Giesemann’s new Aurora-Hybrid LED/T5 lighting system

by | Nov 3, 2014 | Advanced Aquarist | 0 comments



Unbeatable Performance

Giesemann’s brand new AURORA-HYBRID LED/T5 system combines the control, flexibility, energy efficiency, and spread of high spec optic-free LED lighting, with the overlapping wide spectral range and even distribution capabilities of T5. No more hot-spots or shaded coral branches, and greatly reduced risk of localised bleaching under high intensity focal points. Corals under the Aurora are literally bathed in light from a wide range of overlapping angles and multiple light sources to promote optimum health and colour across the entire colony, whilst the active cooling system works to maintain both the lamps and LED’s at optimal working temperatures to ensure long term stability with improved lifespan.


  • Stylish saltwater resistant aluminium main body
  • Tough High Gloss two layer powder coating
  • 0-100% dimmable T-5 lamps controllable via Bluetooth
  • 0-100% dimmable multi-channel LED boards controllable via Bluetooth
  • Cloud and storm simulation / Real time lunar simulation etc.
  • Multi-point daytime plot system via class leading FUTURA software
  • Integrated heat-sink and active cooling using low noise variable speed fans.
  • On-board storage of all settings with memory battery backup and timekeeping.



    Unrivaled 24hour controllable lighting.
    The Aurora-Hybrid uses the class leading Futura control software to produce realistic sunrise-sunset effects, fully programmable day cycle light scenarios, cloud transitions, and real-time moonlight simulations whilst being easy to manipulate from a simple yet incredibly flexible group of programing features.
    Limitless Colour and intensity Control

    Each 75W LED cluster features three independently-programmable LED channels with up to 1440 available set points per 24 hour phase, each capable of 0-100% dimming.

    LED colour channels include:

    • full spectrum white
    • blue
    • royal blue
    • red
    • violet- TRU-UV sub 400nm

      All LED’s are zero-loss 120deg Optic-Free 5w CREE XP-E / XT-E controlled by high performance linear drivers.



      High Output T-5
      CAD designed Individual Parabolic Reflectors for each T-5 tube set are made from Ultra high gloss aluminium alloy with a 99% reflective capacity delivering increased light transference around the lamp up to 150% that of conventional square type non glossy reflector as used in many alternate brands. Each pair of T-5 lamps are independently controllable via built in electronic HF ballasts with dimming capacity from 1-100 % and are integrated into the Bluetooth control system. Light from the T5 banks crosses over and blends with the wide beam output of the LED boards to deliver a seamlessly mixed light field from a wide range of angles.

      Stylish Design
      The sleek sophisticated fixture is highly durable and made from salt water resistant anodised aluminium with stylish powder coating in 3 different colours.

      All components, except for the LED power supply, are enclosed inside the fixture housing.

      Intuitive control software for your MAC, Windows PC or any Android device, makes adjusting your AURORA-HYBRID comfortable and simple. With the added stability and reliability of Bluetooth, thereby avoiding the need for problematic online web servers or Wi-Fi connections and router set-ups.

      Plug & Play
      With the integrated controller, there is nothing more to buy.

      Excellent Build-Quality
      All components are manufactured and assembled completely in Germany by Giesemann Aquaristik

      Quiet, Cool Operation
      Runs perfectly cool and produces virtually no noise.

      Incredible value for money
      The AURORA-HYBRID offers a perfect high-quality German manufactured lighting solution at an incredible price compared to other brands without compromising on reliability or technical detail.


      Models / Specifications / Guide Price:


      • 600 mm
      • 4 x 24 Watt T-5 dim.
      • 1 x LED Board max.
      • 85 Watt LED
      • Bluetooth control with 5 channels
      • £849.00*


      • 900 mm
      • 4 x 39 Watt T-5 dim.
      • 2 x LED Board max.
      • 150 Watt LED
      • Bluetooth control with 5 channels
      • £1099.00*


      • 1200 mm
      • 4 x 54 Watt T-5 dim.
      • 3 x LED Board max.
      • 220 Watt LED
      • Bluetooth control with 5 channels
      • £1369.00*


      • 1500 mm
      • 4 x 80 Watt T-5 dim.
      • 4 x LED Board max.
      • 300 Watt LED
      • Bluetooth control with 5 channels
      • £1699.00*

      *Guide prices are for UK, including Giesemann 2014 lamp set and shipping.  USA pricing TBD.

      Mounting options:

      Adjustable suspension kit, with tank mount option available within the next 4-6 weeks


      Now – To order, contact your nearest authorised Giesemann distributor.

      • Leonard Ho

        I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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