- 61" Hybrid T5HO 4x80W 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 Four 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 - 61" L x 18" W x 1.5" H
Distance between T5 Lights - 7"
Number of Power Cords - 2
Cord Length - 7.5ft
1x White 61" T5HO Hybrid Fixture
2x 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.
Quality control nightmare? By Trey on 7/28/2020Trey would recommend this product to a friendThe QC on the fixture I purchased is horrid. The ends were completely misaligned and the end caps were horribly bent. I had to disassemble both “units” in order to realign them, and do my best to bend the parts back. In addition to this, the “powder coating” has a major flaw in it. If Giesemann had a fixture in white I would have, returned this unit and bought that.
Great fixture but some improvements could be made By Ken on 12/3/2019Ken would recommend this product to a friendI picked up this fixture during the black friday sales and it arrived yesterday.. Quick shipping. Thanks BRS.
The fixture looks good and is pretty solid. The reflectors are one piece and quite nice. I like the silicone covers over the sockets for bulb connections. While I was a little concerned that the hanging wires would show, once the bulbs are hooked into the clips, the wires tuck up nice and tight. Once my bulbs were installed, the fixture performs perfectly.
I have a couple gripes.
1. There should be an easier way to mount the fixture so that the wires come out of the same end. I understand that the majority of tanks are not peninsula tanks. I had to remove the ballast and reverse one fixture to make both wires exit the fixture from the same end. This required some minor drilling in the end caps. At the very least, Aquatic Life should predrill the end caps or provide an extra one.
2. The included screws are soft as butter. I broke the heads off 2 of them using a hand held screwdriver to put the end caps on
3. It would be nice for the space between the two fixtures to be an 1/8 inch longer or make the end brackets slide to adjust.
Overall it is a great fixture and an awesome addition to my tank.
Game changer By Anthony on 10/13/2019Anthony would recommend this product to a friendI've used the 48" aquatic life fixture for 18 months now with three ecotech radions. I absolutely love the result and design. I now have this 61" white fixture going on my 180 gallon build. And the build quality is perfect. I love that aquatic life included the white decorative end caps to hide tha black power cords.
Wanted To Know Would This Be Good For A 72Lx34Wx27H Tank Or Should I Go With Two 36' Fixtures Im Thinking Of Running 4 RADION XR15W G4 PRO With The 61' Fixture If It Works
The 61" can easily illuminate that tank, especially with all the Radions.