- Prime HD LED Module (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 fastest and easiest lights to connect to and control from anywhere in the world.
Recommended Coverage: 18" x 18"
Aqua Illumination has always been known for producing easy to use, attractive and functional LED lights. With many different mounting option, and ease of control, for small or large tanks the AI Prime HD is a small light, that can easily out perform some of the big boys. With a refined mixture of LED's and enhanced optics carefully packaged into a sleek and stylish housing the Prime HD is more than just for looks. Aqua Illumination updated the mix of LED's in the module creating a complete spectrum that your corals will love.
- Hyper Drive Technology - Allows the transfer of overall power to the LED's that need it.
- WIFI based programming - That means no separate controller is required to program the light. You can do so right from your phone or computer via WIFI!
- Spectrum - As with all of the Aqua Illimunation family of lights, the Prime continues in the full spectrum footsteps with the colors that your reef needs.
- Affordable - One of the best "bang for your buck" options available to date.
Maximum Spread - 24" x 24"
Recommended spread - 18" x 18"
By far one of the cleanest and easiest to use apps for any aquarium light. The MyAI app is by far one of the easiest LED light control apps we have ever used letting you easily program your lights daily schedule, lightning storms, acclimation modes, moon lighting, and much more. With any device that can connect to the internet will let you have full control over the Prime HD. The MyAI app lets you sync multiple Prime HD or other AI HD lights together to create the ultime aquarium lighting system.
13 High Powered LED's creates a bright full spectrum, with outstanding color mixing capabilities.
3 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
3 - Cree XT-E Royal Blue
3 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
1 - Cree Deep Red 660nm
1 - Cree XP-E2 Green
1 - SemiLED 415nm
1 - SemiLED 405nm
- Dimensions: 4.88" x 4.88" x 1.34"
- Power Consumption: 55W at full power
- Input Range: 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
- Power Cable Length: 10'
- UL, CE, and RoHS compliant power supply
What is in the box?
1x Black Body Hydra Prime HD LED light Unit
1x AC Adapter Power Supply
1x User Manual
Biocube upgrade By Brettward on 3/20/2019Brettward would recommend this product to a friendI've known since I got my biocube that I wanted to go beyond the stock lighting, I looked and I researched, and it was the BRS video discussing the AB+ spectrum from WWC that really sold this as my upgrade. Sinve i've put it on, I've had my corals take off growing and coralline algae really taking off on my rocks. It's handsome, the control profiles download easily (found them on the facebook group) and there is plenty of community to talk to about it. Totally pleased.
Love the user experience and results of coral growth so far By Britt on 2/21/2019Britt would recommend this product to a friendI recently switched from Kessil A160's on my frag tank to AI Primes. And I have to say, I love the App and control of these lights. I did not experience any of the issues described in the other comments about linking to the network. Also, the corals seem to love them too, as I have not seen any issues with coral health. Thinking about expanding my lighting systems to exclusively AI.
Great light for a great price! By William on 12/29/2018William would recommend this product to a friendI just got this light a week or two ago and I am already loving it! The controllability is fun to set up and the scheduling is super nice for automation. The price is amazing for what you get, it connects really fast and is not too hard to set up.
Great Control By P Davis on 12/22/2018P Davis would recommend this product to a friendThis light has so many adavanced options for controlling the light levels based on time of day or even custom weather and lunar settings.
Coral growth is great By jansen on 12/11/2018jansen would recommend this product to a friendI bought two of these with a future upgrade in mind, and I have to say is that the only upgrade I will be making is adding a 3rd Prime fixture, the lights have worked great, the app hasn't had issues and the connectivity and communication between the lights has not been an issue. I had been worried that this may be an issue based on previous reviews but thought I would risk it. I think the company must have worked out quite a few bugs.
The programming was easy by following the BRStv video that can be found here on the product page. I would definitely recommend these, after placing corals in the tank I saw encrusting and growth within a week's time, I am very particular about my water parameters as well, so proper maintenance and water changes combined with these lights seem like a winning system.
