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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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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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Ai prime overall satisfaction

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 4/6/2015 from HAMPTON, VA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Ok well first,if you are thinking you like the light but are not sure weather to buy it or not well the light works great with all types of corals lps sps and softies I have it on a 14g bio cube and it is so simple to set up I did it in less than 5 mins and its actually better connection than the ai director which I also have on my 55 g tank honestly great light and marine depot customer service is great never has failed me highly recommend

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Perfect light. Perfect price.

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/23/2015 from Freetown, MA, United States
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Right off the bat, I must say this light is money very well spent. There's nothing of this caliber anywhere near this price range. Period. The light is far brighter than I expected it could reach. I'd say it should support up to a 30g SPS cube with ease. Two could comfortably run a 40g breeder in my opinion. The tank mount is expandable enough to reach any desired mount point. Though I will say, for smaller tanks the top bracket is far, far too long. The controls of this light are fantastic. I grew up in the MH and T5/T12 days of reefing, long before they even had dimmable T5, nevermind LED. So all the bells and whistles, to me, aren't needed. But it's so great to be able to fine tune if you really close to. I myself went into easy mode on my Galaxy Edge and set it to 60% at 12,500k as that's the spectrum my 16g Nuvo runs at, so I wanted my 10g Fusion that's right beside it to of course match and it does flawlessly. Love the moon light option. Not crazy about weather mode. Had me confused because my light seemed dim for 60%, until I realized that was a "cloud" making it dim. SMH. You needs. Lol. But still kinda cool. Love this light, would buy another in a heart beat, and extremely strongly recommend it to anyone with a tank 29g or less.

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