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 - 20" x 20"
- Recommended Spread - 15" x 15"
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
|Max. Light Coverage (Length)||20 in.|
|Max. Light Coverage (Width)||20 in.|
|Control Type||Digital DC Control (with optional controller), 0 - 10V, Onboard Controls|
|Compatible with Controllers||0-10V|
|Optional Mounts||Gooseneck, Mounting Arm|
|Power Cord Length||10 Feet|
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.
This light is recommended for coral growth, we would recommend using the Kessil H80 for that purpose.
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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!
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.
Also the how long are the wires to run a connection for two lights into the spectral control ?
Have a great day!
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!