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    New ATI Purple Plus T5 Lamp

    Say hello to the new ATI Purple Plus T5 lamp. ATI’s answer to the popular KZ Fiji Purple provides a blue spectrum that mirrors ATI’s Blue Plus lamp, but also provides some nice warm spikes in the 600 – 700 range. What’s interesting is ATI’s revamped website no longer lists their ATI Pro Color. The […]

    ati purple plus

    Say hello to the new ATI Purple Plus T5 lamp. ATI’s answer to the popular KZ Fiji Purple provides a blue spectrum that mirrors ATI’s Blue Plus lamp, but also provides some nice warm spikes in the 600 – 700 range.

    What’s interesting is ATI’s revamped website no longer lists their ATI Pro Color. The Pro color is / was a pink-er colored lamp that provided ample light in the 660nm range. This lamp looked extremely promising, but as many found when using multiples, aquariums gained an overly pink hue. With the new Purple Plus lamp we see the red wavelength have been scaled back, providing the said purple tone. The ATI Purple Plus should mix in better with white and blue lamps.

    No word on PAR numbers at this time. We expect pricing to be inline with current ATI models: $20 – $25 + depending on size.

    [ATI]

    5 Comments

    1. lak
      July 30, 2010 at 12:09 PM | Permalink

      This was very confusing when I visited the ATI site recently. Since apparently only the german version of the site was available, I thought maybe the pro color was rebranded.

    2. July 30, 2010 at 12:39 PM | Permalink

      @lak, this was our reaction as well.

      After speaking with folks in the EU we're told the ATI Purple Plus is different than the Pro Color… and the spectral plots support this. We'll have to see once they are released.

    3. JR
      July 30, 2010 at 8:04 PM | Permalink

      Giesemann has one now as well:
      http://www.theaquariumsolution.com/t5-aquapink-powerchrome-bulbs

    4. Ben
      August 1, 2010 at 2:23 PM | Permalink

      I’ve been waiting for this tube for some months now. I really want to have a play around with it, I’ve got 4 coming as soon as the next shipment into the country arrives. I guess time will tell just how they go compared to the KZ option…

    5. Ben
      August 1, 2010 at 9:23 AM | Permalink

      I've been waiting for this tube for some months now. I really want to have a play around with it, I've got 4 coming as soon as the next shipment into the country arrives. I guess time will tell just how they go compared to the KZ option…

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