Photon 24-V2+

(50 customer reviews)



The Photon 24-V2+ is ideal for sps, mixed reef, or soft coral tanks 28″-36″ long, and measures 23.5″ x 8.5″ x 1″ tall.

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The Photon Series is our flagship light. Designed for reef tanks from the beginning, the Photon V2+ brings refinement, style and power to your aquarium at an affordable price.

The Photon V2+ adds an upgraded controller to the Photon V2s. Our new controller is very similar in how it is programmed, simply enter the intensity you would like for each hour during the daylight and night time cycle. However the V2+ Controller takes those one hour steps, and automatically splits each hour into 10 small ramping increments. That means smoother ramping and more realistic transitions between night and day.

The Photon V2+ uses 5 watt Cree XT-Es, and 3 watt Cree, Semi, and Osram diodes, bringing the Photon V2+ up to date with the latest in LED technology. There are also 6 dimming channels, so you can have precise control over every color.

Our layout is based on years of reef keeping, research, and consulting with experts and renowned hobbyists. We target both chlorophyll and the accessory proteins and symbiotic bacteria in coral tissues which aide in growth and color. Just ask one of our customers- our layout is one of the best around and has been for years!

Each light is now made with a slim, 100% extruded aluminum case which will not rust in a marine environment and is built to last. Each light includes adjustable tank mounting legs as well as the standard hanging set. Alternatively, you can use the T track on top of the light with your own bolts, for almost limitless mounting configurations.

The Photon V2+s are cooled with silent, temperature-controlled fans. The Air moves over the heat-sink and never comes into contact with the internal electronics, keeping all components cool and dry.

The new Photon V2+ includes a wireless hand-held controller that can program multiple Photon V2+ units at the same time. (Note: The new remotes are not compatible with the original V2- however upgrade kits are available). You can program the light to change all 6 channels every hour for a sunrise, sunset, and moonlight simulation. The new smart controller will then take that hourly program, and automatically break it into 10 smooth ramping points. Because of the WiFi signal the controller uses, you can even program your lights through a canopy while comfortably seated across the room.

The ReefBreeders Photon V2+  is backed in the USA by our full 2 year warranty, which covers parts, labor, and shipping for the entire fixture and controller, both ways.

The exact dimming channel breakdown is as follows:

Channel 1 Deep Red 2 Osram 3watt 660nm
Channel 2 Green 2 Semi LED 3watt 520nm
Channel 3 Royal Blue 12 Cree XT-E 5watt 450nm
Channel 4 White 10 Cree XP-E 5watt 5500K
Channel 5 Cool Blue 8 Cree XP-E 3watt 480nm
Channel 6 Violet 10 Semi LED 3watt 420nm

Click Here to download our layout.

Ships From Wakefield, RI USA 

Additional information

Weight 12.5 lbs
Dimensions 33 × 10 × 5 in
Product Dimensions

23.5" x 8.5" x 1"

Coverage Area

FOWLR/Softies: 38" x 24" x 30", Mixed Reef: 36" x 24" x 30", SPS: 30" x 24" x 30"

Number of LEDs

44 5watt and 3watt LEDs


100 Degree TIR


3 Manual Modes, 6 Control Channels, Full Sunrise, Sunset, and Moonlight Ramping, Wireless Remote With Touch Buttons.

Actual Wattage Draw

140watts Max, 90-220V AC Input | 48V DC 1150ma max amperage output

Included Accessories

Adjustable Ceiling Suspension Kit, Controller, Manual, Power Supply, Tank Mounting Legs


24 Months USA

50 reviews for Photon 24-V2+

  1. matthew lucero (verified owner)

    light has been great so far. very easy to program.

  2. Kristine A. (verified owner)

  3. Mark Workman (verified owner)

    Great light, Great price compared to other brands, and tons of customization

  4. Joey Belviso (verified owner)

    Incredible reef light!!

  5. Camran Moeun (verified owner)

    It works very good can adjust the settings see great improvement of the corals coloration and very easily programmable and the slim sleek look doesnt make the area look cluttered, its light weight so the fear of it ever falling is gone. Thank you guys

  6. Bryce (verified owner)

  7. Jake (verified owner)

    This light is the BEST. It has a sleek profile, amazing customization, and its very reasonably priced for such a quality light. Very happy!

