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The A360 will ideally be over a 24" x 24" area maximum for good SPS growth. Depending on the length of your tank 3-4 of the lights would be recommended.
A single Kessil A360We LED will be a perfect fit for a Reefer NANO tank. Between the ease of mounting, controlling, and the overall look and spread of the light emitted that would easily be one our top choices to light that tank when it comes to LED’s.
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Should I get the narrow angle or the wide angle model?
A single Kessil A360 would be lacking in light on that size tank. We wouldn’t really recommend that light for any tanks wider than 24” at most. For a 32” long tank you would definitely want two of those to get full coverage and have minimal shadows.
The Kessil A360 lights can have their spectrum and intensity controlled, but the shimmer is not controllable. The new AP700 LED has magnetic diffusers that will lessen the effect of the shimmer, but unfortunately they are not available for the A360 lights. Some people have managed to create their own diffuser using different intensities of semi-translucent clear plastics and then getting creative on attaching them to the light.
Thanks so much for your help.
We recommend 3 of the Kessil A360's for best performance. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
For a 180g tank we would suggest starting out with 3 Kessel A360We units and once the corals start to grow out a bit more, you may find that you need more lighting to cover up the shadows that the coral growth has created.
We would suggest looking into adding a couple T5 lamps to help even out the coverage in an SPS dominant tank since 5x A360 units can get pretty expensive.
Dense Matrix LED
Kessil has spent millions of dollars and five years researching a different approach to LED. Instead of individually wrapped LED chips, Kessil tightly packs them together. This results in blends of different light wavelengths before they leave the light, providing uniform color throughout your tank. The single light source eliminates the spotlight effect, effectively spreading the light over a wide area.
The new proprietary Kessil Logic™ is featured on the A360 LEDs. It is a unique form of spectral intelligence developed for precise color blending and optimal coral growth. Before you could vary the light intensity of two different channels to find the desired color and intensity mix. Now users can select the perfect spectrum and color with one knob and then adjust the intensity with the other boosting the light output at both ends of the spectral tuning range by as much as 30%.
- Kessil Spectral Controller
- On/off timing
- Intensity and color spectrum adjustment
- Compatible with 0~10V Controller
- Apex Ready+ - Certified by Neptune Systems. Use Kessil A360 Neptune Apex Control Cable
- Digital Aquatics Reefkeeper. Use Kessil A360 ReefKeeper Control Cable
- Control multiple lights by connecting them with the Kessil A360 Unit Link Cable
- Dimensions: 2.96" Length x 4" Diameter
- 24" surface diameter by 3' penetration (on average)
- Power Usage: 90W
- Power Supply: 100-240 VAC (Input), 48 VDC, 1.87A (Output)
Two Models Available
- Kessil A360W-E - Wide angle lens for the best spread and coverage
- Kessil A360N-E - Narrow angle lens focuses the light for better penetration
What's in the Box
- Kessil A360W-E LED Light with Cord
- Extension Cable
- AC Adapter
- Power Cord
- Two Metal Hooks - to attach light to wood, acoustical tile or other ceiling
- Two Light Mounting sets
Just Installed 4 of them over my 42" tall tank By CrazyDiamond on 11/29/2016CrazyDiamond would recommend this product to a friendEasy to install - using kessil controller which is really nice & easy to program - nice intensity and color spectrum - hung about 8-10 inches above water level from ceiling - good shimmer from returns generating surface agitation - light penetrates all the way to sand bed - I have some shadowing which I will try to eliminate with t5's - but all in all these
really make the tank look great - tank is 8ft long, so may have to get one more or raise lights to widen the spread
Absolutely spectacular light. By Zachary on 11/14/2016Zachary would recommend this product to a friendI just recently got this light and paired it up with the Kessil Spectral Controller and Kessil Goosenecks and I could not be happier. The light itself is fantastic. Easy to control, the color blending and the shimmer that these lights give off are absolutely stunning. I currently have one over my tank now and I will definitely be getting a second one for my mixed reef tank. Just need to save up a little bit as these lights do have a high price tag to them. But it's totally worth it!
Patience hasn't paid off By Jason on 9/8/2016Jason wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have 6 A360we's over my 8 foot tank for almost 2 years now and am finally throwing in the towel. I have literally done everything to try to make these lights successful. I bought a par meter to fine tune the lights. I have perfected my water parameters and even sent it to Triton. I added 4 rows of t5's for supplement which has drastically improved everything but now I have a t5 aquarium with LED supplement. I just can't achieve the same growth as seen as others in the reef club using different LEDs. Sure I get growth but not on the level as others. Most of them don't need t5 supplements. Now one of the lights is starting to have mechanical problems and I just don't have the patience any longer to keep investing money in a poor choice. It really saddens me because I fell in love with these lights and thought they were so awesome. I have had numerous people over to see if they can find something I am missing. Every conclusion so far has been these lights just don't pack enough punch to get the results I'd like to see and now I finally agree with them. Farewell Kessil. I think I will be switching to the rapidled corona or reefbreeder photon v2.
