Standard Double LED - "The Standard in Planted Aquarium Lighting"
Welcome to a better planted aquarium. Our Standard Double LED Planted Aquarium Lights were made to make your plants grow like crazy.
We have to copy the sun remember?
Our LED Aquarium Lights have become a favorite in the aquarium plant hobby. They easily and quickly enhance the look of low light aquarium plants and will bring you to the "Tier 2" aquarium plants.
We have multiple customers with over 8 - Yes I said 8 of our Standard Double Planted Aquarium LED Lights. Why? Because they give your plants what they need.
Our aquarium led lights deliver what is called the best, "Spectral Composition" You and I both know there are all kinds of different colors of lights you can use in your house. Well it is the same with LED Lights. Not all LED's put out the correct spectral composition. (Even if they might look bright to your own human eyes.)
The Standard Double Aquarium LED comes with TWO PACKED Rows of LEDS. (Hence the "Double" in the name)
How packed ?
Our best selling size, the 48 incher, has 108 LEDS... On one half.
YES- 216 LED's... the correct type of LEDs in our 48 fixture.
...and that 48 inch fixture only pulls 48 watts of power!
(A 48 inch fixture will fit a 40L, 55, 75 or 90 gallon)
These lights are called the "Standard Double" because they will fit most standard aquarium sizes. The Standard Double is best suited for aquarium that are up to 24 inches tall. (Any aquarium deeper than 24 inches should consider the "Blaster Series')
Our LED Aquarium Lights will fit most standard aquarium lengths. They come with legs and we recommend that you run them directly over your aquarium...without a hood. That said. If you have a glass lid, you can just lay them right over top of the glass. This will reduce the amount of light that reaches your plants however.
While LED lights are slightly more of initial investment, unlike t5 bulbs, THEY LAST FOR OVER 50,000 hours! (or 5 years!) Not to mention, the light they give off is just better!.
OUR AQUARIUM LED LIGHTS ARE FULL STRIPS- You aren't paying for a fixture and asked to "Stretch this out to make it 48 inches."
NOPE- Our LIGHTS COME STACKED with LEDS in them. Only the last inch doesn't have LEDS in it.
Again, Our lights have the spectral composition that your plants need. While we don't supply the exact spectral composition, or PAR Value (PAR is just a measurement of light in a range- but not the ACTUAL Nanometers/ Spectral Composition)
CUSTOM SIZES AVAILABLE AT NO EXTRA CHARGE! (Just purchase the next size up and let us know the exact length. Put a note in the comments. "I bought a 48 inch, I need it 44 inches")
Look- If you aren't happy with the lights after 60 days. Simply SEND THEM BACK FOR A FULL REFUND. We will even cover shipping!
Grab some of our BEST SELLING LED AQUARIUM LIGHTS and be ready to have your planted tank blow your mind!
(Don't take my word for it. Look at all of these pictures and testimonials then grab some for you and your aquarium.)
Goldfish Member Travis N. is killing it with these lights!
"2 1/2 months in.. no question Dustin your lights are the shit... I couldn't be happier with the results." Travis N.
Easy to put on the tank.
Slides easily when you need to get your hand into the tank.
The fixture doesn't get hot (only slightly warm).
Light covers the entire tank (width and depth) in all settings.
Made for hard to grow plants
Softest light setting is very nice
The fixture could be wider so the LED strips could be further apart. Less sleek would be okay. Adding an inch or two of width would be interesting. but not necessary.
Brightness probably makes algae an issue so use sparingly or use lower light settings.
Automatic timing from soft to bright to soft (morning to noon to night) would make it top of the line. You can do it manually.
I would buy it again.
Four of the white bulbs burnt out, very bright and I like the light overall but not sure how long it will last
I received my 24 inch light and I have to say it is bright. I've placed on my new dirted tank and have begun my journey.
Fast shipping and super bright! Looking forward to using it.
I've been in the hobby only a few years, but I’ve been using Dustin’s standard double almost since the beginning. As I’ve learned to be more patient with plants, I’ve ended up running them at half to find balance in smaller tanks. That's how bright they are. I have a Fluval 3.0 and a Finnex Planted+ on my other two tanks, and the standard double is far and away the brightest light. The nice thing is that even running it at half, you dial in a great mix of light depending on how you want it to be. The yellow plant strip is right in the 6500-7500k sweet spot for growing, and the white strip doesn't have nearly enough of the blue to be unnatural and annoying. So, if I'm focusing on the fish, or I'm deciding to really go after the plants, the standard double can more than handle it.
One other plus that I should definitely talk up is how tough the standard double is. Once, I was on the phone with Dustin's sidekick Josh, and I said, “During water changes, shit happens!" He's like, "Yeah man, I know what you mean." The standard doubles are the definition of the proverbial tank. They'll take all kinds of beating and still be bright and awesome.
My only complaint is about the ballast(?). The part that goes between the power cable and optional dimmers (which you should get) goes bad very quickly. Service within a reasonable period is great. When the other one went bad, it was way past the 60 days, and I didn't complain. D is totally reasonable and will work with you on this.
So, bright lights, correct spectrum, great service. It's a great light and a great experience!