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Reef_Breeders
12/12/2015, 03:39 PM
Our Nano-Lite has been updated! The new Nano-Lite, manufactured by Coral-Box, includes a wifi controller that integrates with Apple or Android smartphones for complete control. They use the latest Cree XT-E LEDs along with Cree CP-E ans Epi LEDs. There are 6 control channels in total and they can all be programmed independently for a full sunrise, sunset, and moonlight cycle, as well as cloud cover and thunderstorms.

Each light includes both hanging cables and a tank mounting arm for easy installation. They are in stock now and ready to ship for only $179.99! You can order yours here: https://www.reefbreeders.com/shop/nano-lite/

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/Lvanghele/zero_LED_small%20wm_zpsemt0detw.jpg (http://s1131.photobucket.com/user/Lvanghele/media/zero_LED_small%20wm_zpsemt0detw.jpg.html)

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brad65ford
12/17/2015, 06:12 AM
Order one of these, hard to say no spec's and details of this fixture look great. really love the led light spacing over the prime or other similar fixtures. Looking forward to receiving.

brad65ford
12/17/2015, 08:04 AM
What is interesting is the difference between the the Nano-lite (moon box) and the Prime. Looks like it has similar led's # and power output but different, don't know the difference between them but the look similar.

brad65ford
12/25/2015, 07:44 PM
First day review so please bare in mind its just that... only 1 day lol. Not sure if anyone is listening but I will do my best to express what I've learned on this new fixture. For what its worth I've own a lot of different lef fixtures including Ecotech's Radion, AI Hdray's, Maxspect, Kessils, Reef Breeders Photon's, Current, Boostled, beams-work and many others yes I have problem lol. This is replacing a Kessil W160 over a 29G Bio-cube.


First thoughts from today:
-Box and packaging reminds me of some of the bigger names in the reef led fixtures but nothing to fancy.
-Assembly was super simple, small manual was included. Parts seem good quality.
-Downloaded free app for my iphone 6 plus, this fixture runs off wifi, will get to this later.(no other controller needed with is a plus)
-color of each led's are impressive, two pre-programmed lighting schedules are included one says sps and the other says lps. Loading each you can tell the sps is higher intensity on whites and other colors. Chose to run the LPS program which seem great.

Pro's
-Color of light out-put is clean unlike some of the other reef breeder fixtures I've owned I like the color options better.
-Spread is impressive and even, not must shadowing surprisingly.
-Ability to control each of the 6 different colors separately.
-Very light weight unit, doesn't pull a lot of hanging weight on the tank with stock flex hanger.
-doesn't need another control just use app.
-Fan is quite
-Size is perfectly small similar to AI Prime.

Con's:
-WiFi setup/app controller seems difficult but achievable, WiFi connection seems to get lost easily not sure if its under a time constraint. Saving/editing changes to lightning schedule seems difficult do to, wasn't sure if it was saved had to keep logging in and reconnect to ip address multiple times to reconnect/refresh. Hopefully i'm doing something wrong though i'm sure I will not be only on this frustration. Would like to see another app or possible update if there is a bug currently.
-Doesn't come with 120 lens though this seems common with all manufactures available today. Logan mentioned he would let me know when they will be available. Though most may not need them especially when not running nano tanks like myself.
-A little disco ball effect mostly do to how low the fixture is to the water surface, would go away with the 120 degree lens for shallow tanks like myself.

All in all I already like the fixture as most will too, its a fair price in a tough market right now since there are a lot of choices out there similarly priced with good controllers, this unit would compete with the AI Prime. Time will tell if it holds up and corals will enjoy it which im sure it will, since my tank is already running led's the switch should be seem-less already all corals are reacting great. Should be able to get some par testing if anyone is wanting them. Also need time understanding the cloud setting, they seem backwards in percentage of photo imagine, also not sure if the preview was working correctly. Hopefully more people will get them and we can start learning more about the controller etc. together.

Best,
Brad

Reef_Breeders
12/30/2015, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the review Brad! I agree, the wifi setup can be a bit finicky at times but you can actually set it up to connect with your router, which makes it a lot easier to program in the future vs. connecting with the light, a guide for the is linked below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bh9dgqssm6g5qa2/Nano-Lite%20Wifi%20Setup.pdf?dl=0

Also, be sure to leave a review on the website when you get the chance, this is a newer product so reviews are appreciated!

jason78
05/09/2016, 07:54 AM
Logan, can you assist me with my lights? I just purchased three and I was only able to get one to sync with my router. I can connect all three to my phone but only one to the router.

brad65ford
05/09/2016, 07:58 AM
Logan, can you assist me with my lights? I just purchased three and I was only able to get one to sync with my router. I can connect all three to my phone but only one to the router.

Haven't connected my to the router yet but does sound like a good idea. At the moment i'm just programming individually.

moondoggy4
05/09/2016, 10:57 PM
So how is the light working out Brad? I have a Kassil 160 over a 7 gallon nano.

brad65ford
05/11/2016, 07:52 AM
So how is the light working out Brad? I have a Kassil 160 over a 7 gallon nano.

