10v analog, or resistance dimming, so all 3 are avialable, along with the option to add a Dim4 controller, or possibly the same controller used in our new 104watt fixtures. We apologize for leaving you guys in the dark for a while, and can assure you that the prototype will be here in about a month, likely less.
The SuperNova prototype is on the way, the production model will be debuted at the Sin City Reef Convention in Las Vegas this December!
well what ever happen to this supernova led fixture ???? no imput in forever, and its almost may of 2013. lol
40 Breeder Reef w/ 20L sump/refuge