Hydra 32 HD LED Reef Light - Black Body - Aqua Illumination
More Color, More Spread, More Power, and More Refined
A new generation of Aqua Illumination Hydra lighting is here! The Hydra 32 HD has been redesigned making the reef lights more efficient with better aesthetics. The Hydra Lights have been a staple in the reefing community for years and the new Hydra 32 HD Lights take the same great features and benefits while using more efficient hardware that ultimately gives better light and spread throughout your aquarium.
- Easy Control with the MyAI App
- More LEDs
- More PAR
- More Spread
- Improved Optic Design
- Improved Water Resistance
- Thinner Form Factor
- Multiple Mounting Options
- Dedicated Moonlight Channel
- Wider Spectrum (more channels)
Redesigning the plastics in the Prime and Hydra lineup has resulted in two major benefits: better efficiency and better aesthetics. Efficiency improvements reduce the demands on active cooling for longer component life. Improvements to design thin the fixtures and reduce their profile and presence over your aquarium.
Water-resistance is a major benefit in aquarium lighting - and while the new Prime and Hydras are not waterproof, design improvements make them more capable of facing the moisture-rich adventures of reef keeping.
A dedicated moonlight LED and channel has been added in the new Prime HD, Prime FW, Hydra 32HD and Hydra 64HD modules. This allows for independent moonlighting designed to simulate the natural lunar color and intensity.
Control on the lights will use the existing myAI® app which is free, simple and very quick to a program offering onsite direct BLE connection through your smart device. Additional control options may become available for the new generation Prime and Hydras over time.
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Optics and Output
Output in terms of PAR, color mixing and spread are all improved with the new fixtures. The incorporation of more LEDs results in a more targeted full-spectrum, TIR lenses shape the light’s output and improve its efficiency. The result is more color POP as well as a slightly wider output area and higher average PAR. A combination LED placement and lens geometry blend the light from the clusters so that color separation is further reduced.
- Effective Spread: 24" x 24"
- Effective Depth: 24"
- Recommended Mounting Height: 8-10"
Mounting hardware as previously available for Hydra and Prime fixtures will work with
the new version lights. The exception is the Hydra-Flex arm which will require a different light bracket due to the size difference in the new fixtures. The Flex arm bracket will change with the new fixtures. Older flex arms being used to mount the new lights will need a new light bracket.
- Dimensions: 7.28" L x 5.375" W x 1.42" H
- LED Channels: 7(+1)
- Number of LEDs: 32(+4)
- Power Consumption: 90 watts
- Optical Reflectors: TIR (total internal reflectors)
1x Black Aqua Illumination Hydra HD 32 Light Fixture
1x Aqua Illumination Hydra HD 32 Power Supply
|Product Name||Hydra 32 HD LED Reef Light - Black Body - Aqua Illumination|
|Number of LEDs||32|
|Max. Light Coverage (Length)||20 in.|
|Max. Light Coverage (Width)||20 in.|
|Optional Mounts||Wire Suspension, Mounting Arm|
|Power Cord Length||14 Feet|
I really like the quality and function of the Red Sea arms and having them with a couple Hydra 32s on my new Reefer 350 would be great.
It has a space of 2 11/16" between the lights. From our experience the cross brace will block out very little lighting.
Unfortunately not, the 26's are wifi controlled and the 32's are bluetooth. It would be possible to set them up together, they just have to be programmed separately.
They cover a spread of ~20x20. I would go with 2 AI primes over the 32.
With most LEDs you will not see a depth given, they are all capable of increasing intensity to hit the depths of your average reef tank. 24" tall is no problem for these lights, however I would go with 2 instead of just one.
I would not go with any less than 4, personally I would go with at least 5.