The Philips CoralCare Gen2 is designed to achieve an ideal balance of coral growth, natural reef appearance, and natural light patterns in your reef aquarium. It has a slimmer design than its predecessor and now includes wireless control.
The next generation of CoralCare innovative LED fixture is here. The CoralCare Gen2 offers a new, slimmer design, with passive cooling and wireless control. What's more, we've further refined the light spectrum and distribution to create a more natural reef appearance, natural light patterns, and promote coral growth.
Let life flourish with a wide spectral range. Proper lighting is one of the key aspects when maintaining a marine aquarium with corals and reef fish. The corals need the correct light intensity and spectral content to grow efficiently, but reefers also demand seamless color rendering so they can enjoy the brilliantly vivid colors of the corals. The Philips CoralCare spectral distribution is designed to achieve an ideal balance of those two criteria.
With the CoralCare Gen2, weâ€™ve further optimized the light formula in order to enhance the natural color rendering in daylight settings and maximize the fluorescence of the corals in evening settings. The new Gen2 design features 68 state-of-the-art LEDs, smartly grouped over two distinct user-controlled channels. This offers you control over a wide range of color points (from natural white to saturated blue) without ever worrying about harming your corals with the wrong spectral content.
Just as with CoralCare Gen 1, the light is homogeneously mixed and distributed thanks to the optical light guide and diffused glass plate. We've further refined this with CoralCare Gen 2 by grouping the LEDs in triangular clusters and adding four carefully placed clear areas in the glass plate.
The cluster placement is deliberately chosen to create subtle but natural light patterns in the water. The clear areas in the glass plate add extra dynamic light effects when warm natural color points are selected. This mimics the patterns perceived on the ocean floor at noon when the sun is at its highest point. During the evening, when blueish color points are being selected, this dynamic effect fades just like it does in nature.
This architecture results in an ideal balance between efficiency, uniform light distribution in the aquarium, color homogeneity, and the right level of light dynamics.
Your CoralCare Gen2 LED fixture can be controlled wirelessly using your mobile device or with your PC. In addition, it includes a 0-10V port so you can connect the light to third-party aquarium controllers like the HYDROS Control 4, Neptune Systems Apex, and GHL ProfiLux. What's more, your new wireless controller is also compatible with CoralCare Gen1 fixtures.
Choose from user-friendly preprogrammed lighting schedules or easily create a custom 24-hour lighting schedule to suit your coral needs. You can even share your lighting schedules with other reefers!
Direct control is also available for maintenance or checking on your reef inhabitants. There's an acclimatization phase for introducing new corals or installing new CoralCare lamps, which allows you to gradually increase the intensity of the light to match the needs of your corals. The single box system (with integrated drivers) also includes a hanging kit for quick and easy installation with adjustable height and positioning.
CoralCare Gen2 is carefully tailored to suit the demanding conditions of your aquarium.
The new, slimmer design is still passively cooled and uses the most efficient LEDs on the market all without any loss of light quality.
CoralCare Gen2 Technical Specifications:
CoralCare Gen2 LEDs Used:
Based on user experience tests with aquaria depths up to 1m / 39.37"/po: