The CoralCare LED fixture Gen2 is based on an existing Philips fixture used in a large variety of general lighting applications. This fixture is being used in warehouses, public swimming pools and exposition halls and has proofed to be a very robust design. For use in marine aquaria, it has been redesigned to such an extent that it meets all marine aquarium requirements and thus withstands the conditions of this demanding environment.
The CoralCare LED fixture is made of highly durable professional-grade materials which we have extensively validated. As the first CoralCare generation has proofed to be extremely suitable for marine aquarium applications, the choice to go for an equivalent design – made of the same materials - for the second generation was rapidly made.
The coating of the metal housing has been validated in a salt spray environment and approved for use above marine aquaria. With proper maintenance the risk of corrosion is nil.
By using approximately 7kg of metal, the luminaire has a large thermal cooling surface, allowing full passive cooling, which is beneficial for the lifetime and robustness of the luminaire. Active components (fans) are the most common cause of defects, are noisy and ultimately determine the lifetime of the product.
The CoralCare glass cover helps reduce maintenance as the salt water particles can easily be removed. A further advantage is that it does not need to be disassembled for cleaning.
In addition, the cover has an IP65 rating, which makes the fixture water-resistant. It can also be cleaned with a wet cloth. The same accounts for the CoralCare Controller. In other words, the complete CoralCare Gen2 system is very robust.
By having a light formula with a large amount of short wavelength light we could be faced with the risk of rapid material degradation. Validated lifetime tests, however, have shown that the materials used withstand our light recipe and meet the lifetime specification.