- A160WE Tuna Blue LED Light - Kessil
Amazing natural shimmer you've come to expect from Kessil, with a controllable LED, now in a compact package. We can't help but be impressed with the natural looking lighting effect produced by Kessil LEDs. They produce an amazing shimmer to rival a metal halide and you can even see the shadows of fish swimming over the sand - just like in the ocean. Kessil has put years of research into their LEDs creating a Dense Matrix LED which tightly packs the LEDs onto one chip with numerous colors and numerous wavelengths of light.
The Kessil A160WE Tuna Blue is perfect for nano and pico saltwater aquariums. Emitting a spectrum range of 10,000K to 20,000K making them a perfect light for fast growth, and coloration of corals. Pair the A160WE up with a Kessil A-series gooseneck for an easy and quick mounting solution.
- Kessil Logic™ - Adjust color on one channel and intensity on other channel
- Tunability - Tune the spectrum and intensity from 10,000K to Actinic for the Tuna Blue
- Compatible with external 0~10V controllers like the Kessil Spectral Controller, Neptune Apex, and Digital Aquatics Reefkeeper
- Compact, pendant design
- Exceptional shimmer effect
- Dense Matrix LED - patented design of tightly packed LED
- Proprietary blend of precision UV light to encourage coral coloration
- Two Channels for fine tuning of brightness and color spectrum
- Quiet operation
- Advanced heat management system results in higher efficiency
- Easily mounted via the Kessil Gooseneck System
- Tuna Blue best for reef and saltwater tanks
- Tuna Sun best for refugiums, mangrove, and planted tanks
- A160WE will cover a 12” - 24” area, at a height of 12” - 24” off the surface of the water respectively
- 5" (including control knobs) x 2.5" x 2.5"
- 2.3 pounds (includes power supply)
- 40 watts
The Kessil A160WE is an Apex Ready product.
Rim less tank vs Plastic Rim tank By Diane on 10/18/2019Diane wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe mounting bracket fits well on a rimless tank however I have a tank with a plastic rim and the mounting bracket does not fit. I spoke to someone from Kessill and they really didn't understand what I was talking about. I was frustrated and surprised that they were not at all understanding the issue. The black plastic rim extends into the tank where as the rimless does not. Therefore when the bracket on the arm is installed there is a gap that doesn't secure the arm.
Unreliable By Reefer247 on 2/6/2019Reefer247 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter a little over 3 years of minimal use it went out & so did warranty. Don't invest or waste money on this product.
Warranty By Melvin on 11/10/2018Melvin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendLight worked great for 2 years and about 6 months.. I saw other complains about them not making over 2 years and bought them anyway.. now mine went out..
Expected more By Slob on 6/1/2018Slob wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFor the price I expected a lot more than just a light with two adjustment knobs, bought the overpriced controller and gooseneck mount to try and get more out of it but after almost a year I'm not as impressed as I thought I would be for the price I paid, poor instructions, took me several months and online research to find the right intensity for my 30g nano, controller was a headache getting it dialed in, the colors of my corals are nice but I've seen nicer in this price range of led lights, I have not had any malfunctions or problems with the unit, final adjustment setting I'm using is 100 percent full intensity 10 hrs with 3hrs full color and 7hrs blue is what seems my corals liked, nano tank is about 18 inches deep
Cheap top By Robert on 3/2/2018Robert wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe top of the unit is now thin plastic and cracks in half very easily. I bumped it (attatched to a gooseneck) while organizing my frags and the top cracked in half. It is now hanging by just the electric wire. The light still runs awesome and if you hang it from a chain i would say go for it. Theyre awesome lights. Awesome. But i am very dissappointed in the quality. The screws are an improvement over the ones on the old 150 that used to easily strip but should still be upgraded. If you dont know how to match threads good luck. Dont buy if you plan on using the gooseneck but if you hang them then they are by far still one of the best lights i have ever seen and used. Clean them out with compressed co2 or compressed air like for keyboards once every 6 months.i have 2 on a 75 and as long as i moniter my calcium and alk daily and mag every few days they grow every coral great. Other than the cheap plastic top and tiny screws dissappointment, i will still continue to buy the kessils. They are that good.
Happy and noticably growing corals (over years) under these include...
Zoas,anemones,elegence corals,sps,blastos,war corals, acans and quite a few others.
If you honestly moniter your c kh and mg daily birdsnest grows like a weed. I dont even check nitrates or phos because its an anthias tank. 75 main 75 sump 30 refug woth chaeto and calupera. Big skimmer large carbon/gfo reactor. I change carbon/gfo every 10 days and do a 16 to 20 gal water change with red sea every weekend. If you put the work in the lights work for you.
