AquaIllumination (AI) LEDs are among the best-selling LED lights in the industry today. In this video, we take a look at the AquaIllumination VEGA Color LED light fixture and show you how to get it up and running in no time at all.

First, let's do a quick run down of the technical specifications. The fixture is only 12" long and just over 5" wide. It will cover a 24" x 24" area of tank space and you can connect multiple fixtures using the EXT rail system for larger aquariums. AI offers different mounting options including a tank mount and suspension kit as well. It consumes a maximum of 95 watts and uses 80 degree lenses.

In order to program custom timing schedules and color control, you will need to also purchase one of the NEW AI controllers. The New controller pairs perfectly with the VEGA and you can wirelessly connect the controller with the light fixture.

In order to connect the NEW controller, you first need to supply power to the fixture and controller. The indicator light on the back of the fixture should be red. Press the RED button for 7 seconds until the indicator light begins to flash from red to green. Next, pick up the controller and press the "Menu" button.  Scroll down to the "Setup Lights" option and press select. Then choose the appropriate fixture, in this case VEGA, and select "Wireless" as the connection type. Press OK and the controller will then search for the fixture and automatically and establish a connection.

Once connected, the controller has some really great features. You can create custom timing schedules and set different color temperatures. It also has lunar cycles and weather effect options as well. Another great feature I found very useful is the test run. It allows you to check your timing settings quickly as it runs through a single 24 hour timing cycle in only two minutes.

The VEGA color is newest light fixture from AquaIllumination but keep in mind they do have some other great options. The AI Nano is perfect for small aquariums and the AI Sol is a little easier on your wallet. Feel free to contact us if you have trouble choosing a fixture as we are always happy to guide you in the right direction and help get you everything you need.