Rated 3 out of 5 by 27
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kipster1867 Poor quality - worked for less than 1 year
Very disappointed. Don't buy it. I see one reviewer here says the problem is the power adapter -- I tried using another power adapter and that didn't work for me. This light has a metal housing and the led array looks very-well assembled. However, there is clearly a weak link / malfunction somewhere in the electronics and as everything is sealed you would have to cut things open AND be an electronics whiz to find out what exactly causes this product to fail within 1 year. I bought the 48inch one in my local store and will talk to the Store Manager on my next visit that this product is JUNK.
September 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by DarrenA It is a good light but.....
I bought this light a little over 2 years ago and the other day it wouldn't light up anymore. I was a little upset but then realized that it was only the power adapter that went bad. Since the adapter is a separate piece and plugs in to the light cord, it was easily replaceable. I found a new one for about $10 and now the light is working great again. I did look at new lights and could not find one comparable with a built in timer. A little set back on the adapter but easily fixed. I would still recommend this light.
September 16, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by JP2040 Do Not Buy
Won't last. Don't let the nice look and features fool you.
September 14, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by MsKia72 Worked Beautifully for ~ 9 Months
Being new to this hobby, this was the first lighting fixture that I purchased for my 46 gallon bow front aquarium. I learned that the lighting that came with the Nat Geo Aquarium wasn't sufficient for growing plants effectively. Hence, I purchased the Nat geo deluxe 24-36 inch lighting. Of course being new to the hobby I was taken back by the pricing for lights. Lol. Nonetheless, these lights brightened my aquarium, had a timer, and was reliable. Today, the lights went out. When in push a button, it just flashes. The unit no longer works. Out of the clear blue sky, just like that!! It no longer works. I am disappointed. I guess I expected a quality product that would last for more than~9 months. When I get my replacement, tomorrow, I will pay a little more money for a known, established brand that will last. To date, I have 8 aquariums. I did purchase another Nat geo light because I hadn't had any problems with my first purchase. I know now to prepare to have to replace a 48 inch fixture in a few months.
August 21, 2016