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    Aqua Light Hybrid T5 + LED Giant Flash Luminaire

    German lighting manufacturer Aqua Light has come out with a new 48″ hybrid T5 and LED fixture that they are calling the GIANT Flash LED lighting system. The fixture houses 2 banks of t5s (4 bulbs total) powered by DALI dimmable ballasts while also featuring individual reflectors and active cooling. For some additional PAR and […]

    Aqua-Light-Giant-Flash-LED

    German lighting manufacturer Aqua Light has come out with a new 48″ hybrid T5 and LED fixture that they are calling the GIANT Flash LED lighting system. The fixture houses 2 banks of t5s (4 bulbs total) powered by DALI dimmable ballasts while also featuring individual reflectors and active cooling. For some additional PAR and glitter lines 2 x 50w LEDs are used (in place of DE halides) while 2 x 10w Blue 450nm LEDs are used for actinic-like supplementation. Lastly one 3w RGB LED is place in the very middle of the fixture for moonlighting.

    Aqua-Light-Giant-LED-Aquarium-Light

    All of these lights can be dimmed and controlled via the onboard computer–which is arguably the most attractive feature of this fixture. Aqua Light also touts wireless control  via BlueTooth, but we’re unsure of what blue tooth devices they intend to incorporate and or use to control the light.

    Additionally, the brand of LEDs is unknown at this time. You can find varrying high wattage LEDs, from 10, 50 and 100w from different manufacturers and suppliers in Asia. However, in many cases the longevity has not been proven which is why before buying any LED product–ask what LEDs are being used! We cannot say this is positvely the case with the Aqua Light GIANT Flash LED light, but we are always skeptical of any LED fixture until the full details on what LEDs are utilized and how they are being driven.

    Aqua System plans to release this light in mid December. I expect additional details will be made available at that time, but once you hear the price you may not be interested in hearing anything about this light. Current pre-order pricing is at € 3,800 or $5,674 USD. Making this light more mythical to most aquarists than a juvenile Coelacanth!

    5 Comments

    1. Mike Clifford
      November 20, 2009 at 10:03 AM | Permalink

      $1300 per T5?! You’d expect a 10-12 bulb fixture for that price…I’m just not sure what the market is for this fixture…

    2. November 20, 2009 at 1:26 PM | Permalink

      You guys must’ve misread this. It has bluetooth, it’s worth at least 50,000 USD

    3. Nicholas Sadaka
      November 20, 2009 at 2:22 PM | Permalink

      Has anyone seen the new LED fixtures and strips on Drs Foster and Smith? Can anyone speak to the quality of those or if they are basically throwaways? I also saw an ad in the new Coral magazine for a new and improved Hydor Koralia pump but was unable to find anything on the net about them. Any information on either set of products? Thanks!

    4. Paul
      November 20, 2009 at 2:56 PM | Permalink

      See somebody sells a 1″ piece of coral for $2000 and now everyone thinks they can charge us out the @$$….lol M

    5. November 20, 2009 at 7:52 PM | Permalink

      I think it’s very expensive yet 😀

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