- 24" Hybrid T5HO 4x24W Fixture with LED Mounting System - Black - Aquatic Life
Welcome to the future of aquarium lighting!
Combine your favorite LED Light module between proven T5 lights to create a stellar lighting system!
Accepts one Ecotech, AI, or Kessil LED Light Module
- Includes LED Light Brackets
- Powder Coated Aluminum Frame
- Individual T5 Reflectors
- Silicone T5 Sockets
- HEP Ballasts
Aquatic Life's T5HO Hybrid Lighting Fixture lets you combine your favorite LED light module between two banks of T5 lights. The T5 lights are powered by HEP Ballasts for fast firing and excellent color rendition. Each T5 lamp has their own reflector and is held in by traditional bulb clips that have a plastic coating to protect your bulb. Aquatic Life has even gone above and beyond by including silicone end caps that make changing bulbs super fast and easy.
When you combine LED and T5 lighting you can have the best of both worlds. T5 lighting has a proven track record with their full spectrum bulbs and edge to edge coverage, and almost anyone can have success with the right fluorescent lamps. Being in the 21st century everything we own must have some type of control, and that is where T5 fails, but LED shines. LED lights are known for their ability to ramp up and down giving dusk to dawn effects while being able to change colors and spectrums throughout the day as well. LED lights provide great shimmer, and when paired with T5 lights almost creates a realistic look that you would actually find in a shallow reef.
Pair the Aquatic Life Hybrid fixture with some of the most popular LEDs like Kessil, Ecotech, or Aqua Illumination for a successful combination of T5 and LED lighting. Each hybrid fixture includes two different mounts that can accept some of the larger lights like the Kessil A360 and Aqua Illumination Hydra FiftyTwo HD, but also some of the smaller modules like the AI Prime HD and Ecotech XR15w lights.
Includes mounts for the following models of LED Lights:
- Ecotech XR30
- Ecotech XR15
- Kessil A360
- Aqua Illumination Prime*
- Aqua Illumination Hydra TwentySix
- Aqua Illumination Hydra FiftyTwo
*not compatible with Kessil A360X LED Lights
Dimensions - 24" L x 18" W x 1.5" H
Distance between T5 Lights - 7"
Number of Power Cords - 2**
Cord Lengths - 7.5ft
1x 24" T5HO Hybrid Fixture
1x Round Fixture Bracket
1x Standard Fixture Bracket
1x Hanging Kit
Note: Bulbs and LED Modules Sold Separately
*AI Prime HD lights require the use of the Prime Hanging Kit (sold separately)
**T5 power cords are routed on opposite sides of each fixture
Tuning Your New LED Light
Most LED lights will actually put out more light than your corals will actually need and without a PAR Meter to test the overall output, it is really hard to guess if the light is too dim or intense. We highly suggest using a PAR Meter to test the output of your lights at different points throughout your tank that you can use to tune the lights output or know where to put specific corals.
Works good but had a major problem for me. By Will on 9/2/2018Will wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought this fixture about 6 months ago and It worked well and showed postitive results for my corals. How ever I went to replace the bulbs and they had melted the clamps that hold the bulbs securely, the clamps have a rubber coating which melted and basically glued my bulbs to the clamps so securely that I ended up breaking the bulbs trying to get them out, despite trying to be gentle in the process. There are still pieces of glass stuck to the clamps, The fixture wasn’t in a hood or anything were it would inhibit the cooling process. Not sure why this happened. PS (was using ATI blue plus bulbs)
Top Notch! By Dustin on 8/10/2018Dustin would recommend this product to a friendI have kept reef aquariums for 21 years, and... God Almighty; typing that made me feel old. When it becomes a necessity for a hobbyist to deal with a company that typically sells wholesale to other businesses, I feel as though most companies within the industry offer a mediocre level of customer service at best; for the most part product, or at least in my experience this has been the case. However...
The guys at Aquatic Life are in their own league. I am the type of customer who usually leaves a review under two circumstances (and truthfully, shame on me): PISSED OFF or EXUBERANT. The latter is why I am reviewing this fixture, but it is not only the fixture that I feel over the moon about, it is the customer service that I have received from these guys. Their hybrid fixture is in a league of its own, and I can't speak highly enough of it, but their customer service has made me a lifelong customer. Prior to purchasing the fixture I spoke with a representative who patiently allowed me to drill him with 35 minutes worth of questions. After I decided to purchase it, I spent an almost equal amount of time with another, who not only patiently guided me through correcting a screw-up, but also sent me the parts that I had lost and/or damaged free of charge (Doug, you will always have a place in my heart and an open seat at our dinner table, lol).