NO SUPPORT FROM COMPANY By Xcubed on 9/24/2018Xcubed wouldn't recommend this product to a friendkfsutops is correct in his review. This company ALWAYS says the light has water damage. I have researched online. Mine had this same "water damage". It did NOT. It was on their stand. The light went out and also melted the socket. They would not replace. Some of these lights have something faulty in them. They are great while they work but BEWARE. The experience can be expensive.
Will Not Last By Xcubed on 8/3/2018Xcubed wouldn't recommend this product to a friendKFSUTOPS is correct in his review. The company will say water damage. They did the same with me. Light NEVER touch any water and was on their stand! Company would not replace the light. Wish many times over I had never purchased this light.
VERY GOOD PRODUCT By RTC3 on 7/8/2018RTC3 would recommend this product to a friendI have a 20g reef tank and I am very pleased with the results of this light. Great app, great scheduling and automaton. Large variety of different modes and weather patterns. This light will grow anything!
Strong light for a good price, but lack of information is challenging By Bill on 6/19/2018Bill would recommend this product to a friendI’ve got two of these lights over my 40B reef tank. I enjoy the scaleability and relative ease of operation. The biggest challenge with these lights is the lack of information about how to set up the light as far as the effects go. It’s not clear how the acclimation period works without in depth searching in forums and the weather effect is unusable in my opinion. The “weather” effect needs to be renamed “lightning.” I hoped the effect would replicate cloudy days and occasional storms, but all it does is flash like lightning. I am disappointed it’s a strobe light! On the one occasion I used the effect, my corals closed up and my clown fish pair stared speeding around my tank and actually ran into the glass.
Another challenge is when the program you set changes over the day, it’s a quick transition. For example, if you go from 100% to 75%, it just changes, it’s not gradual.
Do not stand by warranty By kfsutops on 5/6/2018kfsutops wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have had to have them replaced four times in the matter of 7-8 months. Twice they blamed me for water damage that I know there is no possible way water could've got into the lights. They hang pretty far off the roof and about 15 inches above the aquarium. Has to be a pretty choppy aquarium to get water damage. The other times were bad it was faulty diodes.
They way they handle warranties means you are pretty much have no say in what happens. You have to give them a card and sign away that whatever they determine is what they determine, you have no recourse. So if they say water damage, no way to dispute.
Just a shady company that I will never recommend anybody buying any of their lights.
Great light great scalability. By Mark on 3/15/2018Mark would recommend this product to a friendI have a 180gallon mixed reef tank that I needed to replace some old Maxspect Mazzaras that I couldn't get leds for anymore. I just kept buying these and pulling the old lights off line. The ability to have a master and slave the rest made this a very easy transition. I am going to end up with 6 or so on this tank but I may end up with 8. I have them all mounted on a single rod with 3d printed bracket that fill the tank nicely and provide good light for their size and cost.
Excellent for the price By Charles on 2/7/2018Charles would recommend this product to a friendI have three of these on a 22 gallon low long aquarium. The lights provide more than enough par for my sps in the system .I am super pleased at how east setup went and also how simple the app is to setup and use. I personally like my Kessil 360"s better because they have a better shimmering effect than the "disco ball " look I get from the AI's. However , the health and growth of my coral is my primary concern, and all my sps are really doing well under these lights. I have had some difficulty with keeping the lights horizontal and perpendicular to the tank. I believe this is due to the design of the mounting arm and assembly. I find myself going back to tighten the screws on the light several times a month. It's a little annoying to say the least. All in all though, It's a very good light .
I have a marineland 27 Gallon, dimensions are 20x18x18H. Was wondering if 1 of these lights would be sufficient to grow a mixed reef tank. Maybe a clam or anemone as well? Thank you.
Is one light good for reefer 170? which mounting arm should I get?
A single Prime HD would be a very nice light on the Reefer 170 and with the tanks 18 x 18” footprint, we would suggest going with the 18” Prime Flex Arm. That would give you a good height for the light above the tank while giving you the ability to center it over the tank as well.
Thanks for the questions and if you have any more just let us know.
Can I use this light without the controller?
