- 48" Hybrid T5HO 4x54W Fixture With Three A360X Brackets - Aquatic Life (DISCONTINUED)
Includes THREE A360X LED Mounting Bracket
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 three 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
- Kessil A360X
- 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 48" T5HO Hybrid Fixture
3x Kessil A360X Fixture Brackets
3x Round Fixture Brackets
3x Standard Fixture Brackets
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.
Great light for the money By Jeff on 1/1/2020Jeff would recommend this product to a friendLight was easy to set up. Like that the bulbs are sealed on the ends in rubber boots and no plastic to break over time. Didn’t like that the cords are on opposite sides but I knew about it before I bought it. That is why I’m giving it 4 stars.
Missing holes for end plates/dented By Joshua on 12/1/2019Joshua wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI had to call the manufacturer for new end plates because the plates that came with the light had two of the same side plates. Should be a left and a right end plate. Also, the fixture was dented at the end making it difficult to assemble the end plates causing the fixture to be slightly tweaked. Being that it's made of aluminum, I was able to muscle it back to it's original form. Manufacture should protect this better for shipments.
Poor quality control By Ron on 5/5/2019Ron wouldn't recommend this product to a friendYet another product that leaves the manufacturer with a production problem. Metal end plate were not drilled to accept screws that attached it to the fixtures. Manufacturer had shipped new metal plates which they didn’t catch before they shipped them. Fixture was also dented.
Will the Kessil A360X fit with a wireless dongle?
Yes it will fit, the dongle goes on top and will not interfere!