Lighting for reef tanks can be one of the hardest choices when it comes to fixtures to buy. There are so many options these days it is hard to know which is going to be best for your tank. Over the years T5 fixtures have been a staple in the hobby and a great recipe for success. T5 lighting will give the evenest spread of any lights due to the length of the fluorescent tube and reflectors. The Sunlight Supply Sun Blaze fixtures are a great value for the price and can be daisy-chained for multiple fixtures to be connected together through the power cords.
48" Sun Blaze T5HO fixtures are available in the following sizes:
54w x 2 lamp
54w x 4 lamp
54w x 6 lamp
54w x 8 lamp
|Name||No. of Bulbs||Dimensions||Max Fixtures to be Linked||Cord Length|
|Sun Blaze 2X24W||2||23.75 L x 7.75" W x 2.67" H||12||11 FT|
|Sun Blaze 4X24W||4||23.75 L x 12.67" W x 2.67" H||6||11 FT|
|Sun Blaze 8X24W||8||23.75 L x 22.5" W x 2.67" H||3||11 FT|
|Sun Blaze 2X54W||2||47.75" L x 7.75" W x 2.67" H||7||11 FT|
|Sun Blaze 4X54W||4||47.75" L x 12.67" W x 2.67" H||3||11 FT|
|Sun Blaze 6X54W||6||47.75" L x 17.37" W x 2.67" H||2||11 FT|
|Sun Blaze 8X54W||8||47.75" L x 22.5" W x 2.67" H||2||11 FT|
This is an update of my review from last year By William on 3/28/2017William would recommend this product to a friendAlmost a year ago, I purchased this light 48"x6 bulb to start a new reef tank because I out grew my older systems. I am still extremely satisfied with this particular light. As I said in my first review, it's not a sleek, thin design by any means, but my light enclosure is not visible so it does not matter. The light ballasts are quiet and it does everything I want it to do. I have a very diverse mixed reef, with SPS, lots of LPS, and a few soft corals. I have experienced good growth on my SPS corals and very solid growth on my LPS corals. Bottom line, it's a great light to start with on a budget and still have good results without breaking the bank.
Great Light for the price By Rick on 10/29/2016Rick would recommend this product to a friendI just add the light to my reef setup just as it comes out of the box except I add the legs from an old Odyssea fixture so I did not hang it from the ceiling either. at the moment I have one tang, to tomato clowns, 5 cardinals and Harry, a Pink Urchin. oh also 10 Cerith Snails and they all look and act great under this light. I will add more in a year or so to bring this review up to date with the later status but for now, 5 star!
Quality Light for the Price By William on 4/17/2016William would recommend this product to a friendThis is a good quality light for the price, it is not very sleek or awesome looking, it's just what it says; a light. I mounted my sun blaze inside a hood so I'm not worried about the look. But it's a great fixture and does everything I wanted it to. I did purchase the ATI lights to go in it, and I'm very satisfied.
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The fixture will be 48" long and range in width from 10" to 24" . These will get warm and almost hot however should not get hot enough to burn. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
These will come with the ballast and cables included in the unit's housing. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
making the conversion to T5 from LED, and pockets aren't deep enough for an ATI light fixtures
The Sun Blaze fixtures use reflectors which have 2 bulbs paired off for each reflector set, rather than individual reflectors for each bulb.
With a standard 75 gallon you can get by with the 4 bulb on a mixed reef. If you are looking for some good growth with higher demand corals you may consider the 6 bulb fixture. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This fixture measures 47.75"L x 17.37"W x 2.67"H
These fixtures will not include a splash guard. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This light measures 47.75"Lx22.5"Wx2.68"H : )
These units will run on a single power cord however the 6 bulb will have 3 channels to be turned on and off with an included switch. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!