The AquaticLife 72 in. 8 lamp T5 HO Fluorescent light fixture is a state of the art, high performance, light fixture for marine aquariums.
Built in programmable digital lighting control operates three independant channels, for complete 24hr lighting. This lighting system features a combination of 10,000K, 420/460nm Actinic, 460/620nm Purple and blue LED lunar lights for outstanding growth and color in corals and invertebrates, as well as vibrant coloration of fishes. German-made individual lamp reflectors direct maximum light output down into your aquarium.
Built-in fans help direct heat away from your aquarium. Built in electronic ballasts are top mounted, with quick disconnect system for easy maintenance or replacement. Adjustable width frame mounts securely holds fixture on virtually any type of aquarium.
The optional suspension wire kit attaches to top of fixture, allowing the light to be suspended in any position. The light has a single 2 meter power cord, for easy mounting or suspension.
The AquaticLife 72 in. 8 lamp T5 HO light fixture has a total output of 318 watts.
There was an initial mix up with my order and I received a scratch and dent unit instead of new. I was able to resolve this with customer care very easily and received my brand new unit promptly. The light itself is amazing! I replaced two (2!) coralife CFL 72 inch units I had resorted to using to get enough light into my 180 gallon. Going from 750W to 316W would help me with the electric bill and heat, but I was worried about output. No issues at all -- the tank looks very well lit -- the color spectrum is much nicer, and down to 1 cord with no outboard timers. Recommended.
Awesome light 8/21/2012
This is an awesome light assembly. It looks great. Too bad I have to keep it on my floor Because the morons that package it forgot to put the stands in the box