  8. Kyle C. (verified owner)

    Best light on the market

  9. Brian Fuller (verified owner)

  10. duke.n.augie (verified owner)

    Only a day in so take it for what it’s worth. 5 stars right now. Reef breeders shipped my light out fast and it arrived in perfect condition. The programming was a little daunting at first, but it quickly made sense and was easy to do and relatively quick as well. ANY talk of disco balling on the inernet is bogus. The colors blend well and these chipsets provide great color. The only thing this light lacks is a set it and forget it aclimation mode. I am in the middle of setting up a larger tank and I will buy more of these.

  11. Alfonso M. (verified owner)

  12. myfirstfishtank

    Okay, so I will admit, I had a slight hesitation at first. I thought, “How could these be half the price of other brands and still be as good?” But I will admit, I just purchased my second set of Photon V2+! I absolutely love these lights. Let’s go over pros and cons first.

    – Low profile
    – A sleek, modern aesthetic
    – Completely customizable color spectrum
    – Programmable with wifi controller
    – Anemones are growing and reproducing
    – Corals are growing well.
    – Silent operation
    – Comes with ceiling mount kit.
    – Great customer service

    – I only have one- you cannot program the lights from your phone or computer.

    For those of us who have or want to have reef tanks, the biggest thing we are looking for is coral health and growth. It is a bonus if the fixture is sleek looking and affordable. I have owned the top of the line lights (Ecotech) in the past, and I can honestly say I like these better. I personally love the wider LED spread, and the way these lights hang over my tank.

    As a YouTube and Instagrammer, these lights also look amazing in pictures, and I can easily and quickly switch between daylight and cloudy settings for the best photos.

    I can’t rave about these lights enough, and I consider myself a Photon reefer now! Happy Reefing! My First Fish Tank. @myfirstfishtank.

  13. Jeffandchristied (verified owner)

    I am in love with my reef breeders 24’s that I have combined to to make 48 I have added 2 bars on the sides I have taken provided brackets and modified them to fit a little bit to give it a little bit more slimline look

  14. myfirstfishtank

    Check out my previous review! Just scroll up! Wanted to add some photos. These lights are amazing! I own two sets!

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I only knock it to 4 stars because I am experiencing some color separation, but I am trying to mount it fairly low on the provided legs. I halfway expected it to happen, but was hoping for the best. Customer service has been top notch, and among the best I’ve dealt with while helping me address the color separation. If you have any questions about the light before or after purchase don’t hesitate to ask because they are very willing to help you!

  16. Kyle Byrne (verified owner)

    Really happy with my new lights.

  17. Anthony Hallman (verified owner)

  18. Steve (verified owner)

    Packaged well, quality evident! Great product.

  19. Robert S. (verified owner)

    I love this light so far. The programming was a little daunting at first but after playing around for an hour and watching the tutorial it’s actually not hard at all. Great customer service and quick responses with questions. I know now where I’ll get any lights and equipment in the future.

  20. Michael R. (verified owner)

    So far so good. Just got it and love the quality, controlability, and color. Takes some time to setup your custom schedule, but it’s nice to be able to control every spectrum every hour of the day.

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

  22. Joshua Pang (verified owner)

    I love this light. I also purchased a 4ft photon v2+, they are combined on a 6ft tank and is amazing. I recommend this light for any reefer, either experienced or starting up. You wont have to buy another light. Easy setup, beautiful color blending.

  23. Eduardo (verified owner)

  24. Dave

    i had them for almost 2 years. There top notch. Grows sps and clams, and all the most demanding livestock no problem. I just ordered another one. Waiting for shipping.

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Bought the 24 in photon v2+ for my 54 gallon corner mixed reef. Wifi controller was easy to program with the assistance of an excel spreadsheet for my custom light schedule. I currently have my lights set at 40% of my final intensity to let the corals adjust from my old 4 bulb T5 fixture. Light ramps up according to schedule and i love the sunrise/sunset effect on my reef. I will increase intensity 10% every 2 weeks. So far I can only say I wish I had bought these sooner.

