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***SOLD*** 24" 4x24W Dimmable SunPower T5 High-Output Fixture w/ Controller

This is by far the best lighting fixture that I've ever used; it's the Ferrari of lighting fixtures. I paid $560 for the whole set up back in February but used it maybe half that time due to a move. Functions perfectly and comes with 4 bulbs (2 Midday Sun and 2 AquaFlora). This is a bit too much light for me since I am growing mainly crypts. What's so special about this light is that it has two channels which can be controlled in terms of the intensity. You can set it so it slowly builds up from 0% all the way to 100% by a certain time and then have it build down which mimics sunrise/sunset. If you have been having algae issues then this is your answer. If you get algae just lower the intensity by a few % until you get it just right. This was a perfect light for my 60-P. TomBarr (plantbrain) uses the same exact light but the larger version. The fan on the top is 100% silent...you literally cannot hear it run. Not in a rush to sell it since I'm still trying to convince myself that I'll use it somewhere down the road. This comes with the hanging kit and still has the warranty. Purchased at ReefGeek.com.

PRICE $350

Here is a quick description about the fixture plus some pics of mine:

ATI 24" 4x24W Dimmable SunPower T5 High-Output Fixture w/ Controller

The ATI Dimmable SunPower T5 High-Output Fixture w/ Built-in Controller is the latest evolution in T5 technology adding full, integrated dimming control to the proven performance of the original SunPower. Compared to other lighting systems with dimming control, the ATI Dimmable SunPower offers an unmatched combination of output and control at an affordable price-point.

Fixture Includes:
- Built-in controller.
- Individual parabolic-style reflectors made from silver-coated 98% reflective aluminum.
- Active cooling system.
- Built-in electronic ballasts.
- Acrylic shield.
- 6-foot power-cord.
- Sleek, adjustable ‘Grip-Lock’ style hanging kit.

Product Features:
- Built-in controller with LCD screen and push button interface.
- Active cooling system with thermostatically controlled fans.
- Warranty: 1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty.

- Power Consumption: approximately 96 Watts.
- Warranty: 1-Year Manufacturer's Limited Warranty.

Product Highlights:
1. Superior Lighting Control: With 10 individual set-points, the built-in controller produces much more realistic dawn-dusk and daylight simulations than non-dimmable fixtures.
2. Unbeatable Performance: Superior design and high-end components produce 50% more light than most other equally-sized T5 fixtures. An active cooling system allows bulbs to run at a more optimal temperature, improving both bulb output and bulb life.
3. Plug & Play: With the built-in controller there is nothing more to buy.
4. Clean, Contemporary Design: The slim, silver colored body is lightweight, durable, rust-proof and just 2.1” high. All components including the controller and T5 ballasts are built into the fixture housing with the only item external to the fixture being a single power-cord.
5. Energy Efficient: Produces up to 50% more light than most other equally sized T5 fixtures, without using more energy.
6. Quiet, Cool Operation: Runs cool and produces virtually no noise.

When it first arrived:

And it's currently over a 3 foot by 3 foot cube:

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