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AP700 LED Lighting Panel - Kessil

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Quick Overview

Kessil is pleased to announce the release of their new AP700 Panel LED Lighting System. With their Dense Matrix Array of LED's having the proper spectrum, great coverage with virtually no shadows, and enough power for almost any type of coral in some of the deepest tanks available. The AP700 can even be paired with your favorite iOS or Android device. 

Single AP700 Maximum Coverage

  • 36"x 24" at 7" above water level

  • 48" x 24" at 18" above water level


  • WiFi Connection

  • Beautiful Shimmer

  • Maximum Coverage*

  • Full-Spectrum Light

  • Superior Color Mixing

  • Unrivaled Penetration

  • Proprietary UV Blend

  • Compact Design

  • Full-Color Control

  • Fisheye Optics


Full Details

Kessil AP700 Owners Manual.pdf


Kessil utilizes their own Dense Matrix Array which can typically push 3-4 times the light from their fixtures compared to most other LED units on the market today. The AP700 employs high quality, hybrid optics which helps give great spread and coverage while not losing its penetrating power, and giving the closest look to metal halide lights from almost any other LED unit. Kessil designs and produces their own LED Dense Matrix Array’s which gives them full control over quality and the spectrum of LEDs used in their products.

The Kessil AP7000 has full WiFi capability which now unlocks the ability to program storms, cloud cover, day cycle, acclimation modes, and the lunar cycle all from an iOS* or Android** device, without any need for an additional stand-alone controller. Just download the app and connect your preferred device to the light for complete control!


Download the Kessil AP700 App:

Google Play Store

iTunes App Store 



  • Power Consumption: 185W
  • Unit Weight: 4.81lbs
  • Dimensions: L 20" x W 6.4" x H 1.5"
  • Power Supply: 48v DC (output)


What's Included

  • AP700 Panel LED unit
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Adapter Cable


*iOS Device Compatability:

  • iPad mini 2 or newer (iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro) recommended.
  • iOS Operating System 9.3.1 or above recommended.

**Android Device Compatability:

  • Android Tablets OS version 4.0 or above required
  • Android Operating System 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or above recommended.


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  • Great lamp, even with the quirks By Dillon on 2/6/2017

    First off, I'm pretty old school. I shutdown my tank six years ago (I moved) and have just now finished remodeling my house so I dusted off the old 60-Gallon acrylic tank with a flip-top hood/canopy. I know right? It's like a vinyl record, not the normal rimless & topless glass setup. So, this lamp fits beautifully under the flip-top canopy (using the Kessil canopy kit). The spread is perfect for this size, so I'm pretty sure you 120+ gallon peeps would need two. I know you guys will bash me but I kept my original power-compact fluorescents (50/50 Daylight-Actinic) and am running them with the AP700 until they die, then I'll switch to T5's. All I can say is AMAZING! I had no, and I mean NO freakin idea the colors that my corals and frags had. They all pop now, like no tomorrow. I thought WWC was photo-shopping all the frags on their site.......until now!

    Now for my gripes. The buttons on the lamp are way too sensitive. I don't even touch them (tank maint. with the hood up for example) and the leds freak out, or the unit powers off. They need to revamp the switches or at least have it where they can be disabled altogether. I find them pointless anyway, without the ipad/android app the lamp is basically useless. The android app works, but isn't flawless. For example, I can dial in a setting/program and all is perfect......right up to when I switch the wifi on my phone off (you can't make/receive calls when connected to the lamp), at that point the lamp turns off. You can manually turn it on, but there is no way of verifying what setting/program is in use. So, as my tank is smaller and I set the power way down to 30% (as 100% would surely fry my tank) I can't verify what the setting is. The ipad app does not have this issue. A small text display on the lamp itself would be a nice addition

    This is a fantastic fixture. A modular hybrid version with dimmable T5's would be spectacular.
  • A M A Z I N G !!!!!! By JOHANN GARCIA on 10/30/2016

