aqua Illumination

Top 5 new aquarium products of MACNA 2015

Every year and every reef show and conference we go to, people always come up to us, either at our booth or while walking about, whether there or we have seen any new and revolutionary new products lately. Most of…

Hydra HD puts the Hydra 26 and 52 into ‘HyperDrive’

The Aqua Illumination Hydra HD is a next generation of Hydra 26 and Hydra 52 lights that look identical to their predecessors. The similarity of the new Hydra 26 HD and Hydra 52 HD is only superficial because there’s a host…

Aqua Illumination / Ecotech Marine Offer clearance possibly in advance of next-gen hardware

A late Summer clearance on Aqua Illumination LED products point to a refreshed lighting unit soon. The clearance savings is generally unheard of as the company tends to price their product at a premium and aggressively protect those pricing at…

The AI Prime makes one awesome accent LED light

When most people see a teeny tiny LED light, their first thought is probably of nano reef aquarium applications. Naturally, a physically small light is ideally suited for smaller tanks, but we also see diminutive LED light engines like the…

AI Prime now shipping, will be priced at just $199

The time for waiting is over as one of the hottest new lights of the year, the AI Prime LED, is starting to become available this year. Despite being a “brand” name LED light the AI Prime is one of…

AI Hydra TwentySix and Hydra FiftyTwo see price drops

In the past few weeks some quality products have seen pricing lowered and AquaIllumination is joining that club with the news that the AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix and AquaIllumination Hydra FiftyTwo are now $299 and $549 respectively. This is another solid move for…

the AI Prime LED looks incredible on its own, and over reef tanks

The AI Prime LED is AquaIllumination’s smallest LED light to date and it is the first new product that has been designed after the merger of AquaIllumination and Ecotech Marine, with contributions from both companies’ engineers and designers. The resulting…

Prime LED light from Aqua Illumination

To date we haven’t seen much from the Aqua Illumination and Ecotech Merger but that all changes now. Their first major product announcement is the Aqua Illumination Prime LED tank mounted light. The Prime is just a little bigger than…

Hydra 26 review and comparison with Vega LED

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed using the AI Vega on our 29 gallon coral aquarium for over a year but with the release of the Hydra 26, it was time to try something new. Having our AI Vega in white be replaced…

Comparing the Radion XR15w Pro and the Hydra 26 LED lights

Ecotech Marine and AquaIllumination have been on parallel paths in their development of marine aquarium products for some time and with their newfound synergy from the recent merger, they have simultaneously released comparable reef aquarium LED lights. The Hydra 26 and…