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T5/T8 LED Tubes from Orphek

Posted on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 12:15 pm by
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Orphek just announced the release of their latest LED product, the T-8 formfactor LED tubes. These new LED tubes, will now fit into regular T5 fixtures, with the use of an included adapter from Orphek, and will then be powered directly by the fixture. This means that no additions power source or cords are needed, and the look will remain clean and streamlined. The new T5/T8 LED Tubes are available in 24″, 36″, and 48″ and put out 500 lumens per foot. These new LED tubes from Orphek use their “second generation Power LED diodes,” and include a new UV/True Violet diode with high PUR, CRI spectral curve.

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3 Responses to “T5/T8 LED Tubes from Orphek”

  1. Matt says:

    I’m very interested in the new T5/T8 LED Tubes. Are these literally “replacement” bulbs for standard T5 bulbs? Will I be able to swap out my existing 36″ T5 bulbs in my Nova Extreme Pro with your new LED bulbs? How many watts do the bulbs consume?

    • ReefTools says:


      Yes, they simply will plug into the slot (with the supplied adapter). I’ll get you the power consumption answer ASAP.

  2. Roy Ward says:

    i have done alot of research on supplemental led lighting. and i’ve read from numerous sources that sealed tube t8 led strips don’t dissipate enough of the heat generated by the leds to greatly impact the intensity and longevity of the leds…. how did orphek deal with this limitation?

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