- AP700 LED Lighting Panel - Kessil
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
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:
- Power Consumption: 185W
- Unit Weight: 4.81lbs
- Dimensions: L 20" x W 6.4" x H 1.5"
- Power Supply: 48v DC (output)
- 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.
Great lamp, even with the quirks By Dillon on 2/6/2017Dillon would recommend this product to a friendFirst 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 10/30/2016JOHANN GARCIA would recommend this product to a friendLike the LITTLE BROTHERS 360 & 160 I BELIEVE THERE IS NOTHING BETTER FINDS OUT, THE APP NOW RUNS IN ANY PLATFORM WONDER WHETHER IOS OR ANDROID DEVICES ... IF YOU WANT A GOOD " ADVICE" START RUNNING TO MINIMUM POSSIBLE OF 25% OR 30% INTENCITY AND AROUND FROM 15 TO 20 000 K, LET YOUR CORALS ACCLIMATED WELL TO THIS NEW LIGHTING, WITHOUT DOUBT IS VERY POWERFUL AND THE REASON THET YOU BLEACH .... IF YOU follow these tips, AND IF YOU WILL BE HAPPY You can supplement with at least some ATI BLUE PLUS AND ACTINICS trust me ALL GROW COLORFULL AS NEVER SEEN ...
IN MY OPINION, THERE IS NOTHING BETTER NOW IN THE MARKET
No Disco, No Hotspots, No Harsh Shadows By Aaron on 9/13/2016Aaron would recommend this product to a friendThis 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 8/26/2016ReeferF80 would recommend this product to a friendAnyone 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 8/25/2016Bif would recommend this product to a friendThe 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 8/1/2016Lisa wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI 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 7/2/2016Creek would recommend this product to a friendNoting 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 5/25/2016Brian wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe 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 5/10/2016Angie would recommend this product to a friendI 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 4/10/2016Flipperfisher would recommend this product to a friendI 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 4/3/2016Bill wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis 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 2/29/2016HCW would recommend this product to a friendI 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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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.
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!
Depth and width would not be a problem, but length would. At 18" above the tank it has an effective footprint of 48" by 24". Have a great day!
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.
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!
Also, I only have Android devices to control the fixtures. When will the app for android devices be released?
Have a great day!
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?
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!
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!
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!
We have a 48" 125 mixed reef that we are lighting with an AP700. I would like to supplement this light to accomodate a bit heavier SPS stock. My Idea is to add a Kessil 360 on one side and slide the AP700 over, or to add a Kessil 160 on both sides of the AP700. Would either of these be a good option or am I barking up the wrong tree? If they are a good option, which would you suggest?
As always, thank you for your help.
The Beta has been released and we hope to hear an update in the next few months. No exact date as of yet.
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!