My LED, along with the T5 Hybrid fixture, has fast become my favorite. Color? Beautiful. Craftsmanship? Like no other. Ease of installation? In a class of its own. Customer service? Aquatic Life sets the bar. Only as a last resort will I purchase a system from another company; that is the extent to which I value customer service on the level that I have received from these folks. I ABSOLUTELY cannot recommend their products enough!
24" Hybrid T5HO Fixture By Adam on 7/11/2018Adam would recommend this product to a friendI absolutely love this T5 fixture. I paired this T5 fixture with my AI Hydra 26 and my aquarium looks amazing. It now has that perfect blanket of lighting throughout the aquarium with no shading on the outer most edges. The color blend of the T5 and Led has eliminated the slight "Disco" effect that I had prior to this purchase. The T5 fixture is well built and was very easy to assemble. It comes with a several types of adapters for your LED fixture and a hanging kit as well. Would be nice if there was a different mounting option available so you have options on how to mount it over your aquarium. For the money it is a great option, but would of liked to see some sort of cooling device for the ballast. All in all, very happy with this and it was money well spent.
Perfect addition By Shawn on 3/18/2018Shawn would recommend this product to a friendThe light works great, easy set up, easiest way to add T5 to my Radion light setup
Is there an option for legs to mount on tank instead of hanging from ceiling?
At this time there is no leg mounting option. :-)
Hey guys just got a question / opinion for you on the 24" hybrid from aquatic life. Would this be ideal for a 93 gal cube (30x30) using one ai prime hd on a mixed reef or would you guys recommend using the 36" fixture with two or possibly a different led light itself.
I see that the AP700 will fit with the universal brackets, will the Hydra 26 HD also work using those same brackets?
Is this the appropriate size for a 32" wide tank opening or is it more common to buy the 36" fixture and allow for some overlap?
A 24" T5 fixture should be fine on a 32" aquarium provided you hang it high enough for proper coverage. There will only be 4" of open space on either side of the T5s so coverage will really come down to the LED fixture(s) you choose to use with the Hybrid unit, the desired light intensity, and coral placement. I would use the LED fixture's recommended coverage specs and take into account the added light provided by the T5 hybrid to make your final decision.
If I wanted to outfit the 24" fixture with two AI Prime HD, how/where can I purchase an extra mounting bracket? The description only mentions one mounting bracket included with the fixture. Thanks!
Thank you for reaching out.
The 24 inch fixture only ships with a single bracket for the LED lights. You can purchase another bracket here:
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Have a great day!
Would a reefbreeders aquasanrise fit inside the t5's? The dimensions of the led are 8" x 22". I know ill have to fabricate something to make it work but i want to know if it will physically fit before I buy the t5s.
Can I use two kessil goosenecks to mount 24” hybrid to rim of tank? What is the weight of this hybrid with 360 in it?
The Aquatic Life T5HO 24" hybrid fixture would weigh in excess of 9lbs with a Kessil A360. The Kessil goose neck mounts are not designed to hold anything but a Kessil light, and anything else would not be recommended.
Will the A360x’s fit?
Is this fixture compatible with the Kessil AP700? Also, are there other ways to mount this fixture other than hanging it from the ceiling? Thanks
Questions: 1) is the center bracket for holding the LED light completely removable?
2) What is the inside measure separating the HO-T5 fixtures?
3) How much does this fixture weigh?
4) Any future plans to make this T5 dimmable?
Thanks for getting in touch with us in regards to this light fixture. The center bracket is removable. The space between the T5 is 7.125". As far as the weight this would vary from fixture to fixture, but they are around 5-10lbs without the LEDS. As far as plans to make it dimmable this I do not have information on, but would assume that this would be coming in the future for this product. Please let me know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!
Is there a way to shorten the width on this unit? I was planning to hook one of these up above my Nuvo 20, and use it along with the XR15 that is already lighting the tank. But the width on this unit is slightly larger than the actual tank.
Can this be retrofitted with the dimmable ballasts?
There is not an available ballast that will fit in the fixture. We do offer a dimmable version of this light though https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/24-dx18-hybrid-dimmable-t5-ho-light-fixture-aquatic-life.html
What should determine the wattage of bulb(s) for my tank? Currently have one Kessil a360w on a 50 gal 24x24x18.
With the 24" fixture, you will only be able to use 24W bulbs. As the bulb wattage rises, so does the length of the bulb. :-)
How exactly does the prime go with this. I see you have to buy the hanging kit. Does that mean you have to hang it seperatly or does it attach to the unit somehow.
Thanks for getting in touch with us in regards to this light mounting into this fixture. For this you would purchase the item that I have linked below. Using that item will allow you to mount the fixture to the included bracket. This will make it all one fixture when mounted. Please let me know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!
Could two kessil A360's be mounted within this fixture or is the mounting point static?
Great question! The mounting brackets can easily be moves side to side to allow for mounting of many fixtures. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!