AI Hydra Sixty Four HD Black


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Hydra HD Series

UNLEASH Your Tanks’ Full Potential

The newest innovation in the Hydra line from AquaIllumination®, the Hydra HD Series brings more power and color where you want it, plus the freedom to use your smartphone or computer as a controller.

Hydra FiftyTwo HD - Black Hydra TwentySix HD - Black 

HD Power

No longer are you limited to using a fixed amount of power per channel, the HD dynamically adjusts power available to each color, borrowing power from the colors you’re not utilizing. Giving you the most vivid spectrum your tank has ever seen.

The HD Power Difference

Check out the PAR difference between a normal 20K color setting and one with HD enabled.

  • 725
  • 575

Hydra FiftyTwo HD. Units in µMol m-2 s-1. Scans at 12 in. over air.

HD Series Spectrum

HD Spectrum

The Hydra HD Series is capable of producing a limitless number of spectral combinations to fit your tank’s exacting needs.

No Controller Needed

There’s no need to buy an additional controller just to be able to use your light properly, the Hydra HD Series has control built-in. Use your iOS, Android or internet-connected device to control the Hydra HD, anywhere in the world!



Power Output

Building on AquaIllumination®’s rich heritage of building world-class LEDs, the AI Hydra HD Series brings a new level of performance. At a maximum of 135 watts from the wall, it follows in the family’s efficient footsteps.

Proprietary Color Blending Lens


The Hydra FiftyTwo™ HD comes standard with 80 degree lenses giving you the best balance of power and spread. Our lens optics are custom designed, boasting greater than 90% optical efficiency and including a diffuse exit surface to provide improved color blending.

LED Layout


The AI Hydra FiftyTwo™ HD utilizes the latest LED technology from leading manufacturers, arranged to provide the best performance.

  • 12 – Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
  • 12 – Cree XT-E Royal Blue
  • 12 – Cree XP-E2 Blue
  • 4 – OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
  • 4 – Cree XP-E2 Green
  • 4 – SemiLED 415nm
  • 4 – SemiLED 400nm


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Technical Specifications


Length11.875in. (30.2cm)
Width5.375in. (13.7cm)
Height1.6in. (4cm)
Weight3.4lbs. (1.54kg)


Length7.28in. (18.5cm)
Width5.375in. (13.7cm)
Height1.6in. (4cm)
Weight2.1lbs. (0.95kg)
Power Specifications
Power Consumption135W from the wall
Universal Input Range100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
Cable Length10ft. (3.048m)
PSU Regulatory ComplianceUL, CE & RoHS
Power Specifications
Power Consumption90W from the wall
Universal Input Range100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
Cable Length10ft. (3.048m)
PSU Regulatory ComplianceUL, CE & RoHS
What’s in the Box
AI Hydra FiftyTwo™ HD
Power Adapter
Quick Start Guide
What’s in the Box
AI Hydra TwentySix™ HD
Power Adapter
Quick Start Guide
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