The all new 2023 model year Pico LED has been overhauled from the bottom up- making it one of the best options for small aquariums out there!
One major change is the new controller- we developed an advanced yet simple to use interface. The original Pico had a simple on and off switch. The 2023 Pico has an 8, 10, 0r 12 hour timer that ramps up and down throughout the day for a sunrise and sunset effect. You can set the maximum intensity in 10% increments, and moonlights can be toggled on or off. If you want to use your own timer for even more advanced settings, the controller can be removed from the light and bypassed by plugging the light directly into the power supply for use with a 3rd party timer system.
In addition to an upgraded controller with a whole suite of features, the 2023 Pico comes with a 28.5% power boost from 7watts to 9watts of power. The new onboard heat sink allows the LEDs to be run at a significantly higher intensity without overheating for an extended LED lifespan. The 2023 Pico is available in 3 color spectrums:
Refugium: Well suited for all types of algae- from macro-algae like chaeto, red dragon, etc. to phytoplankton. This color spectrum was first pioneered by ReefBreeders in 2013. 1 x 450nm Royal Blue, 5 x 660nm Deep Red. Covers refugiums up to 18″x18″
The heat sink is 2.9″ in diameter, with a 3.45″ diameter light shield. The light is 1.25″ tall and has a 10″ long gooseneck mount.
Dimmable sunrise, sunset, and moonlight controller included
The power output has been increased by 23% from 7watts to 9watts
Onboard heat sink reduces running temp and increase LED life
Integrated light shade reduces light spill outside the aquarium