  • No Disco, No Hotspots, No Harsh Shadows By Aaron on 9/13/2016

    This is The aquarium LED light of the future. Kessil built this fixture with the sole purpose of beating the MH and they did it. The technology advances in this fixture are far and above any other even the new "G4". Set up is easy with the WIFI and app, all I had to do was chose the kelvin rated look I wanted and intensity, done! The Kessil logic is overlooked, I didn't have to spend hours setting each led group to different level to try and find the look I wanted nor play a guessing game as to what would be the best spectrum to grow corals. The Kessil logic has been programmed to perfectly account for the right spectrums that grow corals independent of the "look". Means no matter what you chose, it's the right one! That's priceless. Setting dust and dawn effect was simple, also has a play back that lets you see how the light will look throughout the day with one touch. Power! This thing has it, measured 200+ Par in the far corners of my tank down to sandbed. No hot spots either, no matter where I measured PAR was right in the sweet spot. The shimmer is of course the reason to buy Kessil over any other, that MH look with out the heat. The single lens blends the colors so well that you never see separation, "disco effect". The reflector is new on this fixture and I think it's the biggest reason it beats MH. It eliminates those sharpe harsh shadows you get from every single other LED. Your tank is illumanated, not spot lighted. 6 months I've had this light, no problem and no guessing if it's working or trying to find the right spectrum.
    Only thing that I can complain is the app isn't polished. Needs some improvements but I never had issues getting it to work. It's really set and forget.
    Also been getting a lot of complements on how they look mounted from the ceiling from family and friends, really sleek lets you focus on stuff inside the tank.
  • Porsche of lights By ReeferF80 on 8/26/2016

    Anyone who can afford a grand on a light probably has an iPad or iPhone. There were some issues very early with the app, but it is perfect now.

    I am a bleeding edge, residential LED lighting designer and have two of these over a 60" mixed reef.

    The majority of reef LED manufacturers are using off the shelf LEDs from Cree, Osram etc. Electronics are a simple microcomputer and dimmers... Easy to make your own... Seriously.

    Kessil is a completely in-house product built with the intention to grow coral. There's way more innovation and science behind these lights than anything on the market.

    Expensive? Not relative to the other stuff out there because you are getting 100% more tech for 10-20% more.

    No brainer on this if you can afford it.
  • Best LED Right now By Bif on 8/25/2016

    The Kessil AP700 encompasses everything that LEDs can offer right now. I love everything about this light. At only 70% my par at the sand was 200+ even in the corners! Spectrum is great and can be tuned with the app. Spread is amazing, no hot spots and even the corners are soaked with PAR/PUR. Used the hanging kit and looks very sleek. Due to the power I had to acclimate manually for about 2 months by well worth the effort. You don't get the harsh disco effect or shadows with this light. Also the lens that Kessil has on this light is much like the "revolutionary" lens that the G4 has, only Kessil did it first. Color blending is flawless and shimmer is pleasant. This light is everything a LED can and should be!
  • 100 percent satisfied! By Lisa on 8/1/2016

    I purchased my light before the boxes were at the stores, so I have had it from the beginning (almost a year now). I have been very happy with my AP700. I run mine 15 inches off the water at 80 percent. Please note, you MUST acclimate your corals slowly! I ran mine at 60 percent for the first 5-6 months, then acclimated them again to 80 percent, so they actually went thru 2 acclimation periods. I have used Kessil products for 4 years, and wouldn't use anything else. If there are ANY issues, customer support makes it right. Always! And they were always very prompt in fixing any problems that I had. I highly recomend this light as well as the 350 and the 360. They are all wonderful lights. They grow sps as well as lps.
  • Awesome Coral Growth By Creek on 7/2/2016

