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Kessil A160WE Controllable LED Aquarium Light

Kessil A160WE Controllable LED Aquarium Light

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Kessil A160WE Controllable LED Aquarium Light Information

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The A160WE features Kessil`s new proprietary Kessil Logic™, a unique form of spectral intelligence developed for precise color blending and optimal coral growth. In this new design, instead of varying the light intensity of two different channels to find the desired color and intensity mix, users can select the perfect spectrum and color with one knob and then adjust the intensity with the other. Kessil Logic™ will not only dramatically improve the user experience, it will also boost the light output at both ends of the spectral tuning range by as much as 30%.

External Controllability In addition to its enhanced manual controllability, the A160WE comes with a pair of ports that allows the fixture to be governed by external devices. This new control interface operates within a 0-10Volt DC range, making it compatible with several popular aquarium controllers. When daisy-chained in series without an external controller, the first A360 or A160 acts as the master unit propagating its settings to all other lights in the chain.

Shimmer Kessil’s shimmer gives the look of natural sunlight in your aquatic garden that no other LEDs can reproduce.

Spectrum Kessil manufactures all LED arrays in-house using Dense Matrix™ technology so each unique spectral blend is custom made to meet aquarist needs. Proprietary “Double Peak” spectrum enhances photosynthetic absorption.

Penetration Patented Dense Matrix LED™ tehcnology concentrates multiple LED chips into an array, creating a powerful light source with better and deeper penetration, without sacrificing coverage. E-Series LEDs are 15% brighter.

Color Mixing Different wavelengths within a single LED array are seamlessly blended before leaving the light, emitting a uniform color with widespread coverage.

Design High performance and low maintenance. Simple and compact units feature quiet operation, innovative heat management and efficient, long-lasting LED construction

TunabilityTune the spectrum (6,000 - 9,000K) and intensity for a personalized look. Kessil Logic™ maintains consistent output across the tunable spectrum.

Controllability Compatible with 0 ~ 10V external controllers such as the Kessil Spectral Controller or Apex with VDM Module. Multiple lights can be daisy-chained for control by either a single external controller or first light in chain.

  • Color Spectrum: 6,000 - 9,000K
  • Fixture Dimensions: 4" x 2.48" (Length x Diameter)
  • Coverage Area: Up to 24" surface diameter
  • Power Supply: 100-240 VAC (Input), 19-24V DC (Output)
  • Power Usage: 40W
* Please note: Controller/DaisyChain cables are sold separately. They are NOT included.
APEX Ready
When you connect Apex Ready certified products to your Apex System, many new options will unfold. How about having your LED lights dim or change color temperature at the touch of your iPad? How about programming your Tunze or VorTech pumps for some serious wave action? That’s what you get when you pair up the Apex System and an Apex Ready certified product.

Kessil A160WE Controllable LED Aquarium Light Reviews

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Theeee best LED lights ever

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 6/21/2015 from SAINT PAUL, MN UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I usually never ever write reviews cause it's a a waste of time; however, I am so impressed with them that I feel the need to share. I've gone from Power compact, t5, metal halides (too much heat), par38 (had 6 on my tank), and recently I wanted to see what all the hype is about. I have only 2 on my tank so far and it is much much brighter than 6 of my par38. The shimmer effect is unparallel and the color is amazing. Corals pop, tank looks 10x better. Save your time and money, these lights are the best bang for the buck, just trust me.

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Put two on a 60 gallon tank

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 5/20/2015 from Olympia, WA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I have had them for a week. Excellent color and good intensity. My Acans(Lords, Bowerbanki and Echinata) have all been looking happier since day one. I would say good coverage is around 16"x16" at 25" depth at 12" above water.

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Kessel 160

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 4/11/2015 from MORRISTOWN, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Product quality is first rate. Easy to use does what it says. I am glad I got the tuna blue... It is perfect. I have a fresh water tank with discus. Purchased goose neck extention I love the way it looks and performs.

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Incredible Light

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/20/2015 from MURRIETA, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I don't really know how to begin with this review. I am at a loss for words. This is the best light I have EVER used on a Nano tank. I have spent LOTS of money (more than $1500) on lighting and I was never satisfied. I had the LED lights that came with the system. I got rid of them and purchased the HID / Actinic combo light. I didn't like the heat it generated and my corals and fish were so-so responsive to it. I got rid of that and purchased a straight HID light. I wasn't happy with that either. So...I finally purchased the Kessil A160WE light with the controller. All I can say is YEAAAASSS!!!! Beautiful lighting, shimmer, and depth. My corals LOVE THIS LIGHT and the fish are happy too. I recommend you get the controller as well. You can set 6 different cycles from morning to night and program any percentage of lighting you wish. It's easy and I am so glad I changed. For this tank, this is the last light I want or will ever need! A++++

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Love it.

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/3/2015 from VISALIA, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I just got one of these about a week ago, and am now waiting on the controller. So far, this light is awesome! My corals are opening up great, and none seem to be affected by the change from T5HO to LED lighting. Still not ramping it up past 50-60%. I have it over a 29 gallon, at 30" long, and there is no side shadowing which I was concerned about. I may still purchase another one so they can overlap.

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Awesome Sauce

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/17/2015 from CHARLESTON, SC UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: I bought the Innovative Marine 20g and after comparing this light to the lights that came with it, all I can say is wow! After seeing the A150 on much deeper tanks at my local Aquatics store, I decided to bite the bullet on the 160 since I read that it was 15% brighter. I love how you can dial the intensity from high all the way down to off. I do hate how you can only go down to 10% so if its in your bedroom and using it at night keep in mind its still bright. The shimmer is amazing and it can be controlled from 10k-20k.

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