Pacific Sun Debuts Diuna T5HO Light Fixture

When it comes to aquarium illumination, LEDs may be the hot item right now, but older technologies like T5HO fluorescents still have a very loyal following. Because of this, aquarium lighting companies are still cranking out the T5 fixtures, with the latest being the Diurna from Pacific Sun. While not much has changed in the way of fluorescent lighting tech over the years, many of the newer fixtures are getting some swanky features that still make them very competitive with all of the LED products. Pacific Sun is no stranger to high end, feature rich lights, and the Diuna represents the pinnacle of fluorescent lighting for aquarium use. The Diuna has all of the standard top shelf features like high quality anodized aluminum reflectors and dimmable ballasts. But where it really stands apart is in its interface. Where most light fixtures these days have on/off switches and perhaps some controller connectability, the Diurna has a built-in Wireless Controller that uses Bluetooth to connect with nearby devices. Additionally, it has native apps for Apple iOS, Windows and Android. The fixture is available in three different lengths (three, four, and five foot), with each holding an array of either 8 or 10 T5HO tubes. Additionally, the bulbs and ballasts are configured in such a way that only two bulbs are on one of the controllable ballasts

The Pandora Hyperion S is Another New LED/T5HO Fixture from Pacific Sun

April has been a busy month for Pacific Sun, who have recently announced two very capable light fixtures that blend LED and T5HO lighting technologies together into a single fixture. We already introduced the Ariel LED/T5HO hybrid last week, and today we’re focusing on its little brother, the Pandora Hyperion S. Much like the Ariel, the Pandora Hyperion S features LED panels flanked by T5HO fluorescent tubes. The difference between the two fixtures is really just the scaled back firepower and the smaller size. Where the Ariel had four T5HO bulbs and multiple LED panels, the Pandora Hyperion S has just two of the T5 fluorescents and a single 145w LED panel. The “S” in the fixture’s name stands for “shallow water”, meaning this version of the light comes without the powerful white LEDs needed for significant depth penetration. In terms of the lighting offered with the Pandora Hyperion S, the LEDs will come in 8 different color channels. For the T5HO offering, two 24w bulbs of your can fit in the unit. The LEDs are controll with an on-board wireless (Bluetooth) controller and there is an built-in 1-10v port for connecting the fixture to the various aquarium controllers on the market. The Pandora Hyperion S will have an initial price of 699.00 euros for a limited time, and will likely go up after the pre-orders are all filled. And some specs from Pacific Sun General specifications:- 8 independent LED channels (including UV)- Shallow Water technology (no white leds) – LED panels use only specially designed LED chips for best, possible spectrum- Control wireless (Bluetooth) – built-in light control computer- Additional slots 2x24W T5 with parabolic reflectors- Total lamp power – 200W (145W for LED panel)- External control (or any PWM signal input port 1-10)- Cover area – up to 100x80x80cm (40x35x35 inch)- Mounting – avalaible hanging kits / spider Mountings