These systems represent the latest in aquarium light technology. Benefits include low heat, no replacement bulbs and low wattage. LED aquarium lights continue to improve. LED Aquarium lighting is also known for its versatility, allowing users to add specific colors or addition lighting modules along the way. Most systems offer up to 50,000 hours of life. Check out our article on LED Aquarium Lighting.
T5 Fluorescent aquarium lighting systems are the most energy-efficient fluorescent aquarium lighting options available. Systems are available to fit any tank and bulbs are quick and easy to replace. T5 lighting is common on any tanks from Freshwater aquariums to Reef Tanks and available in a variety of wavelengths and outputs. Bulbs should be replaced every 12-18 months for maximum performance. Check out our article on Fluorescent Lighting.
Fluorescent Lighting is the most common Aquarium lighting system today. This category contains all non-T5, non-compact flourescent varieties, including various Aquarium hood/fluorescent systems. Fluorescent Aquarium lights are available in numerous sizes and outputs and are used on any tank from freshwater to reef. Most should be replaced every 12-18 months. Check out our article on Fluorescent Lighting.
Metal Halide lighting systems offer extremely high output mimicking natural sunlight. Used predominantly in coral reef aquariums, metal halide lighting systems produce a unique point source light which produces a beautiful shimmering effect. Metal Halide bulbs should be replaced every 8-12 months for maximum performance. Check out our article on Metal Halide Lighting.
Compact Fluorescent systems pack efficiency and variety under one hood. Recommended for planted tanks for reef aquariums, compact fluorescent systems can be used in any lighting scenario. Uniquely, compact fluorescents only have pins on one side, and these pin arrangements vary. Straight pin style (European) and square pin style (Japanese) exist. These bulbs should be replaced every 8 to 12 months. Check out our article on Fluorescent Lighting.
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