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Also, with either controller, can you control spectrum from it? Or are you just controlling the intensity?
The A80 Lights without an external controller would need to be manually turned on/off through the tuning dials or the power source. Most people will use a cheap Christmas light style timer to control the on and off function so the spectrum and intensity are always the same when it is on then.
If you use an Apex, or the Kessil controller you can adjust the intensity and the spectrum from the controllers.
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Also the how long are the wires to run a connection for two lights into the spectral control ?
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This would likely not be an effective solution. Part of the issue is that the Spectral Controller can only be set to one schedule and set of ramp up/ramp down. Since the A80 is only 15 watts, you may find that you want different intensity settings compared to more powerful options like the 160s.
The new innovative design of the A80 integrated the heatsink for the LEDs right into the body of the light allowing for high heat transfer without the need for a fan. The fanless design makes the module virtually silent in operation making them perfect for bedrooms, offices, and other areas where absolutely no noise may be required.
Dense Matrix LED
Kessil has spent many years developing and researching what LEDs and has their unique array that they build in-house packing numerous diodes into an area no larger than a dime created a nice even blend of colors and producing a very broad spread of light. With such a tight pack of LEDs, the individual colors are thoroughly mixed before the light even leaves the optic lens reducing hot spots and providing uniform coloration throughout the tank.
After many years of R&D, Kessil Logic™ can be found on all of Kessil's LED lights. The A80 allows you to fine tune the overall color and intensity that the light puts out while keeping a spectrum that will be optimal for coral health and growth. With the Kessil Spectral Controller or your favorite aquarium controller that has a 0-10v reference, you can set complete day cycles that ramp up, down, while keeping a consistent output and spectrum.
Maximum Spread - 24" x 24"
Recommended Spread - 18" x 18"
Multiple modules can be daisy-chained together with unit link cables for larger tanks.
Dimensions - 1" Thick x 4.9" Outside Diameter
Power Consumption - 15W
Power Supply - 100-240V AC (input) 24v DC (output)
Mounting the A80 can be accomplished with the included Canopy Mounting Adapter or the Mini A-Series Gooseneck which can be purchased separately.
1x A80 Tuna Blue
1x DC Power Supply
1x Canopy Mounting Adapter
Great for small nano tank By Chris on 8/19/2017Chris would recommend this product to a friendBought this to go with my I.M. 10 Nuvo. Seems like a perfect match. Great color and coverage. Down side, have to buy the goose neck. Overall time will tell.
works better than advertised By Stumpy the Parakeet on 7/25/2017Stumpy the Parakeet would recommend this product to a friendGrowing birds nest and pagoda cup corals so far under this little bugger. I have it over my 40 breeder sump with the supplied bracket. depth from light to corals is about 14"-18" away.
The corals are about three to six inches below the water surface. Will buy another one. Apex controlled for lighting schedule.
Looks great. Shimmer is awesome! By John on 7/8/2017John would recommend this product to a friendI just got this light in the mail today. My tank is currently cycle so no livestock to see how it grows corals, but will update in a few months when i can report on that. So far the light looks awesome and produces a nice shine in the tank. Tip: if you order the light after set up like me, make sure you have about two inches of space between the back glass of the tank and the wall you are putting the tank against.
This is a amazing lift for any nano cube! By Daniel on 6/14/2017Daniel would recommend this product to a friendI bought this light the weekend that they first had it it has been overall amazing on my JBJ 28gallon anemone cube!
Small, quiet and works By Still learning on 4/14/2017Still learning would recommend this product to a friendPut this in my refugium that I'm using to grow out xenia as a nutrient export. I like that it doesn't have a fan to create additional noise. The xenia is doing well and it is also maintaining my temporary frag rack and mangroves until I find a better spot for them.
Nice light By Kevin on 3/27/2017Kevin would recommend this product to a friendCurrently running this light over a 10 gallon tank at work. The A80 is able to put out more than enough light at any color intensity to keep my SPS and LPS corals happy. Works well for Acropora and Monitoporas, the color of my Acans is really nice when the color is low. The controller is a must-have if you want to grow any coral. The controller allows you to set 6 time-stamps to adjust your intensity/color. It also has a built-in acclimation process that allows you to set a starting power output and adjust the number of days the coral acclimates to the light from between 1-14 days. Very nice product, 10/10 would buy again. I'll definitely be running more kessil's in my house now.
Great for a Nano, fish only, or quarantine tank By John on 1/6/2017John would recommend this product to a friendI'm currently running this light over my quarantine tank. Wanted to stick with a kessil but at a lower cost than my a360's (which I'm running on my DT) for a quarantine system. Right now, I have a few softies, LPS and SPS corals in my quarantine, and they all seem to like it. As Ryan says in the videos, due to the spectrum of the kessils, it makes it hard to mess up. I love the simplicity!!