    Noting I do have an iPad for control, after six month's worth of use, I think the AP700 rocks. I have two over a five foot tank, and some very high end acros are showing more growth than I ever had from two 250w hqi and two t-5 tubes on my old setup. Stunning colors also... Like what you see on coral sites where you wonder if it's real color or photoshop. I was sold when I watched the BRS LED analysis last year (light spread being very important), and results are as expected. Very happy with the AP700 so far. FYI, build you own lighting program... It takes ten minutes and it's set it and forget it.
  • doesn't work without a tablet By Brian on 5/25/2016

    The only way to really control this light is with an app on a tablet. The manual controls are terrible. You can't set the light and put it on a timer because it won't come back on the next day. If you don't have a brand new ipad, you won't be happy with this light.
  • Awesome product and quick shipping By Angie on 5/10/2016

    I love my new AP700! Great lighting for my mixed reef. Definitely like the ability to customize the programming. Plus BRS shipped it fast.
  • Great amazing lights. Run like metal halides. Impressive growth with sps. By Flipperfisher on 4/10/2016

    I have owned this for almost a year now and have been very happy with the purchase. I read some negative reviews regarding the operability of the lights and I think its due to over eagerness and not doing some research before purchasing. If you have an ipad, this light will run flawless. You won't even notice the ramping up and down. The changes of intensity or color is subtle and the its very bright. Ensure that when you're switching to this light that you acclimate your corals to low intensity blue lights then slowly ramp it up to higher settings. I acclimated mine to two weeks before going to full intensity. My corals are loving it. The same effects as halides minus the heat and high electric bill. A little pricey but if you compare with other brands. Its worth the money in my opinion.
  • Get something else By Bill on 4/3/2016

    This light cooked everything in my tank. Even after running firmware updates the fixture has problems. Kessil support is not so great. Still waiting on the Android app it's been out for a long time and no support still. Kessil really dropped the ball on this fixture. No one seems to be able to say what intensity to run at. Some say 60% some say 40% some say 35%. Their acclimation settings will cook your tank. This fixture was released too early for real use over a reef tank. I'm sitting on 2K worth of dead coral.
  • So far so good By HCW on 2/29/2016

    I have been running the light on my tank for the last few weeks now and have been pretty happy. I don't have any LPS/SPS in the tank at this point in time (but planned) , but my softies are super happy and wide open. The app on my iPad works without any problems. However, I must say that I initially had problems connecting to the light wifi until I change my settings for HTTP Proxy to Auto instead of the "off" default. Then it's been fine.


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Product Questions

There is an APP for download on my IPhone. I have downloaded it but wonder will it work on the AP 700 or do I still need to get an iPad. Also I plan on having a 72 inch aquarium and would like to know how two AP 700's are controlled with the APP. Are they in series to operate as one or individually operated?
Question by: Mervin on Jun 27, 2016 11:46:00 PM
Hey there!
if you have access to the app then it is currently available and will work! No need for an iPad if you have the app. Within in the app you can set one to the correct settings and copy the settings saved to the second light. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 28, 2016 6:49:00 PM
Is I have a 48 inch long tank how many fixtures would I need?
Question by: Sergio on Dec 13, 2015 11:02:00 PM
Great question!
The single AP700 has a spread of 48" x 24". This is a full spread and if a higher amount of PAR is required you may consider 2 fixtures placed closer to the water level. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Dec 17, 2015 6:04:00 PM
Hi guys.
I have a 24" L x 18" W × 18" H tank. Would this light be excessive? I only keep lps and soft corals at the moment.

