aquaillumination fiftytwo review

AquaIllumination Hydra FiftyTwo Review

The AquaIllumination Hydra FiftyTwo LED Light is a high end and full-featured LED aquarium light from the Aqua Illumination series that will surely wow your friends. It is the most feature-rich of the 3 LED aquarium lights from Aqua Illumination, the other two being Prime HD and Hydra 26 HD which come with 13 and 26 LEDs respectively.

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Product Overview

This is a 52-light system that consists of the lights Cree XT-E Royal Blue (12), Cree XP-G2 Cool White (12), Cree XP-E2 Blue (12), SemiLED 400nm (4), SemiLED 415nm (4), Cree XP-E2 Green (4) and OSRAM OSLON Deep Red (4). As you can see there are unlimited light combinations to match your individual requirements. The lighting system can adjust/dim the amount power to every color.


The Hydra FiftyTwo also comes programmed with special modes. The Lunar mode lets you match the light intensity to the present lunar phase. The Weather mode allows you to simulate storm effects and cloudy days. You can surely configure your own settings that will wow your buddies. There are 7 colors that can be controlled individually. When compared to regular fluorescent lights and tubes, these offer more intense illumination and are easily programmable.

My AI App

You can even regulate the lights with the cloud based app My AI. With the app you can login from any location and operate your Aqua Illumination LED lights. You do not have to purchase any additional controller for proper use and regulation of your lights.

Aqua Illumination Product Specs

The device measures around 3 x 5 x 12 inches in size, and is 6 pounds in overall weight. It is 1.6 inches in overall thickness and 11.875 inches (length) x 5.375 inches (width).


It is the largest Aqua Illumination LED light system, and includes a staggering 52 LEDs.

At 135 watts, it offers 2 times the output.

It can offer 725 PAR units when it is operated at 20K color temperature, as verified by Aqua Illumination on its official website.


The hardware regulating the WIFI is not of the best quality.

Buying Recommendation

When it comes to LED light systems, the AquaIllumination Hydra FiftyTwo is a fantastic choice. The easy setup, powerful lights and convenient built-in controls make it a top contender and worthy of our best LED lighting for aquariums list.  

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