- 48" Hybrid T5HO 4x54W Fixture with LED Mounting System - White - 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!
- Includes LED Light Brackets
- Powder Coated Aluminum Frame
- Individual T5 Reflectors
- Silicone T5 Sockets
- HEP Ballasts
Accepts Three LED Light Module
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. White hybrid fixtures include the universal LED brackets, compatible with a variety of LED modules such as Aqua Illumination Hydras and Primes (adapting bracket is required), as well as Ecotech Radions and Kessil AP700.
Important - Round Mounting for Kessil A360 and A160 LEDs are not included with the White Aquatic Life Hybrid Fixtures. They do fit but are only available in black at this time.
Includes mounts for the following models of LED Lights:
- Ecotech XR30
- Ecotech XR15
- Aqua Illumination Prime*
- Aqua Illumination Hydra TwentySix
- Aqua Illumination Hydra FiftyTwo
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 White 48" T5HO Hybrid Fixture
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)
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.
Simple and Clean By Ken on 5/19/2019Ken would recommend this product to a friendThe white version of this light nicely compliments white aquarium stands like those available from Red Sea. It’s a simple product that is extremely versatile. The ability to add whatever LEDs you like makes this a winner.
Nothing bent or broken in shipping. Assembly is easy. No problems with QC.
Two gripes: you will pay more for the white fixture and the cords exit the fixture on BOTH right and left side of the fixture. Dealing with all the power cords in this hobby is a major difficulty - having heavy power cords dangling from both ends of a fixture is dumb. Luckily there is a simple DIY fix to straighten this out. Given the above, I’d say it’s a bit overpriced and deduct one star.
It does look sharp over a Red Sea Reefer 425XL with Kessil 360s in it. I was able to use a cord concealing channel on the back edge of the fixture to capture all of the cords and route them to the back left corner of the unit. Clean.