AP700 LED Lighting Panel

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Kessil AP700 LED Lighting Panel incorporates "hybrid optics" that are specially designed to give a broad delivery of the light output without giving up any penetration power. The 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 for ultimate control!

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 AP700 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.


Kessil AP700 Owners Manual.pdf

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UPC 092145339206
Lighting Type LED
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Product Questions

Will this fixture work with the new Neptune APEX I am thinking of getting it to use in a T5 hybrid system the T5 component works with the APEX wondering if this LED does as well. Don't like having a different controler for everything on my tank.
Question by: Jayson Chaney on Jun 27, 2019, 6:11 AM
Hey there,

The AP700 is not compatible with the APEX for control ability. However you can still use the energy bar to turn it on and off. Also, there is not a controller for this light, just the app from Kessil.
Answer by: Thomas Billington on Jun 27, 2019, 8:27 AM
If my tank dimensions are 72inches length, 23 inches height and 18.5 inches width, will one be enough? I will be able to hang them only about 9 inches from the tank.
Question by: Gor Shtikyan on Jan 3, 2018, 7:40 PM
Thanks for contacting BRS!

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!
Answer by: Josh Cuta on Jan 8, 2018, 6:21 PM
Ok, this is the stupidest question you will see all day, but i need to ask. Does the fixture store and run the program, once set, or does the controlling IOS device need to maintain a continuous connection?
Question by: Martyrittenhouse on Nov 23, 2017, 10:11 PM
That is not a horrible question, and the fixture will store the program once it is set to the light. The controlling device does not need to be connected all the time.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 24, 2017, 8:30 AM
Hi Team,

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.


Question by: Phillip Peterson on Nov 10, 2017, 3:06 PM
If you could fit it, two or four T5 lamps that span the length of your tank would be ideal. We really like the hybrid lights, but if you cannot fit that, either of the two options you suggested would work well.
Answer by: Charlie on Nov 26, 2017, 8:58 AM
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 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 on Jun 7, 2017, 3:30 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 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 on Dec 22, 2016, 6:17 PM
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 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 on Nov 8, 2016, 1:11 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 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 on Aug 11, 2016, 10:23 PM
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 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 on Jun 28, 2016, 6:49 PM
Any ETA on an android app?
Question by: Chris on Apr 19, 2016, 11:33 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 on Apr 26, 2016, 1:28 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 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 on Mar 14, 2016, 5:32 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 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 on Mar 10, 2016, 1:39 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 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 on Mar 10, 2016, 12:41 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 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 on Feb 5, 2016, 9:56 AM
Can this be connected to an Apex controller?
Question by: Jerry Matthew on Jan 19, 2016, 7:11 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 on Jan 27, 2016, 3:12 PM
Is I have a 48 inch long tank how many fixtures would I need?
Question by: Sergio on Dec 13, 2015, 11:02 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 on Dec 17, 2015, 6:04 PM