Would two of these be good for a 65gallon that's 36x20x20 or would it be better to get a hydra 52 hd
These will be a little limited and for best growth and spread we recommend the Hydra 52 with a 30" x 24" spread.
Will this light would be good for 75 gallon tank?
This is not quite large enough with penetration to cover the 75 gallon system. Instead we recommend the Hydra 26 HD's x2. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Will this be good for one of the new nuvo tanks?
This light will be a great fit for the New Nuvo Concept tanks! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Hi, I have an older prime non hd from 3 years ago, is the new one compatible with this? Can I setup the older one as the child?
They would not be compatible so a master/slave relationship would not be possible using a non-HD prime.
Good afternoon! Can this lamp be used in a freshwater aquarium with plants?
Have a great day!
Is this light the prime HD light strong enough for SPS corals??
This certainly can work with some SPS no problem as long as you keep the SPS in the 12" range and adjust the light intensity accordingly. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
How good would these be to grow los and soft corals in 10g
Does the light come with any mounting hardware? How many lights would be required for a 60"x 18" x 24", 112 gal tank? Would 2 be sufficient?
Would one of these lights along with the T-5 retrofit kit be good to cover a 27x27x10 frag tank? Looking to grow SPS and LPS
The AI Prime combined the T5 hybrid fixture should be plenty of light for your frag tank.
If you haven't already watched our videos on the AI Prime and the T5 hybrid you should check them out. We have a ton of great information on these lights including PAR charts that should give you a good idea of their potential.
I hope this helps!
I have a red sea reefer nano. AI Prime HD. I am only growing BTA (Bubble Tip Anemone). What is the correct height, and what are the correct settings.
Great question! To get a precise answer you will want to test your PAR levels, however one of the biggest perks of AI is that they have their signature series: http://www.aquaillumination.com/signature/ which has multiple proven successful light schedules. This will eliminate lighting as a barrier to success and the intensity as well as time of day can easily be fine tuned to your needs by swiping up/down and left/right with 3 fingers inside the MyAI app. As for mounting height I prefer at least 12" above the water surface to minimize salt creep from developing on the light.
Happy reefing! :)
So I have a 48 x 23 and after I put sand in it will only be 13 1/2 inches deep I already have one prime if I got anotger one could I use it on this tank sense it so shallow?
If the light is placed close enough and it is softies mixed reef tank you certainly could use several Primes for coverage!
How would this work on a jbj 30 gallon rl?
Does it inhibit the efficiency of the light if there is a glass lid on the aquarium? Obviously the glass would have no UV protection or anything. DIY project in the making.
Unfortunately a glass shield would have a negative affect on light intensity and can actually reflect/block a significant amount of light from the fixture.
Have a great day!
Would you recommend 2 of the AI Prime HD or 1 AI Hydra 26 for a 24x20x12 Nuvo tank? Planning to go SPS dominant
Would this be sufficient lighting for a 60 gallon cube tank?
This will be limited for penetration much deeper than 12". We do not recommend this light for a 60 cube. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I have a 20 gallon long with dimensions of 30x13x13 will this light work would i need one or two?
Starting a 20 long nano. It is 30x12x12. Would two of these work? Or would you suggest something different?
I was wondering if this light would work for a 40G hexagonal tank? I want to make this a reef tank, but want to make sure I have sufficient lighting for corals. This tank measures 20.5" across and is 23" high.Thank you.
Would this light work with a jbj 45?
Are these Apex compatible?
Would 2 AI Prime work for a deep blue 60gal frag tank 48x24x12" with sand? No SPS or would 2 hydra 26 work better?
If you could we would almost suggest using 3x AI Primes if not even four total. We have found over the past couple years, it isn’t all about the intensity of the light but the overall spread and evenness. For a non-SPS tank, two should do just fine if you can mount them high enough to get even coverage. Using two Hydra 26 modules would be better, however, it would not make a difference in success or failure. The AI Primes put out a lot of light, and personally, I would rather have more single lights that let me control the distance between them than a larger light that does not give me that aspect of control.