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 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
1 - Cree XP-E2 Green
1 - SemiLED 415nm
1 - SemiLED 405nm
- Dimensions: 4.88" x 4.88" x 1.34"
- Power Consumption: 45W 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
Amazing little light! By Brad on 11/7/2017Brad would recommend this product to a friendI remember when we only wished we could get this much power out of such a small light for such a good price! This light has some power behind it. At first i didn't like the idea of having to program through an app on the phone, but it is actually kind of a nice feature to step back from the tank and really see your adjustments without fidgeting with a controller that is on the fixture itself. When the UV, Violet and royal blue are dialed in right, it has amazing color pop! There is the small issue of the disco effect, but if you mount the light a little further away it helps. What really helped reduce the disco effect was getting away from way too much surface agitation. The more frantic the surface of the water moves, the more it retracts the led lights making the disco effect.
If you get the surface going with wider ripples it makes for a nice shimmer rather than having a return jet pointed too close to the surface making constant small ripples. I notice the 'disco' effect to be a big issue and wanted to try and help clarify it some. One of my favorite things is being able to set as many set points as I want in the scheduling. This helped in making the exact lunar light settings I wanted. I really like kessil, and use to have some, but the controller only allowing 6 set points made it really difficult to get what I wanted in a lighting schedule. I feel the controller app that AI designed is the next best out there to Ecotech and Neptune apex controller style. I definitely plan on more AI fixtures for my tanks before forking over the extra money for anything else.
Good light but... By steviegee on 10/24/2017steviegee wouldn't recommend this product to a friendLove the light output, penetration and ease of programming but the disco ball effect is drivin me nuts. If I cant find a solution other than turning down the red and green then I will upgrade to a kessel
Disco effect By Alec on 10/5/2017Alec wouldn't recommend this product to a friendVery disappointed in this light although it seems very bright there is some serious disco ball effect on the sand bed, i will be returning.
Patience and fast customer service in my case By sh4rkbyt3 on 9/19/2017sh4rkbyt3 would recommend this product to a friendHad an issue just like everyone else with the wifi initially. The child setup (for the second light) was hard to figure out and I couldn't get it to connect to the first one (parent). After a while I figured it out and sent an e-mail to AI. Within a few hours I had a reply back from Tim at AI willing to help me out. Everything straightened out and the lights are working great. My corals are all responding well and the ability to customize the exact percentage of light types make it worthwhile. The tank hangers IMO are some of the best too.
Great light By Whitman on 8/28/2017Whitman would recommend this product to a friendI've got 2 on my 30L tank. They look clean, minimal, and stylish without being intrusive. They throw out great light and are super adjustable. Frankly, I try to mess with the settings as little as possible though. They work best when you don't pay them any attention, just let them do their thing.
I have had some connectivity problems but typically if you give it a little while the lights work themselves out.
Very Pleased By Lweigle on 8/14/2017Lweigle would recommend this product to a friendThe light has a learning curve for sure and i have had some problems with it in the past disconnecting or not being able to access the light threw the app due to lack of a latest version. . My favorite thing was the light always remembered my settings even when it became disconnected or even when i got a new phone the light has never stopped working I am very pleased with the color and overall performance.
Great for a nano tank By David on 6/19/2017David would recommend this product to a friendThe wifi capability and app for this light make it amazing. I've had the light for almost a year and I haven't ran into any issues. The spread and coverage of the light holds its own agains others.
Also on that note customer service was great. I would highly recommend this to anybody.
Love them so far so do my fish and corals!! By Robert on 3/31/2017Robert would recommend this product to a friendLove them so far, love the controllability with the app, easy to set up and control, tank looks great and corals are doing better since I added these light!
Waste of money By Caz on 3/21/2017Caz wouldn't recommend this product to a friendTerrible product. Not worth the price. Customer service horrible.
Waste of Money By Hardwerk on 3/9/2017Hardwerk wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFailure - The network connectivity is really disappointing. My entire house is very well covered with WiFi on 5ghz and pretty good on 2.4ghz. However, these, of course only do 2.4 ghz (old school). These lights hardly connect to the wifi. It is such a weak radio. I have no devices that have as weak of an antenna as these (by far). I tried multiple times to get the Parent/Child setup to work but it doesn't. I had to control them individually. Tech support sucks but if you have a week and are patient they will respond with something, at least. Just don't be in a hurry.
Today, I came home and one of them has failed. Dead. After the issues I had with setting up parent/child, weak wifi connectivity, weak support services I'm not even going to bother contacting them about replacing. I'm going to throw both of them away and go get new lights. $500+ down the drain.
General Opinion - The price of the lights are on the high end for what they are. Yes, there are more expensive light setups but they have far more LED's, multiple fans, heavier duty mounting options, etc.. These lights are meant to be simple small form factor and perform really well. Which was appealing to me.
The lighting itself is pretty good. You need to be 10" or more above your water, though (in my opinion). My setup I was only 7-8" above with 2 of these lights and I was willing to live with having less light in the corners of my tank. The disco ball effect IS really annoying that others talk about. You have to turn off red and green to get rid of it and then of course you lose a light of vibrant colors on the corals so that isn't realy an option. You have to live w/ the disco.
Ai prime hd nuvo20 By James on 2/16/2017James would recommend this product to a friendI have this light on my innovative marine fusion 20. I had the skkye lights when it was FOWLR now I've started getting corals and had to upgrade. Spreads nicely for me I just put lower light corals in the corners, chose this over the kessil because I wouldn't need a separate controller. Takes a while to play with the settings but once you get the hang of it, it's really a nice light
If I could give this light a ZERO out of 5 stars, I would. By Jon Link on 2/13/2017Jon Link wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have have nothing but issues with both of my AI Prime lights over the past year and AI's customer service was terrible. I had to ship these lights back 3 different times over the past year and had to pay the shipping myself. One of the lights didn't work straight out of the box when it was brand new. The other two had fans fail on them within a couple of months which made them constantly overheat. They did not work correctly at all. One of them was destroyed because they aren't sealed properly and salt creep formed inside the light. In this case, AI blamed me for the damage and only left me the option to purchase a new light. It was at a discounted rate ($150), but I had to buy a new one. Keep in mind each time I sent a light back, I had to reorganize all of my corals to keep them from dying while one of my lights was unavailable for 3 weeks or so. That happened three different times. Ridiculous... Buy something more durable or buy from a company with good customer service.
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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.
These will be a little limited and for best growth and spread we recommend the Hydra 52 with a 30" x 24" spread.
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!
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!
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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.
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!
If the light is placed close enough and it is softies mixed reef tank you certainly could use several Primes for coverage!
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.
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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!
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.