- A80 Tuna Blue Nano LED Light - Kessil
Kessils most efficient LED module yet!
The Kessil A80 is perfect for nano mixed reef tanks, most soft coral tanks, and fish only tanks too. The design of the A80 integrated the body as the actual heat sink for the module allowing for fanless operation making it totally silent. The LEDs in the A80 are packed into Kessil's Dense Matrix array allowing for deep penetration and high power output while giving you control over the intensity and overall color.
Spectrum Range - 10,000K - 20,000K
- Integrated heat sink
- Kessil Logic
- Color Tuneable
- Canopy Mount included
- Compatible with Spectral Controller
- Connect multiple with unit link cables
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
Tuning Your New LED Light
Most LED lights will actually put out more light than your corals will actually need and without a PAR Meter to test the overall output, it is really hard to guess if the light is too dim or intense. We highly suggest using a PAR Meter to test the output of your lights at different points throughout your tank that you can use to tune the lights output or know where to put specific corals.
Best for your dollar By Vincent on 5/11/2020Vincent would recommend this product to a friendI have been running this light over my evo 13.5 gal tank all LPS coral gives a great shimmer never had one issue with the light I have it on a cheap timer best light out there for just over 100 dollars
It just works and looks great By Adam on 5/31/2019Adam would recommend this product to a friendHave 2 over my IM Nuvo 20 for about 18 months so far. Lights the take well and shimmer is amazing. Mixed reef with few SPS up top and all are happy. Quiet and clean look. Started just by plugging in to a cheap timer and set the color and intensity manually and so easy to get set up. Upgraded to the Kessil controller to ramp up and down. Was also very easy to get that going.
Great light By BigDbandit on 2/24/2019BigDbandit would recommend this product to a friendGreat light huge spread of light had it on my 24x24x24 frag tank for lps and did great !
Sad By Bob on 1/23/2019Bob wouldn't recommend this product to a friendA80 Tuna Blue Unit quit after 90 days, replacement unit quit after two weeks. Service dept is great, but product doesn't seem to work well. Waiting on second replacement. Don't know how this is my fault. Nice light but cannot get it to work.
I can have it on in my living room! By Matt on 12/22/2018Matt would recommend this product to a friendI have had a few LED fixtures in the past, including Kessil A160s. Those light were great, but the fan noise was too much for the wife. These A80s are passively cooled, so no more fan noise! They are about half the wattage of the A160, so you'll need two of them instead of one, but silence is golden.
Very nice By Tk on 4/15/2018Tk would recommend this product to a friendVery good light. So much better than stock on my 32 bio. Just wish it had WiFi. So u didn't have to buy the controller. But other than that. And there is no fan. So there is no noise. Very pleased with this light
Using on Nuvo 10 Fusion with awesome results and the shimmer is great By Gary on 3/9/2018Gary would recommend this product to a friendUsed this on a Nuvo 10 Fusion for the past 11 month and have seen great growth from LPS/ anemones/ and some encrusting corals. I was not super confident in it being able to do higher light req SPS so I did not try. I was using it with the spectral controller so that way it would ramp up and down throughout the day highest point being 10% / 90% blue. The shimmer and color are great for the light. I just upgraded my lighting to a xr-15 in preparation for a lagoon 25, and when that happens I will use this light again on the 10gal which will become the quarantine.
Made for the IM Nuvo Fusion 10 By Old Salt on 2/19/2018Old Salt would recommend this product to a friendThis light looks like it was custom made for the Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 10. Very sleek, enough power some simple sps and about anything else that requires less light. Has that Kessil shimmer. Nothing like it.
Great light By Evan on 11/26/2017Evan would recommend this product to a friendThis light makes the tank look awesome with its perfect color blending and shimmer. I wish there was a narrow angle version so I could mount two on my 20 long and not have any light spill over.
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.
Would two of these be enough for a IM 25 lagoon? I cannot find any par numbers.
Without a controller (Kessil or Apex) you have to manually turn the unit on/off correct?
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.
Thanks for the questions and have a great day!
Can I control this light using a reef keeper light?
Would this a80 provide a good shimmer down to the sandbed of a 16" tall tank? Not looking to grow corals with it, I have t5s. Just looking to provide a little pop and that kessil shimmer. Thanks!
When you are only using Kessils the shimmer is really pronounced. However, on a tank with T5's a lot of the shimmer will be taken away. I would suggest at least the A160 to help the light really penetrate the tank and shine through the T5 light.
Can two of these work on a 45 gallon long 48' long 18' wide 13'high?
Also the how long are the wires to run a connection for two lights into the spectral control ?
Have a great day!
Would one of these work for a 32 gallon biocube that is 21x21x19 or should I use two?
I have a 72 gallon bow front. Could I do say 3 of these. I have mostly softies with a few lps coral. Won't be doing sps
Would this work in conjunction with two a160's and a spectral controller. I was thinking of putting this in the middle of the 160s on a IM30L.
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.
Hi, I was wondering whether this light could house simpler sps, such as bird nest and maybe some montipora In a IM 10 gallon? Also what is the par numbers as I have not found any?
If I have a 10g tank and I want soft coral and lps like zoanthids, candy cane, and hammer coral should I use this light. Right now I have the current USA orbit marine would this light be a nice upgrade or would it be like the same as I have now.
Hey guys! Your thoughts on a couple of these on a 20 gallon long? 30x12x12?
As far as a price point would this light work well on a refugium 8"x15"? I understand that the Kessil purple is best, but is more than double the price. Thanks
If I was to put this on my frag tank 12x12x5 would I be able to keep sps in the center of the tank and the lps on the outside ?
I'm looking to run both a nano and my main setup. I have A360s on my main setup run off of a spectral controller. Can I slave one of these off of the A360s on the main system?
I am setting up a 40 breeder tank. I plan on mainly fish and some soft corals. Do you think 2 a 80 would work out?
Can I control this with an apex controller? What would I need to do so?
Would this be a good light to use for a refugium? I have eshopps R300. I'll be adding algae like Cheeto etc
This light is recommended for coral growth, we would recommend using the Kessil H80 for that purpose.
Have a great day!
Will this grow soft, lps, and sps corals in my ten gallon tank. Also you may not know the answer to this but I currently have the asta lumini for the tank will this keep my corals alive for about a month while I save up for a better this light.
Thanks for getting in touch with us in regards to lighting your ten gallon aquarium. I can say that I have personally used this light over a Nuvo ten gallon and was able to grow even a Deresa clam on the bottom. This light should allow for the growth of anything that you would want to have in that ten gallon. For higher light demand critters you may want to strategically place them to keep them in a good area of coverage depending on the length of the tank. Please let me know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!