Great BUT By Shawn on 6/12/2015
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
There is a negative review here and I want to inform all of how to avoid a bad experience. The units have small air vents to exchange cool for hot air. These allow dust to enter and clog the heat exchanger up. You need to get a can air and blow these out periodically. I have had 2 of these units since they first came out 2-3 years now with no issues except when they get to hot from the dust issue they shut off until the cool down them come back on. I just bought a 3rd unit and am very pleased. I did have an issue with the Goose neck not coming with the bracket to attach the light. My beef with BRS is they knew the boxes where getting shipped with the missing item and I had to figure that out. Also I paid $235 for unit and now they are selling for $160 in just a few weeks time. That is a drastic price drop in a short period of time. Makes me feel like I got ripped off.
Just What I needed By Dion on 12/14/2014
Dion would recommend this product to a friend
I got the Ocean blue for my BC29 during the BRS Black Friday sale. I had just restarted my nano and I did not what to put the old hood and PC lights back on. When looking for a good LED replacement, I compared Kessil, AI and Ecotech. I chose to buy the Keesil almost immediately because of the sale. Although not dimmable, like the 160, the 150 looks great in my tank. It's actually not as blue as some have said, so if you like it blue go deep ocean blue. I have no corals yet but my cinnamon clown who was in a 6 bulb Ati t5 is hiding from this new Kessil. The shimmer is insane. If you don't need to dim your light and you can get this for a good price, go for it.
Awesome By Jason on 12/8/2014
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
I received my Amazon sun model a little over a week ago and let me say this light is great. I put it on my refugium and my cheato and caulerpa are growing like crazy. I believe that they have nearly doubled in size in a matter of a week dropping my nitrate and phosphate considerably. Its an expensive option for a fuge light but its working out great so far and i'm really happy about it.
great light By mike on 10/24/2014
mike would recommend this product to a friend
Have had the ocean blue a150w on a biochemical 29 for a while and the colors and shimmer are amazing. The best part about the light is the growth of my corals. softies, LPS and sps all doing great and colors pop
Overprice and lasts just past warranty By Drew on 6/7/2014
Drew wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This product has stunning reviews but they will find out it is a consumer item that will last just past warranty, followed by lip service customer service.
They really just wanted sell me another one. Return has been sitting in California for two week with bla blah blah coming back from them and no lamp. I canceled replacement and putting 10 year old sunpod in garage back in use.
BRS usually has excellent products to pick from. This is not one of them. Kessil needs to find another customer!!!!
Update amazon sun By Robert on 3/9/2014
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
After 3 months switched from planted tank to 30 gallon reef tank, looks amazing, still super quiet, i wont buy any lights but kessil from now on
Awesome By Will on 3/4/2014
Will would recommend this product to a friend
Bought a pair of the ocean blues for my 55G and they're awesome. I'm switching from a T5 fixture and metal halid/cheap experiment and its worlds better. The shimmer is perfect. Highly recommend!!
Amazing Light By Kristopher on 3/3/2014
Kristopher would recommend this product to a friend
I changed my biocube from the standard lights to a rimless version with the Kessil Sky Blue with a gooseneck. The light is amazing, easy to install, and looks sleek and runs super quiet. My wife even commented that the light made the tank look "less like a salty crusty thing" and more like "a sophisticated piece that looks like it belongs in here". I highly recommend, my corals showed greater polyp extension even after only an hour under the lights.
Good Bang For Your Buck By Justin on 2/6/2014
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
I have JUST ONE of these over a 29 gallon reef with soft and lps corals that THRIVE! Very nice coloring and the corals love it. I've had it for over a year no problems with any of my corals. Highly recommended!
Very Bright and small,Okay Spectrum By Chezare on 1/30/2014
Chezare would recommend this product to a friend
Got the LEDS about a month ago. They are very bright and coral seemed to enjoy them. I found pendants were the way to go because of the odd shape of my 92 Gallon Corner tank. But if your looking at the sky blues don't get them, get the ocean blues. The sky blues are simply too blue. If i could i would return the sky blues in exchange for the ocean blues. Another thing the lights are a little loud. The fans can be heard when there is no other noise in the living room. Overall the lights are very bright but are to white and loud.
Great Light By Ezra on 1/27/2014
Ezra would recommend this product to a friend
I have a mix of this kessil and metal halide on my 65 gallon the growth rate on the side with the LED is great. I also have to say the shimmer is outstanding. These light run quiet and i have had no issues with the light.
Wow...just wow! By Robert on 12/18/2013
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
Been using the amazon sun on my freshwater tank and the plant growth is amazing(dwarf baby tears actualy spreading into a carpet). Day one you will be sold, seeing the shadow of a 1/2 inch long glass shrimps hair thin antenae is crazy. I found my best distance off the water in a 48x18x21 is about 5 inches. You should get one for every 12 inches of tank, seems like small coverage but trust me these are way worth the price (and i am certainly a little under middle class job) the apex controller (in about 15 seconds) recognised them as lights and imediately put them on a timer, awesome... Penetrates glass with a heavy white film without even reducing half the light. Get one or two extra black zip ties for the wires and you'll be set and verry happy! Cant wait to use the other kinds on a reef tank.
awesome light By chuckthetang on 12/8/2013
chuckthetang would recommend this product to a friend
been using them now for over a year. I have two over a 54 corner coral growth has been good with sps lps and softies. Lets not forget to mention that my electric was much lower after switching to these from metal halides !!!
Awsome light By Bill on 11/15/2013
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
Got this for my nano project. Just for fun turned off my TEK 4 bulb fixture running 3 ATI blue plus and a coral plus bulb. Jaw dropping color popping from my corals. Haven't used it long term to see how coral growth is but from everything I've been reading I'm excited to get some corals in the nano. I went with the Deep Ocean Blue, might be a little too much blue for some but I LOVE the color. Spread and shimmer, runs cool, just overall really pleased. I'm really considering replacing my my T5s with the A360 to run on my Apex.
Don't think twice! By Old Salt on 9/25/2013
Old Salt would recommend this product to a friend
I've had the Ocean Blue running over my 27 cube reef for about a month now. Can't say enough good things about it. Installation with the gooseneck is a breeze and gives the tank a nice clean look. Coral growth has been good and I love the shimmer. It's not adjustable, so you can't do the dawn to dusk thing, but it runs quiet and cool. Assuming it's durable, I think that, at this price, Kessil could quickly dominate the nano- mid-size tank market. I'm already thinking about Kessils for my 58. Get one.