- Aurora 60" T5 LED Hybrid - Giesemann (DISCONTINUED)
5 Foot Giesemann Aurora 300w LED 4x80w T5 Hybrid Lighting Fixture
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Giesemann has been known for making high-quality light fixtures that use the highest quality parts available, with a durable powder coat finish. Most people will actually call their light fixtures a piece of furniture with how they look. We have run multiple Giesemann lights for years and have been very happy with them. Between Giesemann fixtures and the many other light fixtures out there, just simply the quality of parts and thickness of material make the Giesemann light fixtures our first choice for almost any tank where the light will be mounted externally and be visible.
The Aurora is the best of what recent technology has to offer. With densely packed LED modules and dimmable T5 lamps fine tuning the perfect light has never been easier.
The Aurora Hybrid LED T5 Fixture has been one of our favorite fixtures to date. With its sleek and stylish appearance and intuitive Bluetooth control, this will be one of the last lights you purchase. Each pair of T5 lamps is controlled individually and there are 3 channels of LEDs to control for fine tuning of shimmer and overall coloration of the light. Bonus features include Storm and Cloud simulation as well as full lunar cycles.
Fixture color is powder coated Black
- Stylish Corrosion Resistant Aluminum Body
- Tough High Gloss Twin Layer Powder Coat Finish
- 0-100% Dimmable T-5 lamps Controllable via Bluetooth
- 0-100% Fully Controllable Multi-channel LED Boards via Bluetooth
- Cloud and Storm Simulation / Real Time Lunar Simulation etc.
- Multi-point Daytime Plot System via Class Leading FUTURA Software
- Integrated Heat-sink + Active Cooling Low Noise Variable Speed Fans.
- Developed and made in Germany
With individual parabolic reflectors designed with CAD software that is produced from 99% reflective aluminum delivered the T5 light into the tank and doesn’t scatter the light and keeping almost all of it shining into the tank. All Aurora fixtures include an active heatsink with variable speed fans that keep your T5 lamps and LED lights running at optimum temperatures.
With the Futura App, the Aurora is one of the easiest hybrid fixtures we have controlled. Simple sliders and multi-point graphing with over 1440 available points allow for easy programming on a computer or Android device. T5 tubes are controlled in pairs allowing for a gradual increase in the light emitted into the tank. There are also 3 channels of LED control to fine tune the overall optical color that you see as well as the low moon and actinic lighting. The LEDs also provide a slight shimmer to give that natural sunshine appearance while the T5 lamps provide full coverage with very little shadows for those acros.
Each 75watt LED group features three independently-programmable LED channels with up to 1440 available set points per 24-hour phase. Each channel is capable of 0-100% dimming.
LED color channels include:
- Full Spectrum White
- Royal Blue
- Violet- TRU-UV sub 400nm
- All LED’s are zero-loss 120deg Optic-Free 5w CREE X-Series controlled by high-performance linear drivers.
|24" Aurora-Hybrid||600mm/24"||4 x 24 watt (dim)||1 Board (max 85 watts)||Bluetooth, 5 channels||$1349.99|
|36" Aurora-Hybrid||900mm/35"||4 x 39 watt (dim)||2 Boards (max 150 watts)||Bluetooth, 5 channels||$1749.99|
|48" Aurora-Hybrid||1200mm/48"||4 x 54 watt (dim)||3 Boards (max 220 watts)||Bluetooth, 5 channels||$2199.99|
|60" Aurora-Hybrid||1500mm/59"||4 x 80 watt (dim)||4 Boards (max 300 watts)||Bluetooth, 5 channels||$2699.99|
Note: 60" Aurora-Hybrid lights will require a step-down transformer for the T5 lamps that is included. The T5 plug will need to be plugged into the transformer to bring the voltage down from 240v to 120v.
All Bulbs Sold Separately.
Futura App is made for android devices only at this time, and there is also software for Windows and Mac computers. IOS app coming soon.
All components are manufactured and assembled completely in Germany by Giesemann Aquaristik.
Unreliable By Redzone on 3/22/2019Redzone wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have had one for 2.5 years. It has been unreliable, getting replacement parts is difficult and repairs are nearly impossible to make.
Update By Bret on 11/4/2017Bret would recommend this product to a friendNow that we have had this light on our tank for 3 months i figured I would update. We have had the confidence to buy high end corals like Walt Disney and orange passion because of this light. This light produces crazy growth and even crazier color. We will later upgrade our frag system to these lights to hopefully have them color up and grow as fast as this light has been doing for our main display. German engineering worth every penny.
