Commercial Lighting Aquarium

Sunshine Aquarium "Sunshine Lagoon" tankToshima Ward, Tokyo

In a tank designed in the image of a shallow-water coral reef, LED lighting shows the creatures within it in their true light

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  • An underwater world with a sense of depth created by the visual effects of the lighting scheme, the large "Sunshine Lagoon" tank offers visitors an up-close view of around 1500 creatures across 45 varieties, including Zebra Sharks, Batoidea, and Double-Lined Fusiliers.

  • Illuminating the fish as they swim in a leisurely manner around the gently curved form of the tank, a captivating underwater world is created.

  • The "Butterflyfish Dance" tank, with the "Sunshine Lagoon" tank as its background.

  • Luminaires have been positioned above the tank with their angles carefully calibrated so as to avoid any shadows from the beams of light.

  • LEDioc FLOOD NEO class 130 floodlights in a higher color temperature have been used to show the inside of the tank in a clear light, with LEDioc FLOOD FULL-COLOR class 160 floodlights creating a sense of depth through their reproduction of various carefully adjusted shades of blue.

  • A DMX compatible lighting desk connection board has been installed.


Installation date

April, 2023

Situated on the roof of the Sunshine City complex in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Sunshine Aquarium is an urban high-rise aquarium which has at its heart the concept of an "Oasis in the sky", and is designed as a new space where visitors can discover, be moved, and enjoy a moment of escapism from the everyday.

Driven by the primary objectives of achieving energy savings and also reducing its environmental burden as a facility, the aquarium carried out LED upgrade works in April 2023 on the lighting of the "Sunshine Lagoon" - the aquarium's flagship tank designed to resemble a South coral reef with its volume of 240t. In addition to reducing energy consumption, one of the key features of LED lighting is that it emits very little heat, and thanks to this it is also anticipated that the costs and consumption incurred by the air conditioning necessitated by the previously installed metal halide lamps during the summer period will also be reduced. Seeking to recreate the existing image of the tank with in which an enchanting world of aquatic blue spreads within and across it, compact LEDioc FLOOD NEO class 130 floodlights were installed to the front of it, and color changing LEDioc FLOOD FULL-COLOR class 160 installed behind it. The resulting gradient effect has been achieved through precise calculation and adjustment of the installation angle of each luminaire, from the colors of daylight at the front through to the deeper hues of blue to the rear, creating a scene with a sense of depth whilst ensuring that the joins between walls and floor remain visually discreet. The color changing LED floodlights are connected to a full-color controls system, with the use of a dimming controls panel also making external connections possible.

The LED upgrades have seen levels of transparency and visibility improved, allowing for the creatures within the tank to be seen more vividly and appearing more faithful to their true natural appearance, creating an uplifting underwater world where it is hoped visitors can momentarily forget that they are on top of a building in the heart of the city, as they enjoy a moment of escapism from the everyday.


  • LEDioc FLOOD FULL-COLOR 160W type - 8

  • LEDioc FLOOD NEO class 130 (PWM dimming type) - 14

  • Lighting desk connection board - 1