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Kessil AP9X LED Light

$839.00 

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Item #: YH34461

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The new Kessil AP9X features redesigned optics to evenly blanket your aquarium with up to 48" of coverage and 30" of penetration. Its new, sleek yet robust design has the ability to be mounted with just a single arm, making it the fixture with the most light spread from a single arm mount on the market!


Features at a Glance:

  • Densest Matrix Array Yet --  More chips in a tighter space results in superior color mixing, natural shimmer, and deep penetration with wide coverage
  • Advanced Color Control -- Color channels like Tuna Blue, Red, Green, and Purple (Violet + Indigo) can all be adjusted via the Kessil app, while advanced Kessil LogicTM technology balances performance with aesthetics
  • Advanced Dimming -- The AP9X can dim down to 0.1%, allowing you to smoothly replicate even the most nuanced day/night light cycles
  • Redesigned Heat Sink -- A new heat sink coupled with an efficient vortex fan lead to a longer lasting and more energy efficient fixture
  • Smart Communication -- Multiple fixtures can be daisy-chained via K-Link and 0-10V ports and app-controlled thru the AP9X`s WiFi connection. A single AP9X can act as the wireless access point for up to 32 X-Series lights and 20 0-10V lights.
  • Single Arm Mounting -- The new AP9X can be supported by just a Single Arm Mount (sold separately), allowing for superior coverage without distracting too much from your tank`s natural beauty

Superior Illumination

The AP9X features redesigned optics to provide an even light distribution that blankets your aquarium with up to 48" of coverage. This uniform coverage minimizes hotspots and creates an effect similar to that of a metal halide / T5 combo.

Spectrum

The AP9X features a full range of individually adjustable color channels (red, green, purple) in addition to Kessil`s signature Tuna Blue spectrum. All color channels can be accessed and adjusted via the Kessil app.

Kessil LogicTM ensures that cosmetic color settings do not interfere with the core spectrum, allowing users to dial in a preferred color without disturbing coral health. The AP9X also includes 395nm LED chips, which emit True UVA light for maximum coral coloration.

PAR Efficient

PAR measures all visible light (400-700nm) unweightedly, but coral health primarily relies on the 425nm (violet) and 455nm (royal blue) wavelengths. Kessil LEDs focus on these essential wavelengths, prioritizing coral growth and propagation.

Shimmer

The signature Kessil shimmer effect gives your tank a beautiful, natural, sunlit look comparable to the shimmer of a metal halide fixture. Now you can truly replicate the beauty of the ocean.

Perfect Color Mixing with the Densest Matrix Yet

The latest iteration of Kessil`s patented Dense Matrix Array packs 55 LED chips into a space smaller than a U.S. quarter-- closer than ever before. More chips in a tighter space results in better color mixing and a brighter single point source-- just like the sun on a natural coral reef. With 110 LED chips in two arrays, the AP9X has the best color mixing in the industry-- no diffuser necessary and no disco-ball effect!

Advanced Dimming

The AP9X can dim down to 0.1%, allowing you to mimic natural day/night cycles and lunar phases from a gentle sunrise to the faintest moonlight.

Penetration

Kessil`s Dense Matrix Array allows for a powerful light source with wide coverage. Its maximum penetration reaches up to 30" beyond the water`s surface for most reefs. Penetration can be further enhanced by positioning units closer together.

More Light, Less Heat

The AP9X sports a newly redesigned heat sink and an efficient vortex fan to reduce the accumulation of dust and debris. More efficient LED chips and better heat management result in less energy being lost as heat. The result is a more energy-efficient and longer-lasting fixture with more light for your reef.

Connectivity

The AP9X features two K-Link and two 0-10V control ports, which allow it to be easily wired to adjacent Kessil fixtures. Lights in a wired group can then be app-controlled via the AP9X`s WiFi connection. A single AP9X can act as the wireless access point for up to 32 X-Series lights and 20 0-10V lights.

Multiple-fixture setups can be controlled via individual WiFi connections or daisy-chained together to access up to 32 lights via one master fixture.

No WiFi? No problem. The AP9X can also be controlled with its built-in manual controls or the Spectral Controller X.

Sleek Yet Robust Design

With design elements inspired by marine fauna, high-performance automotive engineering, and the sun itself, the AP9X boasts a sleek and unobtrusive profile with an aesthetically pleasing touch panel.

Versatile Mounting Options (sold separately)

The AP9X can be mounted with just a single arm using the new AP9X Mounting Arm, boasting the most light spread from a single arm mount fixture on the market. The AP9X Mounting Arm has an integrated swivel joint that allows 60° of vertical rotation and 180° of horizontal rotation, allowing you to adjust your light to the orientation best suited for your tank.

The AP9X is also backwards-compatible with all AP700 mounting options, including the Hanging Kit and two standard Mounting Arms.


