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AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix HD LED Fixture - Black

AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix HD LED Fixture - Black

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AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix HD LED Fixture - Black Information

With traditional LED lighting, there is a fixed total amount of power per color you can utilize to power your LEDs. With the Hydra HD Series from AI we’re unleashing your LEDs’ full potential by giving back control of the power to you.



No longer are you limited to using a fixed amount of power per channel, the Hydra HD dynamically adjusts power available to each color, borrowing power from the colors you’re not utilizing. Giving you the most vivid spectrum your tank has ever seen.




BUILT IN WIFI - No controller required
Ai-Fi is the presence of built in WiFi in your AI devices allowing you to use the myAITM app on any iOS or Andrioid device to easily set up or program one or multiple AI Hydra HDs or Primes. Don’t have a smart phone? Any WiFi enabled Mac or PC will work.


Mounting AI lights is brilliantly simple. Hanging kits and tank mounts are available separately in black and white. Compatible with EXT Rails, EXT Stand Mount, EXT Hanging Kit, and Classic Mounting Rails.

  • Dimensions: 7.28" x 5.38" x 1.6"
  • Power Consumption: 90 watts at full power
  • Universal input voltage (100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz)
  • 10 ft. cable
  • 7 different colors of LED diodes
  • Total of 26 LED`s
  • Wifi Enabled
  • 6 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
  • 2 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
  • 2 - Cree XP-E2 Green
  • 6 - Cree XP-E Royal Blue
  • 6 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
  • 2 - SemiLED 415nm Violet
  • 2 - SemiLED 400nm UV
What`s in the Box
  • Hydra TwentySix HD
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide

Manufacturer Info

Founded in 2007, C2 Development, Inc. (AI Life Illuminated) is the leader in high performance, high efficiency reef aquarium lighting systems. We are constantly pushing the limits of illumination technology.

AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix HD LED Fixture - Black Reviews

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Nice Item

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/29/2016 from FORT MYERS, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This is my second one for my tank, I really love the way it looks and it works amazingly. I am completely a Happy Customer, Again. AI makes a fantastic product here with the Hydra 26HD. Oh, and a Bababooey to you all .

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/16/2016 from DEL CITY, OK UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Very easy to use

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Most affordable controllable

Reviewers Rating Great

3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: So far so good, my only issue was setting up and pairing these lights as i have 2 on a 53 gallon tank. The tank is 36 inches long and around 15 inches wide. Also, its 19 inches deep tank so it was more than enough to have two 26's. I did have 1 52 hydra light and thought there were some dark spots in the tank so decided to return the light and go was 2 26 hd hydras. Anyway, so far so good i love the options of different types of colors in different types of timing so just amazing for corals. I have mostly soft and sps hard corals (i.e. torch, acroporo, frogspawn, etc). They love it so i love it :).

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Bad Lights/Bad Control

Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory

Posted: 1/23/2016 from CYPRESS, TX UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: First 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.

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Preorder Hydra 26 Hyper Drive

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Anyone that has been in the hobby for sometime know Aquailluminations. Hydra has been around now for a few years, becoming Hydra 26 and now the newest version Hydra 26 Hyper Drive. Ive waited patiently for a wireless light in the 75-100 watt category. One that is affordable and well designed. Now with more spectrum via hyper drive. Cant wait until this box hits my door.

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