MATRIXX II 6 x 39 Watt 950 mm

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Giesemann MATRIXX II 6-fold

MATRIXX II the most beautiful aquarium light in the world and the most powerful T-5 light GIESEMANN ever produced

For many people, the aquarium holds an intrinsic fascination. The colourful underwater world. The peaceful movements – scenes lifted right out of nature. One of the most versatile ways of presenting your aquarium in a favourable light is the brand new MATRIXX II - The latest lighting innovation. This series takes full account of your lighting requirements – various lengths and different T-5 tubes cater perfectly for almost every need.

T5 lighting has been available to the hobbyist for a number of years now although only recently has T5 lighting become a real alternative other light sources for the dedicated Coral gardener due to the availability of high quality multi tube T5 light units.

Modern, efficient T5 lighting units such as the MATRIXX II are capable of lighting aquariums up to 30" deep, run cooler than halide lighting and can be tuned by the hobbyist for the desired colour temperature by simply changing individual tubes.

The maximum light performance is achieved by the use of the latest reflector technology. The combination of a high gloss finished reflector of 99.8% purest aluminium with CAD-designed light distribution gives the ultimate in reflectance and is revolutionary in the illumination of aquariums.

T5 tubes also gain an advantage as they produce their optimum lumen output at higher temperatures compared to older technology T8 tubes which typically produce their highest output at 25°C.

A recent study by Giesemann showed that the optimum ambient operating temperature for T5 tubes was found to be at around 35°C, a much more realistic operating temperature for a reef tank luminaire and the temperature that the new MATRIXX with its passive cooling technology is designed to run without the use of active cooling fans. Nevertheless, each MATRIXX II 8-tube version is equipped with 2 noiseless fans on top of the glass panel.

Equally tubes that are cooled to temperatures below the optimum also suffer a lumen output thats lower than expected. The MATRIXX lighting unit also incorporates extremely efficient reflector technology meaning that more light is reflected into the aquarium rather than back at the tube. Light that’s reflected back at the tube can increase its working temperature resulting in reduced lumen output.

High Performance

An aesthetic appearance of lasting value is obtained only when backed by new functional solutions. That's why the new MATRIX II comes with a unique reflector technology that brings exceptional light into your aquarium with virtually no loss in intensity. Perfect calculations and computer-aided design render anti-glare devices superfluous.

The innovative features of these new reflectors are :

  • independent reflector for each tube
  • 0.8 mm thickness of the reflector material
  • reflector with unique shape which is designed to avoid, as far as possible, the light reflecting back through the tube therefore resulting in maximum light output and minimum waste of energy
  • the reflector has been designed with a fold on the edge which prevents bending making it more durable and effective over a long period of time.

The maximum light performance is achieved by the use of the latest reflector technology. The combination of a high gloss finished reflector of 99.8% purest aluminium with CAD-designed light distribution gives the ultimate in reflectance and is revolutionary in the illumination of aquariums.

The innovative features for the new MATRIXX II series are:

  • anodized aluminium body with ultra flat design
  • adjustable hanging suspension with horizontal adjustment
  • three light circuits can be switched independently
  • non flickering lamp start
  • optimized ventilation of the unit without any fan
  • independent reflector for each tube
  • reflector with unique shape
  • maximum light output and minimum waste of energy
  • full electronic German ballast
  • the system is able to tolerate power surges between 220-240V. 

The new MATRIX takes full account of your lighting requirements – various lengths and different T-5 tubes cater perfectly for almost every need. MATRIX is available in various sizes depending on your output requirements.