Technical Specifications

Dimensions: 16.46" x 5.71" x 1.43" / 41.8cm x 14.5cm x 3.6cm
Unit Weight: 2.05lbs / 0.93kg
Spectrum: Tuna Blue + Red + Green + Purple (Violet + Indigo)
Coverage: Up to 48" x 24" (122cm x 61cm)
Power Adapter: 100-240V AC / 50-60 Hz (input), 48V DC (output)
Power Consumption: AC 185W max

What`s in the Box?

  • 1x AP9X
  • 1x Power Adapter
  • 1x Adapter Cable
  • 4x Metal Screw Hook & Hanging Bracket
  • 3x QR Code Stickers

Choosing Your Kessil: A Quick Reference Guide

Model: Kessil A360X
A360X
Kessil A360WE
A360WE
Kessil A160
A160 / H160
Kessil A80
A80 / H80
Kessil A80
AP700
Kessil A360X
AP9X
Power Consumption: 90W Max 90W Max 40W Max 15W Max 185W Max 185W Max
Spectrums: Tuna Blue + RGB
Tuna Sun + RY
Refugium
Tuna Blue
Tuna Sun
Tuna Blue (A160)
Tuna Sun (A160)
Tuna Flora (H160)
Tuna Blue (A80)
Tuna Sun (A80)
Tuna Flora (H80)
Tuna Blue + RG Tuna Blue + RGP
Coverage: 36" x 36" Mixed Reef /
Moderately Planted
24" x 24" SPS &
Heavily Planted
24" x 24" Mixed Reef /
Moderately Planted
18" x 18" SPS &
Heavily Planted
24" x 24" Soft Coral /
Lightly Planted
20" x 20" Mixed Reef &
Moderately Planted
20" x 20" Soft Coral /
Lightly Planted
14" x 14" Mixed Reef &
Moderately Planted
48" x 24" Mixed Reef


36" x 24" SPS
48" x 24" LPS


36" x 24" SPS
Mounting Height
from Water:
8"-12" Mixed Reef
4"-6" SPS
8"-12" Mixed Reef
6"-8" SPS
12" Soft Coral
8" Mixed Reef
6" Soft Coral
4" Mixed Reef
15"-18" Mixed Reef
5"-8" SPS
12-18" LPS

8-12" SPS
Mounting Options: Mounting Arm &
A-Series Gooseneck
Mounting Arm &
A-Series Gooseneck
Mounting Arm &
A-Series Gooseneck
Mini A-Series Gooseneck Two Mounting Arms
Hanging Kit
Canopy Kit
One AP9X Mounting Arm
Two Mounting Arms
Hanging Kit
Compatible Controllers: Spectral Controller X &
WiFi Dongle
Spectral Controller &
Spectral Controller X
Spectral Controller &
Spectral Controller X
Spectral Controller &
Spectral Controller X
Has Built in WiFi Controls Has Built in WiFi Controls
Spectral Controller X

Accessory Compatibility (Sold Separately)

0-10V Controller
A-Series Gooseneck
Mini Gooseneck
Mounting Arm
(Requires 2)

(Requires 2)
OR
1 AP9X Mounting Arm
Extension Mount
(Must be used with
Mounting Arm)

(Requires 2)
Canopy Kit
Hanging Kit
90 Degree Adapter
(Must be used with
A-Series Gooseneck)
90 Degree Low Profile
Gooseneck Bracket

(Must be used with
A-Series Gooseneck)
90 Degree K-Link
Connection Cable
Spectral Controller X
Wifi Dongle

Reflector-55

Full Angle Adapter

5 Stars


nemo77

Reviewed on
December 08, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Kessil AP9X

Pros: Shimmer/Wi Fi Control

Cons: May not provide as much coverage as advertised

I’ve always been a huge fan of Kessil lights and I chose to go with the AP9X over the 360X due the large cross braces on my 180 gallon glass tank limiting my mounting options. The lights look great and I really like the Kessil wi fi app it makes setting colors and intensity super easy! The only downfall I’ve found so far was after testing PAR in the tank with two fixtures it was painfully obvious I will need three fixtures to be able to keep sps and higher light demanding corals. Basically kessil’s claim that one fixture will provide ample coverage for 36” tank is simply not true. I would say 30” for one unit is the max coverage and even that’s pushing it 24x24 is ideal and a video from that other online vendor confirms as much. Anyhow I haven’t seen a lot of detailed owner reviews for this light so I hope this helps a potential buyer get a better idea of what these lights are and are not .Besides that I still like these lights and the shimmer they give my tank even if it’s going to cost more to run them than other led options. At the end of the day it’s an expensive hobby except it and keep reefing !

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aquabobs

Reviewed on
December 04, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Amazing

Pros: Awesome

Cons: None so far!

Best results I have ever seen with new lights!!! Every coral popped in just 12 days! This is the light! Ease of use is also a reason!! Go Kessil AP9X.. I am a service company that uses all the lighting... FYI

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alexander

Reviewed on
October 14, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Works, amazing

Pros: Coverage, color, spread, shimmer, controle

Cons: none

I bought this because I had good luck with the A360X. Absolutely worth it. Coralis healthy and the color and shimmer are amazing.

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