- Hydra TwentySix HD LED (White) - Aqua Illumination (DISCONTINUED)
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"
- White 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 White 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.
Great light By Fudsey on 5/13/2018Fudsey would recommend this product to a friendI have had 2 of these for over a year now and love them. One started acting up and wouldn't turn on. At just under a year and still in warranty, it was replaced with a new unit. Great company ! !
Have had these working since they came out, great lights! By Sheree on 4/18/2018Sheree would recommend this product to a friendI have 10 (10) of these running many different tanks, I have had no issues with these lights. All work great. Replaced our Red Sea with the upgraded leds, from having 10/ 80 watt T5's. Growth has actually been better with the AI 26 HD upgrade. Highly recommend!!
DO NOT BUY!!! Absolutly the worst comapany I have ever dealt with. By KONO on 12/5/2017KONO wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDO NOT BUY!!! Absolutly the worst comapany I have ever dealt with.
$600 light failed after 9 Months. Shipped item back for repair under warranty and a week later I get an email stating the unit has water damage and is not covered and it would be 400$ to fix. I called and explained how could it have water damage the fixture sits 15 inches above my salt reef. I believe the units are not properly sealed and the heat from the lamps draw moisture in thru the LED pucks.
I understand if I droped this in the tank my BAD this would be not be covered and would be obvious in looking at unit that it was in direct contact with water. All I was told is sorry water damage is not covered. I have 2 no name LEDS that sat in the same location for 3 years and never had an issue, I thought I was buying a quailty product because of the cost. DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE!!!
hydra 26yd By al on 9/23/2017al wouldn't recommend this product to a friendhave not worked rite from day one. Talked to customer support that went know were it was like talking to a brick wall. So now I'm weighting for Giesemann Vervve to be delivered..
Not what i expected By Mr reef on 9/17/2017Mr reef wouldn't recommend this product to a friendOnly lasted one year. No salt creep or rough conditions it just don't operate correctly anymore. Always had trouble working with the director from day one and it finally gave out. Now I'm stuck with the other one that works so do i buy another one hoping it don't go down and continue to support "AI" ? or go with a different system? This hobby will give you troubles and have to keep your head up and keep reefing on...
Great LEDs By Michael on 3/30/2017Michael would recommend this product to a friendI struggled trying to pick lighting that would meet my needs without breaking the bank. I settled on two of these over my 120 gal (48 x 24 x 24) and couldn't be happier. The adjustability can be a bit intimidating, but there are some great resources online. I'd definitely recommend for anyone that wants to go 100% LED.
Great By Scott on 9/7/2016Scott would recommend this product to a friendGreat light , love the controllability and east of use.
Overall great lights By Great Lights on 6/19/2016Great Lights would recommend this product to a friendThe app and setup isn't as easy as I hoped, I got more than one light and use the parent and child setup. But once you get it, it's easy. The app and cloud are nice, you can adjust each color on a sliding 0-100 or beyond with HD. All of mine are between 20-70% and everything grows well with the color I like.
Small but powerful By Soheil on 3/5/2016Soheil would recommend this product to a friendI jumped from T5s to LEDs, this is my first try with LEDs, small light but powerful (you might not even go more than 50% power), coverage is pretty good, all LPS, SPS and softies are happy, its very easy to control via MyAi.
In love with my Hydra By Great LED on 1/30/2016Great LED would recommend this product to a friendCould use a little more explicit instructions but once you get it working on your phone it's pretty awesome. For me this is a major leap forward in technology. I had a standard, no feature LED lamp with loud fans and no adjust-ability. I had added a strip of blue LEDs and had to mess with two separate timers. Now I just bring up the ap on my phone, make my adjustments then hit the play button to see the results. I'm using this on my 30G reef tank and it is more than enough light. I think I am running most of the colors close to 50% or less. It's small, powerful and quiet. I am really impressed with this light.
Great light for my 40G Nuvo Fusion By Tim on 1/28/2016Tim would recommend this product to a friendI love this light and how versatile it is for settings. It can be a little tricky setting up on my phone, but once you do it's great. I've used thee acclimation setting to save my coral and fish, because this light does put out a good amount of light. It's my first LED and I don't think I'll use any thing else. The coral's in my tank love the light and it looks very sleek over the tank.
Bad Lights/Bad Control By knaegeli on 1/23/2016knaegeli wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFirst off, if you have an Apex, you cannot use it to control these lights. You are stuck with their software, and it is not fun to work with. There is no ability to type in power levels for each color, so you are stuck dragging a button and hoping it lands on the right number.
I have 3 Hydra 26 HDs originally set up as 1 parent and 2 child devices. One of the lights puts out a significantly different color of light than the other 2. This is especially noticeable at night when they are in a moonlight setting, and one looks like daylight.
I contacted support, and the only advice (other than unplugging it for a few seconds) was to create a second device. So after doing that and painstakingly copying over the lighting program, the problem is still there. So I tried to delete the new device and add the light back to the original device as a child. Their program won't let me delete the new device. After clicking on "delete device" it goes away for about 30 seconds. It then adds itself back. I now have 2 parents and 1 child lights, and any changes to the lighting program have to be made twice.
I will be returning these and will replace with a better system.