AI Hydra 26 HD LED Light - Aqua Illumination (White)


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The Aqua Illumination Hydra TwentySix HD combines full lighting control with efficient power consumption in a sleek fixture. The TwentySix HD comes packed with 26 of the latest LEDs from Cree, OSRAM and SemiLED. The LED array uses custom-designed 80° lenses for color-blending and light diffusion.

EcoTech Radion Gen3 Specifications

This cool-running fixture uses no more than 95 watts, making it a cost-effective way to light up a reef full of SPS and LPS corals. The small fixture size makes it perfect as a single unit above a Nano tank or used in multiples over larger aquariums.

EcoTech Radion Gen3 Specifications

The Hydra TwentySix is more than a slim, powerful LED light for reef-keeping. The Hydra’s HD power supply sends unused power from dimmed LEDs to the LEDs that are brighter. This feature allows the Hyrda HD to maximize light output in the color spectrum of your choice.

Controlling one or more Hydra HDs is easy. Any iOS, Android or internet-connected device can be used to with the myAI app. myAI gives you full control over color, intensity and scheduling, anywhere in the world. You’ll even be able to watch your reef with a Nest Cam or Dropcam! The TwentySix HD comes in your choice of black or white.

EcoTech Radion Gen3 Specifications

What we really like about the AI Hydra TwentySix HD:

  • Slim fixture is loaded with high-quality LEDs
  • Nice color blending
  • myAI app is easy to use on any smart device
  • Powerful enough for stony corals
  • One fixture is perfect for most nano tanks
  • Many ways to mount the light

AI Hydra TwentySix HD Features:

The Hydra TwentySix can be mounted on any aquarium through the purpose-built mounting systems.

  • Hydra Flex Arm - Flexible arm for a single fixture
  • HMS Single Arm – Ridged single arm mount
  • HMS2ARM – A muti-fixture on-tank mounting system
  • HMSHK – A hanging kit that suspends the fixtures above the aquarium
EcoTech Radion Gen3 Specifications

Densely-packed 26-LED array uses the finest LEDs for a limitless color control. 80° lenses create smooth, blended colors without hot spots.

  • 6 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
  • 6 - Cree XT-E Royal Blue
  • 6 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
  • 2 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
  • 2 - Cree XP-E2 Green
  • 2 - SemiLED 415nm
  • 2 - SemiLED 400nm
EcoTech Radion Gen3 Specifications

Easy control through Wi-Fi:

  • No special controller required
  • Works on any smart device or computer
  • Simple, intuitive interface

Easy to use modes and lighting adjustments:

  • Schedule Mode – Simplifies lighting control
  • Acclimation Mode – reduces stress during acclimation of new livestock
  • Kelvin wheel – Lets you adjust the color temperature
  • Lunar Mode – Automatic moonlight mode based on actual lunar phase

AI Hydra HD Specifications:

Model Comparison

Hydra TwentySix HD

Hydra FiftyTwo HD


Length 7.28" (18.5 cm) 11.875" (30.2 cm)
Width 5.375" (13.7 cm) 5.375" (13.7 cm)
Height 1.6" (4 cm) 1.6" (4 cm)
Weight 2.1 lbs (0.95 kg) 3.4 lbs (1.54 kg)

Power Specifications

Power Consumption 90W from the wall 135W from the wall
Universal Input Range 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
Cable Length 10` (3.048m) 10` (3.048m)
PSU Regulatory Compliance UL, CE & RoHS UL, CE & RoHS

What`s in the Box

  • AI 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.

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How many lights (hydras) would I need to cover a 90gallonn tank ? Also can they fit under a canopy top?
Asked : Mar 24, 2018
By : FishHobby, Corpus Christi, Texas
There's a lot of factors here but I run 2 on a 40 Breeder which is roughly 36x18x18. I think for lower light demand tanks, 24" area may be accurate but for higher light I would say one every 12"
Answered : Mar 25, 2019
By : SCReef, MA
Coverage Area
I have a 29 gallon tank, will this light cover enough of the tank?
Asked : Jan 23, 2017
By : Kirk, Seattle
The Hydra 26's coverage is 24" x 24". Most 29 gallons are 30" wide so it will not cover the two far ends very well. In this case, two AI Prime HD's will be a better option.
Answered : Jan 23, 2017
By : MD Tech
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Great lights and will definitely use on all future builds. Only complaints I have is that my older unit has issues connecting to wifi on initial setup but newer unit connects to wifi and pairs to older unit within seconds. Also, I wish spectrum and intensity could be adjusted separately when it come...Read More
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This is a good solid light and the fan is the quietest I have ever heard.
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