- Razor T5 Retro Kit - Giesemann
The T5 Razor Light is the smallest and thinnest section that Giesemann could manufacturer while still keeping all of the electronics within the body of the light.
The Razor T5 Retrofit kit is ideal for aquariums that have hoods or where a full-size fixture cannot fit. Cooling of the built-in electronic ballasts is provided by precisely calculated surface structures in the aluminum section.
The high-quality anodized finish of the section provides optimum light reflection and is resistant to aggressive salt water, while the built-in electronic HF ballasts make for flicker-free operation with an immediate start-up.
- Twin-lamp watertight light module (not for underwater use)
- Variable mounting options
- Matt anodized aluminum section
- Flicker-free electronic HF ballasts
- 60-inch power cord
Model (length x width x height)
- RAZOR 2x24 Watt 23.4"x7.7"x1.9"
- RAZOR 2x39 Watt 35"x7.7"x1.9"
- RAZOR 2x54 Watt 46.8"x7.7"x1.9"
- RAZOR 2x80 Watt 58.6"x7.7"x1.9"
Died in 14 months By Stanley on 2/3/2019Stanley wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDied conveniently 2 months after the warranty expired.
Works great easy to install By FlyinBryan on 1/2/2018FlyinBryan would recommend this product to a friendI bought these to supplement my LEDs for SPS dominant tank. I hung these 54w fixtures from the floor joists above basement. It was a simple install. They turned on immediately and have been working fine ever since. No issues whatsoever. Also, don't forget to get the hanging kit as well.
The first unit intermittently worked. Now the replacement intermittently works. By Nicholas on 11/7/2017Nicholas wouldn't recommend this product to a friend2 now have been defective within 3 months. I've tried another set of new bulbs, and different power outlets. This is in reference to the 60" unit. Here are 2 videos. The first video is the first purchase. The second video is the replacement unit.
EXCELLENT DESIGN! By Tim on 6/25/2016Tim would recommend this product to a friendThis fixture is awesome. I bought one 2x54w to accent my 3 Kessils on my 90G. The multiple mounting options are awesome. I was able to easily fit this in my hood with the Kessils. Lightweight and ultra slim design. Awesome T5 retrofit fixture!
Very clean instal By Dan on 3/15/2016Dan would recommend this product to a friendI bought two of these to supplement my led lighting. I also purchased the hanging kits because I don't have a canopy. The instal was a breeze and I love the way they look hanging over my tank. The bulbs fire up quick and never flicker.
Love the fixture but maybe I received a lemon By Shawn M on 1/29/2016Shawn M would recommend this product to a friendThis review specifically relates to 2x80w fixture
First a couple updates on the specs. The power cord is closer to 8ft, not 60 inches as in the description. The width of the fixture with reflectors is closer to 6.25 inches not 7.7 as in the description.
I purchased 3 of these fixtures and one did not work. (BRS was great with quickly providing an RMA and a refund)
The fixture does not arrive with any documentation or warranty information, I believe Coral Vue supports these in the U.S. but a least a contact information sheet would be nice.
The reflectors are just average. It would be nice to get more of the wider gull wing design.
The other curious thing is that of the 2 fixtures that I still have: One of them drives the bulbs brighter than the other. These are identical bulbs all brand new and purchased at the same time.
The low profile of the fixture is perfect for shorter canopies.
Installation is very easy inside a canopy
The construction is visually perfect.
The lights power on quickly and make zero noise.
I recommend this fixture to anyone looking for a low profile install. I just couldn't give 5 stars with the 1 out of 3 failure rate I experienced. I hope more people give 5 stars and my bad fixture is a one time event.
Works great By Chad on 1/21/2016Chad would recommend this product to a friendInstallation was a breeze, and fit great inside my hood with no issues.
Setup on a timer with a fan to help keep things cooled off.
When will the 80W be in stock?
How well will the 80W fixture cover a 72" long tank? My plan is to use two of the 80Ws and a few Kessil 360WEs on my 180 gal.
The 80W version would be great over a 72" tank and is similar to the 2x 80 watt T5 we have running over our 52 weeks of reefing tank. This will be a great addition to the kessils. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Are these ballasts dimmable? Also, would the spread on the 39w be good for a 48x24x12in frag tank?
These are non dimmable versions. For a 48x 24 tank two of the fixtures would be recommended.
How can I hang this retrofit from the ceiling? I have heard conflicting answers on using the regular metal hanging kits
Do they lights include a hanging kit? If not, which kit would you recommend?
The hanging kit is not included. Either of the Giesemann hanging kits will work as the wire can mount directly to the fixture without the need of the different size y splitter.
Does the fixture come with bulbs? The description does not clarify.
This fixture does not include the bulbs, they would need to be purchased separately. If you have any other questions, let us know!
Which hanging kit will work with these lights?
The 260 mm will be a perfect fit! Overall both will work with the Razor. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Are they okay 7" above water.? Splashing
We have ours mounted around 6-7" above the water level. With good enough flow without creating a ton of surface agitation the splashing will not be a large issue. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!