Aquatic Life Debuts LED/T5HO Hybrid Mounting System Fixture Reef Hobbyists Have Been Waiting For!

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Does the new fixture come with splash covers for the T5? Like the giesemann hybrid (Stellar) does? If not, how does the fixture deal with potential splashes?
We use silicon socket covers to protect the lamps and allow them to operate without overheating. So no lens is used. We did not want to add fans and the lens to the fixtures, that would add to the height and complexity of the fixture.

I was not aware they added covers to their USA versions....
 

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We use silicon socket covers to protect the lamps and allow them to operate without overheating. So no lens is used. We did not want to add fans and the lens to the fixtures, that would add to the height and complexity of the fixture.

I was not aware they added covers to their USA versions....
Well, not sure they do (I don’t own one, am in the market for a fixture), but in their manual they clearly state to not use the fixture without the splash covers, so that’s not cool if they don’t even include them. houses here in the US, being wood made, catch on fire even better than the brick ones in Europe.. Is there any plans on adding that in the future?
 
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Well, not sure they do (I don’t own one, am in the market for a fixture), but in their manual they clearly state to not use the fixture without the splash covers, so that’s not cool if they don’t even include them. houses here in the US, being wood made, catch on fire even better than the brick ones in Europe.. Is there any plans on adding that in the future?
Not for our fixture. The silicon socket is the same one we have used for the last 8+ years for the retrofits. It’s made specifically for this use. If you cover the lamps it will increase the lamps temperature and will not provide the same lighting output.
 

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The reflectors have some salt spray speckling which I clean off when I replace the bulbs, so the bulbs are obviously getting spit on a bit every while, and have been fine.
 

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