Hydra FiftyTwo HD LED (Black) - Aqua Illumination

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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 easiest lights to connect to and control from anywhere in the world.

Recommended Spread - 24" x 24"

  • Black body
  • Dimensions: 11.875" x 5.375" 1.6" (LxWxH)
  • Power Consumption: 135w from wall
  • Cable Length: 10ft

Aqua Illumination has always been known for producing easy to use, attractive and functional LED lights. With their easy to use app for IOS, Android or any other internet connected device you can have the ability to control your light from anywhere their is internet access. With their parent/child relationship and wireless connection between units running multiple modules is even easier. The MyAI app is by far one of the easiest LED light control apps we have ever used.


Coverage Specifications:

Maximum spread: 30" x 30"

Recommended spread - 24" x 24"


LED Specification:

  • 12 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
  • 12 - Cree XT-E Royal Blue
  • 12 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
  • 4 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
  • 4 - Cree XP-E2 Green
  • 4 - SemiLED 415nm
  • 4 - SemiLED 400nm


What is in the box?

1x Black Body Hydra FiftyTwo HD LED light Unit

1x AC Adapter Power Supply

1x User Manual


Note: Hanging kit or EXT rails sold separately.


Tuning Your New LED Light

Most LED lights will actually put out more light than your corals will actually need and without a PAR Meter to test the overall output, it is really hard to guess if the light is too dim or intense. We highly suggest using a PAR Meter to test the output of your lights at different points throughout your tank that you can use to tune the lights output or know where to put specific corals.


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Product Questions

I have a 6' 125g tank with the two dividers. Would three of these work for a mixed SPS/LPS tank?
Question by: Ron Hall on Jan 5, 2019, 4:36 PM
Thank you for reaching out to Bulk Reef Supply! Yes, three of the Hydra Fifty Two HD LEDs would work if evenly spaced above your tank as these lights preform best when covering a 24" x 24" spread each. I hope this was helpful. Happy Reefing!
Answer by: Ashley on Jan 7, 2019, 1:08 PM
Would this work for a 24x24x20 tank or would 2 AI hydra 26 fixtures be better?
Question by: Andres Zavala on Jun 7, 2017, 12:06 AM
That would actually be just about perfect for that size tank!

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack on Jun 13, 2017, 5:02 PM
48x24x30 tall (150g tall) will two of these lights be sufficient for a mixed reef tank? Mainly softies and lps but some sps in the future. Thanks!
Question by: Patrick on Jun 4, 2017, 3:28 PM
A pair of 52's should be plenty of light for a mixed reef. Obviously there will be some areas brighter than others, but this creates a gradient which allows for mounting flexibility for different corals. With proper placement, sps should be able to thrive just fine.

Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack on Jun 9, 2017, 3:37 PM
Is the AI Hydra 52 HD compatible with the AI Hydra 52 hardware controller?
Question by: James Bender on Jan 21, 2017, 5:57 AM
Hey there! The Hydra 52 HD has a built-in WiFi signal that you connect to with the AI App. This light is not compatible with control through an Aquarium Controller. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Jan 25, 2017, 3:43 PM
I have a 48x24x24 tank looking to upgrade my lights. Will 2 Hydra 52 lights be sufficient? What would be the best mounting orientation for them parallel or perpendicular?

Thanks Joe
Question by: Joe Lepore on Jan 21, 2017, 4:02 AM
Great question! Two of these lights would be sufficient for your tank, however I would mount them parallel to the length of the tank for the best even spread! :-)
Answer by: Randy on Jan 25, 2017, 3:49 PM
on the hanging kits i dont see any bolts, are the bolts on the fixture?
Question by: Anthony Bolouri-Rad on Dec 1, 2016, 7:54 PM
Great question! The ATI hanging kit will mount to the EXT Rails, which are needed to hang the Hydra lights. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Dec 2, 2016, 1:16 PM
Do I have to have the wireless controller to set specific schedules and adjust lighting? Where can I get them?
Question by: Thang Nguyen on Nov 15, 2016, 2:17 PM
Great question! The HD technology allows you to create almost any spectrum you wish with the easy to use MyAI app and AiFi wireless connection, so no additional controller is needed. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Nov 15, 2016, 7:02 PM
Is this light controllable from the Apex?
Question by: Hunter on Nov 7, 2016, 10:58 AM
Great question! These cannot be controlled by the Neptune Apex. They must be controlled through the AI app. :-)
Answer by: Randy on Nov 7, 2016, 5:30 PM
Would this light be good on a 54 gallon bow from tank? It's about 26 in across in longest part. And 20 inch deep?
Question by: Adam on Oct 6, 2016, 10:19 AM
Hey there, I think this light would be a perfect fit for a 54gal bowfront! :-)
Answer by: Randy on Oct 14, 2016, 9:52 AM
How many units for a 36" x 36" cube? About 26 " deep.
Question by: Steven Torres on Aug 15, 2016, 4:48 PM
Thanks for reaching out to us! Two of these fixtures would be perfect for that cube! :-)
Answer by: Randy on Aug 16, 2016, 6:26 PM
32x24x20 reef tank one 52hd be enough spread
Question by: Dave on Jul 19, 2016, 9:33 AM
Hi Dave,
A single Hydra 52 HD would be lacking in light on that size tank. We wouldn’t really recommend that light for any tanks wider than 30” at most. For a 32” long tank you would definitely want two of those. You may want to look into the Hydra 26 HD lights since two of them will cover your tank as well.
Answer by: Charlie Onan on Jul 19, 2016, 11:06 AM
I have a 72x24x24. Would 3 of these fixtures spaced 18" apart work well, or would you recommend 4 spaced 14.4" apart for best growth and color on a mix SPS LPS system?
Question by: Joshua Luster on Jun 27, 2016, 11:49 PM
Great question!
Theses have a 30" x 24" spread and 3 would work well on a mixed SPS LPS tank.
Answer by: Connor on Jul 1, 2016, 9:52 AM
How many modules would I need for coverage on a mixed reef 65 gal 37" long, and 24" deep? If one isn't enough, can I sync a fiftytwo and a twentysix together?
Question by: Tim on Jun 25, 2016, 10:43 PM
The spread of a single light is 30" x 24". While they will not be synced together per se they will work through the same app and run the same programs.
Answer by: Connor on Jul 1, 2016, 11:05 AM
How many of these fixtures to light an SPS tank 72x24= 180 gallon
Question by: Don DeFeo on Jun 16, 2016, 10:53 PM
Great question!
The 52 will have a great of 30" x 24" realistically 3 would be a minimum for best spread across the tank. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor on Jun 21, 2016, 3:32 PM