BioTek Marine releases new BTM5HO Retrofit LED Color

BioTek Marine has released a new BTM5HO LED color option, bringing the total color choices to eight.  The Blue, White and Red T5 direct replacement LED lamp is comprised of 70% Blue, 20% white and 10% Red LED diodes.  The lamp produces a 15Kish appearance over the aquarium.

The light combination was developed with retail fish systems in mind but it will likely be a popular choice for hobbyists as well.  Like the other BioTek Marine BTM5HO retrofit lights, these lights draw much less power than traditional T5 fluorescent lamps and they are brighter and easily dimmable with the use of a dimmable electronic ballast.


Blue 70%, White 20%, Red 10% – Produces a 15K appearance.



Features and Benefits:

  • Works with Standard or Dimmable ballasts
  • About 2/3 LESS Energy Consumption
  • Direct Replacement for T5 Fluorescent lamps
  • 3 year Mfg. Warranty
  • 5 – 8 year life expectancy
  • Runs much cooler than T5 lamps
  • Clear Lenses with Shimmer Effect
  • Increased PAR over T5 lamps

Available in 8 color configurations and 4 lengths:

  • 20,000 K Blue
  • 20,000 K Blue with Red (8/1 Ratio)
  • 20,000 K Blue with UV (4/1 Ratio)
  • 20,000 K Blue with 10K and Red
  • 15,000 K
  • 10,000 K
  • 10,000 K and Pink (50/50 Ratio)
  • 6,000 K for Freshwater and Planted Tanks
  • Available in 24″, 36″, 48″ and 60″ lengths

20 aquarium fish system with a mere 216 watts of total power for lighting.



About Author

Scott Groseclose is the owner of AquaNerd, Aquarium Specialty, Aqua Specialty Wholesale, BioTek Marine, & The Carolina Reef Experience. He has a degree in Biology from St. Andrews University and he has been a passionate reef keeper since 1988.