Aqua Illumination - Prime HD (Freshwater)
The Aqua Illumination Prime HD light fixture is a step up from the previous Prime LED fixture. Aqua Illumination upgraded the Prime to include their new HD power system. With the HD driver each LED can be individually dimmed or brightened. This means when some LEDs are dimmed the unused power is sent to the LEDs that most need it. This gives the Prime HD extra “punch” to illuminate your reef.
All this lighting power is contained in a compact fixture measuring only 4.8 inches square and 1.3 inches thick. This low-profile configuration is loaded with 13 Cree and semiLED high-quality diodes. The LEDs have a custom 80° lens that blends the colors and distributes the light evenly throughout the reef. The small size makes the Prime HD the perfect light for Nano reef tanks. Multiple fixtures can be used on larger aquariums.
The Prime Freshwater is capable of producing a limitless number of spectral combinations to fit your tank’s exacting needs.
With a spread of 24" x 24", the AI Prime® Freshwater has a peak PAR of 86µMol at a depth of 24 inches, more than enough for your hungriest of livestock. Drawing a maximum of 55 watts from the wall, it follows in the family’s efficient footsteps.
The AI Prime® Freshwater utilizes the latest LED technology from leading manufacturers, arranged to provide the best performance.
- 6 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
- 4 - Cree XP-G2 Warm White
- 1 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
- 1 - Cree XP-E Photo Red
- 1 - Cree XP-E2 Green
Simple Built-in Control
The Prime Freshwater includes Wi-Fi control standard. Use the myAI® app on any iOS or Android device to easily set up or program one or multiple AI Prime®s. Don’t have a smartphone? Any Wi-Fi enabled MAC or PC will work.
Aqua Illumination Prime HD LED Features:
Easy to use modes and lighting adjustments:
- Schedule Mode – Simplifies lighting control
- Acclimation Mode – reduces stress during acclimation of new livestock
- Kelvin wheel – Lets you adjust the color temperature
- Lunar Mode – Automatic moonlight mode based on actual lunar phase
The Prime HD fixtures can be mounted using the following:
- Prime Hanging Kit – Suspends the fixture above the aquarium
- Prime Tank Mount – Ridged arm mounts to the aquarium
- Prime Flex Arm – Flexible arm holds a single Prime HD
Rivers to Reef says: AI Primes are nice lights with built in controllers and wifi. That makes them easier to customize than Kessil lights, though they lack the same light intensity. You don't need a smart phone to set your Prime up, but it certainly does help. We probably wouldn't recommend keeping carpeting plants under these lights if you have a deep tank, but medium/high light plants should not be a problem. Remember to also purchase a mounting kit. These guys are not the easiest to mount DIY style.