You’ll have four sizing options to choose from for this Current USA LED light:
These are the sizes advertised by Current USA. It’s worth noting that these ranges show the tank sizes this fixture can accommodate.
For the 24”-36” light, for example, the fixture is only 24 inches. That extra foot comes from the extendable brackets. This means your 36” tank would only have 24” of LED lighting.
Can the 24” fit on your 36” tank? Physically, yes. Will it provide enough light? Maybe not. You might want to get the next size up.
According to the review by YouTuber Aquarium Co-op, PAR for the “full daylight” mode on this fixture clocks in around 70-75. PAR was tested on a two-foot tank with a 12-inch depth.
Here are his PAR readings for some of the other lighting modes:
- Overcast Day mode: 14 PAR
- Nighttime mode: 5 PAR
- Moonlight mode: 1 PAR
- Sunrise mode: 14 PAR
- Cloudy Day mode: 30 PAR
In his review, he tests the PAR rating on more of the settings, and he gives his honest take on the fixture. If you’re wondering about whether or not this Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED is right for you, his review is worth a watch.
The reviews for this Current USA LED light have been largely positive. In some cases, users complain of the timer working incorrectly, or not working at all.
It’s possible that these complaints are valid and these users just received a junk timer. But this light isn’t a simple “plug and go” light–you’ll want to read the instructions before trying to operate this puppy.
Setup and Troubleshooting Instructions:
We just talked about this, but…we’re going to bring it up one more time: reference the manual as you set up this light.
The setup process will go more smoothly, you’ll be happier, and your light will work correctly the first time. Isn’t that what we all want?
The remote tends to work pretty well. If your remote is giving you trouble, make sure it has a clear path to the IR sensor in the timer. Also, make sure you remove the plastic insert that blocks the battery prior to customer use.