- 3-year warranty
- Easy-to-use, in-line remote
- Highly water-resistant
The Easy Plant LED Light was designed to be easy, while also being affordable and long-lasting. This was no easy task as we had to evaluate every feature to make sure it justified its cost.
We started by giving it a 3-year warranty. This meant every feature afterwards had to lend itself to longevity. We made it HIGHLY water-resistant. One of the main ways lights go bad is from water, whether it's from being knocked in or it's getting sprayed with water from an air stone. Plus, our light has the ETL certification, which covers the UL listing, CSA listing, and several other North American safety standards.
How powerful is it? We wanted a light that was bright, grew plants, and made fish look great. However, it needed to work on aquariums of any size. So we made it adjustable. You can dim the light down. At its brightest, it has the most light output of any light we've ever sold. However, you can dim it down 6 levels to get the perfect level for your aquarium.
With it being so bright, does it get hot? It does get warm, but we paired efficient LEDs with an efficient ballast. We also redesigned the housing to be more robust and dissipate heat better. You'll see competing lights that are 10% to 50% less efficient. This adds up to more heat and more money spent to get the light your plants need.
Next up was making it easy to use. Therefore, we purposely made a simple, in-line remote with limited options. It has a mode button that cycles between on, off, and night time mode. Then, there are two buttons for up and down to adjust how bright the light is. The light has 10 brightness settings — from 10% to 100% brightness — and the display on the controller shows the current light intensity. (Yes, it saves its settings in a power outage or when using a timer.) This means you can share your settings with others easily. "My 20-gallon tank uses the Easy Plant LED at level at 60% and I've been growing these plants."
Does it have sunrise/sunset mode? Can I change the individual LEDs? These features didn't make the cut. The price increase and loss in efficiency in the LEDs didn't make sense when achieving our goals of the best possible light that lasts a long time while remaining affordable.
This light is what they say it is. My plants have been growing so much better at 70% brightness. Great to have the built in adjust-ability. What I needed for a fair price.
Very bright and grows plants. Awesome. Dimmer is nice and I️ hooked It up to a wall plug timer for ease.
Great light and I like that you can adjust the output by 10% increments and they are waterproof. The only bad thing: The plug is way too big and bulky. I use some mechanical timers from BN Link, but when I want to plug in the light, the bulky plug touches the timer and thus prevents it from turning and renders the timer useless.
I hope Cory is reading this and will suggest to the manufacturer to make the plug much smaller, just like the plug for their great heaters.
This is the best light, it is easy to set up and use and most importantly my plants are thriving! As always Aquarium Coop has the best customer service out there!