Prime HD LED Module (Black) Aqua Illumination

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Prime HD LED Module (Black) Aqua Illumination

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Quick Overview

With new HD (Hyper Drive) technology you can now transfer power from one channel of LED's to another to give more power to the channels that your tank may need. HD technology also allows you to create almost any spectrum you wish with the easy to use MyAI app and AiFi wireless connection, it is by far one of the fastest and easiest lights to connect to and control from anywhere in the world.

Great for tanks up to 24" x 24"


  • Hyper Drive Technology - Allows the transfer of overall power to the LED's that need it.

  • WIFI based programming - That means no separate controller is required to program the light. You can do so right from your phone or computer via WIFI!

  • Spectrum - As with all of the Aqua Illimunation family of lights, the Prime continues in the full spectrum footsteps with the colors that your reef needs. 

  • Affordable - One of the best "bang for your buck" options available to date.  



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Product Questions

I have a marineland 27 Gallon, dimensions are 20x18x18H. Was wondering if 1 of these lights would be sufficient to grow a mixed reef tank. Maybe a clam or anemone as well? Thank you.
Question by: Jason on Jun 27, 2016 9:46:00 AM
This would be a little limited spreading across the tank. For even spread you will want 2 or a wider light such as Kessil a360.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 29, 2016 6:42:00 PM
Is one light good for reefer 170? which mounting arm should I get?
Question by: Lena Chen on Jul 12, 2016 1:43:00 PM
Hi Lena,
A single Prime HD would be a very nice light on the Reefer 170 and with the tanks 18 x 18” footprint, we would suggest going with the 18” Prime Flex Arm. That would give you a good height for the light above the tank while giving you the ability to center it over the tank as well.
Thanks for the questions and if you have any more just let us know.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Would two of these be good for a 65gallon that's 36x20x20 or would it be better to get a hydra 52 hd
Question by: Michael on Jun 15, 2016 12:26:00 PM
Great question!
These will be a little limited and for best growth and spread we recommend the Hydra 52 with a 30" x 24" spread.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 15, 2016 1:13:00 PM
will this light would be good for 75 gallon tank?
Question by: olby toribio on Jun 15, 2016 12:53:00 PM
Great question!
This is not quite large enough with penetration to cover the 75 gallon system. Instead we recommend the Hydra 26 HD's x2. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 15, 2016 1:09:00 PM
Will this be good for one of the new nuvo tanks?
Question by: Damon on Jun 15, 2016 1:50:00 PM
Great question!
This light will be a great fit for the New Nuvo Concept tanks! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 15, 2016 2:11:00 PM
Is this light the prime HD light strong enough for SPS corals??
Question by: Roland on Jun 15, 2016 9:39:00 PM
Great question!
This certainly can work with some SPS no problem as long as you keep the SPS in the 12" range and adjust the light intensity accordingly. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 16, 2016 11:25:00 AM
Does the light come with any mounting hardware? How many lights would be required for a 60"x 18" x 24", 112 gal tank? Would 2 be sufficient?
Question by: LLOYD on Jun 15, 2016 9:54:00 PM
The light does not include mounting hardware which can be purchased separately in Hanging and Mounting form. Additionally these lights are rather limited and would not be an ideal fit for a tank of your size. We recommend instead the Hydra 26 models by AI. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 16, 2016 11:26:00 AM
So I have a 48 x 23 and after I put sand in it will only be 13 1/2 inches deep I already have one prime if I got anotger one could I use it on this tank sense it so shallow?
Question by: Dan Larsen on Jun 16, 2016 2:12:00 PM
Great question!
If the light is placed close enough and it is softies mixed reef tank you certainly could use several Primes for coverage!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 21, 2016 3:43:00 PM
How would this work on a jbj 30 gallon rl?
Question by: Vincent on Jun 30, 2016 4:00:00 PM
This will certainly work over a 12" x 12" area. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 30, 2016 6:26:00 PM
Would this be sufficient lighting for a 60 gallon cube tank?
Question by: Raymon Gomez on Jun 16, 2016 9:34:00 PM
Great question!
This will be limited for penetration much deeper than 12". We do not recommend this light for a 60 cube. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 21, 2016 2:37:00 PM
I was wondering if this light would work for a 40G hexagonal tank? I want to make this a reef tank, but want to make sure I have sufficient lighting for corals. This tank measures 20.5" across and is 23" high.Thank you.
Question by: Bob Sterling on Aug 14, 2016 6:25:00 PM
Great question! According to the manufacturer specs, this fixture will have a peak intensity of 93 PAR, and the coverage will drop off considerably by 24". For this reason, we generally only recommend this fixture for smaller nano type setups and/or tanks dominated by lower light corals. A better solution for your system if you plan to have a mixed reef or sps dominated setup might be the Hydra 26. If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. Have a great day and happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Aug 16, 2016 2:35:00 PM
Would this light work with a jbj 45?
Question by: Cody Burnett on Jun 23, 2016 12:08:00 PM
This will realistically be a little small but will work well for low light corals.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 29, 2016 5:12:00 PM
Are these Apex compatible?
Question by: Tony on Jul 8, 2016 10:30:00 PM
The HD series of lights are not compatible with external controllers. You can use the MyAI software through any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 11, 2016 8:41:00 AM

Full Details

Aqua Illumination has always been known for producing easy to use, attractive and functional LED lights. With many different mounting option, and ease of control, for small or large tanks the AI Prime HD is a small light, that can easily out perform some of the big boys. With a refined mixture of LED's and enhanced optics carefully packaged into a sleek and stylish housing the Prime HD is more than just for looks. Aqua Illumination updated the mix of LED's in the module creating a complete spectrum that your corals will love.


MyAI App

By far one of the cleanest and easiest to use apps for any aquarium light. The MyAI app is by far one of the easiest LED light control apps we have ever used letting you easily program your lights daily schedule, lightning storms, acclimation modes, moon lighting, and much more. With any device that can connect to the internet will let you have full control over the Prime HD. The MyAI app lets you sync multiple Prime HD or other AI HD lights together to create the ultime aquarium lighting system.


13 High Powered LED's creates a bright full spectrum, with outstanding color mixing capabilities.


3 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
3 - Cree XT-E Royal Blue
3 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
1 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
1 - Cree XP-E2 Green
1 - SemiLED 415nm
1 - SemiLED 405nm



  • Dimensions: 4.88" x 4.88" x 1.34"
  • Power Consumption: 45W at full power
  • Input Range: 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
  • Power Cable Length: 10'
  • UL, CE, and RoHS compliant power supply


What is in the box?

1x Black Body Hydra Prime HD LED light Unit
1x AC Adapter Power Supply
1x User Manual



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5 Items

  • Good for the money! By Ian on 10/6/2016

    I have two of these over my nuvo fusion 30L. I love the colors that they produce and the amount of features that are available on the lights. I only have 2 complaints, sometimes at low light levels, the lights can make an annoying buzzing sound, it's not extremely loud but it is noticeable, from what I heard it happens when the fans turn off to conserve power. Also I have noticed the lights changing colors, which you shouldn't because they are supposed to ramp from one setting to the next according to the cycle you set up. The user interface could be a bit better but it is manageable. But those things are kind of small when you compare this light to it's competitors. Can't beat it for the money!
  • Great led for the price By Paul on 9/20/2016

    This is the best light for intensity and programming options at this price point. My nano LPS tank has responded well and my zoas have opened back up after the first week. Highly recommend this light
  • GREAT LIGHT FOR THE MONEY By Mark on 9/20/2016

    Great mid-level light for a nano tank. Have been impressed. Have not tried any coral yet, but definitely not scared to. Easy to program, nice color, makes live rock and fish stand out. I have one on a nuvo fusion 20 and feel it is perfect size for the tank. Was told I might need 2 on this tank but that would be overkill.
  • Great Product By Taylor on 7/8/2016

    I purchased this light a couple weeks ago as the light for a 10g nano reef. I have some lps coral under the light now at about 30% and it is doing great. This light should be able to grow anything that you put under it in my opinion.
  • Great product By JJ on 7/8/2016

    Great product and good idea. My only complaint is the app. Setting up the scedule can be a pain, I feel like there is a much easier to use design they could use for the scheduling.