With the ADA Aquasky RGB 60, there is now a high quality lighting, optimized for aquatic plants, for placing on the aquarium. It is equipped with the innovative RGB LED System that is also successfully used in the Solar RGB. The design is inspired by the Aquasky G, though this model is leaner and made entirely of high-quality metal. That’s why this lamp perfectly decks the Cube Garden 60-P or every other aquarium with an edge length of 60 cm.
RGB LEDs create white light by emitting red (R), green (G) and blue (B) light. Red, green and blue hues are perceived as much more pronounced and vivid. Unlike conventional LEDs, which use green, red and blue LEDs or mix white LEDs with other colors, the Aquasky RGB 60 uses a completely different system that not only allows aquatic plants to grow their best, but also to look their best. In the past it was assumed that RGB LEDs were not suitable for aquarium lighting – on the one hand because of the high costs, on the other hand because of the low quality colour rendering. RGB LEDs contain three circuits for red, green and blue light, while white LEDs usually require only one circuit. For this reason the manufacturing costs are higher. The average colour rendering index (Ra) of RGB LEDs is lower because not all natural colours can be reproduced. The Aquasky RGB 60, however, takes advantage of the separate circuits for red, green and blue light and thus offers a very balanced light that is optimally adapted to the needs of aquatic plants. Blue light increases the photosynthesis activity and makes the water appear very clear. Green and red light makes the colours of green and red-leaved plants shine. If these three colours are active at the same time, the colours in the aquarium will shine much more vividly and the tank will appear brighter. In addition to the three primary colours, the secondary colours yellow, purple red and blue-green also appear much brighter under RGB LED light, which in turn emphasises the colours of fish. This feature makes this type of lighting very attractive for aquarium photographers as well. Takashi Amano, the former managing director of ADA, developed the NA Lamp, which even then made the colours of the plants shine more beautifully – with the Aquasky RGB 60 this concept was consistently developed further. The illuminance (lx) of the Aquasky RGB 60 is ensured by 70 RGB LEDs with a maximum power consumption of 40 watts.