With the great lighting options available for an LED aquarium, you may have a hard time deciding which lighting system is best for you. The following is a comparative comparison of the two leading LED aquarium systems.
The Basics of AquaIllumination Hydra LED
The Aqua Illumination Hydra 64 HD LED Light Fixture uses an 80-degree lens to allow for a uniform display of mixed colors and light. You can choose a 50-degree lens if your tank requires more penetration.
Hydra contains two 400 nm Edison Opto UV-LEDs, two OSRAM OSLON Deep Red lamps, four Cree XT-E Cool White lamps, two Cree XP-E green lights, four Cree XP-E Royal Blue lamps, two purple SemiLED lamps 415 nm and four OSRAM OSLON Very Deep Blue LEDs.
The overall combination shifts the spectrum towards the blue side, which is perfect for the cool spectrum of coral reefs such as podophyllin and cup corals.
The AI Hydra lighting system also has a proven optical efficiency of 90 percent. At full power, the AI Hydra requires 95 watts of operation. AI Hydra is cooled with air by a fan.
This lighting system is designed to be controlled wirelessly using an AI family of wireless controllers, which are sold separately. In fact, you need an AI wireless controller to work with the Hydra LED system.