RSS 2011 Aquarium LED lighting showdown — Round 2 of the Reader’s Choice ready for votes!

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    Put round one in the books and get your voting fingers ready for the second round of the 2011 Aquarium LED showdown. As we mentioned before, we picked our 32 top stories on new aquarium LED lighting that appeared in 2011 and paired them up in our first ever Reef Builders reader’s choice tournament bracket (click here for a full-size image of the bracket). As we did in the first round, voting will be open for 24 hours closing at 12 p.m. PST on January 4.

    Reef Brite XHO LED vs. Ecoxotic Panorama Pro

    The*Reef Brite XHO LED*definitely has some power, increasing output over previous Reef Brite modules.*The*Ecoxotic Panorama Pro*is definitely more robust, has more colors than the previous generation and even has an RGB version.

    View This PollMaxspect Mazarra vs. Eco-Lamps Full Spectrum LED

    There are some robust features of the*Maxspect Mazarra*making this one a top contender.*The*Eco-Lamps Full Spectrum LED*is trying to tackle a problematic area in LED lighting around having a full light spectrum represented.

    View This PollPacific Sun Metis Hypereon vs. Sunbrite Slimline S

    The*Pacific Sun Metis Hyperion*definitely is setting the bar high with Cree XM-L and UV LEDs in a sleek and stylish fixture.*The*Sunbrite Slimline S*is a sleek looking fixture, tri-color LEDs, has a great price and oh yeah, a remote control!

    View This PollKessil A150W vs. Evolution LED

    The*Kessil A150W*is definitely one pendant to keep your eye on — different colors, proprietary chips and a great price!*The*Evolution LED*from ReefKoi is a nice step up from the black box with 2W LEDs*with two shades each of white and blue and totally dimmable.

    View This PollSfiligoi Astra vs. Ecoxotic Retro 2D

    The*Sfiligoi Astra*is a sleek and slim looking fixture for smaller aquariums or using a few over a larger tank. For those of you looking for clean*aesthetics*in your light, this is one to look at.*The*Ecoxotic Panorama Retro 2D*is a great way to add LED lighting to your existing canopy or to use as a hanging light. The great feature now is the ability to dim these lamps.

    View This PollEcotech Radion XR30 vs. Vertex Illumilux

    The*Ecotech Radion XR30*hit the LED with plenty of buzz and so far the reviews have been pretty favorable for the XR30 as Ecotech Marine starts venturing out more. *The*Vertex Illumilux*is a nice, modular strip with impressive construction we were quite impressed with when we got our hands on it

    View This PollJBJ Unibody LED vs. Ecoxotic 120W Cannon

    The*JBJ Unibody LED*is a great direction the company is taking to take the manufacturer beyond just the casual hobbyist. New refinements have made the light even better.*Taking heat management to a whole new level, the*Ecoxotic 120W Cannon*has more power and is lighter thanks to efficient use of heat pipes to aid in cooling.

    View This PollAquaIllumination Nano vs. Nano Box

    The*AI Nano*is one that sets the bar pretty high no matter if its a nano or a full-sized fixture. Streamlined and refined, we were impressed with the final release version of the AI Nano.*The*NanoBox*is one nice looking modular,*entry-level fixture with four controllable channels of light plus active cooling.

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