Shine and Shimmer By Johnny Sea on 10/9/2014
Johnny Sea would recommend this product to a friend
The Kessil A360WE is a wonderful LED light. You get excellent shimmer and great color. I gave it only four stars due to the fact that it doesn't quite dim as low as I would like on my Apex with VDM it only dims to 12%. It has replaced a 250W MH running a Phoenix 14k bulb.
IMHO: The best there is By Christian on 9/26/2014
Christian would recommend this product to a friend
Fantastic output, color blending and control. Looking to replace those costly MH lights? This is the way to go!
Great light, but not as one unit. By Ray on 9/23/2014
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased the Kessil 360W-E about a year ago. I love the shimmer it provides, how quite it is and how small it is. I have a 29 gallon bio cube so it only need one light. This is where this light falls short. Because it's a single light I have a lot of shading in my tank. Any of my SPS would have light on part of it and dark shading on the other half. This other major issue with this light is the controller. I bought it before the Kessil came out with it's own controller so I had to buy an extra cable to connect it to my Reef Keepers. Even then I could never get it to work like I wanted it to. Now that Kessil has a control you still have to buy a separate unit. With the Radion you long onto EcoSmart Live and have all the controls at no extra cost. Plus two pucks for more even lighting on my SPS. I did however use the Kessil gooseneck to hang my Radion from.
Amazing, Perfect, Love it By Joel on 9/4/2014
Joel would recommend this product to a friend
This light is amazing. Its bright, its simple, its sleek, its quiet, its perfect. I have it set-up to my controller and it ramps up, changes spectrum and then ramps down. Exactly what I wanted. Long term use yet to be completed, but with any LED light, corals will need some time to adjust.
Great Results By logan on 8/13/2014
logan would recommend this product to a friend
Obviously expensive but worth the price. Switched from MH to these and within a week saw major changes in coral grown. Browns went to orange, greys went to blues.
Sun in my room By anizato on 7/21/2014
anizato would recommend this product to a friend
This light is like having a beach's sun in my room ..a dimable sun which I can also change the color to. AMAZING
Everything looks realistic and simulates the sun in a reef environment pretty well. The shimmer it gives off is pretty sensational.
With only a couple of weeks under the Kessil my coral are growing as well as the coralline algae.
The spread is exactly as marketed @ 24".
There is also the option to add another Kessil to the same unit so you can string them along and control them in series, or independently with a controller.
Beautiful lights, Excellent Customer Service By Anneke on 6/21/2014
Anneke would recommend this product to a friend
These lights are absolutely beautiful, both in design and the shimmer effect they added to my aquarium. Before the Kessils I had an LED light, supplemented with an acitinic bulb. The Kessils make my aquarium look like the ocean floor I remember seeing while snorkeling. It looks so much more natural.
I have two Kessils at 60% brightness and they are easily bright enough for my LPS and softies in a 90 gallon tank. I will be getting SPS and have no reservations about the brightness of these lights. The controllability also worked very well. I hooked them up to my Neptune Apex and had the ramping programmed in less than 15 minutes.
Shortly after I got these, a leak from my HOB refugium fell on the power supplies for these lights and destroyed them. I wrote Kessil and told them what happened. They were able to provide me replacement lights at an extremely fair price. I am very grateful as I am not sure I could ever go back to any other lighting.
K.I.S.S. By tmann51 on 6/19/2014
tmann51 would recommend this product to a friend
I had go to decide to either lay out the bucks for another pair of Radion or go with something different and cheaper. I'm totally happy with 2 A360W-E's above my 75 gallon soft coral tank. I don't get spectrum graphs and such but simple is often better and cheaper.
Great lights By David on 6/1/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
I love these LEDs they look awesome over my tank Would not use anything else. The colors are spectacular.
Awesome By Tyler on 5/15/2014
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
I put two of these over my 90 gallon sps reef. Its only been a day so I cant touch on coral growth. They definitely are not as bright as a 400 or even a 250 watt halide. But they have pretty awesome color and plenty of spread and penetration. The shimmer is pretty insane. I don't know if I could watch my tank when I've had a few too many. LOL. I am still using my true lumen actinic led strip to help these kessils out and with the two together I get great look. Very easy to set up and tweak to your color preference. I used a link cable to join the two units and I'm planning on hooking up to my reefkeeper to ramp them up and down during the day. I would recommended getting the 90 degree extenders for the goosenecks. Over all I would say these are a great light. Very small and sleek looking. I don't think they are going to be bright enough with out some supplemented lighting on a tank bigger than 75 gallons.
one of the best lights i have ever owned By Robert on 4/19/2014
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
This light is awesome. I purchased the a360we for my frag tank and I'm running the light off of my Apollo Reef controller and all I got to say is I'm completely blown away with how bright and sharp this light is. When they say this light is comparable toa metal halide they weren't kidding . You will not get a nicer light for the money orders
Kessil Delivers By Jordan on 4/13/2014
Jordan would recommend this product to a friend
It's been about a month since I've switched from T5s to the Kessil A360W-E. The corals that I've noticed doing much better under the Kessils are those located closer to the sandbed which is most likely due to the increased light penetration. The clarity of the water seems better, the shadowing from fishing swimming over rocks and corals is very neat (which doesn't happen on T5s), and the shimming is great. I've read some reviews on other sites about there being too much shimmer, however that is only relative to the amount of surface agitation your tank has and can easily be toned down by not aiming your powerheads right at the surface.
