The AI Nano LED light is no longer just a half an AI Sol as the business end of this fixture clearly shows. Whereas the AI Nano Sol initially just included the same triple cluster of LEDs like the AI Sol, the AI Nano now has its own happy family of LEDs including four Cree XP LEDs, two blue and two royal blue, and one large Cree XM LED presiding over the cluster from the center position.
The diminutive AI Nano measures in at just 4.28 x 5.57 x 1.47 inches (10.9 x 14.1 x 3.7 cm) but at full power the AI Nano runs up to 35 watts; the Cree XM LED are driven at 4.55W each and the blue and royal blue Cree XP-E are running at 2.63 watt each. The whole LED ensemble is focused by the five in one lens with an overall beam angle of 80 degrees which is probably required to spread out all that power.
It’s hard to say what is more exciting, the marriage of Cree’s best whites with their best blue LEDs or that the AI Sol is really a quarter the size of the AI Sol. At just one and a half inches thick the AI Nano may also be packing the most LED power relative to size than any other light in the aquarium hobby. Let’s just hope that Aqua Illumination can keep up with the demand of this high tech LED light for that bargain basement price of $350.