Exceptional Engineering

All products go through rigorous research, design and testing. AI understands that the LEDs are the heart of the light, all lights are designed around keeping the LEDs running cool and conservatively to get the maximum efficiency and longevity out of them.

All LEDs employed by AI are run lower and cooler than the manufacturers suggested maximums to get a longer and more efficient life from the LEDs.

The latest in technology is implemented in the design of all the parts of our products, using computational fluid dynamics software mated with extensive testing of real life prototypes we ensure the proper cooling for our LEDs from in house designed heat sinks. LEDs that are cooled properly are dramatically more efficient. Using electronic design automation software AI is able to produce electronics that not only are very efficient but also runs the LEDs properly.

Parametric optical design software is employed to design all our lenses, with this AI is has produced over 90% efficient lenses that insure the maximum amount of light is captured and dispersed evenly into your tank.

With these three main building blocks that we put into all our lights, efficient electronics, proper cooling, and amazing optics paired with proper color temperature of LEDs make for products that often times consume half the power of the competitors’ lights while still achieving similar or greater par values in your tank.

Engineered & Assembled in Iowa


Since the beginning we have engineered, designed, and assembled all our modules in Ames, Iowa. Focusing on engineering and design with our in house team we produce top products at great prices.

We assemble all PCB’s in house with our high throughput SMT line, giving us the ability to oversee our quality control to the highest degree while keeping prices down.

We focus on sourcing quality material from the US, for example all of our EXT rails are manufactured in America.