The Light Heavyweight Champion

The CoralCare Gen2 offers best-in-class spread, color blending, PAR distribution, and warranty. It's passively cooled and completely silent. You can control it with your iPhone, Android, PC/Mac, HYDROS Control 4, Neptune Systems Apex, or GHL ProfilLux. It's the world's only IP65-Rated and UL Listed reef light. Includes built-in color presets or create your own to share. Available in black or white.

Designed to Achieve a Beautiful, Natural Coral Reef

The next generation of CoralCare’s 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.

Excellent coral growth & natural reef appearance

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, we’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.

Natural light patterns

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.

Easy to Control & Install

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.

Quality & reliability

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. It features:

  • Low energy consumption and long lasting, offering over 25,000 hours of light
  • Large thermal cooling surface (7kg) for passive cooling, with longer lifetime than noisy fans Highly durable, professional-grade materials Coated metal housing, validated in salt spray environments
  • Low risk of corrosion with proper maintenance
  • IP65-rated, water resistant, easily cleanable glass cover
  • No light sources will need replacing for the entire lifetime of the fixture.


Do you hear that? That is the sound of silence. The CoralCare is passively cooled. There are no noisy fans to clean or replace. There are no air ducts that allow salt creep or dust to enter and cause damage.


The CoralCare has an IP65 rating. It is completely sealed and dust tight. It is protected from from salt spray, water splashes, and even jet streams of water coming from any direction. It's the perfect light for business or pleasure.


Underwriters Laboratories is a third-party non-profit with no financial interest in products they evaluate. You can be confident their seal of approval is not a sales ploy, but a true indication of the CoralCare's operational safety.

How many CoralCare's do you need?

Live Q&A with Luc Vogels, Reef Enthusiast and Philips Engineer 

Luc Vogels is best known for being the mastermind behind the Philips CoralCare Gen 2 LED light fixture. He will be joining us all the way from the Netherlands. We look forward to discussing the CoralCare fixtures, his amazing tank builds, and so much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How is the CoralCare fixture cooled?

The CoralCare fixture is passively cooled (no active or moving parts), and no further cooling is required.

2. What kind of maintenance is required to ensure the long lifetime (25,000+ hours) of the CoralCare fixture?

Only limited maintenance is required. We recommend salt and dust spots are removed from the fixture every 2 weeks. This can be done with a wet cloth (thanks to the IP65 rating).

3. Is there any servicing available for the CoralCare fixture?

  • The CoralCare fixture is designed not to need servicing.
  • There are no exchangeable parts or additional accessories available.
  • If you have a complaint, please contact:
  • for Europe: +800 7445 4775
  • for US: your retailer or

4. Where should I position the CoralCare controller?

The CoralCare controller has IP65 rating. Therefor it could be placed in a damp location as it perfectly meets the demanding requirements of a marine aquarium environment.

5. What are the fixture dimensions?

The dimensions are 460 x 410 x 57 mm – 18.11 x 16.14 x 2.24 "/po (L x W x H)

6. What is the ideal fixture installation height?

The fixture should be suspended at least 15 cm/5.91” above the surface of the water in the tank. The best optical light distribution is achieved (depending on tank size) at a height of between 15 cm/5.91” and 35 cm/13.78”.