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…

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…

AquaIllumination free contest giveaway and new product teaser at MACNA

AquaIllumination has had a very big year so far and to celebrate, they’re throwing a little shindig and contest at MACNA in Denver this weekend. As part of their booth AI is setting up a fully loaded Innovative Marine 120 gallon…

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…

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…