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Kessil Spectral Controller

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Kessil Spectral Controller for all Kessil A360NE, A360WE, A160WE and A80 LED fixtures. A fully functional electronic controller for Kessil LED Aquarium lights that allows you to independently control two banks of Kessil LED`s. Features a brightly colored LCD screen with touch sensitive controls. The easy to use software allows for custom spectral/color control as well as intensity. You can also program custom time schedules allowing you to create a natural dawn to dusk photo-period in your aquarium.

Features

  • Bright LCD screen
  • Touch sensitive navigation buttons
  • Magnetic mounting plate
  • Control and program color spectrum, intensity and time schedules
  • Intuitive and easy to use software
Includes
  • Controller
  • Magnetic Back Plate
  • Power Adaptor
  • 6 ft long Micro USB Cable
  • 6ft long 3.5 mm Unit Link Cable
  • 2 x Mounting Screws and Nylon Anchors




10 Reviews

DAVID JAMES from ALBUQUERQUE, NM UNITED STATES

03/03/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Kessil spectral Controller

Works great. It's pretty cool the way it ramps the light intesity up and down creating a sun rise and sun set.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful

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KEVIN KELLY from BROOKLYN, NY UNITED STATES

02/01/2016

Experience Level: Expert

Disappointed

Before I begin, let me state, Kessil's customer service is excellent. I bought the controller to get more out of my Amazon Sun 160. I received the controller and it was defective, and Kessil quickly replaced it. Communication was fast, polite, and effective. Customer service was the only satisfaction I've felt since I began my Kessil adventure. As a freshwater guy, I was hoping to get more control for the warmer end of the spectrum of light. Specifically the red spectrum as my plant's colors were getting washed out. Unfortunately my only two options are "intensity" and "color". Programming the timer was fairly easy, but good luck if you are using more then one light cycle and want to ramp the light. You cannot do an update if you own a Mac, as it is only PC compatible and the Mac won't recognize the device. The controls were also disappointing, as I felt I was using a first generation iPod, without the click wheel. Although I knew it at purchase, wifi compatible would have been nice as Radion has a hub for the same price, and the freshwater fixture is only a $100 more. Overall, there are a few small companies that make controllers that are Kessil compatible. I would suggest looking at them, before purchasing the controller.

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STEVEN IRWIN from TEMECULA, CA UNITED STATES

01/27/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Love it!

Nice programmer once I figured it out! Would be nice if Kessil gave preprogramed variables to use. Real world simulations of day and night that would maximize coral growth.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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PABLO CALDERON from San Diego, CA UNITED STATES

11/17/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Must have for Kessil

This controller makes it so easy to control my Kessil 360we Tuna Blue.

0 out of 1 found this review helpful

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JEROME PUNDAVELA from CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES

02/10/2015

Experience Level: Beginner

Simple to Use Controller

I opted to for this controller because it made by the same company ( Kessil ). Saw another brand but it was over $100.00 and I didn't feel like spending too much $$$$. This controller controls two Kessil A360WE. Programming it was fairly easy. Though at first I wanted to start my scene at 9am and gradually ramps down at 1am. You have 6 Timepoints to play with. Apparently I couldn't set the last timepoint to 1am because as soon as try to review the 6 scenes. The individual timepoints for all 6 changed to 0015 hrs for my examples. I had to edit the time again and set the last timepoint to 2359 hrs and everything worked. I just wish you can extend the time parameters after 0000hrs and I'll be happy, that's why I gave it 4 stars. But with that con I really liked this Controller. Btw before you program it go to Kessil website and download the latest firmware update or else your controller might suddenly freeze up and won't work.

2 out of 3 found this review helpful

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JAYSON MILSTEN from Bonney Lake, WA UNITED STATES

12/24/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Excellent Controller!

This is a great way to control your Kessils! I love how it ramps up throughout the day and then back down the later it gets. Super easy to use and is very well made and thought out. Great value and looks really nice next to the tank. 5 stars!

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JOHANN GARCIA HERNANDEZ from Port Saint Lucie, FL UNITED ST

11/21/2014

Experience Level: Expert

the perfect controller

This spectral controller was just what many were expecting ... smart, easy to use and very practical for proper programming of our " a360 we kessils" ... a very important tip !!!!, this control the maximum time possible that you can set it for 12 hours ..., keep this in mind; otherwise, will not let you program it ... but it is very easy to program by following this advice and tutorials on youtube nobody say that about this important point, I think it is an excellent product, it feels solid in the hand, not cheap, much better than the aqua illumination of which I am also owner ... nothing compared to this ... an excellent price, and 5 star plus for this useful device

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CHRIS HUDSON from PRESTON, ID UNITED STATES

09/27/2014

Experience Level: Beginner

Kessil Spectral Controller

I wanted a budget friendly controller for 2 A350W lights over my 75gal tank, the controller features a screen that for the size of the controller is a little small, but easy to read and understand for me. The Spectral Controller has a solid feel with a nice weight to it, the weigh comes from a magnetic back panel that allows wall mounting with included steel plate. For a first model the controller works well, the light is controlled in 5% increments,as well as the light spectrum, which brings me to my first complaint, 5% light intensity is rather bright. The transition of light intensity is smooth and flicker free if the controller is sleep mode, if not the lights flicker like a simulated lighting storm, and that is second and last complain so far.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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RAY SANDOVAL from PORTERVILLE, CA UNITED STATES

09/23/2014

Experience Level: Beginner

Awesome Controller

Well worth the wait! I'm convinced this controller will set the bar for lighting control for both beginners to advanced aquarists. Easy to use, sleek, and looks as sharp as it performs.

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HERMAN VELIZ from REDWOOD CITY, CA UNITED STATES

09/13/2014

Experience Level: Expert

Kessil Spectral Controller

Great device. Easy to hook up. Had my 360s' programed in a matter of just 4 minutes. This is one of the most easiest controllers to use. If you have 360s', you got to get this.. Great price, great buy........:-)

8 out of 8 found this review helpful

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