Endorsements

Read testimonials from experts in the hobby:

“I’ve been using the TMC AquaRay LED lighting range for years with great success, growing any plant I wish with ease. My current set up with GroBeam 1500 Ultima tiles is particularly impressive with great PAR output, as well as cool and crisp colour rendition perfect for modern aquascaping. I’ve tried more expensive and higher end units and the 1500 tile remains my favourite by far in terms of form, function, quality and value.”
George Farmer, Planted tank expert and co-Founder of UKAPS.
“TMC were the first to bring affordable and useable LED lighting systems to the UK market and their range of tiles and strips continues to be highly regarded today. I’ve used several TMC AquaRays myself and continue to do so.The products, the customer support and the company’s ethos make TMC one of the best.”
Richard Aspinall, Former Editor, Ultramarine Magazine
“I get a lot of LED lights in for review at Practical Fishkeeping but few live up to what should have been the core values of LED – low energy, low heat, high output, safe, silent, versatile, waterproof lighting. The TMC AquaRay range is all of the above and is even assembled here in the UK. They do genuine R&D in an economic climate when many just buy wholesale from China, and work with some leading scientific institutions, as well as continually getting feedback from consumers and retailers, and in turn tweaking the range accordingly. PFK readers love them, and I’ve used and recommended them extensively, both for fresh and salt water.”
Jeremy Gay, Former Editor, Practical Fishkeeping Magazine
“I am using the AquaBeam 600 Reef Blue to demonstrate coral fluorescence. Our students and visitors are always deeply impressed by the spectacular glow of the corals under this type of lighting.”
Dr. JörgWiedenmann, Head of the Coral Reef Laboratory, National Oceanography Centre University of Southampton
“We are currently using AquaBeam 600 strips and AquaBeam 1000 tiles in all our small to medium size tanks.These lights have been a revelation, totally transforming every one of these displays – animals that previously looked drab and uninteresting are now alive with colour! The lights are incredibly easy to install and use, with a wealth of different settings and the electricity savings have been incredible.”
Matt Davidson, Aquarist, Anglesey Sea Zoo
“I love my AquaRay lights, switching from metal halides was scary but my AquaRay LED lights create amazing coral growth… I really enjoy the modular design and the waterproof feature. They are reliable and have zero maintenance. I use over half a dozen different kinds of LED lights and the simplicity and power of AquaRay makes them one of my favorites .”
Brandon Rutherford, Teacher and Founder of Elementary School Reef Tank Projects in the US. More information here.
“After keeping fish for many years and using different lighting systems, I was always dubious about using LED lighting as the primary source of light for an aquarium, especially a reef system. Surely LEDs cannot produce the amount of light corals need to sustain good health and growth? Well after purchasing and using the AquaRay AquaBeam 600 Ultra Duo all of my doubts have been put to bed – they are simply amazing. My corals have never opened up as much until I installed AquaRay lighting.They give a great shimmer effect and save me a lot of money in electricity and replacement lamps. I would highly recommend these to anyone considering using them – you will not be disappointed.”
Jay Lambert, Owner of saltytank.com
“Having had the opportunity to undertake several product reviews of the TMC AquaRay range and undertaking extensive PAR analyses I was impressed that they matched or even exceeded the output of more traditional T5 and metal halide lighting solutions. Not only can these products supply the lighting requirements of even the most light demanding corals, they produce negligible heat transfer to the aquarium which in itself can be a massive cost saving! This combined with the modular nature of the products which can expand as your aquarium grows means that these are truly one of the best lighting products available in the hobby.”
Levi Major, Freelance AquaticWriter
“The ColourPlus tiles are a proven performer in terms of plant growth, with their RGB LEDs making the colours of fish and plants really pop.”
George Farmer, Planted tank expert and co-Founder of UKAPS.