Kessil’s AP700 LED combines the features and power of their pendant lights with a traditional flat aquarium fixture. This configuration allows the light to be suspended above the aquarium with ahanging kit, mounted to the tank itself with themounting arm, or placed within your existing canopy with thecanopy kit (ALL sold separately).
The 185-watt LED fixture uses Kessil-designed “Hybrid Optics” that gives their LED array the depth penetration and coverage of metal halide lighting but without the heat and high energy consumption. The Hybrid Optics design uses the latest Kessil patented Dense Matrix LED arrays with a specially designed lens and reflector system. This eliminates lighting “hot spots” often seen with regular LED aquarium fixtures. The AP700 provides a full 48 inches of light coverage with virtually no shading. You’ll also love the light shimmer effect that looks just like natural sunlight penetrating the reef.
With the AP700 you’ll be able to select and fine-tune the light spectrum with the AP700’s endless color palate. Kessil Logic allows each color channel to be independently tuned to create the best color spectrum to stimulate intense coloration and accelerated coral growth. Kessil also pre-programs the fixture to always provide the right UV spectrum for coral growth. Kessil Logic ensures the LED array provides consistent output across the light spectrum.
Control of the light’s color adjustments and programming can be made directly on the fixture or wirelessly through the Kessil Wi-Fi Controller app foriOSandAndroiddevices.
Kessil AP700 Features:
Dense Matrix LED array
Hybrid Optics system
Pre-programmed lighting and weather effects
Full light penetration without hot spots
Automatic UV control for coral growth
Beautiful shimmer effect like natural sunlight
Sleek Design with multiple mounting options
Complete control of color blending
On-light and Wi-Fi control
Kessil AP700 Specifications:
Wattage: 185 Watts
Weight: 4.8 pounds
Fixture Dimensions: 20" X 6.4" x 1.5"
For a mixed reef: Up to 48" x 24" hanging 15" to 18" above water surface.
For primarily SPS corals: Up to 36" x 24" hanging 5" to 7" above water surface.
All mounts, timers, and accessory cords sold separately!
Rivers to Reef says: We honestly feel this is the best light on the market right now. Kessil has taken their pendant technology and made it into a clean fixture that provides ample light for all types of reef tanks. You can control the fixture via your iOS or Android device and program custom lighting settings. If you are into lunar cycle and weather effects it has that too. It does have a built in fan, but in our experience it is whisper quiet. It is more than just two A360WEs strapped together with a pretty case and a timer. You can program sunrise, sunset, you can change colors throughout the day if you want, and your coral will still grow thanks to Kessil Logic. Bottom line: It would be difficult (though not impossible) to not grow coral.
Remember, if you are switching from an older LED, fluorescent fixture (T5, T8, compact), or even a metal halide you need to acclimate your coral to your new fixture. Do not blast them at full intensity initially! Ramp up the intensity of your LED lights over time (it may be weeks or more) to get them used to the light. Let your coral tell you if the lighting is too high. You might not need to run this fixture, or any other LED fixture for that matter, at 100%.
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