A new generation?
AI’s hobbyist community built the AI brand and continues to drive the evolution of AI products. Truer now than ever before - the specific feedback from aquarists, retailers and aquaculture facilities shaped the new Prime, 32 and 64. Our user community’s expectations for better performance, tougher reliability and improved ease of use push forward the development of the most popular aquarium products available.
Improved Optic Design
Improved Water Resistance
Thinner Form Factor
Dedicated Moonlight Channel
Wider Spectrum (more channels)
The best value Aquarium lighting on themarket
MyAI® app control
HD overdrive capability (route power to the spectrum you need)
AI customer support
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.
Redesigning the plastics in the Prime and Hydra lineup has resulted in two major benefits: better efficiency and better aesthetics. Efficiency improvements reduce the demands on active cooling for longer component life. Improvements to design thin the fixtures and reduce their profile and presence over your aquarium.
Water resistance is a major benefit in aquarium lighting - and while the new Prime and Hydras are not waterproof, design improvements make them more capable of facing the moisture rich adventures of reef keeping.
A dedicated moonlight LED and channel has been added in the new Prime HD, Prime FW , Hydra 32HD and Hydra 64HD modules. This allows for independent moonlighting designed to simulate the natural lunar color and intensity.
Control on the lights will use the existing myAI® app which is free, simple and very quick to program offering onsite direct BLE connection through your smart device. Additional control options may become available for the new generation Prime and Hydras over time.
Optics and Output
Output in terms of PAR, color mixing and spread are all improved with the new fixtures. The incorporation of more LEDs results in a more targeted full spectrum, TIR lenses shape the light’s output and improve its efficiency. The result is more color POP as well as a slightly wider output area and higher average PAR. A combination LED placement and lens geometry blend the light from the clusters so that color separation is further reduced.
AI’s popular HD functionality, through which a user can route power not in use by one color channel into another color channel is a much loved feature on the previous generation HD fixtures. As the new product names imply (Prime 16HD, Hydra 32HD and 64HD) all the new HD lights retain this exciting feature.
The New AI Prime 16HD shares the same cluster as the Hydra 32HD and Hydra 64HD. The new Prime will be called Prime 16HD incorporating 16 LEDs (+1 Moonlight) and an all new TIR optic. The Prime Fuge and Freshwater will also get the new optic and new clusters. Existing spectrums will be achievable with all new versions of existing lights.
In addition to the Prime 16HD, Prime Fuge and Prime Freshwater there will also be a new Prime member – the Prime Sol. The Prime Sol is both a nod to the heritage of the AquaIllumination brand’s first LED fixture and also an answer for those looking for a no frills coral growing solution.