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Old 12/06/2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Vertex Illumina Club

Just got this bad boy in the mail..



Set it up last night and it was already in sunset mode (I think) on the default settings.. Very blue





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Old 12/06/2010, 01:38 PM   #2
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does anyone know if the USB stick is Mac compatible yet?


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Old 12/06/2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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After work.... Excuse the aquascaping.. Had to move some LR out of sump temporarily while I modify it.


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Old 12/06/2010, 07:20 PM   #4
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wow that thing is bright, i'm going to google that!


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Old 12/06/2010, 07:22 PM   #5
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can you give us some specs on that model # ?


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Old 12/06/2010, 08:52 PM   #6
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can you give us some specs on that model # ?
This is really all I can find "Vertex Aquaristik is releasing a big brother to their Illumina 200, the Illumina 260. There isnít much information available on this new Illumina 260, but it is confirmed that the light will feature Cree LEDs and is 30% brighter than the older 200 model. If the 260 shares any similarities with the 2oo, it will probably also feature an on-board controller which will allow hobbyists to create many different dawn to dusk effects and even weather simulations. Additionally, the Illumina 260 will most likely come in a wide variety of sizes from 1′ to 6′. There is currently no official price or power consumption information on these models, as Vertex only announced the light a week ago, but as information comes to light, weíll be sure to update."

I'll show you a link to the Illumina thread I found


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Old 12/06/2010, 09:31 PM   #7
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Old 12/06/2010, 10:55 PM   #8
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Is that the 3 foot model or 2 foot?, what are the dimensions of the tank?., how do you find the coverage front to back

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Old 12/07/2010, 05:08 AM   #9
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does anyone know if the USB stick is Mac compatible yet?
I think so as their website has an Apple firmware for you to download.

http://www.vertexaquaristik.com/Prod...na/SR1800.aspx


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Old 12/07/2010, 05:15 AM   #10
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This is really all I can find "Vertex Aquaristik is releasing a big brother to their Illumina 200, the Illumina 260. There isnít much information available on this new Illumina 260, but it is confirmed that the light will feature Cree LEDs and is 30% brighter than the older 200 model.
More info here

http://www.jlaquatics.com/manuals/ve...60_release.pdf


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Old 12/07/2010, 07:55 AM   #11
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The tank is 29,52 x 22,44 x 19,7 inch. The light is the 2 foot model it has 5 Led modules on it.

thanks for the firmware update.. I wasnt sure if it was a firmware thing or if new hardware was required.

coverage front to back is more than enough.. I have my light 4 inches off the water becuase of spill over. I imagine when i start putting livestock in the tank I will have to dim the lights.

Side to side is also more than enough.. you can clearly see the side spill over on the pictures ive posted above.


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Old 12/07/2010, 11:48 AM   #12
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Although it says firmware, it is an application that is to be installed on the computer. From that V-Link application you can configure the settings for the lights.


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Old 12/07/2010, 06:35 PM   #13
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Do the mounting legs come with the fixture?


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Old 12/11/2010, 07:16 PM   #14
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Although it says firmware, it is an application that is to be installed on the computer. From that V-Link application you can configure the settings for the lights.
Thanks!

And no mounting legs. Comes with a hanging kit


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Old 12/11/2010, 09:01 PM   #15
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Good news! I talked to the wife long and hard about this one and it looks like I'm going to be joining this club this Xmas. Woot!


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Old 12/13/2010, 05:30 AM   #16
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I'm part of the club!
Joined this past Thursday picked up a Sr900-200 model loving it and so is my tank.


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Old 12/13/2010, 06:39 AM   #17
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Where do you get them? I have searched and cannot find any retailers.


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We can get them local here in Toronto. Due to some patent stuff they can't be sold in the USA right now.
Send me a PM i can help you score one if you want.


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Send me a PM i can help you score one if you want.

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Old 12/13/2010, 10:54 AM   #20
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Where do you get them? I have searched and cannot find any retailers.
I ordered mine onine through J and L aquatics.. They were able to ship it to me no problem.


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I'm part of the club!
Joined this past Thursday picked up a Sr900-200 model loving it and so is my tank.
congrats! obviously the coolest lighting club on web.. any pics?


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Old 12/14/2010, 05:14 AM   #22
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I heard that someone has V1.5.26 for the V-Stick software and I am still using V1.5.22. Where can I find the V1.5.26 software download? Vertex web site has only posted the V1.5.22.


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I heard that someone has V1.5.26 for the V-Stick software and I am still using V1.5.22. Where can I find the V1.5.26 software download? Vertex web site has only posted the V1.5.22.
I'm also on 1.522, whats the difference between the 2 ?

Also i am curious to see what everyone is using for their expert settings, right now i have my white toned right back but the blues are in the 60's-70's range.
So far i am loving the light.



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Old 12/14/2010, 11:24 AM   #24
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From there website, here is a link to the newest firmware for MAC:

http://vertexaquaristik.com/Portals/...541_OSX105.dmg

I am have to wait till christmas for my USB..


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I'm also on 1.522, whats the difference between the 2 ?

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I don't know but I think for any newer version it will fix some bugs and add some new features, and then plant some bugs for future versions


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