CoralCare Gen2 LED BLACK Aquarium Lighting Fixture - Philips
The first reef aquarium light available in the USA by Philips, a leader in technological innovation since 1891. It has the light quality you'd expect from T5 or Metal Halide with all the benefits of LED. It has 68 state-of-the-art LEDs, a patented diffusion lens for homogeneous light distribution, wireless control, no noisy fans, and always delivers the right spectral content for coral growth.
The Philips CoralCare Gen2 is designed to achieve an ideal balance of coral growth, natural reef appearance, and natural light patterns in your reef aquarium. It has a slimmer design than its predecessor and now includes wireless control.
CoralCare Gen2 Features and benefits:
- Wide spectral range
For excellent coral growth, and natural reef appearance.
- Perfect light balance
Unique homogeneous light distribution and color mixing solution. Our innovative design features 68 carefully positioned LEDs to recreate natural sunlight, without unpleasant caustic effects.
- Easy to control
Control your CoralCare easily and wirelessly, with complete control over two distinct lighting channels, and preprogrammed schedules.
- Quality & reliability
The new, slimmer design saves energy, with passive cooling and longer lifespan.
Designed to achieve a beautiful, natural coral reef
The next generation of CoralCare’s innovative LED fixture is here. The CoralCare Gen2 offers a new, slimmer design, with passive cooling and wireless control. What’s more, we’ve further refined the light spectrum and distribution to create a more natural reef appearance, natural light patterns, and promote coral growth.
Excellent coral growth & natural reef appearance
Let life flourish with a wide spectral range. Proper lighting is one of the key aspects when maintaining a marine aquarium with corals and reef fish. The corals need the correct light intensity and spectral content to grow efficiently, but reefers also demand seamless color rendering so they can enjoy the brilliantly vivid colors of the corals. The Philips CoralCare spectral distribution is designed to achieve an ideal balance of those two criteria.
With the CoralCare Gen2, we’ve further optimized the light formula in order to enhance the natural color rendering in daylight settings and maximize the fluorescence of the corals in evening settings. The new Gen2 design features 68 state-of-the-art LEDs, smartly grouped over two distinct user-controlled channels. This offers you control over a wide range of color points (from natural white to saturated blue) without ever worrying about harming your corals with the wrong spectral content.
Natural light patterns
Just as with CoralCare Gen 1, the light is homogeneously mixed and distributed thanks to the optical light guide and diffused glass plate. We've further refined this with CoralCare Gen 2 by grouping the LEDs in triangular clusters and adding four carefully placed clear areas in the glass plate.
The cluster placement is deliberately chosen to create subtle but natural light patterns in the water. The clear areas in the glass plate add extra dynamic light effects when warm natural color points are selected. This mimics the patterns perceived on the ocean floor at noon when the sun is at its highest point. During the evening, when blueish color points are being selected, this dynamic effect fades just like it does in nature.
This architecture results in an ideal balance between efficiency, uniform light distribution in the aquarium, color homogeneity, and the right level of light dynamics.
Easy to control & install
Your CoralCare Gen2 LED fixture can be controlled wirelessly using your mobile device or with your PC. In addition, it includes a 0-10V port so you can connect the light to third-party aquarium controllers like the HYDROS Control 4, Neptune Systems Apex, and GHL ProfiLux. What's more, your new wireless controller is also compatible with CoralCare Gen1 fixtures.
Choose from user-friendly preprogrammed lighting schedules or easily create a custom 24-hour lighting schedule to suit your coral needs. You can even share your lighting schedules with other reefers!
Direct control is also available for maintenance or checking on your reef inhabitants. There's an acclimatization phase for introducing new corals or installing new CoralCare lamps, which allows you to gradually increase the intensity of the light to match the needs of your corals. The single box system (with integrated drivers) also includes a hanging kit for quick and easy installation with adjustable height and positioning.
Quality & reliability
CoralCare Gen2 is carefully tailored to suit the demanding conditions of your aquarium.
The new, slimmer design is still passively cooled and uses the most efficient LEDs on the market—all without any loss of light quality.
CoralCare Gen2 Highlights:
- Low energy consumption and long-lasting performance, offering over 25,000 hours of light
- Large thermal cooling surface (7kg) for passive cooling, with a longer lifetime than noisy fans
- Highly durable, professional-grade materials
- Coated metal housing, validated in salt spray environments
- Low risk of corrosion with proper maintenance
- IP65-rated, water-resistant, and easy-to-clean glass cover
- No light sources will need replacing for the entire lifetime of the fixture.
CoralCare Gen2 Technical Specifications:
- 120V (US)
- 220-240V (Europe)
- 15 lbs / 7 kg
- 50-60 Hz
CoralCare Gen2 LEDs Used:
- 12x Luxeon C 470nm
- 22x Luxeon C 450nm
- 4x Luxeon C PC-Amber
- 4x Luxeon C Cyan (490nm)
- 6x Luxeon UV U1 415nm
- 20x Luxeon V2 6500k
Based on user experience tests with aquaria depths up to 1m / 39.37"/po:
- Surface coverage SPS reef: 80x60cm / 31.50 x 23.62"/po
- Surface coverage LPS reef: 90x70cm / 35.43 x 27.56"/po
- Surface coverage mixed reef: 100x80cm / 39.37 x 31.50"/po
- Minimum distance between fixture and water surface: 15cm / 5.91"/po