The CoralVue LumenBrite hybrid hood looks to be one light-producing monster. Sporting metal halide, T5 and LED lights, this hood will definitely give you a lot of lighting punch. Premium Aquatics is teasing us with some images and basic information on this hood and is accepting preorders for its future release.
Utilizing LumenBrite reflectors, the hood will be available in sizes from 24 to 72 in. and will all be 18 in. wide. The 48 in. model features two LumenBrite reflectors fitted with Mogul-based halide bulbs, with four T5 lamps and 12 blue LEDs to complete the dawn-to-dusk look of this beast.
All the ballasts are external and as the Premium Aquatics blog notes, come with some really high-quality connectors to mate to the power supply box. To give the best flexibility for the hobbyist, all the ballasts and LEDs have their own power cord to isolate each light an individual timer.
No final pricing is available yet but they are speculating the 48 in. unit will run around $1,299. If you’re looking to get your fins on one of these, head on over to Premium Aquatics and get your preorder places.