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AquaIllumination Prime LED Fixture

AquaIllumination Prime LED Fixture

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AquaIllumination Prime LED Fixture Information

Product Manuals & Documentation

The AI Prime Led light is the most capable and affordable light from AquaIllumination yet.

One Light to Rule Them All
With built-in Wi-Fi, the AI Prime® is brilliantly simple to use. Connect to one and it becomes the parent, controlling all other Prime children automatically.

No Controller Needed
There`s no need to buy an additional controller just to be able to use your light properly, the AI Prime® has control built-in. Just use your iOS, Android or internet-connected device to control the Prime, anywhere in the world!

The Prime continues the AI product line`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
With a spread of 30" x 30", the AI Prime® has a peak PAR of 260µMol at a depth of 12 inches, more than enough for your hungriest of livestock. Drawing a maximum of 50 watts from the wall, it follows in the family’s efficient footsteps.

The AI Prime® 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.

At a price of only $199, it`s hard to imagine getting a better bang for your buck.

  • Dimensions: 4.88" x 4.88" x 1.34"
  • Power Consumption: 50 watts at full power
  • Universal input voltage (100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz)
  • 10 ft. cable
  • 7 different colors of LED diodes
  • Total of 13 LED`s
  • Wifi Enabled
  • 4 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
  • 1 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
  • 1 - Cree XP-E2 Green
  • 3 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
  • 2 - OSRAM SQUARE Deep Blue
  • 1 - SemiLED 415nm Violet
  • 1 - SemiLED 405nm UV
What`s in the Box
  • AI Prime
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
Mounting options: Hanging Kit or Tank Mount available separately.

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 Prime LED Fixture Reviews

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Great product

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/9/2015 from TUTTLE, OK UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Recently bought one for my Aquapod 24g that I bought (used). The light quality is wonderful. Only problem I have had is, the program is stuck in store demo mode, have reset it multiple times and called Ai customer service (no one ever answers), and still cannot get it out of that mode. I can still adjust the settings from a laptop, but not from my phone. Otherwise, it is money well spent.

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Posted: 10/2/2015 from BELLINGHAM, WA UNITED STATES
2.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: 10/2/15 Let me be clear, this product had GREAT potential. Included wifi: check (ALL reef lights should have this option. mobile connectivity is the future, not just in aquarium but everywhere.) beautiful form: check. minimalist design: check. variety of mounting options: check (though the fact that you have to pay extra to get mounting hardware, on any light not just this one, is a spit in the face from the manufacturers). THIS LIGHT IS AWESOME... on paper. I think AI fell a little short on the execution. The light has been on the market since March 2015. If the light had some slight problems when it first came out, that'd be one thing. I get it. even the most experienced teams have that happen (iPhone 5 for example). However its been 7 months, and their light interface is still buggy, and they have to send out a replacement part for the mounting ball joint. that indicates two things to me: First, the ball joint issue would reveal itself immediately during product testing. Which indicates that the product wasn't tested thoroughly enough/or manufacturing didn't meet build specs. Both implies a likelihood of further problems with the light down the line. proper testing is key. Secondly, if you're a lighting company, I don't expect you to be a master of app/web development. However after almost a year of the product on the market, I expect you to have hired someone who is, and that the app be checked to make sure it works BEFORE sending it out to market. The app was updated 10/1. theres no excuse that its not syncing with my lights right after being updated. that indicates that they're still out of their element/still not sure what they're doing/still learning. Which means I can expect more bugs in the future as well. Its a shame that such an awesome concept is belittled by poor execution. Especially with such an awesome price point. And I think with slight improvements on AI's behalf this could easily turn into the best light on the market. However until that time I would suggest buying another product.

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Super bright light

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/29/2015 from HOUSTON, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: This light is a powerhouse for the size. This light is amazing. Set up was easy and only takes a few minutes to download the app to control it with your smart phone. I got it to replace some T-5's over one of my smaller tanks, and just for giggles, I set it up on my 125 just to see how it would look. I has great penetration, color blending, and plenty of brightness for a tiny package. Only 50 watts!!! I may get more to replace the metal halides over my main reef tank....or just go with the 52's. This is my first AI product, but definetly will not be the last. Great quality product.

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Great light

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/18/2015 from RICHARDSON, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have a 16 gal nuvo with some ricordea, candy cane, mushroom, acans, blasto and hammer corals. This light is great but one issue I have is that it is difficult to set up the settings. As a kind of new reefer I have no idea what to set each color at so I just googled it and took some different reefer's settings and set up mine. Some buyers say the light sags down but I had no problem with that it's really straight. You just need to tighten the screws a little tighter (not too tight as said by the directions). Just make sure you do research and start off at a really low setting so you don't fry your corals. I had some colors at 10-15, and the white and UV at 20 to start off, then I'll increase it weekly. Overall I am really happy with this light, I just kinda wish they had better instructions on what settings to have initially.

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Ai prime

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/11/2015 from MARIETTA, GA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Great value, lots of bang for the buck

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So Far All Love

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/23/2015 from MAHWAH, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Not up and running 100%, but initial set-up was quick and easy. Light looks great. Very compact compared to what I had previously. Build quality looks great. Like the app as well. I will report back more in a month.

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Worth every penny!!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/14/2015 from INGLEWOOD, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: This fixture is perfect for my 8 gallon! The prime is worth every penny! Gives the tank a whole different look. I'm loving this light!...

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nice light

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 5/8/2015 from Denver, CO UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: The light output is brighter than I thought it would be. Some features can only be controlled through the desktop interface and not with the app. So far it seems like a really good light. The storm mode with "lightening" is pretty entertaining and I like that the moon light followes the real moon phases.

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Amazing light

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 5/2/2015 from MILFORD, CT UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: After much indecision, I recently purchased this light and have had it up for about three days. I installed it on my 29G Biocube, a little unsure if it would be powerful enough for my reef tank. Much to my surprise, it has proven to be extremely powerful, so much so that I have not yet felt it necessary to put the light above 50% power. I did not get much a chance to enjoy the light, as I had set it up at night. The next day when I came home from work, both blue channels were on, in moonlight mode as I programmed, and I have to say my corals have never looked so incredible. The full spectrum brings out colors in the corals that I have never seen before, and truly makes the light the best money I have spent on the tank. It is literally night and day between the old stock PC lights and the new, and the AI prime is better in every single way. The app to control the light works very well, it is very intuitive and has a nice graphical interface that makes it quick to set up. One thing I did realize though, is that you need to register the light on their website to be able to control the light from anywhere besides your home network. Setting up the light and software literally takes a couple minutes, they have made it very easy. I have not had any issues with the light programming erasing after being unplugged. I unplugged it twice, and both times the light went back on as programmed. The fan is silent, the light stays cool and provides an incredible looking full spectrum, and the build quality is excellent. Overall, I would say it is a no-brainer for $200. Truly excellent so far.

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Great Product

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 4/27/2015 from DIAMOND BAR, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I picked this product up from Marine depot through their "will call" because I am local. I must say wow this light is amazing in my 15 gallon! Although AI says that it is 18 X 18 it fits perfectly with my 20in wide aquarium. I had another LED stripe before and now my coral already seem to shine and pop way more after a week! I highly recommend this product.

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