The CoralCare fixture is based on an existing Philips luminaire used in general lighting applications. This design-award-winning fixture is currently being used in warehouses, public swimming pools and exposition halls. For use in marine aquaria, this fixture has been redesigned to such an extent that it meets all marine aquarium requirements and thus withstands the conditions of this demanding environment.
The CoralCare LED fixture is made out of robust and highly durable professional-grade materials which we have extensively validated.
The coating of the metal housing has been validated in a salt spray environment and approved for use above marine aquaria. With proper maintenance the risk of corrosion is nil.
By using approximately 10kg of metal, the luminaire has a large thermal cooling surface, allowing full passive cooling, which is beneficial for the lifetime and robustness of the luminaire. Active components (fans) are the most common cause of defects, are noisy and ultimately determine the lifetime of the product.
The CoralCare glass cover helps reduce maintenance as the salt water particles can easily be removed. A further advantage is that it does not need to be disassembled for cleaning.
In addition, the cover has an IP65 rating, which makes the fixture water-resistant. It can also be cleaned with a wet cloth.
By having a light formula with a large amount of short wavelength light we could be faced with the risk of rapid material degradation. Validated lifetime tests, however, have shown that the materials used withstand our light recipe and meet the lifetime specification.