12х LED assembly for reef tank v4.0R
Version 4.0R Product code: 12xV4.0R

The 12xV4.0R LED assembly is economy light source for your reef tank. Its creation was the outcome of years of research, as outlined in article
Light in the Reef Aquaria


Availability:  Out of Stock

This product is obsolete and will not be available any longer. It is replaced by version 4.1R
The information on this page is provided for reference purposes.

Color Max. current Max. voltage drop on the chain Wavelength /
Color temperature
LED emitter type
Power connector X1  
Blue  1000ma 3.6V 460-470nm Semileds C35L-BN-A, 30.6-35.2lm @ 350mA
Cool White
Neutral White
1000ma 10.8V CCT:8300-10000K
Semileds C35L-W0-A,122-130lm @ 350mA 2pcs
Semileds C35L-W1-A,122-130lm @ 350mA
Violet 800ma 10.8V 400-410nm
C35L-U-A 400-410nm, 400-480mW @ 350mA
C35L-U-A 410-420nm, 400-480mW @ 350mA 2pcs
Power connector X2
Turquois 1000ma 3.6V 510-520nm Semileds C35L-CN-A, 73.9-80.6lm @ 350mA
Red 700ma 2.8V 620-630nm Semileds C35L-R, 51.7lm up @ 350mA
Royal blue 1000ma 10.8V 440-445nm Semileds C35L-DN-A, 440-480mW @ 350mA 3pcs


Total power consumption, W: ​ up to 39
Board dimensions:  
             Length, mm / in   70 / 2.76
            Width, mm / in 60 / 2.36
            Height, mm / in 7.4 / 0.29
Mounting holes diameter, mm / in 3.3 / 0.13
Mounting holes spacing, mm / in 47.5 / 1.88
Weight, grams / oz 33 / 1.16
Completely solderless assembly. Matching connectors are included. YES

The LED assembly must be used with matching LED drivers. If using with ReedLedLab controller and drivers, control channels on the drivers can be configured by jumpers. Instructions.



  • Full-spectrum
  • Small dimensions (size is determined by secondary optics)
  • 12 power LEDs, Latest C35 generation by Semileds
  • 8 LED types combined in 6 independent channels, to provide unique control over spectrum
  • Sufficient radiation in true violet range, to provide for best coloration, fluorescence, and coral growth*
  • Minimized “Disco effect”, due to densely populated LEDs and the use of hybrid secondary optics with diffusers
  • A completely solderless solution simplifies the assembly
  • 100% quality control for all LEDs on the assembly



“*” no competing solutions were available on the market by January, 2014.

Passive cooling is not recommended at currents above 700mA.

Use our Spectrum Simulator to evaluate the spectral output of the LED assembly in different modes:

The spectral graphs are based on mathematical simulation and are provided for reference only.

Make a DIY LED fixture using our LED assembly: Video Tutorial:

Note: – the tutorial was made using rev. 2.2 of the 6-channel LED assembly and a different connector. You can also watch our video tutorial on how to use the new connectors.

Using the KRP crimper tool:

Theoretical and practical aspects of LED lighting

What type of light is available to corals in nature? What type of light do corals require for growth and for best coloration? Under what spectrum will your reef tank look its best? You will find the answers to these questions in this section.

All you need for DIY

Do you want to build a DIY LED fixture that would best fit your tank’s requirements, using the state of the art technological achievements and the highest grade components? You will find the answers to these questions in this section.


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