EcoTech Marine AI Hydra 52 Black
Combining the control of the AI Vega and unmatched power of the AI Sol, the AI Hydra Fifty Two brings a new level of performance. At a maximum of 135 watts from the wall, it follows in the family's efficient footsteps.
I converted my Red Sea max 250L from the T5 to the Hydra 52 Led Lights for two reasons.
One: Is the temp of the T5 is Hot as hell, and even with a chillier I could not keep the water temp below 28 deg, and the Chillier would switch on for the whole dam day. Two: The cost of replacing the T5 globes every 6 months to 1 year is not cheap.
So I converted my tank Lid to accommodate 2 Hydra 52 Lights. I still run the Red Sea Light timer for the Fans only, this keeps the Hydra Lights so cool that the Hydra light fan dose not even switch on.
I am running my Hydra 52 Lights at about 30% each and it is the same if not better than the T5 at 100%. The ripple light affect in the tank is out of this world, the T5 lights had an unnatural look to it.
I would say I am saving more than 50% electricity cost with the Hydra 52 Led lights. I will measure exactly and let you know. I also worked out the LED life of 50 000 hours it would last about 16 years! This is at full power. You don't need to run the Hydra at 100%. So even better life from the LED.