IceCap Incorporated has been an industry leader making innovative products for the last two decades. Our lighting products specifically have been the standard for efficiency and reliability to which all others are measured. Offering more than just lighting solutions, however, we have extended our reach with a wide range of products for industry and science.
For the aquarium hobby, we have recruited pioneers such as Anthony Calfo and Steven Pro to contribute to new product development, sales, and support of the reefkeeping community at large. IceCap Inc. is committed to nurturing and supporting an increasingly self-sustaining hobby of coral reef enthusiasts. We have also started the R.E.E.F. foundation to encourage and facilitate recycling, education, and a more conscientious use of both living and material resources.
For industry, IceCap Inc. has been manufacturing high frequency fluorescent & HID electronic ballasts for the vision and computer inspection industries for the last 18 years. We have custom designed ballasts for QC applications in the automated recycling and manufacturing of glass and plastic bottles. We have also serviced the motion picture (for blue & green screen) and video broadcast markets. In UV applications, we are capable of delivering more output for a multitude of exotic applications from the pharmaceutical industries to rapid UV bonding of layered materials. Our span of products is wide and our commitment deep to producing benchmark quality products for the next decade and beyond. We look forward to leading the way with your input and support.
The new IceCap LED Moonlight Retro kits are really fun! Sporting the same look as a standard T5 bulb tube, these new LED tubes are powered by a low voltage transformer rather than a fluorescent ballast. IceCap chose to enclose the LEDs in a tube, which not only provides ample spread, but protects the circuit boards from the humid, salty environment that can be so harsh on some aquarium lighting brands.
LEDs are usually favored for their low energy consumption, long life span, and low heat emission. And while those are all true with the IceCap LED Moonlight tubes, the crazy colors they bring out in corals is where their true appeal lies. We’ll post some photos and perhaps a video in a follow-up article, so for now, you’ll just have to take our word for it! All we have to say is that we couldn’t stop staring. The next day, we all waited for the T5’s and Metal halides to go off, so that we can inspect the tank under this great new light. The colors were truly outrageous. Actinics simply get blown out of the water by these LED Moonlight Tubes.
The IceCap LED Moonlight Retrofit kits ship out complete with mounting clips which can be used to attach the tubes to a canopy, hood, or existing fixture. The heat negligible emitted by the tubes is dissipated by the aluminum heat sink on the back of the tube, and at only 4 oz., you don’t need to worry about any added weight to you existing aquarium lighting scheme.
The Reef Illuminations fixtures are the first in a series of all-in-one fixtures from IceCap. The T5 fixtures sport a solid aluminum construction and offer silent operation, as no fan is needed. Each fixture comes with IceCap’s 3 year Warranty. The IceCap T5 Reef Illumination fixtures come with IceCap’s trademarked blue LEDs, the Lunarlites (420 – 460 nm). Each 4′ fixture powers 4 T5 bulbs and 4 Lunarlites strips, each including 75 individual emitters.
IceCap Reef Illuminations series also offers a Metal Halide,T5, LED combo. 4′ fixtures include 2 T5 bulbs, 2 LunarLite Blue LED Tubes, and 2 250W Double Ended Metal Halide bulbs.
These new fixtures from IceCap look great, and offer unmatched versatility and ease of use. There are one power cable dedicated to the Metal Halides, one for the T5’s, and one for the LEDs, allowing for dawn/dusk and moonlight applications for fully customized 24-hour lighting schemes. Cooling is provided by two built-in fans encouraging flow of air and cool operation.
Here is a quick promo from IceCap highlighting some of the features offered by the Reef Illuminations Series.
The IceCap Reef Illuminations line is the latest and greatest from IceCap Inc. The IceCap Reef Illuminations line offers combinations of MH/T5/LED or T5HO/LED. The addition of actinic LED to the IceCap Reef Illuminations fixtures, seems to convey an understanding by IceCap Inc. of just how important aquarium appearance is, to today’s hobbyist. Although these LED lamps are unlikely to provide much in the form of added PAR, they should assist greatly in making corals pop. This might allow hobbyists to use lower K metal halide bulbs and still achieve the overall color temp they desire. We’re looking forward to getting our hands on one of the IceCap Reef Illuminations fixtures and checking it out.