Question by: Henry on Aug 10, 2016 6:13:00 PM
Hey there, that is the beauty of LED lights, they can be dimmed down to match your aquarium purposes. I would say that this fixture will be plenty enough light for that tank, and it can grow with you if you upgrade tanks in the future. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Aug 11, 2016 10:23:00 PM
If I don't have an Apple device I can't control this lamp, is that correct? Since the light has been out for nearly a year is the "Coming Soon" for android ever really going to come? I'm surprised android wasn't part of the roll out package to begin with.
Question by: Roger Fagler on Dec 18, 2016 12:42:00 AM
Great question! Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not released the update or support for Android just yet. Currently it is only available on iOS devices. :-(
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 22, 2016 6:17:00 PM
On a 24 x 24 x 48 mixed reef / SPS / LPS what % intensities should you be running and what % intensity were you running in your demonstration videos with PAR meters?
Question by: Bill on Jan 28, 2016 9:51:00 PM
Great question!
The Videos were a representation of 100% intensity at the blue spectrum. Overall with the full length and depth of your tank for full spread you will want to start around 50-60% intensity and slowly increase until the corals are able to adapt. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 5, 2016 9:56:00 AM
Does the AP 700 have a built-in timer? And will a stand alone timer from Home Depot work with this light?
Question by: Bill on Nov 8, 2016 11:59:00 AM
Great question! The AP700 has an internal WiFi signal that connects to your phone, tablet, or computer. With this connection and the Kessil application software, you have full control over the spectrum and lighting schedule. There is no need for an outside timer. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 8, 2016 1:11:00 PM
I will need 2 Kessel AP700 fixtures for my 24 x 24 x 72 tank. Can they be linked together with a cable so the controls on the first fixture will also control the second fixture?

Also, I only have Android devices to control the fixtures. When will the app for android devices be released?
Question by: Stan Godfrey on May 30, 2017 8:43:00 PM
The AP700s do not link or communicate through wires, but are rather controlled wirelessly. If you have both lights linked to your account, they can be set to run on the same lighting profile in synchronization. Regarding the Android app, they do have a beta version of the Android control software, but I don't know of a definite date on a final version of this software.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Jun 7, 2017 3:30:00 PM
I am planning a nano reef for SPS with a clam. These are the dimensions:
Square base of 50 cms X 59 cms (19.76" X 19.76") Height 40 cms (15.81")

Would this lamp be too much light?

Tha tank will be rimless, I do not want to drill holes on the ceiling. Do Keissel have the fixture to mount it on the edge of the tank?

Question by: Raul Alonso on Mar 8, 2016 10:40:00 PM
Great question!
This light would be a little excessive however could be run at a lower intensity. The Kessil A360 would be a smaller better option for you! These can be mounted with the Kessil Mount to the back of the tank. The A360 can attach as well with the Kessil Gooseneck. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 10, 2016 12:41:00 PM
Can this be connected to an Apex controller?
Question by: Jerry Matthew on Jan 19, 2016 7:11:00 PM
Great question,
The AP700 does not currently have control via the Apex. It currently only has the built in wifi control via an iPad app for control. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 27, 2016 3:12:00 PM
How well would two of the AP700s perform on a 72" x 24" x 24" SPS tank?
Question by: Phil on Mar 10, 2016 3:18:00 AM
Great question!
With their 48" x 24" spread two fixtures would be perfect for a tank of your size! This will offer a wide spread of light for complete coverage. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 10, 2016 1:39:00 PM
Any ETA on an android app?
Question by: Chris on Apr 19, 2016 11:33:00 PM
Great question!
The Beta has been released and we hope to hear an update in the next few months. No exact date as of yet.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 26, 2016 1:28:00 PM
If using one unit on a 100g mixed reef tank tank (47x24x20) would there be enough PAR to successfully grow softies throughout the tank in the mid to lower levels and SPS well placed in the top third of the tank? Would you recommend this unit over 2 360w Tuna Blue units, I noticed on your LED comparison video the PAR seemed more even spread within desirable ranges (150-300) on this unit vice the 360W. Finally do we know if Kessil has ironed out the IOS app issues, reviews would suggest the app drops out regularly forcing you to manually cycle the light.
Question by: Marc Upton on Mar 13, 2016 9:57:00 AM
Great question!
Overall we would recommend the Ap700 due to its controllable features and color settings. This will have a spread of 48 x 24 and certainly will work well for softies with SPS up top. The App has been updated and seems to have much easier support. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 14, 2016 5:32:00 PM