  26. Matthew Nelson (verified owner)

  27. Anthony Hallman (verified owner)

    Love this light.

  28. Steve Taylor (verified owner)

    Haven’t setup yet,but looks like a well made fixture. Thank you for your product.

  29. Andy (verified owner)

    Love the light and all of reef breeder products! Upgraded from the v1 and the v2 pulls colors I’ve never seen from my coral!

  30. Todd R. (verified owner)

    5 stars even tho the fixture hasn’t landed on my doorstep yet.

  31. Chris (verified owner)

    Super happy with color, coverage, and spectrum!

  32. michael (verified owner)

    Great light at good price!

  33. Ben (verified owner)

  34. Daniel White (verified owner)

    Reefbreeders did a great job getting my light to me quickly! Very satisfied with the service so far. Also, this light is great! I owned a Kessil before but was getting too much shadowing on my SPS and PAR was too low. This light solves both of these issues and has MUCH better color than the Kessil. Do not hesitate to buy these lights!

  35. Denise M. (verified owner)

    I haven’t used the actual lights yet, but the customer service experience I had before I ordered was phenomenal. Company answered all of my questions promptly. The customer service experience I had was half the battle in choosing a lighting setup for my tank.

  36. Dan Brasel (verified owner)

    Was able to hang LED units inside the aquarium canopy. Super easy with included wire supports. Allows for easy height adjustment. One remote programs both units simultaneously!

  37. Michael (verified owner)

    These lights are seriously awesome! You can’t beat the quality for the price, and it comes with everything needed to mount it to the tank or to hang it. Setting the schedule is easy and the light itself is very powerful. I have a 48″ photon v2+ and that light is why I bought this one for my smaller tank.

    Also customer service is top notch! I had an issue during setup due to my other light being somewhat close to this one and they would take each others schedules randomly, they walked me through how to sort it out via email and their response time was very fast.

  38. Gerald B. (verified owner)

    Very nice design well thought out but had to watch you tube video to figure out programming would be nice to have programs built in however it’s up and running fine

  39. Timothy H. (verified owner)

    Great light for my 50 gallon tank. Easy to set up.

  40. Anonymous (verified owner)

  41. Johnnie (verified owner)

    Received my Photon V2+ 24 on 22 December package arrived in great shape. ReefBreeders had answered all my questions before the purchased very quickly. I am very satisfied with this purchase and impressed with the quality of the light. Programming was easy after learning the functions of the remote as I had a spreadsheet with the settings I wanted to use. I am still setting up the tank and I was able to check out the preset light modes and my custom schedule.

  42. NICK A. (verified owner)

    Color output looks amazing great coverage on the tank and it arrived 2 days soon then estimated

  43. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fantastic light. Illuminates my 36” tank perfectly and is reasonably priced. The one let down is the awful remote system which takes forever to program.

  44. Tyler Sweeney (verified owner)

    Love these lights. By far the best bang for your buck when it comes to par and contolablity also comes with 2 ways to mount them most dont even come with 1 these days.i had the reefbreeders photon v1 24″ and loved them so decided it was time to upgrade, honestly couldn’t be more happy. You won’t be disappointed thats for sure. Bulkreefsupply has a good YouTube video on settings and spread thats you should definitely check out also

  45. atnan iswandy (verified owner)

  46. Barbara (verified owner)

  47. Laura (verified owner)

    Great service. Fast delivery.

  48. Naveed M. (verified owner)

    The remote has very limited capability but the light is amazing

  49. Ethan N. (verified owner)

    It’s only been a week so I will review on how it has been so far. Overall, I like this light it makes my tank look better and more similar to what one would see in a reef store. I am also changing from T5 lights and so far I think the LED looks nicer and corals look healthy. Shipping was quick and well packed so no complaints there. Will probably update later when I get to know the light some more.

  50. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great light! Perfect spectrum, easy to control. My shipment got delayed; emailed for an update and the owner responded, let me know that the shipment was delayed due to weather. Great customer service! Corals love this thing!

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