Excellent light By charles on 2/20/2018charles would recommend this product to a friendi have had this light for a little over a year I've had nothing but great results
worth every penny By Luis on 2/1/2018Luis would recommend this product to a friendI just purchased these and it's a night and day difference from the t5s. beautiful clarity and my anemones and corals pop. I can't believe what a difference the right lighting makes. I would recommend the investment without a doubt.
Excellent for Nano Tanks By Cass Young on 11/22/2017Cass Young would recommend this product to a friendI have a 22G Long (12" tall) tank with two of these hovering about 7" of the water and I got to say I absolutely love these, as much as my corals do. I have SPS 2-3" below the surface and a variety of LPS corals below that. EVERY single coral is simply flourishing under these lights. I did get the controller as well as it is a must, really wish they included the controller and had a slave/master configuration without making us spend another $100 on top of the already hefty price. All in all I really recommend it for small shallow setups.
Grows SPS By Jared on 11/2/2017Jared would recommend this product to a friendHave two 160tb over my 50 gallon 3’ long tank. I have SPS from one side to the other. I have been getting good growth. I just added the let retrofit t5 kit to deal with the shadows from spot light lighting.
Great Product! By Hailey on 9/18/2017Hailey would recommend this product to a friendI love my Kessil lights, I upgraded from Kessil 150W to the 160WE! Love the range of colors! And, of course BRS got my lights shipped out shortly after I purchased them!
Great Light for a Great Price By Nate on 8/4/2017Nate would recommend this product to a friendI bought 4 of these lights for y 180 gallon reef earlier this year. I love how simple they are. They are easily controlled and the blue is a great color. I love how good they look too
A+++ By PeteDunk on 3/30/2017PeteDunk would recommend this product to a friendI have had this lamp over my 25 gallon Innovative Marine Fusion Lagoon for over a year and am still totally satisfied with the results. Pinks, oranges, reds, and greens really pop under this light and the blue setting has visibly improved coral growth overall. I currently host 2 maxima clams, a rose bubble tip anemone, several torches, frogspawn, acan, zoas, and hammers. All are thriving! Kessil has always made reliable LEDs. I would definitely buy again.
I'm considering the aquatic life aquatic life t5/led 60" fixture. Would it be better to use like 5 a160 vs. 3 a360. The tank is 72lx24wx20d. Thank you
Would i be able to keep a mixed reef tank with just one of these in a jbj 30 gallon rl?
These have a 24" x 24" maximum spread and will work well with mixed reef tanks.
Do you think two a160we's would provide enough intensity and spread to keep a mixed reef (sps up top, lps lower) in an IM Fusion Lagoon 25 (24l x 20w x 12tall)? I'm considering them over a single a360we for increased coverage, but how do you think two a160s compare to a single a360 in terms of intensity? Thank you for you time and help!
I am currently running a lagoon tank here at the office with a mix of SPS, LPS, and softies and think that would be a great lighting setup for this tank.
The output of two A160's is likely a little lower than a single A360 but you will have better coverage and less wasted light, provided you don't mount them too high.
The goosenecks with 90-degree adapters or A-series mounting arms should be perfect.
I'm starting my 46g bowfront soon and want to run softies and LPS, would this be enough light for my tank?
If I buy the Kessil 160 does it come with the mounting bracket or do I have to buy it separately?? Thanks
That light will not include the mounting bracket, unfortunately. This gooseneck would work well to mount it to tanks 1.25" thick and less: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/mini-a-series-gooseneck-kessil.html
Have a great day!
I'm going to set up a 10gallon tank with mostly soft and LPS corals would this light be ideal?
Later I will be going to a 40 gallon breeder would I just need to add another light for this?
This will be a perfect fit and well recommended for both the current 10 gallon. This will work great in the future 40 gallon as well!
2 of these for a IM 20 nuvo or 2 a80s , I want to keep a mixed reef tank
Thanks for getting in touch with us in regards to lighting on your IM 20G. I personally would go with the two A80s for this tank. I have kept a A80 on a IM 10G aquarium with insane results. I am able to even keep a deresa clam alive and happy under one. Please let me know if there is anything else that we can assist with. Thanks!
I am adding a small refugium to my sump. I have 2 of these 160's that I am not using right now. My LFS is telling me that I cannot use one of these for the refuge because It is too strong. Do I have to buy a new light?
The issue would not be with the power of the light but the spectrum. It is just not correct for growing plant life. You are looking for a red spectrum with a tiny bit of blue. I suggest the A160 Tuna Flora instead