We had the good fortune to get a fairly thorough demonstration of Reefgeek’s prototype dimmable T5 retrofit kit. Fluorescent dimming has been around for a while but it was always quite a hassle to implement back in the VHO days. The dimming retrofit kit uses a controller with an Aqua Illuminators pedigree. Watch the two separate pairs of bulbs dim from 5 to 100% in 5% increments. The camera auto adjusts the intensity of the lights but at least the video gives you a sense of the smoothness of the transition. Lots more details in the video.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.