Hydra TwentySix 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 Coverage - 18" x 18"
- Black Body
- Dimensions: 7.3" x 5.375" 1.6" (LxWxH)
- Power Consumption: 90w 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 - 24" x 24"
Recommended spread - 18" x 18"
- 6 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
- 6 - Cree XT-E Royal Blue
- 6 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
- 2 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
- 2 - Cree XP-E2 Green
- 2 - SemiLED 415nm
- 2 - SemiLED 400nm
What is in the box?
1x Black Body Hydra TwentySix 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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Great question! For programming your light I would recommend checking out AI's Signature Series: https://www.aquaillumination.com/lightsciences/signature-series which offer various downloadable presets (the david saxby setting is the one I use). From there it is a simple 3 finger swipe in the app to adjust the intensity up or down to get the desired PAR levels, which for your tank would range anywhere from 75 - 300 depending on the specific coral , with 250 PAR being the sweet spot to accommodate for the widest range of coral.
Happy reefing! c:
Two AI Hydra 26s would work well over a mixed reef tank that size. The spectrum of the light is fully adjustable, but I recommend checking out the video below where we show how to match the AB+ spectrum from Ecotech with this light. Have a great day!
For one more multiple Hydra lights, you'll want to purchase the EXT rail sections, and then the EXT Hanging kit will allow for suspension when attached to the rails.
Have a great day!
The Apex did used to work with the Old model Hydra 26. the new HD models have lost controlability with the AWM module from Neptune Systems
These will not work with the Apex, Only through the My AI app or through the AiFi control built into the light. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
We recommend 3 of the Hydra 26's which will have a spread of 24" x 24" each. This will eliminate the shadowing concern. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!