Best light ever By Lance on 8/18/2016Lance wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis was an upgrade from CF bulbs. Now I can have SPS and clams. The shimmer is amazing. This light has turned my 30 gallon nano tank into the focal point of my living room!
Lights look great for the little time that they work By Tj on 7/1/2016Tj wouldn't recommend this product to a friendToo expensive for lights that work for about a year and then you start to have problems with, mine keep going out every couple of days and i have to unplug and replug them to get them started again, they do look good and grow coral pretty good but their are better long term options on the market, im thinking of trying out the new photon V2
Awesome light By Ricky on 6/15/2016Ricky would recommend this product to a friendI had cheap LEDS before I purchased these lights. Purchased these about 6 months ago. Only draw back I have had is an algae bloom form the change of lights which I mostly corrected, The second is i supplemented with T-5 to fill in the shadows. Noticed the lower half of my larger SPS colonies was fading. Corals all seem happy now.
Kessil lights r great By big money on 3/10/2016big money would recommend this product to a friendI've been using these lights kessel360w for 2yrs on a 180gal tank.I've never had any problems growing anything with these lights..I bought 1frag of hammers an 1frog spawn frag 1yr ago an now the hammer has about 30 heads an7 drags off of it an the frog spawn has 25or more heads haven't dragged it cause it looks amazing.if ur having problems growing corals you might need to do more water changes.I don't rely on chemicals just sully on water changes an use salinity salt an rotate with reef crystals salt.I love the lights an my corals do to makes taking care of my tank easier.
Kessil 360we By Chris on 3/5/2016Chris would recommend this product to a friendThere are some things you just have to take the time to write a review on. I am completely satisfied with my decision to purchase these lights. So for those of you out there like me that don't have a lot of money and have to save a long time to get lights, this was my experience. Well I got the lights on my tank and everything we've all read about the shimmer is absolutely true. The tank looks amazing. But..... I noticed one side of the tank looked a different color when the color was on the blue. So after some investigating, sure enough, one light was almost purple instead of blue. Called kessil right away. Customer service was excellent! Kessil sent me 2 brand new lights free of charge. I also have to say, within a week I'm seeing my mushrooms are looking a lot more green. I really think this light for me was the missing link. Amazing led light guys.
Great While They Last By Reef Daddy on 1/18/2016Reef Daddy wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have four A360N Tuna Blues and 2 A160 blues on goose necks to fill in the shadows. I installed them In April of 2015 to replace another brand of LED fixtures that had lasted about 2-1/2 years before some of the diodes failed. Today - January 17, 2016 one of the A360N's failed. I blow them out once a month and they are in a well ventilated area. I get great growth of all types of corals with them and I love the energy savings and cool operation. I was a fan until this one failed. It's not the power supply which would have been a cheap easy repair. Its the light itself. $400.00 is too much to pay for a light that lasts less than a year. I just had to spend another $400.00 to buy a replacement because I can't afford to replace the whole system.
Kessil invested a lot in R&D to come up with these lights, now they need to spend a few bucks on figuring out how to make them last longer. I'd stick with lights that use pucks with lots of emitters and allow for replacement of the puck instead of replacing the whole light. LED is great - I hope somebody can figure out how to make one last a reasonable amount of time.
A360W-E Tuna Blue LED Aquarium Light By jordan on 12/9/2015jordan would recommend this product to a friendI love these lights but if you are looking to grow corals you will need to supplement these with T5's. the color and shimmer is amazing.
Disappointed Over Time By Bvaughn7 on 11/12/2015Bvaughn7 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've been running Kessil 350s over my 125 for about a year now and I have to say that I don't get sps/lps growth with these lights. I contacted Kessil to get some advice and they basically said they can't help me and to find another "experienced reefer" for help. Yes they give amazing shimmer and the light is crisp. But I would like to see growth in my corals, not just color. Also a lot of my sps have all gone the same colors, while parameters are perfect. Be advised that I've had LEDs burn out on another Kessil fixture and it's more expensive to repair the light than it is to replace it. Not worth it to me.
Love it, but... By Dustin on 11/6/2015Dustin would recommend this product to a friendAmazing light works amazingly with my Apex! the shimmer is unmatched, and it stays super cool! But.... because of the limited diffusion the light possess, shadows are cast and causes die off on my SPS. kinda disappointing, wish i could find a way to get the shadows the go away. Only option i have found is T5 and LED.