Photon 50-V2+ (Discontinued)

(28 customer reviews)


The Photon 50-V2 is ideal for 60″ long sps or mixed reef tanks.

Each Light Measures 47.5″ x 8.5″ x 1″ tall.

19 in stock (can be backordered)

SKU: P50V2 Category:


The Photon series is our flagship line of lights, and the second generation of the Photons brings many of the features our customers have requested from us since the release of the widely popular Photon Series. The Photon V2+ breaks away from the ugly “Black Boxes” of the past, bringing a beautiful slim profile and high end hardware at an affordable price.

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.

What’s NEW with the V2 +?

The Photon V2+ brings an upgraded controller to the Photon V2s. The new controller is very similar in how it is programmed- you 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. Upgrade kits are available at a reasonable cost for current V2s.

Our layout is based on years of reef keeping, research, and consulting with experts and renowned hobbyists on the subject of LED lighting and your corals. We target both chlorophyll and the accessory proteins 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, unlike the steel cases the black box lights use. 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. You can program the light to change all 6 channels every hour for a sunrise, sunset, and moonlight simulation. Because of the WiFi signal the controller uses, you can even program your lights through a canopy while comfortably seated across the room.

The 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 4 Osram 3watt 660nm
Channel 2 Green 4 Semi LED 3watt 520nm
Channel 3 Royal Blue 24 Cree XT-E 5watt 450nm
Channel 4 White 20 Cree XP-E 5watt 5500K
Channel 5 Cool Blue 16 Cree XP-E 3watt 480nm
Channel 6 Violet 20 Semi LED 3watt 420nm

Click Here to download our layout.

Ships From Wakefield, RI USA.


Additional information

Weight 27.5 lbs
Dimensions 52.5 × 12.5 × 6.5 in
Product Dimensions

47.5" x 8.5" x 1"

Coverage Area

FOLWR/Softies: 72" x 24" x 36" (minimum 18" mounting height), Mixed Reef: 60" x 24" x 30", SPS: 48" x 24" x 30", SPS: 60" x 24" x 30"

Number of LEDs

88 5watt and 3watt LEDs


100 Degree TIR

Actual Wattage Draw

240watts Max, 90-220V AC Input | 48V DC 2000ma max output


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

Included Accessories

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


24 Months USA

28 reviews for Photon 50-V2+ (Discontinued)

  1. Mike Simon (verified owner)

  2. John L. (verified owner)

    Not bad..colors are beautiful compared to other expensive lights

  3. Brayden K. (verified owner)

  4. Christopher J Jones (verified owner)

  5. Stephen R. (verified owner)

    So far I love it. Only thing I would say that was a bit of a pain was setting up the programming. Once I had that figured out it works like a dream and gives a great spread of color. I have a 32” deep tank and it reaches well enough to the bottom to make all my corals happy. Awesome job and keep it up.

  6. steve p. (verified owner)

    I thank you for offering a light that is controllable without wifi. I would not have purchased this light without that option. My corals look great. I will recommend reef breeders to all my reef clients.

  7. Oscar Y. (verified owner)

    Came in quick considering the weather. The light was packaged very well. The light is well built and very sleek to bad it will be hidden in my canopy. The programming takes some getting used to with the six channels but not complicated. I paid full price for this light so this isn’t a commercial.

  8. Heath Kent at Gulf Coast Aquariums (verified owner)

    Helped me with selection and quick processing and delivery. Warrantied item with no hassle. Thanks guys. Exclusive in store lights. Looks great.

  9. lagunaedm (verified owner)

    I love these lights, was debating between these and kessil and I’m very happy I decided to purchase reef breeders!

  10. William Gilbert (verified owner)

    Amazing light

  11. Christopher B. (verified owner)

    Love the photon V2’s. Putting this one over my new 150. I have the 48 inch over a 90 gallon mixed reef for 2 years and would never consider a different led lighting option. The 150 will be an SPS dominant tank. I have added one high octane UV lumen bar and one royal ice to the V2. Simply amazing.

  12. 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.

  13. Bamon adeve

    There are many different styles, decorations, materials that can be used to personalize the interior, but first we will only look at the types of staircases that are best suited for different spaces

  14. Randy Brown (verified owner)

    Purchased to replace existing 4 year old RB LED and was not disappointed. Ordering process and quality of product are top notch.

  15. Rhonda (verified owner)

    Love the light!! It’s my second one from Reef Breeders. I had the first one for almost 6 years. I appreciate how responsive they were to email questions!

