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Hydra 26 LED hands-on and comparison with larger Hydra 52

The Hydra 26 LED light from AquaIllumination was only just announced a little over a mont ago but its already starting to get distributed through to users and resellers. We got a nice sample Hydra 26 in a swanky white…

Heat Map compares new AI Hydra 26 to the original Hydra

The new AquaIllumination Hydra 26 is a bit smaller than its big brother but it doesn’t mean it is lacking in any punch. We saw this heat map of the new AI Hydra 26 side-by-side against the original AI Hydra…

AquaIllumination Hydra 26 LED is small but don’t call it a ‘nano’ light

The AquaIllumination Hydra TwentySix joins its big brother, the Hydra FiftyTwo, at interzoo 2014.  While it may resemble the AI Nano in size, the similarity ends there. The Hydra TwentySix has more output than the original Hydra, including six additional LEDs. Impressive when…

Hydra FiftyTwo Upgrade Kit turns your old light into next-gen powerhouse

The AquaIllumination Hydra FiftyTwo Upgrade Kit lets you turn your legacy AI LED light into a next-generation powerhouse LED fixture. The new Hydra FiftyTwo Upgrade Kit comes with everything you will need to update your Sol, Vega, or Hydra to…

Hydra 52 upgrade kit halves the cost of this powerful LED light

The Hydra 52 is easily one of the most power-dense LED lights available to the marine aquarist, with fifty two different LEDs delivering 135 watts of bleeding edge lighting. A spanking new Hydra 52 LED currently retails for $599 but…

The business of the Ecotech Marine and Aqua Illumination Merger

I’ve been following the business side of things here in the aquatics business for some time. Just last week we had the biggest news in the history of the hobby. Two major competitors were joining forces: Ecotech Marine and Aqua…

Why would Ecotech Marine and AquaIllumination join forces?

The news that Ecotech Marine and AquaIllumination had completed a formal merger came as quite a shock to the marine aquarium world. The reasons for AI and EM joining forces might come across as a monopolistic move to the shortsighted,…

Ecotech Marine & Aqua Illumination announce landmark merger

Ecotech Marine and Aqua Illumination announced today a landmark deal which sees the two companies merge. From now on the two biggest manufacturers of reef aquarium LED lights will see each other not as competitors but as partners. Both of the…

The 2013 LED Showdown Final is Here!

The 2013 LED Showdown is at its final two contenders  and this year we have America’s powerhouse LED manufacturers going head to head – AquaIllumination Hydra/Hydra 52 vs. Ecotech Radion/Radion PRO. Both are worthy lights that really are incredible, showing…

Double unboxing of the AI Director and Hydra 52

The reef scene is currently being graced by the best, brightest, and most sophisticated aquarium LED lights that we’ve ever seen. Leading the pack of this advanced lighting future is the rich family of LED lights from Aqua Illumination, with…