Kyocera Corporation is a Japanese multinational ceramics and electronics manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded as Kyoto Ceramic Company Limited in 1959 by Kazuo Inamori and renamed in 1982. Recently, they announced the development of the world’s first full-spectrum LED lighting for aquariums.
Kyocera’s high-color-rendering LED lighting combines its proprietary violet LEDs and RGB (red, green and blue) phosphors to produce lights close to natural sunlight at specific underwater depths.
Kyocera’s new LED lighting is perfect for growing various water creatures as it reproduces the light close to the natural habitats of corals and water plants. The optical spectrum can also be customised to create the deep blue color for decorative purposes.
The new LED lighting will be available to the Japanese market in the middle of August in four types: Marine Blue, which reproduces spectrum of sunlight at 2.5m below sea level; Aqua Blue, which reproduces of sunlight at 11m below sea level; Natural White, which reproduces similar spectrum of sunlight above ground; and Deep Blue for ornamental purposes.
By mixing violet LEDs and RGB phosphor blending technology, Kyocera’s high-color-rendering LEDs produce light extremely close to natural sunlight. By developing the spectrum, it reproduces the light close to that of the natural habitats of corals and water plants at certain underwater depths.
Moreover, as each LED element emits full-spectrum light close to the natural sunlight, it produces light with luminance uniformity without color separation making it perfect for growing corals and other sea creatures for a long period of time.
Kyocera’s proprietary ceramic technology provides excellent durability in an LED light. In addition, an air-cooling function utilising air convection offers a high output while maintaining high color rendering.