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AI Prime 16 HD - LED Reef Light (Black) - Aqua Illumination

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You may be asking, "Is it possible to make the most popular aquarium lighting in the world any better?", and Aqua Illumination will tell you "The Prime 16HD, Hydra 32HD, and Hydra 64HD!" The new Primes will give you MORE COLOR, MORE SPREAD, MORE POWER and MORE REFINEMENT without any sacrifice, keeping the along the lines of AI greatness. Better yet, the new Prime and Hydras are offered at the same price as their predecessor, giving you more bang for the buck!

What`s New and Cool:

Design

The plastic construct of the new Prime and Hydra lineup benefits in two ways: better efficiency and better looks. The improvement to efficiency reduces the demands on active cooling for longer component life. Improvements to design a thinner fixture reduces their profile and presence over your aquarium.

Resilient

Design improvements were made to the new Prime and Hydras to make them more water resistant, meaning that they are more resilient in moisture rich environments.

Moonlight

A dedicated moonlight LED and channel has been added, so now you can control moonlight separately from the other channels allowing for simulation of the natural lunar color and intensity.

Control

myAI® app is free to download to control your lights simply and quickly with direct BLE connection.

Optics and Output

Referring to PAR, the output, color mixing and spread has all been improved. With more LEDs, providing a full spectrum is targeted with TIR lenses that shape the ouput of the light while improving efficiency. As a result, there is more color pop, a wider spread, and higher average PAR. The combination of LED placement and lens geometry help blend the light cluster, reducing the color separation.

The New Prime and Hydras share the same cluster of LEDs with the new optics.

HD

The HD function of routing the power not being used by one channel into another is still a loved feature among the HD lineup - if it isn`t broke, don`t fix it, right?

Mounting

Mounting hardware as previously available for Hydra and Prime fixtures will work with the new version lights. The exception is the Hydra Flex arm which will require a different light bracket due to the size difference in the new fixtures. The Flex arm bracket will change with he new fixtures. Older flex arms being used to mount the new lights will need a new light bracket.

New Feature Breakdown:

  • More LEDs
  • More PAR
  • More spread
  • Improved optics
  • Improved water resistance
  • Thinner form factor
  • Dedicated moonlight channel
  • More channels for a wider spectrum

Aqua Illumination Still Impressive Features:

  • The best value Aquarium lighting on the market
  • MyAI® app control
  • HD overdrive capability (route power to the spectrum you need)
  • AI customer support
  • The Prime 16HD can be mounted using AI`s existing Prime and HMS mounting accessories
  • Numerous mounting options. The bracket for the 32HD and 64HD on the flex mount will change in the Flex Arm packaging. HMS mounting solutions are identical. Prime mounting solutions are identical

Model Comparison

Model Dimensions Color Channels Total LEDs TIR Optics Wattage

Prime 16HD

Smart Reef LED

4.88 x 4.88 x 1.3in

7 (+ 1)

16 (+ 1)


60W

Hydra 32HD

Smart Reef LED

7.28 x 5.375 x 1.42in.

7 (+1)

32 (+ 2)


90W

Hydra 64HD

Smart Reef LED

11.875 x 5.375 x 1.42in.

7 (+1)

64 (+ 4)


135W

What`s Included:

  • AI Prime 16HD LED Light Fixture
  • Power Supply
  • 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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Will this provide ample lighting for a 40 gallon tank?
Asked : Oct 18, 2020
By : Mikey, Pennsylvania
 
 
 
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Hello - yes this will work for a 40g tank.
Answered : Oct 19, 2020
By : Kat
 
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Can the AI Prime 16HD marine light be used for a planted tank? I broke down my reef because corals are hard to find and I want to set up a planted tank! I also know that they make a light for planted tanks but I don't want to have to buy another!!
Asked : Oct 13, 2020
By : Brian
 
 
 
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This light can be used for a planted tank, you will just want to lean on your whites more than your blues.
Answered : Oct 13, 2020
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Noisy Fan

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Nice color, good output
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Unacceptably loud fan
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Fan is very loud. I have been purchasing AI lights for years and this is the loudest model yet. Hydra 52 are silent compared to Prime 16. Removing the screen doesn't help.
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great quality

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love my new lights. great quality and looks really clean with my tank.
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Great Functionality

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Light Spread, Functionality, Scheduling
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The cooling fan can be a bit noisy if you are in a room of complete silence.
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The functionality of the Prime 16HD is amazing. The app itself can be a bit difficult to figure out, but once you figure that part out, the possibilities are endless for scheduling. The spread of the light itself is awesome as well. I have ours placed about 12-13" above the tank.
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Great light

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Looks great. Love the app. Not expensive
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Lack of physical buttons
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Primes reputation speaks for itself. Great light that looks great and works better. I have two over my RSR 170 and I have never looked at another manufacturer. The only thing I would suggest is the addition of some physical controls of some sort. Just a power button and maybe an all on all off sched...Read More
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Love this light

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I love the look of this light and the way you can change the spectrum of the light. Super easy to get going right away.
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It would be nice if there were instructions on how to set up and modify the schedule found some videos on youtube but they were using an older version of the app.
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I absolutely love this light!
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Great design

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Small, quiet, no external controller, Cool design
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I love the design of this light. Cooling fan is extremely quiet. The app is easy with lots of features.
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Great Lighting

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Compact, great lighting, makes everything "glow" and stand out. Weather and Moonlight effects
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I love the compact design and great output of this light with all the customization and different settings and options this light is the best!
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