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    IceCap | Pre-Wired Retrofit

    Yesterday, IceCap Inc. announced their new 48in T5 Pre-Wired Retro Kit. This plug and play unit is perfect the non-DIY type. Add some good fans for proper cooling and this will be one high PAR T5 Light system.   These units will be available with a 660 Ballast or naked without, for $445 or $275 […]

    Yesterday, IceCap Inc. announced their new 48in T5 Pre-Wired Retro Kit. This plug and play unit is perfect the non-DIY type. Add some good fans for proper cooling and this will be one high PAR T5 Light system.

     ice cap retro

    These units will be available with a 660 Ballast or naked without, for $445 or $275 respectively. We’re glad to see them available naked, as not every tank will need the intensity of overdriven T5s, especially with the recent popularity of shallow tanks.

    The 48in units, pictured above, will start shipping this week– July 24th, with 24in and 36in (4 bulb) versions coming in October. 

    As you know, cooling of T5s is crucial for high output and when overdriving, even more so. IceCap recommends for optimum cooling to aim fans blowing the length of the bulbs. If anyone comes across an attractive clip on fan let us know. 

    More info below and at IceCapInc.com

    The aluminum IceCap T5 pre-wired retro comes assembled so that all you need to do is select your preferred lamps, install them, snap the supplied reflectors to each lamp, plug the pre-wired retro into the supplied Model 660-009 ballast and finally plug the power cord into the wall!

    The Kit comes with a stenciled drawing inside the box for easy installation into your canopy, four wood screws for quick installation and all the materials required offering you thebrightest illumination available in T5 fluorescent technology. Of course like all IceCap Incorporated products we will also support you with our legendary 3 year warranty.

    The T5 Pre-Wired Retro Kit Includes:

    • Aluminum T5 pre-wired retro-kit: 47 inches (L) x 10 inches (W) X 3 inches (H)
    • Including 8 T5 IceCap waterproof endcaps
    • 660-009 wire harness – wired to the kit
    • 4 pcs – 46.5 inch Miro4 Aluminum Single Lamp Reflectors – 95% reflectivity
    • Model 660-009 Ballast
    • One 660-009 Extension Harness and Power Cord – all pre-assembled
    • 3 year IceCap warranty

     

    Thanks to Chris Conti and IceCapInc for providing us with further detailed information.

    2 Comments

    1. jim
      August 18, 2008 at 12:36 AM | Permalink

      Could you get two smaller ballast so you can control 2 lights at a time on a 48″” wide tank thanks in advance

    2. August 18, 2008 at 12:00 PM | Permalink

      Hi Jim,

      They are available naked without ballasts, so you would be able to supply your own ballasts that would only power 2 bulbs to gain that control. I do not believe the 660 has that control, but I have not used one since my VHO days.

      Regards,

      e&f

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