A week with great news!
This week Orphek featured a France’s leading reef/aquarium magazine Récifal.
They kindly invited us to give an interview and we this opportunity to tell our story.
Readers will also find a lot of information about our products, our philosophy and much more!
Interview of Ofir, Orphek’s CEO
Posté le 21 juin 2017 par Axel S.
We are honored to get Ofir’s interview. He is Orphek’s CEO and it is always interesting to discover a brand « from the inside » from the beginning to how far they get by now.
1/ Could you introduce yourself and what is your professional experience?
Hi! My name is Ofir and I am the co-founder and CEO of our company.
2/ What is your experience in fish keeping?
My Love for fish and corals comes from my childhood because I grew up and always lived by the sea.
Later, I got my scuba diving certification and I got an opportunity to do some professional archeological recovery diving in Israel and that is when I got in touch closely with marine creatures.
I moved to Brazil in 2004 and fell in love for the Amazonian Discus fish. My first tank was dedicated to these unique creatures. Soon we decided to add also a reef tank to our home and that is how our interest in LED Lighting systems began.
3/ How did you get the idea, the wish to create your own business, Orphek?
While trying to simulate nature in a captive environment as closely as possible in our tanks at home, and considering efficiency, we were not satisfied with the light solutions on the market at the time.
So we decided to use our experience as hobbyists, and team up with marine biologists and engineers to develop a product of our own.
From the beginning our main concern was to find a solution that would not only answer to aquarists’ needs, but would also have an exquisite design, an outstanding performance and high quality components. Since then, all our products have proven themselves to be very successful over planted, SPS reef and public aquariums, and quickly gained respect and recognition as a leader in LED lighting technology and innovation.
Besides being aquarists, we share a passion for design, and one of our dissatisfactions with the products that were available in the market was exactly their design. We really never understood why aquarium lights had to look so unappealing.
When we started to develop our first product, we opted for LEDs not only for their efficiency, but also because they allow extraordinary design flexibility in color changing and in product development.
Notably promising, soon we realized that LED lighting illumination renders spectacular solutions where the integration of light sources, conceptual design and architectural elements are also desired. We wanted to offer a solution that would have an advanced contemporary design… (contect extracted from Récifal website, published in June, 21, 2017)
Récifal is a online magazine offering articles and videos with updated and detailed information, product testing and news about saltwater aquarium hobby since 2011.
We would also like this opportunity to thank Sébastien Ruaux for covering Orphek over these years, for his incredible videos and for sharing his passion for reef.
We would also like to thank Récifal for this awasome invitation!