The plastic construct of the new Prime and Hydra lineup benefits in two ways: better efficiency and better looks. The improvement to efficiency reduces the demands on active cooling for longer component life. Improvements to design a thinner fixture reduces their profile and presence over your aquarium.
Design improvements were made to the new Prime and Hydras to make them more water resistant, meaning that they are more resilient in moisture rich environments.
A dedicated moonlight LED and channel has been added, so now you can control moonlight separately from the other channels allowing for simulation of the natural lunar color and intensity.
myAI® app is free to download to control your lights simply and quickly with direct BLE connection through your smart device, Mac, iOS, PC and Android. This cloud-based service also connects to all other AI devices, but more options of control may become available in the near future for the new Prime and Hydras, so stay tuned!
Optics and Output
Referring to PAR, the output, color mixing and spread has all been improved. With more LEDs, providing a full spectrum is targeted with TIR lenses that shape the ouput of the light while improving efficiency. As a result, there is more color pop, a wider spread, and higher average PAR. The combination of LED placement and lens geometry help blend the light cluster, reducing the color separation.
The New Prime and Hydras share the same cluster of LEDs with the new optics.
The HD function of routing the power not being used by one channel into another is still a loved feature among the HD lineup - if it isn`t broke, don`t fix it, right?
Mounting hardware as previously available for Hydra and Prime fixtures will work with the new version lights. The exception is the Hydra Flex arm which will require a different light bracket due to the size difference in the new fixtures. The Flex arm bracket will change with he new fixtures. Older flex arms being used to mount the new lights will need a new light bracket.
New Feature Breakdown:
Aqua Illumination still impressive features:
Numerous mounting options. The bracket for the 32HD and 64HD on the flex mount will change in the Flex Arm packaging. HMS mounting solutions are identical. Prime mounting solutions are identical.
Dimensions: 11.875 x 5.375 x 1.42in
# of LEDS: 64 (+ 4)
Color Channels: 7 (+1)
PRE-ORDER NOW. Available estimated end Dec 2019.
One Signal. Minimal Interference.
Why have a tangle of wireless signals for every light when you could only have one? Together with K-Link cables, the WiFi Dongle controls dozens of lights from one signal. This minimizes wireless interference, leading to a faster, more reliable connection.
The WiFi Dongle has passed long-term, in-depth field testing and antenna optimization to ensure reliability and efficiency. And with an extension cable, the WiFi Dongle can be easily relocated to the optimal location — perfect for retailers and canopy users.
Ease of Service
By keeping the light and its wireless capabilities separate, users can upgrade to the latest WiFi technology without replacing the entire fixture. This modularity also makes it easier to troubleshoot, further saving time and upgrade costs.
The app gives users access to advanced manual controls and program customization, as well as the ability to sync groups of lights. Features include full color control, acclimation, lunar cycle, weather effects, and more!
A summary page to see the status of all the connected Dongles and A360Xs in one glance
Dongles and daisy-chained A360Xs can be easily grouped and assigned different programs for advanced settings
Adjust your A360Xs to any color and intensity via direct control. The individual color channels highlight your corals or plants without changing the core spectrum
Acclimation Mode allows user to lower the light intensity in order for creatures to acclimate to the new light.
The new ultra low dimming feature simulates natural moonlight for night-time viewing without stressing your corals
The Kessil WiFi Dongle is the simplest, most reliable wireless lighting option in the market. Used together with the best-in-class A360X, the WiFi Dongle’s small frame plugs into the fixture’s K-Link port, and gives users the ability to remotely control a wide array of features through Kessil’s intuitive app. The Dongle is able to control dozens of lights from one reliable signal, thereby minimizing signal interference and leading to a faster, more reliable connection.
$109.00EcoTech Marine MP10 Wet-Side Assembly allows you to conveniently replace your worn or old Wet-Side Assembly to ensure optimal propeller pump performance. EcoTech Marine MP10 Wet-Side Assembly is compatible for use with EcoTech Marine VorTech Propeller Pump models MP10 and MP10w.