New Generation of ATI T5HO Bulbs

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ATI Purple Plus
ATI Aquaristik is set to release a new generation of their wildly popular T5HO bulbs. According to a recent announcement by ReefGeek, by using better quality materials and manufacturing techniques, the ATI Blue Plus and Aquablue Special are achieving better color and output. Additionally, there is a new bulb in the lineup this year, called the ATI Purple Plus. This new bulb has actually been out for some time now (since the summer), so I guess new isn’t the best way to describe it, but ATI is certainly proud of their latest addition, even choosing it to replace their Pro Color bulbs.

Below is a description of each of the bulbs offered by ATI.

Aquablue Special: Combines the properties of a full-spectrum bulb with an elevated blue color peak producing a bulb with an approximate color temperature of 15000K.

Blue Plus: Combines the properties of a blue bulb (approximately 460nm) with an actinic bulb (approximately 420nm) producing an intense blue light with high PAR numbers and a light spectrum that encourages both bluing in SPS corals and fluorescence in capable corals.

True Actinic: Produces a violet-blue light that is designed to maximize fluorescence in capable corals and make livestock colors pop.

Purple Plus: Combines the properties of a full spectrum bulb with strong red and blue components producing a bulb with excellent color-rendition that works very well for bringing out the pinks, purples and reds in an aquarium.

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  • Luke

    Any idea when these might be available to the consumer?

    • the purple plus bulbs are already available, but i\’m not sure about the new generation of t5 bulbs. i\’ll see if i can dig up that info, but i suspect it will be asap.