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Helvar 54w Twin Electronic Ballast

  • Helvar 54w Twin Electronic Ballast
  • Juwel replacement ballast cable

Twin T5 Juwel Compatible Aquarium Ballast - Helvar 54w High Output

The Helvar 54w Juwel compatible ballasts are a high-quality replacement if you are looking to replace or fix your current Juwel light unit. This ballast is the ideal replacement for light units on the following aquariums- Rio 240, Rio 300, Vision 260, Panorama 200, Rio 400, Vision 450

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Our replacement Juwel Ballasts are compatible with the 54w Juwel T5 tubes. Needing to replace the ballast in your Juwel light unit? Both bulbs stopped working?
The Hereplacementcment T5 Ballasts will be perfect for the job in hand.

The Helvar Ballasts are to be used with High Output tubes where these to be the standard 24w, 39w, 54w, 80w or the JUWEL compatible High Output tubes, 24w, 28w, 35w, 45w, 54w or 54w (1200mm) Please see which model you require from the table below:

Note - Juwel have used several different ballasts in their High Lite Units over the years. Some with 6 connections, soome with 7 and some with 8. If you follow the wiring diagram displayed on the front of your ballasts and the replacement ballast the fitting of your new ballat will be straight forward.  Specific instructions for fitting your ballast are available on request.

Model NoCompatibilityTube LengthNumber of Tubes
IQU-BAL-24W 24w (Standard) 550mm / 22" 2
  24w 438mm / 18" 2
  28w 590mm / 24" 2
 IQU-BAL-39W 35w 742mm / 30" 2
  39w (Standard) 850mm / 34" 2
IQB-45-54DBL 45w 895mm / 36" 2
  54w (Standard) 1150mm / 46" 2
  54w 1047mm / 42" 2
  54w 1200 1200mm / 48" 2
IQB-80-SNG 80w 1450mm / 58" 1

What is a ballast ?

The Helvar ballast should be used with solid single core cable (available from iQuatics) in:

  • 1 Meter (2.99)
  • 5 Meter (£5.99)
  • 10 Meter (£9.99)

Click Here for wiring instructions.

High Output T5’s are better to use in your aquarium lighting than the regular T8 as they have increased water penetration and are more efficient. You don’t lose the illumination at the bottom of the deeper tanks. With this lighting you are not restricted as much to the content of your aquarium, stock levels can be increased without the worry of inadequate levels of light.

The greater intensity, deeper penetration and Higher output allows you to stock your tank with a wide range of soft corals and allow them to flourish which was not possible with T8 Fluorescents.

Key Benefits of our High Output T5's:

  • Greater Intensity
  • Deeper Penetration
  • High Power

*Juwel®  is a registered trademark of Juwel Aquarium. This product is manufactured by iQuatics® and is in no way associated with or manufactured by Juwel®. It is advertised as a product compatible with Juwel® products.

*Ballast provided may differ from that pictured, all ballasts will be of exact specifications and full wiring instructions provided*

Tube Width 16mm
Total Watts 54W X 2
Replacement Tubes 24w (Standard)-550mm, 24w 438mm, 28w 590mm, 35w742mm, 39w 850mm
Tube Length 24w (Standard)-550mm, 24w 438mm, 28w 590mm, 35w742mm, 39w 850mm
Length 270mm
Width 32mm
Height 26mm
Colour White
Mounting Method Lighting Pendant/Electronic Controller
Use Aquarium lighting pendant
Use With iQuatics Reflectors Yes
Instructions Follow YouTube video for installation
Specification Standard IEC specification
Ballast Type Electronic

Customer Reviews

Good company – Review by Marinus (Posted on 05/12/2019)
The ordering was good and quickly
Great article quick service – Review by Paul (Posted on 15/10/2018)
The article was great. My juwel rio 400 lichts wouldn't come on anymore. After cutting up the base of the lights we ordered this and it was easy to install and works like a charm.
Thank you!
A long journey...... – Review by Figureman (Posted on 26/09/2018)
The Twin 54w fluorescent light in my kitchen kept cutting out, meaning a new ballast would be required. I searched high and low over a few weeks to find a direct replacement. Finally I came across one at iquatics that rear was about 95% suitable. With a bit of retiring, BINGO!

A great product and perfect service.✔️
juwel replacement – Review by pixie (Posted on 07/03/2016)
ordered a juwel replacement ballast and lights to my amazing bf to do the work well done to him and well done to the team at iquatics ,and also for you expert help and advice.

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Tip: T8 Tubes are 8/8 inch in diameter (26mm). T5 Tubes are 5/8 inch in diameter (16mm). When measuring the length of your tube, measure in mm from end to end without the pins. These ballasts are to be used with T5 HO tubes(see label) and not T8 26mm.

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