48" Hybrid T5HO 4x54W Fixture
Welcome to the future of aquarium lighting!
Combine your favorite LED Light module along with Aquatic Lifes T5 lighting fixture to create a stellar lighting system!
Accepts many of your favorite LED lighting modules!
- Includes standard LED Light Brackets
- Powder Coated Aluminum Frame
- Individual T5 Reflectors
- Silicone T5 Sockets
- HEP Ballasts
- Decorative wire-cover endcaps included
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 its own reflector and is held securely in place by a bulb clip. 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 standard bracket mounts that can accept some of the larger lights like the Ecotech Radion XR30 and Aqua Illumination Hydra 64 HD, but also some of the smaller modules like the AI Prime HD and Ecotech XR15 lights. With the available optional circular brackets that can be purchased separately, you can also install round lights like the popular Kessil A160, A360, or A360X LED modules.
Includes mounts for the following models of LED Lights:
- Ecotech XR30
- Ecotech XR15
- Aqua Illumination Prime*
- Aqua Illumination Hydra 32
- Aqua Illumination Hydra 64
Dimensions - 48" L x 18" W x 1.5" H
Distance between T5 Lights - 7"
Number of Power Cords - 2**
Cord Length - 7.5ft
1x 48" T5HO Hybrid Fixture
3x Standard Fixture Bracket Set
1x Hanging Kit
1x Decorative Endcap Set
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.
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Thank you for reaching out to us. You would have to DIY something to have the LED strips fit in place of the T5 bulbs and we would just recommend the LED Reef Brite hybrid unit.
Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
The only difference between the current product on the site and one you may have bought in the past is the addition of the decorative end caps. The end caps have the been offered as an optional accessory ($36.99) for a while now and really help clean up the wiring of the T5 fixture and well as any additional lighting you add to complete the "hybrid" system.
I hope this helps!