AquaLumi Aquarium Lighting Instructions
AquaLumi Aquarium Lighting Instructions
iQuatics AquaLumi lighting system has been desgined and manufactured by industry veterans and we are proud to present you with our latest high quality finished product.
Always make sure the instructions are followed precisely, do not operate your appliance if there are any signs of damage or malfunction.
If damaged, maintenance should be carried out by the manufacturer or qualified person, this is to avoid any permanent damage to your fixture.
As with all aquarium electronic equipment, make sure you have a drip loop to prevent the socket or plug from getting wet. A drip loop is required for the timer module too.
As shown in Fig. 1 below, the part of the power cable lying below the level of the socket is used to prevent the water entering the socket.
Make sure your pendant is safely out of reach of children, unless accompanied by adult supervision as injury could occur from hot parts, lamp, or moving parts.
This pendant should only be used for its intended purpose. It must be installed indoors and not exposed to the weather or freezing temperatures.
1. Lamp Installation
After factory testing, your bulb will be removed and packaged safely to prevent any damage in transit. Follow the instructions below for the lamp installation procedure.
Never operate your light unit without the following:
1) The special plastic lens for your fluorescent tube
2) If there is any visible damage to the light unit on arrival.
1.1. Installation Location
Ideally your light unit will be located next to an adequately rated electricity supply, If connecting to your wall or ceiling, make sure that they are structurally stable.
1.2. Working specification:
220v – 240v (fluctuation)
Ambient working temperature:
Maximum + 45°C
The light unit should be installed in dry conditions away from the outside weather and corrosive materials.
Frquently maintain your light unit by wiping away any salt residue, dust or anything else that has built up on the light unit.
This will help your light unit run at maximum performance.
2. Replacing your T5 Fluorescents
Unplug all power cables that control your light unit from the mains and let the unit cool down completely. (Ideally to change the bulbs at the time of day which your lighting is not in use, saving you having to disturb the timing of your aquarium lighting).
Remove your lighting unit away from above your
aquarium and place somewhere which will not hinder the process of replacing your bulbs. You do not want to run the risk of accidently shattering your fluorescent tube above your tank.
Fluorescent tubes can be very fragile. Be careful when removing the bulb from the packaging.
2.1. AquaLumi (4 T5’s)
Slide the T5 protective PVC cover out so the T5 is accessible.
2.2. AquaLumi (6 T5’s)
Slide the plastic strip from the end of the light unit.
Place one end of the lamp into one end of the lamp holder connections (universal for all branded T5 fluorescents).
Then push the lamp contacts into the fittings together. Once they are in place turn the tubes 90° until they lock into place.
Make sure there is a secure connection between the lamp and the fitting. If necessary please apply a slight pressure to press the socket against the fitting.
To remove the fluorescent tubes please repeat the process in reverse order.
Make sure the protective plastic cover is securely in place before you plug your unit in and attempt to turn the light fitting on.
Unplug all power cables that control your light unit from the mains and let the unit cool down completely (Ideal to change the bulbs at the time of day which your lighting is not in use, saving you having to disturb the timing of your aquarium lighting).
Remove your lighting unit away from above your aquarium and place somewhere which will not hinder the process of replacing your bulbs.
3. The AquaLumi is supplied with twin power cables. This allows you to have some extra control over the positioning and desired colour of your lighting.
TIP: Change the bulbs at the time of day at which your lighting is not in use, saving you having to disturb the timing of your aquarium.