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Ultaviolet Sterilizer Modules QL Series

Commercial, The radiation from ultraviolet light at 2537 angstroms provided inside the Lifegard Ultraviolet Sterilizer exerts a lethal effect on micro-organisms. UV light alters genetic material within the cells, which interrupts respiration. UV light, when used properly, is extremely beneficial in destroying disease causing pathogens as they pass through the unit. UV sterilization is an effective method of disease control. Four major factors affect the percent kill of free-floating micro- organisms by UV radiation. (l) Size of organisms. (2) Radiation level. (3) The extent to which UV rays penetrate the water and (4) Contact time in which the micro-organism is exposed to the UV radiation. Pure hard quartz material in the bulb dramatically increases UV output compared to other conventional bulbs of equal wattage. Pure quartz material resists solarization and improves the longevity of the bulb. Unique test tube style pure hard quartz sleeve isolates the bulb from water contact preventing thermal shock, broken glass and mercury contamination of the aquarium. This quartz sleeve isolates the bulb to provide an optimal bulb operating temperature of 100 degree F(38 degree C). This higher bulb temperature increases UV output 35% over conventional units without sleeves. Bulb changing is the easiest in the industry. Simply slide the old bulb out and slide the new bulb in. No need to shut down the filter system or turn off the pump. Bulb and ballast connect together with a single 4 pin connector. UV radiation levels can be increased by slowing down the flow rate or increasing the total wattage in the system. UV sterilizers are available from 15 watts up to 240 watts. Tandem mounting will provide proper wattage for any installation requirement. UV sterilization is most effective when used as the final stage of the Lifegard filtration system. It must be understood that micro-organisms reproduce exponentially. The goal is to reduce the micro-organism population to an acceptable level. In certain instances, the wattage may be adequate to eliminate the pathogens flowing through the Sterilizer but the flow rate is too slow to keep up with the total micro-organism population in the aquarium system. In those cases, the flow rate and total wattage must be increased

FEATURES

  • Splash Boot creates water resistant seal around electrical connection
  • Unique 4-pin connector design for easy bulb replacement without shutting down system
  • UV Bulb of highest quality pure hard quartz material allows maximum UV transmission and longer bulb life. End cap wire design drops bulb further into unit for maximum output and keeps heat away from sealing area
  • 15, 25 or 40 Watt UL Listed Ballast (230V, 50Hz Ballast available
  • Compression Coupling and gasket seals quartz sleeve to cap
  • Test Tube style quartz sleeve isolates UV bulb from water contact allowing it to operate at the optimum bulb temperature for maximum UV output. Highest quality pure hard quartz material allows maximum UV transmission
  • Replaceable Internal Overflow Pipe automatically vents air from chamber and directs 100% of the water flow past the UV light
  • Sleeve Guide guides quartz sleeve into proper position for accurate assembly
  • Replaceable Inner protective Sleeve protects outer housing from long term UV damage. Acts as an internal reflector maximizing UV efficiency
  • Modular Construction allows simple connection to any Lifegard Modular Filter System or outside cannister filter
  • Solid Cap features Clear View Port to allow visible light (no UV) to pass through and indicate bulb is operating

Product Specifications

Lifegard Ultraviolet Sterilizer Modules 115 Volt / 60 Hz

Part No. Model Watts Inlet Port Outlet Port Height Maint Clearance Max GPH
R177080 QL-15 15 3/4″/1″ FPT 3/4″/1″FPT 17″ 27″ Up to 240
R177250 QL-25 25 3/4″/1″ FPT 3/4″/1″FPT 26 3/4″ 42 3/4″ Up to 760
R177300 QL-40 40 3/4″/1″FPT 3/4″/1″ FPT 34 1/2″ 64 1/2″ Up to 1500
R177300C QL-80 80 2″ Slip 2″ Slip 45 1/4″ 75 1/4″ Up to 3000
R177300B QL-120 120 2″ Slip 2″ Slip 45 1/4″ 75 1/4″ Up to 4500
R1777304A QL-160 160 2″ Slip 2″ Slip 45 1/4″ 75 1/4″ Up to 6000
R177305A QL-240 240 2″ Slip 2″ Slip 45 1/4″ 75 1/4″ Up to 9000

Ultraviolet Lifegard Sterilizer Modules 230 V / 50 Hz

Part No. Model Watts Inlet Port Outlet Port Height Maint Clearance Max GPH
R177080E QL-15 15 3/4″/1″ FPT 3/4″/1″FPT 17″ 27″ Up to 240
R177250E QL-25 25 3/4″/1″FPT 3/4″/1″ FPT 26 3/4″ 42 3/4″ Up to 760
R177300E QL-40 40 3/4″/1″ FPT 3/4″/1″ FPT 34 1/2″ 75 1/4″ Up to 1500
R177300CE QL-80 80 2″ Slip 2″ Slip 45 1/4″ 64 1/2″ Up to 3000
R177300BE QL-120 120 2″ Slip 2″ Slip 45 1/4″ 75 1/4″ Up to 4500
R177304AE QL-160 160 2″ Slip 2″ Slip 45 1/4″ 75 1/4″ Up to 6000
R177305AE QL-240 240 2″ Slip 2″ Slip 45 1/4″ 75 1/4″ Up to 9000

Replacement Bulbs

Part No. Size Bulb Length Avg. Output
R175229DP 15 Watt 11 1/2″ 12,470
R175230DP 25 Watt 17 1/4″ 15,900
R175231DP 40 Watt 31 1/2″ 15,910

 

Certifications

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Higher Flows will result in reduced effectiveness, however this reduction is not directly proportional to the increased flow. For example, the QL-40 was tested at 1500GPH and produced a 99.33% reduction of bacteria (E. Coli). Increasing the flow 25% to 2000GPH decreased the effectiveness to 97%, a reduction of only 2.33%.
All slip models of Lifegard Mechanical, Chemical, Heater and UV Sterilizers include 3/4″ threaded reducing bushings in package if threaded installation is desired.
230Volt / 50Hz models available on request.
EPA Est. No. 72974-CA-1