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AI Prime

Aqua Illumination Prime debut coming soon

The upcoming release of the AI Prime LED light packs a plethora of features into a diminutive footprint.  This feature-rich LED light is a perfect solution for reef aquarium lighting on smaller aquariums where a light such as the Hydra TwentySix is more than you would need.  

Featuring on-board WiFi control, there is no need for a separate controller such as the AI wireless controller or the AI Director which are required for the Hydra FiftyTwo and TwentySix models.  As premiered at MACNA 2014, Prime LED lights are easily programmed and controlled via any smartphone, tablet or wireless computer.  Prime LEDs will be available in either a white or black finish and will include 7 independent channels and 7 distinctly colored LED diodes.

AI Prime Technical Specifications  

  • Dimentions: 4.88" x 4.88" x 1.34"
  • Colors: 7 LED colors
  • Power Specifications: 45w at full power
  • Power Consumption: 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
  • Cable Length: 10 feet (3.048m)
  • PSU Regulatory Compliance: UL, CE, RoHS
  • Channels: 7 independent channels
  • Controller: Built in WiFi via smart phone, PC or Tablet
  • Mounting: Includes tank mount arm with ball/socket adjustment


Aquarium Specialty is now taking pre-orders for the AI Prime as well as pre-registration sign up.


    0 Comments | Posted in Products By Scott Groseclose

    Hydra vs. Hydra TwentySix


    Recently we have received several customer comments and concerns regarding the Hydra vs. the Hydra TwentySix.  Most of these comments suggest that the Hydra with 4 LED clusters is better than the Hydra TwentySix because it has only 2 LED clusters. The goal here is to put that perception to rest. We consulted with Joel at Aqua Illumination to better understand the rationale behind the development of the Hydra TwentySix since the Hydra was a fairly new product and still in good demand.  Here's a quick look at the differences and why Aqua Illumination feels that the Hydra TwentySix is a viable alternative to the Hydra.

    Hydra vs. Hydra TwentySix - key points of interest:

    • The AI Hydra TwentySix has 26 LEDs versus the Hydra's 20 LEDs at the same wattage.  (The Hydra TwentySix is more efficient)
    • The LEDs on the Hydra TwentySix are in a tighter cluster which lessens the shadowing or "disco ball" effect.
    • The 2 LED clusters are further apart in the Hydra TwentySix VS the 2 center clusters on the Hydra.  Basically, the Hydra TwentySix provides the power of each two outer clusters of the Hydra within each of its individual clusters.
    • The footprint of the Hydra TwentySix is 7.28"x5.375"x1.6 while the Hydra is 11.9" x 5.4" x 2.1"
    • What is not to love about more output over the same area in a smaller package at the same price?

    BioTek Marine is currently developing a Hydra TwentySix mounting bracket similar to the HM mounting arm which presently exists for the standard Hydra fixture, but at a reduce...

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