Although AquaticLife has somewhat of a penchant for the modular LED and T5 lights, they have departed from that trend with a new HO T5 fixture which is is all in with an 8 bulb set up. The new 8-bulb, high output T5 light from AquaticLife will only be available in a four foot, 432 watt unit and it has an attractive metal construction with their iconic built-in timer with 2-channel control, individual reflectors and waterproof endcaps.
The passively cooled high output T5 unit has no acrylic splash guard or shield, hence the waterproof endcaps, and it has abundant slots all around the perimeter to allow for airflow to cool the T5 lamps. The unit pictured above is an early production of the 8-bulb T5 fixture which will likely be shown off in finished form at MACNA in Iowa. The 4 foot 8 bulb fixture from AquaticLife will cost $519 loaded with bulbs and it will be available beginning in September. We think the new AquaticLife light actually looks kinda nice even if it is intended more for fish stores, coral farmers and more productive than decorative uses. Thanks to Eek and Valkyrie for the pictures.