Its a good light, I have a 160 kessil over my 10g they are surely different type of lights. Running two moon led's next to my 26 Hydra non HD, and the Hydra blows these away with regards to par out put hands down,, but i like the look and colors of these over the Hydra so go figure right lol.

brad65ford
05/11/2016, 12:27 PM
Here are some pictures i took today, tank is bb/ulns so not much growth or corals at this time main focus was the seahorses. Lights are on 100 percent all blues/uv with whites at 65 and red/green at 35.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c335/brad65ford/IMG_1421.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/brad65ford/media/IMG_1421.jpg.html)
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Reef_Breeders
05/13/2016, 01:29 PM
Looks great Brad!

Would you happen to have any photos with the light over the tank?

brad65ford
05/16/2016, 04:16 PM
I believe there are some photos on aquaticlog you can use.

http://www.aquaticlog.com/aquariums/brad65ford/6

Also have two of these light over another color mixed tank though there is other leds on that tank too.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c335/brad65ford/IMG_2931.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/brad65ford/media/IMG_2931.jpg.html)

These corals are from under the Moon led's, the other led is a Hydra 26. These are good lights though you do need more then one imo for corals in larger then 40g's, this tank is a 40g Fusion and i'm running 2 moon led's and 1 hydra. Would / could go with 3 moon's for this tank.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c335/brad65ford/IMG_2880.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/brad65ford/media/IMG_2880.jpg.html)
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c335/brad65ford/IMG_2927.jpg (http://s30.photobucket.com/user/brad65ford/media/IMG_2927.jpg.html)
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moondoggy4
05/27/2016, 11:30 AM
Thanks Brad, very nice tank.

Reef_Breeders
06/01/2016, 10:57 AM
I agree, very nice tank! If you don't mind, I would like to add some of those photos to the testimonials section.

TMIAAL
06/08/2016, 08:37 PM
I agree, very nice tank! If you don't mind, I would like to add some of those photos to the testimonials section.

Just got this light and am struggling a bit with the app and connectivity issues. Would really appreciate any help. Thanks

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24569762#post24569762

Reef_Breeders
06/10/2016, 07:18 PM
I replied to your thread- I think your phone may be connecting to your home wifi and disconnecting from the light automatically.

TMIAAL
06/14/2016, 07:08 AM
Thanks for the reply. Another question.

I'm using the default LPS program. How do I shift it to start a half hour/hour earlier and end a half hour/hour earlier?

Reef_Breeders
06/15/2016, 03:07 AM
Hi,

You can go to each step and move the time up 30 minutes. There are only 10 steps so it should go relatively fast.

aznflyfisherman
11/06/2016, 01:13 PM
Hi, Does anyone using these inside a biocube hood? Im thinking of taking the lens off and install the whole unit inside the hood. Anyone one tried this yet n see if it fits inside? Also whats the difference with rb nano-lite wifi n the coral box one? Thanks...

Reef_Breeders
11/06/2016, 02:20 PM
Hi,

The light should fit in the hood, however it would work much better outside of it, you can remove the hood and mount it on the rim to get more spread and more effective cooling.

The reefbreeders version carries our 2 year warranty. The reason for the name change is that we felt moon led may confuse some customers, as this is a fully functional daylight, not just a moon light.

aznflyfisherman
11/06/2016, 02:56 PM
Ok thanks, I think this would have the best light spread using inside the coralife biocube 29 hood and probably wont need to modify anything except remove the pc bulbs. I will have controllability of the light. I will have multiple btas in the tank, xenia, gsp, red macro algea n clowns.

tunicata
12/26/2016, 06:24 PM
HM, I am considering getting these for a nuvo 25 lagoon.

These do seem to sit a bit lower to the tank than I would prefer. However, I like the price compared to the Primes.

I want to purchase only 1, and use the arm to attach it to the middle back of the tank. Nothing else.

Would that work?

This tank is likely to have only softies and LPS and macro. Maybe a few basic sps in the middle.

Reef_Breeders
12/27/2016, 10:34 PM
HM, I am considering getting these for a nuvo 25 lagoon.

These do seem to sit a bit lower to the tank than I would prefer. However, I like the price compared to the Primes.

I want to purchase only 1, and use the arm to attach it to the middle back of the tank. Nothing else.

Would that work?

This tank is likely to have only softies and LPS and macro. Maybe a few basic sps in the middle.

Hi,

The Nano Light WiFi would be a great fit for that size tank.

The mounting arm will secure to the back, and you can get it more than high enough off of the water to get full coverage. Each light comes equipped with 90 degree optics, which give a great mix of spread and light penetration.

JLAagee
05/02/2017, 07:53 PM
Is it possible to purchase a replacement mount for this light?? If so - could you direct me to the link? Tried and tried to locate one online with no luck :-(

JLAagee
05/02/2017, 07:55 PM
Also - would this be too powerful for a biocube 14g?

Reef_Breeders
05/09/2017, 09:15 AM
Is it possible to purchase a replacement mount for this light?? If so - could you direct me to the link? Tried and tried to locate one online with no luck :-(


I can order one in- email me through the website.

Also, one would work great on a biocube 14 gallon, they dim to as low as 1% so it shouldn't be too much light with the proper programming.