AI Director Wireless Controller - Aqua Illumination

AI Director - Aqua Illumination
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AI Director Wireless Controller - Aqua Illumination

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Control all your Aqua Illumination devices with the AI Director wireless controller. Use your smart phone, tablet or web device and stay connected to your reef tank from anywhere.

  • Manage 10 tanks with up to 30 lights on one AI Director

  • Control LEDs - up to 100 control points per LED color per group for a given day

  • Connect to the AI Director through 802.11 WiFi, Ethernet or the cloud through myAI


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Product Questions

Will this work with a sol blue fixture with the a wired controller ? Do I need to get anything else to make my light work with the director?
Question by: Brian on Nov 22, 2013 3:15:00 AM
Hi Brian,
To use it with an AI Sol you would need to purchase the wireless adapter for the sol.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 22, 2013 3:15:00 AM
Do I also need the white controller or the director replaces it?
Question by: Meirav Taub on Apr 3, 2014 7:53:00 AM
Hi Meirav,
You need either the director or the AI controller but you do not need both.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 3, 2014 7:53:00 AM

Full Details

LED Controls

  • Lunar Cycle
  • Coral Acclimation
  • Weather - cloud sweeps, lightning or pull live weather from user configured locations
  • Play your entire day's timer configuration in fast forward as a Test Run
  • PowerPuck Technology - dynamically recognizes changes in LED configurations


  • Compatible with Mac, PC and iPhone
  • Cloud-based service that allows you to connect all your AI devices and control them from anywhere

What's in the Box

  • AI Director
  • Power Supply
  • USB Power Cable
  • Wi-Fi Adapter


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  • Worth the $100 By Double on 9/11/2015

    The AI light fixtures are amazing light by themselves, but when paired with the Director, the controllable features are fantastic. The setup was fairly simple, however, the instructions for set up that came with the Director were vague and i ended up looking it up on line. I have had no problems with the director dropping of the wifi and is completely stable under a hardwired condition.
    The coral Acclimation feature takes my biggest complaint out of the LED fixtures. Being able to set my lights to ramp up my intensity based on a percentage that I choose over however long I want the corals to acclimate. This is a must for any LED fixture that I will purchase in the future. i have burned and bleached more corals due to light intensity of LED's.
  • exactly what we wanted By Heather on 8/7/2015

    This device is compact, but powerful. Easy to set up and use. Coral growth is awesome and the effects add an interesting aspect to our reef.
  • A little annoying in the beginning, but overall a good product. By Gotta be patient on 8/4/2015

    This is my first reef setup so I don't have anything to compare this to, but I think it works just fine.
    Out of the box it is a little annoying with the firmware downloads, but once you get past that it's smooth sailing. App has a little lag to it when manually controlling lights, but is overall good if you don't feel like logging onto your computer and trying to mess with it.
    Watch the demos and navigating through the system will be a breeze.
  • Doesn't work with Ai Prime By Chad on 7/5/2015

    I bought this unit to work with four Ai Primes. Called support to see why it wouldn't see the lights. Rep informed me the Director doesn't talk to Primes. Well that's a $100 gone. Hopefully future plans will be to add software to see the Primes
  • works By Christian on 5/5/2015

    I've had the Director for the last year and haven't had any problems so far.
  • works By Christian on 5/5/2015

    I've had the Director for the last year and haven't had any problems so far.
  • Great Controller By Edzykan on 3/11/2015

    Installed and connected easily and works flawlessly. Gives you every option one could think of when it comes to controlling my 2 AI hydra 26 led modules. Plus making custom light profiles is super easy. Very glad I purchased.
  • Unreliable By Andy on 12/30/2014

    I used the controller for a few years no problem. I bought the director and now my lights are unreliable. Some nights they don't turn off and some times never on. Don't buy this crap if you value your corals. Just not worth it.
  • Horrible By Mikey on 12/11/2014

    This product makes sense until it arrives in the mail. Then, it just does NOT work. Sorry, great idea, but horrible execution, clearly no QA/QC on this one.
  • Don't Listen to the Naysayers By Danny on 12/6/2014

    I was skeptical of purchasing this product after all the negative reviews. I nearly didn't because of them. After receiving the controller I did all the updates and started messing with the spectrum. I had the lights for 3 months with only the ability to turn them on through their 6 preset modes and discovered with the controller that my white and royal blue spectrum were not functioning. It took a long time to complete the updates required but no longer than an update on a video game console. The best part is that when I reported my failed spectrum on the Hydras to AI, they sent me two new lights with pre paid return shipping no questions asked. I reported it on a Monday and had two new lights by Thursday. I will always buy in confidence with this company based on their customer service.
  • Stay Away By Thinker 23 on 11/17/2014

    Unstable, nothing but problems. Stay away or be prepared for a frustrating experience
  • Wasn't thoroughly tested by AI By Great in theory on 5/5/2014

    The idea of this product is great... control your lights from your computer or phone. Except I think AI released the product without testing it appropriately. Since the day I purchased this product my lights have not worked properly. The director does not connect wirelessly (I have it connected to ethernet), the power is continuously lost which makes my light malfunction (they'll stay on all day or not turn on at all), updating the firmware continuously fails, I've had to reset my lights and director at least once a day since I bought it, I've spent days at a time without lights on my tank because I had to disconnect the power (or the lights would stay on all night). I could go on but the point is that this product was a waste of money.

    All in all, if you're set on AI, I would go for the controller. Stay away from the director.

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