20" Aqualight HO T-5 is perfect for lighting refugiums
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Energy-efficient high light output T-5 fluorescent light fixture
Enjoy high performance aquarium illumination at a great price
Sleek, space-saving design does not detract aquarium aesthetics
Enjoy dazzling aquarium displays without high energy use. The Aqualight HO T-5 Dual Lamp strip light employs the latest energy-efficient technology to maximize aquarium illumination. High-output T-5 lamps are driven by an electronic ballast to generate more light with less power. Highly-polished reflector directs light into the aquarium so you get the most benefit with minimal wasted light. Sleek, space-saving design pairs two high-output lamps to enhance aquarium lighting without added bulk or generating excess heat. Single cord, dual lamp Aqualight fixture comes with a two-piece adjustable leg set and measures 6" x 2-1/4" high. For use over covered aquariums only.
Included 10,000°K Daylight lamp casts sparkling bright white rays and provides high lumen output to simulate the midday tropical sun. Included Actinic Blue Light promotes photosynthesis in corals and live plants while enhancing the beauty and vibrant colors of aquarium inhabitants.
Please specify 10,000°K Daylight or Actinic Blue Light for 20", 20W Replacement Lamp.
Actinic Blue Light
48 watts (2-24W)
78 watts (2-39W)
108 watts (2-54W)
To view compatible bulbs for these fixtures,
Remove acrylic lens retainer from end of fixture by removing the two retaining screws with a crosshead screwdriver.
Starting with the legs destined for the opposite end of the fixture, slide the legs onto the two groves located on the front and back of the fixture. After both legs are inserted, replace the acrylic lens retainer. Legs should curve outward away from the end of the fixture.
Adjust legs left or right so that fixture sits evenly and securely over top of aquarium.
Plug light fixture into an acceptable outlet. Be sure to incorporate a "drip loop" to prevent water droplets from running down the cord and into the outlet should any water get onto the cord.
Maintenance and safety Instructions
Always turn off light fixture and unplug from outlet prior to performing any maintenance.
Saltwater spray and salt creep can create an electrical and fire safety hazard if allowed to collect on fixture. To prevent hazard, use over covered aquarium only and clean fixture regularly. Wipe exterior or fixture down with a clean, towel dampened with fresh water. Then dry thoroughly with a second dry towel.
Lamp Replacement Instructions
To replace lamps, first remove acrylic lens retainer from end of fixture.
Slide acrylic lens out of fixture.
Rotate lamp(s) so that pins are in vertical position before removing.
Replace with new lamp(s) and rotate lamps so that pins are in horizontal position.
Replace acrylic lens and lens retainer when complete.
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