- Hydra FiftyTwo HD LED (Black) - Aqua Illumination
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.
Maximum spread: 30" x 30"
Recommended spread - 24" x 24"
- 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.
Unfortunately disappointing and unhelpful support By Derrell on 11/30/2018Derrell wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBought 3 of these and from the very beginning had issues with them. Had to call support several times which were helpful at the time but as time passed by my coral were starting to die even though all water parameters were good. Eventually I sent 2 of the 3 for the company to run diagnostics on the units and come to find out they were defective in several ways and the company would offer is a discount on new ones if I choose to buy them but wouldn’t replace them since I had an ongoing record of issues with the light.
Best in the business By Aries on 4/30/2018Aries would recommend this product to a friendAbsolutely amazing !
All I can say.
Just go very slow
I use less then 100w totoal on my 150g reef
(Sps are included)
Very high par numbers..
No customer service or support By Pamlico on 3/15/2018Pamlico wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchased the Hydra 52 lights a couple of years ago. The controller went bad and they said they do not have the controllers and I would have to purchase new lights. Unreal!
Poor customer service By Rob on 12/22/2017Rob wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis company doesn't stand behind their product. Previously, I was using a no-name brand purchased from a local fish store, and received much better service.
Love them By James on 9/15/2017James would recommend this product to a friendAfter months of reviews, reading, and talking with people I went over to Hydra 52 HD's and love them. My tank is growing like crazy and love the colors. I will recommend them to everyone I talk to about lighting.
unbelievable By Mondo on 3/10/2017Mondo would recommend this product to a friendthese lights are amazing. they give an amazing shimmer and you can dial in whatever color you prefer. all off you phone. the acclamation feature is exreamly helpful when i first installed my coral where a little closed. i turned on the acclimation and it reduced the power by 50% and they all started opening uo again. i slowly upped each week then removed the acclamation feature and boom all r happy a glowing. these lights really bring out the colors in my corals way more than my kessils did. very pleased
4 ½ stars By Jim on 10/24/2016Jim would recommend this product to a friendI really like my new lights. My only complaint is it took three tries to update firmware on my 3 lights. Not a lot of documentation describing features. I really like the acclimation mode as these lights are much brighter than my old ones. My hammer corals & sea anemones look better already. Rail kit made installation easy.
Absolutely a quality product By AnotherPlanet on 9/5/2016AnotherPlanet would recommend this product to a friendI went through several lights before finally investing in (2) Hydra 52 HD lights for my 90 gallon reef tank. The ability to use a well designed iOS app to set specific schedules or manually adjust lighting is an excellent feature. The lights themselves produce a brilliant display for all times of the day. I combined these lights with the ext ceiling hanging mount and I'm not disappointed. My corals and fish love these lights.
Awesome! By Drew on 5/21/2016Drew would recommend this product to a friendAwesome lights! Looks super sleek with the EXT mounts. Love how AI is the only LED light that gives you the option of choosing a fixture color to match your tank and stand. They're super powerful and I feel that the color they give off has been improved on from the original hydra 52. I found the app to be intuitive and easy to use. These are the latest, most feature rich LEDs on the market and I feel they are the best bang for your buck. Also, AI customer service deserves like 10 stars! One of my lights had a bit of an issue out of the box and AI shipped me out a new one no questions asked with a paid return label to send back the defective one. Very pleased with these lights!
Overall Good Lights By Nathan on 5/9/2016Nathan would recommend this product to a friendI have two of these over my 120 gallon reef and all of my coral responded positively to the change, I had LEDs before. I really like the new HD feature. I'm fairly tech savvy and I did have some issue pairing the units and the APP interface isn't as user friendly as I would have hoped. I also am using the hanging kit and EXT rails and the lights are not completely balanced and I corrected this with small automotive weights. Thank goodness as a reefer I am also a DIY-er. This wont be an issue if you're using the rectangular rail kit. Since then the lights function well, run fairly cool and I can achieve the colors my corals and I like.
sales By 180greef on 4/24/2016180greef would recommend this product to a friendif your on a budget and not in a hurry ai runs sales around major holidays. You could probably get them at 500 instead of 599
Impressive light, poor interface By Daniel on 4/8/2016Daniel would recommend this product to a friendI am currently setting up a 180 mixed reef. Although the reviews on this site and others are great in regards to performance, everyone MUST know that you cannot control these with a third party controller, like Apex. The app is frustrating at times. That being said, the lights paired perfectly to wifi, app, and themselves (parent/child) and I am excited to see their performance first hand.
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?
Is the AI Hydra 52 HD compatible with the AI Hydra 52 hardware controller?
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?
Theses have a 30" x 24" spread and 3 would work well on a mixed SPS LPS tank.
Do I have to have the wireless controller to set specific schedules and adjust lighting? Where can I get them?
Would this work for a 24x24x20 tank or would 2 AI hydra 26 fixtures be better?
Have a great day!
Is this light controllable from the Apex?
How many of these fixtures to light an SPS tank 72x24= 180 gallon
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!
32x24x20 reef tank one 52hd be enough spread
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.
How many units for a 36" x 36" cube? About 26 " deep.
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?
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!