Kessil Spectral Controller X



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Equipped with flawless touch control and a vivid color display, the Spectral Controller X is effortless light control at the touch of your fingertips. Its straightforward approach to light control programming allows for endless customization options without the confusion. The sleek, modern design ensures a beautiful and cohesive setup that won`t disrupt the look of your aquarium.

Smart K-Link Communication

The new K-Link communication method is an upgrade of the easily plug & play 0-10V, allowing users to network multiple A360X together(up to 32 fixtures per chain) and set individual groups to run their own programs. K-Link is also a two-way communication, meaning the Spectral Controller X can detect the number of lights in the network, the status of the lights, etc.

One Controller, Two Ports - Backward Compatible

Each controller is equipped with one K-Link port and one 0-10V output port. The K-Link port allows users to connect to the new A360X, while the 0-10V port is for Kessil’s 0-10V light fixtures.

Program Mode

Features two ways of setting a customized light schedule to match individual tank needs.
Maximum of 12 programs can be created

Quick Set: Create unique dawn and dusk effects by altering light intensity and color throughout eight different time points.

Acclimation Mode: Simplify the introduction of new lights to a tank or new corals to an existing setup with acclimation mode. The acclimation timeline can be customized to suit specific needs.

Manual Mode

Manual Mode: Instantly tune color and intensity for on demand light customization.


The Spectral Controller X is compatible with the A360X and all the 0-10V Kessil lights*

Product Information


Equipped with flawless touch control and a vivid color display, the Spectral Controller offers effortless light control at the touch of your fingertips. Its straightforward approach to light control programming allows for endless customization options without the confusion. The sleek, modern design ensures a beautiful and cohesive setup that won`t disrupt the look of your aquarium.

Power to the Kessil Spectral Controller X can be provided in one of two ways. 

  1. Plug the provided K-Link cable male to the K-Link female on the Spectral Controller X. Then plug the other male end of the K-Link cable to the A360x K-Link female port. Plug the A360X power supply and cable to a AC wall outlet. It is that simple! The K-Link Cable will provide both data and power from the light to the Spectral Controller X.  
  2. If you have an older generation Kessil light (Kessil A80, A160, A360) do not fret. All you need is the included Micro USB cable and plug direct to the port labeled Firmware on the Spectral Controller X. From there you will plug the Micro USB cable right into a 5V/1A USB power adaptor(USB power adapter not included)*.

What`s in the Box

  • Spectral Controller X (x1)
  • Magnetic Back Plate (x1)
  • Micro USB Cable* (For firmware update or power) (x1)
  • K-Link Cable (10`) (x1)
  • Screws (x2)
  • Nylon Anchor (x2)

Spectral Controller X Compatibility

Saltwater LIghtFreshwater LightHorticulture/Refugium Light
A80 Tuna BlueA80 Tuna Sun H80 Tuna Flora
A160WE Tuna BlueA160WE Tuna SunH160 Tuna Flora
A360WE Tuna BlueA360X Tuna SunH1200 Tuna Flora
A360NE Tuna Blue
A360X Tuna Blue

*0-10V Kessil Link Cable and 5V/1A USB Power Adapter not included and are sold separately for non-"X" Kessil lIghts. 

Product Manuals & Documentation

Kessil Spectral Controller X

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format
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Does this require anything to connect to the kessil a160
Asked : Aug 24, 2019
By : John
This does sunrise and sunset ...timer ?
Asked : Aug 06, 2019
By : Teresa, MD
This controller allows you to really control the Kessil fixtures inluding sunrise, sunset, as well as creating your own customized schedule.
Answered : Aug 07, 2019

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