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AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix LED Fixture

AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix LED Fixture

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AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix LED Fixture Information


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AquaIllumination is updating its award-winning Hydra LED module. Improvements released in the overwhelmingly successful Hydra FiftyTwo will be incorporated into the new Hydra TwentySix. This new module will accompany the Hydra and the Hydra FiftyTwo. While only 7” long the Hydra TwentySix packs as much power as the Hydra.

Spectral Output

Hydra 26 Spectral Plot

The AI Hydra FiftyTwo™ continues the Hydra`s legacy of full spectrum performance with an output that exceeds the visible light spectrum, providing your livestock with the light they crave.

Power Output

Hydra 26 PAR

Combining the control of the AI Vega and unmatched power of the AI Sol, the AI Hydra brings a new level of performance. At a maximum of 95 watts from the wall, it follows in the family’s efficient footsteps.

Optics

Hydra 26 Optics

The Hydra TwentySix™ comes standard with 80 degree lenses giving you the best balance of power and spread. Our lens optics are custom designed, boasting greater than 90% optical efficiency and including a diffuse exit surface to provide improved color blending.

LEDs

Hydra 26 LED`s

The AI Hydra TwentySix™ utilizes the latest LED technology from leading manufacturers, arranged to provide the best performance.
  • 8 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
  • 2 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
  • 2 - Cree XP-E2 Green
  • 6 - Cree XT-E Royal Blue
  • 4 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Blue
  • 2 - SemiLED 415nm Violet
  • 2 - SemiLED 400nm UV
Wireless

Don’t be tethered to your tank, AI`s proprietary wireless control allows you the ultimate in flexibility.

Control

Compatible with the AI family of wireless controllers*, the new Controller is an easy-to-use set it and forget it solution. If you need more advanced control, our web-based Director solution can be used anywhere on the web or mobile devices. *controller required and sold separately.

Mounting

Compatible with the EXT Rail System of Rails, Tank Mounts and Hanging Kits.

Technical Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 7.28" x 5.375" x 1.6"
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs
  • Power Consumption: 90 Watts at full power
  • Universal Input Range: 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
  • Cable Length: 10ft. (3.048m)
  • Regulatory Compliance: UL, CE & RoHS
Hydra TwentySix vs Hydra Par Values

Hydra TwentySix vs Hydra Par Values

APEX Ready
When you connect Apex Ready certified products to your Apex System, many new options will unfold. How about having your LED lights dim or change color temperature at the touch of your iPad? How about programming your Tunze or VorTech pumps for some serious wave action? That’s what you get when you pair up the Apex System and an Apex Ready certified product.





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 LED Fixture Reviews



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Posted: 12/10/2014 from TOBYHANNA, PA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: The hydra twenty six is a well made product for it size.It is light wait and compact and quite. I have a 240 gallon tank and I need 3 hydra for the right coverage but only have 2 but they work grate.I have them mounted above my tank.my tank is 28h x 24d x 72 when I look at the depth the light come to the bottom and cross over from left to right with the dead spot in the middle that why I need the third one ( marine depot that 3 one would make a nice Christmas gift from you to me) I have the hydra hooked up to my Apex system and I'm loving it.


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Hydra 26

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Posted: 9/2/2014 from GREEN BAY, WI UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: i guess the only thing that was not "cool" with the product was the fact of no instructions being sent with the product. A few online search's latter and I am all set! So far so good, just trying to see what light looks the best for me.


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very excellent

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Posted: 6/23/2014 from KNOXVILLE, TN UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This lighting system is perfect. The wireless controller accessory is a must. (I never write product reviews, but I had to for this one). I have a 29 gallon cube aquarium, and it's more than enough. A bigger aquarium may need the FiftyTwo. It is good to experiment with the colors. I turn the white down to around 60%, and the blues up to around 90%. I leave the other colors around 70-80%. It looks amazing. My previous lighting system was the Kessil Tuna Blue A350. (They are the exact same price). The Hydra Twenty Six is superior, I could not go back. The color of the light just looks way more pleasing, and there are limitless options to customize it. As far as I have read, corals grow very well under multi-color LED systems like this, although I haven't had enough time with it to report growth. The corals (and everything in the tank) certainly look better under these lights, which is important too. The saving grace of the Kessil is the single point source, which gives very strong, crisp refraction lines if you have surface agitation. It gives it a very ocean-looking effect, which is super cool. You do get decent lines with the hydra twenty six, but not the sharp, crisp ones that the Kessil can deliver. I have also had experience with the older hydra from AI. The TwentySix and FiftyTwo are enormously better, I wouldn't recommend the older version. Although the functions are by far the most important part, I would also add that the build quality of the hydra is impressive. My Kessil came apart within a week and I had to solder it back together. Most people probably don't have this experience, of course. But if you dropped the Kessil, it would basically shatter. I'd be more worried about my floor than my light if I dropped the hydra. It's a brick.


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Hydra trenty six leds

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Posted: 6/19/2014 from Euless, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Guys, i had vertex 36 inch white...and 36in blue led strips with a hanging kit i made....i now have the marine depot twenty six leds...they have the same led setup as the 52s. But for a lower price. You can control these with ease. Everything from sunrise, storms with lightning...and even moonlight. I think my reef has never looked so so well...in the 25 plus yrs ive been in the hobby...I have always said...if i cannot be somewhere in the worlds oceans..i want a reef at home.


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Awesome Light

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Posted: 6/15/2014 from LAS CRUCES, NM UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Awesome Light and works fantastic with the Director unit. Covers my Nano cube perfectly and will also be powerful enough when I upgrade to my 100g. I'll just be adding a 2nd unit for coverage at that point.


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