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

  17. Robert M. (verified owner)

    I’ve only had the light a few days but so far, everything is great. The order process was easy and the sale was great. The light came very quickly and came packed very well. The box was very rigid but lined nicely with good quality packaging foam. The light came with two types of mountings and both can be easily installed. The programming is easy but time consuming if setting up a custom program. Well worth it when completed though. The light seems to be made of high quality materials and feels very solid. The end results are brilliant and beautiful and I could not be happier. I’m sure I’ll be growing gorgeous corals for years to come!

  18. Zachary Brown (verified owner)

    Light came quickly and expertly packed. Great online setup resources. Can’t wait to see what my tank looks like a few months from now.

  19. Jonathan (verified owner)

    I had a couple questions to ReefBreeders that they answered on FB promptly. I’m cycling my tank so haven’t programmed the light yet but this thing is heavy, it feels like a quality build. I like the style of being able to mount it with the included legs & it covers my Redsea Reefer 525xl nicely & looks clean. The packaging can handle most things that UPS throws at it. Hopefully this will work out nicely for an LPS tank. Thanks ReefBreeders!

  20. Angela Lee (verified owner)

    The light came very fast and was packed well. Even though their was damage to the box the contents inside were perfect. The light is nice and my coral look good. My issue was the program was time consuming and somewhat confusing and clunky to set up and then it took me a few days of changing to get it to look the way I wanted. I don’t like that you don’t have the option to program the light without the light being on. So everytime I made a change and went back in to fool with it, it caused my fish some stress, with the lights going up and down. I found that if I unplugged the light and set the program up on the remote then plug it back in. I still have to go back through every hour on the remote to set the light back up to do the program but its quicker and doesn’t stress them out nearly as long. I also didn’t like if you wait too long it would go out of program mode and you had to go back in. Which takes time when your reading something off a spread sheet and trying to enter it in on the remote. I’d also rather that you set a value and hit “ok” and then it would go to the next hour after all 6 channels are set. For someone putting the remote in hand for the 1st time, I felt like you needed to be an expert to work your way around the remote only using ⬅️➡️⬆️⬇️ arrow keys. I applaud them for having a user’s manual, many don’t. I wanted the light to come on at a specific hour like my other light on another tank but because of how the ramping feature is. Makes it difficult to have it come on say at 6am at 1% and then ramp after that. I have to manipulate the clock on the remote and set my program to start at 7, in order for it to turn on, on the hour at 6am….yes, I’m an early bird and like my fish and corals to be up for viewing early too with my morning coffee, we like to wake up together. Also I would like to be able to set other programs….guess I’m a gluten for punishment, but I’d like to have an acclimation program for fish and for introducing new corals. I’d like a day where its cloudy and dim with just a deep blue to simulate gloomy weather. The lightning mode is something, I’ll never use but I know most lights are doing it now. I use the violet channel for the moons cause my other light does but the remote is set with blue, so I guess I’d like to have a moonlight program, I can setup myself. Also I see their is other avatars on the remote not lit up, I wonder what those are and how to use them, am I missing something? I have used several other lights and switched because I needed more lighting, maybe I should have stuck with them spent more money because I miss the programs on them. On 3 other lights I’ve used. Kessil, Sbreef, & Dsunny. When you set it at 1%, that’s always the value that would turn the light on that hour and then the program would ramp after that. 0% it would turn off. I’d also like to see a graph of my program but not super important. It only reminded me because I saw graphs in the manual on a preset program. Maybe an option where I can plug my remote to my phone or computer and set programs and look at graphs maybe even allow me to track progress on my coral. In my honest opinion this light would be the perfect light if not for those design flaws in the program. I’d even pay a little more to have say an updated remote that addressed those issues. If I had to chose again would I have chosen this light…..? Not sure!

  21. Robert (verified owner)

  22. John Paul (verified owner)

  23. Graham Hirst (verified owner)

    Big shout out to Logan and reef breeders on this light. Wall packaged, fast shipping and set up was a breeze. Colors are great although still playing with the settings. Very happy as always

    Purchased a week ago 7/15

  24. Anthony Bowling (verified owner)

    My customers love the new lights and there corals are flourishing!

  25. Luke Modugno (verified owner)

    best LEDs for the price… this 50-V2 is going on a new SPS dominated tank

  26. Tim (verified owner)

    Love the light! Once you learn how to manipulate the remote, programming it is easy. A bit laborious going through all 24 hours of a day, but well worth the effort and time involved in setting it up.

  27. Lawrence Kemp (verified owner)

    Love the lights just have one concern can not shut off night lights

  28. George P. (verified owner)

    The light was packed very good. I had a question over the weekend and they got back to me first thing Monday morning. Very helpful

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