60" MATRIXX II T5 Fixture - Giesemann

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60" MATRIXX II T5 Fixture - Giesemann

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8x80w T5 lamp fixture

Giesemann has been known for making high quality light fixtures that use the highest quality parts available, with a durable powder coat finish. Most people will actually call their light fixtures a piece of furniture with how they look. We have ran multiple Giesemann lights for years and have been very happy with them. Between Giesemann fixtures and the many other light fixtures out there, just simply the quality of parts and thickness of material make the Giesemann light fixtures our first choice for almost any tank where the light will be mounted externally and be visible.

Fixture color is powder coated Black

  • Stylish Corrosion Resistant Anodized Aluminum Fixture

  • Tough High Gloss Twin Layer Powder Coat Finish

  • Independent Reflector for Each T5 Tube

  • Three Light Circuits Can be Switched Independently

  • Non-flickering lamp start

  • Full Electronic German Ballast with Non Flickering Lamp Start

  • Optimized Ventilation - Passive and Active Cooling

T5 Lighting has been a proven method of lighting a reef tank that works. For a simple light fixture that is easy to install with either the mounting legs or hanging kit the Matrixx II T5 fixture is an amazing well built light.

Note: All Bulbs Sold Separately.

6 and 8 lamp models use the Giesemann 435mm hanging kit


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Product Questions

Will this fixture work for a 72" tank?
Question by: JD on Mar 2, 2016 5:36:00 PM
Great question!
This can work great over a 72" tank! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 2, 2016 6:16:00 PM
Will this model work with the tank mount or is it too large? What is the estimated weight of the fixture?
Question by: Benji on Feb 8, 2016 1:42:00 PM
Great question!
The Mounting legs would work great with the 60" fixture as the legs sit firm enough to not allow bowing. Keep in mind that the legs will hold the fixture around 3" above the rim of the tank. The total weight of the fixture is around 40 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 10, 2016 2:12:00 PM
Using the hanging kit what height above the 72 x 24 x 24 tank would you recommend, The tank has some glass on top but mostly your BRS mesh. I see the leg brackets position the fixture at 3" above. A range above that BRS or Giesemann recommends would be great. Thanks
Question by: Richard Holland on Mar 31, 2016 10:19:00 AM
Great question!
With most of our T5 fixtures we have mounted them close enough to prevent light spillage and high enough to work under. Typically this will fall in a hanging range around 6-9 inches. These are very easy to raise and lower with the lock fittings on the hanging wire. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 5, 2016 11:48:00 AM
will this be overkill for a 72-24-24 because i don't wanna pay 1,000 and was hoping i could go with the smaller fixture
Question by: Jared Gray on Mar 21, 2016 8:29:00 PM
Great question!
The 60" fixture will have around 6" spill over on either side and can work great with a 72" tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 22, 2016 10:19:00 AM
Does this unit come with bulbs? If not, and I buy the 8x 80 watt bulb model, what bulb combination/mixture would you recommend for my reef tank? 72X24X24......All types of corals
Question by: Bill on Jun 22, 2016 12:06:00 PM
Great question!
This will not include the bulbs. Some of the most popular bulbs include the ATI Blue Plus and Aqua Blue special. (Most will use a majority of these bulbs and then fill in occasionally with bulbs like the Actinic for deeper blue or the purple for a more unique coloration. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 22, 2016 3:44:00 PM

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Owners Manual


Depending on the number of lamps in the units, the power cords will be able to control different groups of lamps independently.  That allows you to set multiple timers or a controller to "ramp" the light up in the morning and down at night. The Matrixx II gives off a beautiful even light with 99.8% reflective reflectors that keep hot spots and shadows from forming and blending all the lamps into one cohesive color illumination.

With active and passive cooling technologies keeping your T5 lamps at the proper temperature for maximum par output and bulb life is taken care of by the Matrixx II fixtures. With a glass panel that seals off the top of the fixture acting as a giant heatsink, while keeping a beautiful aesthetic appeal. The Matrixx II units have a robust heavy duty extruded and formed aluminum alloy for the outer with hand assembly putting them all together. All parts are pre-painted before assembly to keep corrosion from forming and protect your investment.

Giesemann uses Phillips ballasts as they do understand for a slight bit more in ballast cost, the light output is much greater than the standard ballasts the industry uses.


Standard Non-Dimmable Matrix II T5 Lighting Fixture
25.6in 4 x 24 W 24in 22in 25.6 x 12.2 in 98 Watt 
37.4in 4 x 39 W 24in 22in 37.4 x 12.2 in 159 Watt
37.4in 6 x 39 W 24in 22in 37.4 x 17.1 in 238 Watt
49.2in 4 x 54 W 24in 22in

49.2 x 12.2 in

221 Watt 
49.2in 6 x 54 W 24in 22in 49.2 x 17.1 in
329 Watt
49.2in 8 x 54 W 24in 22in 49.2 x 25.5 in
442 Watt
61.0 8 x 80 W 24in 22in 61 x 17.1 in 640 Watt

6 and 8 lamp models use the Giesemann 435mm hanging kit



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  • Beautiful awesome light over 72" reef tank in living room By Richard on 4/20/2016

    With this 60" light hanging above my 72" tank everybody is happy. Corals, fish, and the wife. Information was a little scarce. Small transformer powers 24V DC cooling fans that do a great job. One cord powers up two outside lights. One cord powers up two inside lights. One cord powers up the remaining four lights.
    Let BRS help pick your bulbs and your tank will look amazing.Old school is hard to beat. Switched from leds to this and couldn"t be happier.