- 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.
Couldn't believe my eyes By Dustin on 6/30/2018Dustin would recommend this product to a friendI've heard of the kessil shimmer, now I've seen it and there's no going back. I was amazed at the way the corals looked, the way the fish looked. My tank looked totally different from what I had with my old lights. And the best part is my corals are loving this light. They open sooner and look fuller as the day progresses. I didn't understand kessil logic and how important it was until now. It doesn't matter what color or intensity you use, the light uses the right spectrum and the corals grow.
I'm using android app and it was a little tricky to use. If you use the lunar setting it locks the program so you can't modify it. I also don't like that you can only have 10 data points and technically it's only 8 since 1 turns the light on and 1 shuts it off.
Those are my only 2 complaints and that has nothing to do with the lights growth potential. That's what we buy the lights for, to grow coral
Kessil support-top notch By Snuffy Seal on 4/11/2018Snuffy Seal would recommend this product to a friendI e-mailed Kessil about an old A150W light that had given up the ghost. I was using it to augment an AP700 on a 90 gal tank hoping I could get a couple of extra years out of it . However, I didn't know whether it was the power supply (not so expensive) or lamp (expensive). After explaining the problem, Kessil said they would send me a power supply-no charge...no hesitation to determine which one was at fault. Within a couple of hours I got a notice from the shipper that the power supply had been shipped and was in route. Their lighting systems are pricey; but I guess you get what you pay for.
100% satisfied By Joseph on 3/4/2018Joseph would recommend this product to a friendThe app was very simple tied two of them together. Everything works perfect acclimation, Lerner, and storm. All my Coral is open and happy. effects
So far very happy By Joseph on 3/2/2018Joseph would recommend this product to a friendGot my ap700 on Thursday was worried would not be able to figure out the app. After following the directions my worries will put the rest. Very simple to use and trust me I am not a technical type of person but I had my light up and running and less than 15 minutes
Awesome light By Dave on 2/27/2018Dave would recommend this product to a friendI’ve had this light for a bout a year now and it’s still running strong. I use four 80W ATI T5 bulbs to supplement the lighting for my corals and I couldn’t be happier. I started out with one but wasn’t getting the coverage I wanted on my 6’ tank. I have since added two more for a total of three and every corner of my tank has plenty of par for my corals. I really don’t know why there’s such fuzz about the app. I have an iPhone and was able to connect all three in a few minutes.
Worst APP in the History of the World By Doug on 1/23/2018Doug wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe lights work fine. They come on and go off. Not as bright as I expected. I have two of them on a 180, sitting right next to a 75 with the Chinese black box LED's, and I think the 75 looks better. But none of that is the point. The Android app absolutely sucks. I can add a light. But I have two... I have followed the step by step instructions for adding the second light for about 6 hours now... it doesn't work. So I add one, set it...forget it, add the other, set it, forget it and turn them on and off with the outlet controlled by my APEX. For $800 I expected quality. I don't feel like I got it.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Is I have a 48 inch long tank how many fixtures would I need?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Does the AP 700 have a built-in timer? And will a stand alone timer from Home Depot work with this light?
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?
Have a great day!
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?
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!
Can this be connected to an Apex controller?
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!
How well would two of the AP700s perform on a 72" x 24" x 24" SPS tank?
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.
Any ETA on an android app?
The Beta has been released and we hope to hear an update in the next few months. No exact date as of yet.
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.
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!