Wow By Bret on 8/27/2017Bret would recommend this product to a friendWe have a 180 gallon mixed reef. We went from a DIY cree 112 led fixture I made to this and wow is all I have to say. We have explosive growth and better color right out of the gate. There is great shimmer and zero shadows. Other added bonus is you can take pictures without having it wash out like with pure led fixtures. Because of how nice this is we plan to mix in t5's with our DIY fixture on our 130 gallon frag tank. The Bluetooth control with this tank is unreal also. You can ramp up each channel and have unlimited set points. We used 1 purple, 2 attinic's, and 1 16,500k t5's and like I said the color is awesome. The white leds are a bit too powerful for how low you have to hang the fixture if you plan to have the fixture viewable over the tank. We have them turned down to 20% for now. Maybe in a month or so we may turn them up but it's so bright I'm scared too.
This the ONE best purchase, the other rest are junks By d'Espresso on 6/8/2016d'Espresso would recommend this product to a friendBest light on the market and for all your sps and other corals needs. you won't be disappointed. Giesemann makes fine mastercraft fixtures and it always hold it boundary.
Great light, but expensive... By Iwagumi on 4/7/2016Iwagumi would recommend this product to a friendI wish it would be cheaper.
I want to be impressed By Duke on 3/21/2016Duke wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI currently own 2 of the 60" fixtures. Yes 2, because neither of them are currently working. The first one I ordered was drop shipped from coralvue. It was pretty beat up in the process. When it arrived I got everything straightened back out and put together. When I went to install the 58" bulbs they wouldnt fit as apparently the US version only takes the 46" bulbs. Well, I called BRS and they verified they have the US version with the full length 80 watt bulbs. Great, send me one. Again it should up in bad shape. One of the LED modules had come loose and rattled around inside tearing apart the wires and mangling the reflector. BRS gave me the option to repair it and I did as I was anxious to use it. After about 3 hrs of dis-assembly, soldering, cleaning and re-assembly I was ready to plug it in. Then I realized, they had sent me the wrong power supply. Bummer as I had just taken down and packed up all of my Kessils. The new power supplies had to be shipped from Germany. Yay! Finally got them, re-hung the fixture and powered it up. The light is great, with good coverage. As I was playing around with the different channels it turns out that when adjusting the royal blue channel, they must have used the wrong bulbs. 1/2 of the tank is Royal Blue while the other 1/2 is Marine Blue. Quite noticeable even to the newbee. Needless to say I still have two of these units as I am waiting for call tags for there return. They are not apex compatible, although they do have their own on-board software which is OK. It takes some getting used to. And if you are running apple, then you can only control it from your computer as they dont have an app for Iphone or Ipad yet. Needless to say I am a bit frustrated.
An Epic light fixture By Patrick L. on 12/23/2015Patrick L. would recommend this product to a friendWhat can i say? The Aurora did a great job at lighting my tank. The colors from my sps, lps and zoas pops ever since i switched from my cheap china brand LEDs to the Aurora. I can see growth spurt too. Easy to use and install. Love the design of the light fixture! Giesemann customer support is a plus.
Worth the Money By Andrew on 12/22/2015Andrew would recommend this product to a friendOne of the best lighting fixture i've ever own. Have been using it for 3 months on the 120 gal SPS dominated tank and my corals(especially SPS) have color up wonderfully! Before that i've been running the ATI dimmable T5/LED powermodule, and it have cause me a great amount of problem in a span of 1 month of use, and customer support is hell. Thankfully the Aurora came along and i could not be happier!
Pros - Sleek design. Fully customisable lighting photoperiod. Awesome light coverage. Bluetooth technology. No heat issue. Produces great PAR.
Cons - it's not Apex compatible. Not cheap.
Gorgeous light By Dan on 12/10/2015Dan would recommend this product to a friendLove the light so far. I'm finding the software to run it has been a bit glitchy. mIne is in a 10 inch canopy was a little worried about the heat but apparently the fan doesn't kick in till 130 degrees per Geismann and the components should remain cool enough up to this temp
amazing !!!!! - worth every penny By Danny on 11/27/2015Danny would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this light because Geisman has never seemed to disappoint.
This is my second fixture for my reef aquarium. I wish I made decision sooner. In comparison to most other fixtures, the Aurora is way better in term of luminosity and control features, anything can be control on my computer. Everthing I wanted in a light. I grow SPS as well as LPS and the corals have opened more then I ever seen in my tank, and the colors are popping complete coverage everywhere! Using 2 geisman actinic blue 1 aquablue coral and 1 super purple -worth every penny!