It seems like one of the main complaints is the lack of control when compared to some other higher end LEDs. However, when purchasing this light you should know beforehand what you are going to get with this light if you read the descriptions. So for what Kessil states about the functioning, durability, and effectiveness of this light, they knock this one right out of the park.
A360W-E is perfect for a Biocube By Andrew on 4/10/2014
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
The A360W-E is a perfect fit for my Biocube 29. The lighting is awesome and works just as I hoped with the Apex
Great Lights By KEITH on 4/9/2014
KEITH would recommend this product to a friend
My wife purchased two of the 360WES lights for me and they do a spectacular job of bringing out colors of Crals and fish.
Very happy! By Michelle on 3/28/2014
Michelle would recommend this product to a friend
I switched out my Hydras for the Kessil 360W's and couldn't be happier. I am running 4 over my 135 long and it is MORE than enough. (probably a little overkill)
great product! By reef geek on 3/14/2014
reef geek would recommend this product to a friend
i just purchased these lights about two weeks ago and my corals are loving it and have really became very vibrant colored and have almost doubled in size on some of my small frags already plus all the local fish stores that i go to is the main light that they run!!!
Beautiful Lights By Kristoffer on 3/4/2014
Kristoffer would recommend this product to a friend
I put two of these on my 75 gallon reef and they look unbelievable. I also have them connected to my Neptune apex jr and I have ramping ability and weather abilities. These are the best LED lights for the money.
Great Shimmer By rboutin on 12/27/2013
rboutin would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this light for about a month now. It's an upgrade from another LED fixture. The shimmer on this light is very natural. I love having shadows from my fish as well. One thing I wish Kessil would come out with is a battery backup. Other then that I am very happy with his light and so are my fish and corals. The colors of some of my corals have come out even more with this high quality fixture. So glad I finally purchased it.
I have one fixture over my 29 gallon cube.
overall By Robert on 12/18/2013
Robert wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Good quality and are easy to use. They really give the tank a high def look with shadows from the fish above and caves. The colors popped on the corals and noticed them growing fuller
Excellent Light, Bright, and Glimmers like a Champ By Micah O on 12/17/2013
Micah O would recommend this product to a friend
I went from running 3 250W Halides to 3 A360 Wide's over my 225 Tank and myself and my coral couldn't be happier. The color options are excellent and hooking it up to my Neptune Apex was simple plug and play (programing the lights were another story but that's more a Neptune thing then Kessil thing).
I would advise not using the hooks the Kessil comes with. A little bump of the light would knock it off and into your tank. I used a closed eye screw and just opened the eye up a bit with some pliers to allow a small stainless steel chain I used to hang the Kessil through.
My only real beaf with the Kessil A360 is that you can only go as low as 14% intensity before the lights just shut off. So if you have any hope to also use these as a moon light, forget about it. 14% is way to bright for that.
Best Full Spectrum LED By Brad on 11/16/2013
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
Coming from T5 and then 2 colour LED strips, I am amazed by this lights output. The shimmer is amazing, the most realistic you will find anywhere. The installation was easy, with the Gooseneck. The tuning of Spectrum and Dimming is very easy. I plan on controlling the A360W with the Neptune Apex and can't wait to share my experience.
Hey DrJohnM By Brandon on 10/17/2013
Brandon would recommend this product to a friend
You must be talking about the 350? You can control the blue and intensity. You must set up profiles on the Neptune apex program the different intensities and colors. Configuration - Profile setup - control type(RAMP) then set you ramp time and then intensities1-100. Color is the same under intensity 20 - 100 with 100 being 10,000k, 20 being 20,000k. You set your profiles and then put them in VAR1 and VAR2 like this
If Time 07:00 to 11:00 Then Int_Rise
If Time 11:00 to 18:30 Then Int_Day
If Time 18:30 to 22:30 Then Int_Set
Look on the Neptune forums
Works great with my apex By Carl on 10/15/2013
Carl would recommend this product to a friend
With my Apex I was able to emulate my ecotechs. I am able to ramp up and ramp down intensity while shift spectrums back and forth through out the day. Save your self some time and visit the Neptune Systems community support. They have example programs for it all ready. And when fusion comes out it will be programmed just like the ecotechs graphically. Make sure to be the Apex interface cable. You can also gang several together and control with on interface using the unit link cable. These are very easy to mount and I love the gooseneck. It could be a little longer. Also, it does not have a giant power supply like the ecotechs and did not constantly trip my gfi like my ecotechs. On top of this the color and shimmer have to be seen. I have been very happy with my ecotechs but I may be selling them and buying more of the A360s.
Great looking but lack controlability. By DrJohnM on 10/3/2013
DrJohnM would recommend this product to a friend
I bought these light as a first step in switching my 75g tank from fresh to salt reef.
My impressions are mixed.
1. Excellent MH replacement. Great shimmer. No individual colors in the shimmer.
2. Extremely high brightness potential. I use it close to 20% power.
3. Small in size. Easy tank access with lights on.
4. Extremely cool.
1. NOT fully programmable! I bought a $300 Neptune system to later find out that it can control INTENSITY ONLY. It can't change the level of blue. I wanted a light that could go from off to a slow ramp up in the blue spectrum then replicate mid-day as the light turns more white and more intense then back the same way. NOT POSSIBLE YET. Worst yet it didn't say this on the site and I CAN'T RETURN THE EQUIPTMENT I PAID FOR TO BULK REEF SUPPLIES after they guided me to buy it.
2. Lowest light level is equivalent to a T5 fluorsent bulb then they just turn off. I wish they would fade to black.