Introducing Hyperdrive™ Technology

The latest leap forward in LED lighting from AquaIllumination® is Hyperdrive™ HD Technology which brings more power and color where you want it, for your corals and fishes, plus the freedom to use your smartphone or computer as a controller.

This unique innovation in aquarium lighting allows you to direct power from the LED colours you have turned down to use with the colours you want to turn up, providing you with access to the maximum power output of your light, regardless of your choice of spectrum and creating the most vivid colours in your tank you have ever seen.

By coupling HD technology with custom almost optically perfect, 80 degree, colour blending lenses we can direct all of the light into the aquarium, exactly where it is needed, providing optimum PAR with minimal light loss or annoying glare for the observer.

..... Brilliantly simple and brighter than bright

The HD Power Difference

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

Perfect Colour

Development between AI and D-D have achieved the perfect colour spectrum for the reef aquarium straight from the box, with strong emphasis on the crisp blue white hue that serious hobbyists in Europe demand.



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 95 watts from the wall, it follows in the family’s efficient footsteps.

Lens Technology

The Hydra TwentySix™ 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 Technology

The AI Hydra TwentySix™ HD utilizes the latest LED technology from leading manufacturers, arranged to provide the best performance.
6 - Cree XP-G2 Cool White (> 70 CRI)
6 - Cree XT-E Royal Blue
6 - Cree XP-E2 Blue
2 - OSRAM OSLON Deep Red
2 - Cree XP-E2 Green
2 - SemiLED 415nm
2 - SemiLED 400nm




Simple Built-in Control

The beauty of AI’s new HD lighting platform is that it includes Wi-Fi control as standard. Use the myAI® app on any iOS or Android device to easily set up or program one or multiple AI HD lights. Don’t have a smartphone? Any Wi-Fi enabled MAC or PC will work. 

Use your iOS, Android or internet-connected device to control the Hydra HD, anywhere in the world!

Easy Access

Control your lights through the cloud by connecting them to your home router, or connect directly to the light (no router required).


Our Weather effect gives you the ability to control storm effects during the day.

Lunar Mode

Simulate the lunar phases over your tank. Our lunar mode will reduce your nighttime intensities based on the current lunar phase.

Nest Cam

View a live feed from your Nest Cam or Dropcam so you can watch your tank from anywhere (App Only).



MAX WATTAGE                55W

CHANNELS                      7

LED COLOURS                 

# LEDs                            13

BODY COLOURS              

LENGTH                          4.88in. (12.4cm)

WIDTH                            4.88in. (12.4cm)

HEIGHT                          1.34in. (3.4cm)

SOFT CORAL/LPS/SPS    20 x 20in. (50 x 50cm)

HIGH DENSITY SPS         16 x 16in. (40 x 40cm)

PAR                                30 x 30in. at 24in. above 

                                      (open air)


MAX WATTAGE                90W

CHANNELS                      7

LED COLOURS                 

# LEDs                            26

BODY COLOURS              

LENGTH                          7in. (17.8cm)

WIDTH                            5.4in. (13.7cm)

HEIGHT                           1.6in. (4cm)

SOFT CORAL/LPS/SPS     24 x 24in. (60 x 60cm)

HIGH DENSITY SPS          20 x 20in. (50 x 50cm)

PAR                                24 x 24in. at 24in. above 

                                      (open air)


MAX WATTAGE                135W

CHANNELS                      7

LED COLOURS                 

# LEDs                            52

BODY COLOURS              

LENGTH                          11.9in. (30.2cm)

WIDTH                            5.4in. (13.7cm)

HEIGHT                           1.6in. (4cm)

SOFT CORAL/LPS/SPS     30 x 30in. (75 x 75cm)

HIGH DENSITY SPS          24 x 24in. (60 x 60cm)

PAR                                30 x 30in. at 24in. above 

                                      (open air)

Hydra Video

Aqua Illumination HD IOS My Ai App set up


D-D Slimline designer bracket
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Please register your product within 28 days of purchase to qualify for a second years warranty , the second year warranty will be with the original purchaser and is non transferable.

The second year additional warranty does not cover the power supply, the power supply will be covered by the statutory 12 month retail warranty.

Setting up Prime or Hydra HD