Arcadia T5 LED Tropical Pro is a compact LED lamp for mounting directly into a existing T5 lighting or aquarium cover. The Arcadia T5 lamp works together with all T5 ballasts and the Arcadia Ultra Seal lampholders. Arcadia T5 LED Tropical Pro.
- Diego Z. wrote about Arcadia T5 LED Tropical Pro -Fluorescent bulb replacement- in January 2019:
I use this Arcadia LED tube on my Juwel Rio 400 - so I had to buy the 120 cm/19 W version, since I kept the original Juwel T5 Multilux fixture. On the other lamp holder I use an Arcadia T5 LED Freshwater (8000 K) - you can't run a fluorescent tube and an Arcadia LED tube on the same Multilux.
This Arcadia LED lamp has an emission very similar to the fluorescent tube previously installed, so no visible loss or increase of lightning, but about -60% power consumption! Absolutely not bad.
The price is almost double compared to the corresponding fluorescent tube but since there is no need to change the LED tube every year or so, on the long run the higher cost repays itself several times (in addition to the lower power consuption).
The only defect I found is that the tube bends a little, since it is not as rigid as a glass fluorescent tube. But it is only an aesthetic defect, the LED tube still works like a charm.
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- stuart e. wrote about Arcadia T5 LED Tropical Pro -Fluorescent bulb replacement- in 2018:
i have a jewel trigon corner tank with two 590mm t5 tubes do you think one led tube will light it up or do you think i will need the other tube
Aquaristikshop.com: One bulb is not really enough and the lighting will not work if you only change one bulb. A combination of LED/fluorescent bulb will also not work.