Aqua Illumination Prime 16 Freshwater Gen 2 LED Light Fixture – Black In Stock


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You may be asking, “Is it possible to make the most popular freshwater aquarium lighting in the world any better?”, and Aqua Illumination will tell you “The Prime 16!” The new Primes will give you MORE COLOR, MORE SPREAD, MORE POWER and MORE REFINEMENT without any sacrifice, keeping the along the lines of AI greatness. Better yet, the new Prime is offered at the same price as their predecessor, giving you more bang for the buck!

Play with limitless spectral combinations to suit your plants or tanks needs!

What`s New and Cool:


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.

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 output 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.


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:

  • More LEDs
  • More PAR
  • More spread
  • Improved optics
  • Improved water resistance
  • Thinner form factor
  • Dedicated moonlight channel
  • More channels for a wider spectrum

Aqua Illumination Still Impressive Features:

  • The best value Aquarium lighting on the market
  • MyAI? app control
  • AI customer support
  • The Prime 16 can be mounted using AI`s existing Prime and HMS mounting accessories


ModelDimensionsColor ChannelsTotal LEDsTIR OpticsWattage

Prime 16


4.88 x 4.88 x 1.3in7 (+ 1)16 (+ 1)60W

What`s Included:

  • AI Prime 16 Freshwater LED Light Fixture
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide