sBox Extreme 16" WiFi
- SB Reef Lights proprietary layout and spectrum
- Wifi control through IOS (Apple) Up to 48 set points for each channel/ 144 per day, Android Up to 42 set points for each channel/ 126 per day
- Moon light channel
- 165w (55x3w diodes)
- Upgraded, quieter fans - higher CFM flow
- Mounting legs (16 to 30") Hanging kit also included
- 2 year USA warranty
With your Android or Apple IOS you can manually control your light with your phone. Using your phone or tablet combined with your home wifi router, you can control or program up to 8 lights at once. Save programs on your phone and switch back and forth anytime. Take your phone to a fellow reefer's house and upload your program to their lights in seconds.
Apple IOS app has 48 set points with 3 channel settings in each for a total of 144 set points, Android app has 42 set points with 3 channels settings in each for a total of 126 set points, for a very smooth ramp.
Sample Ramping Program. Download excel calculator below. Please note all suggested levels are from current owners and full liability for results is solely the responsibility of the lights owner. SB Reef Lights is not liable for any results of a customer using too high or too low intensity settings for their current reef tank set up. Every tank is different based on depth, coral type and coral placement, as well as turbidity and nutrient levels. Sample program and excel calculator may not be plug and play for your reef set up.
Down Load Excel Calculator Here: Excel Ramping Calculator
Note: Android Wifi app pairs with multiple units so you can program one light and all lights are done at once! Manual control also works with several units. Finally all units will synchronize time so they all turn on and off together to the second. Our competitors just don't do that.
So what makes this spectrum so great, besides the great aesthetics it provides?
Simple, where most black boxes like MarsAqua, GalaxyHydro, Reef Radiance, Evergrow and Reef Breeders use a shotgun method approach, loading in as many different diodes as possible, hoping to hit the right wavelengths, we instead, as seen below, hit all of the key photosynthesis points hard. No wasted energy in wavelengths that do not benefit coral growth and color.
The cross point of Chlorophyll A and C is 447nm, that is where Zooxanthallae are most efficient. We hit it very hard. Also note 420nm is where Chlorophyll A peaks and we hit that hard as well. We have more 420nm than any other black box. Also note 420nm is a trigger wavelength that tricks corals into thinking they are in shallower water, resulting in development of more protective pigment "Color". Note we don't hit the 470nm peak of Chlorophyll C as hard, there is a valid reason for this. Chlorophyll C saturates at a lower photon energy, and has a much lower density in most typical corals than Chlorophyll A. This means adding more energy there adds no value after a point. Instead we do something no other black box lights do, we hit the secondary absorption point of the cartenoids present in the Chloroplast hard. The cartenoids absorb the 490nm wavelength and convert the energy into a source the chloroplast can better use. The Cartenoid Peridinin is present in higher concentration than Chlorophyll C as well. We also hit the 660nm peaks of Chlorophyll A&C. Finally we have 395nm True UV, which not only adds to coral fluorescence, but development of protective color pigments by again tricking the coral into thinking it's in shallower water. The issue with true UVs though is that the UV actually destroys the lens over time. We have solved this problem by finding a better quality diode with a silica lens instead of plastic. Makes for a little more expensive diode, but it will last more than the 1 year max you get out of a typical plastic lens. For our white channel, we have just enough green and yellow for aesthetics, with the bulk of diodes in the 14K range. We also have 20K diodes, something no other black box has. This provides for a crisp white with hints of blue.
That means our light provides more PUR than any other black box, while helping to provide coral coloration only possible with T5s before.
Not all black boxes are created equal! We will put our growth rates and coral color up against any LED, even the trendy high priced fixtures. Add to that quieter fans that have higher CFM for cooler operating temperatures and longer diode life, Built in mounting legs and hanging kit, and finally a 2 YEAR USA WARRANTY!! All for much less than other premium black boxes.