Kessil A160WE Tuna Blue LED Light

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Kessil A160WE Tuna Blue LED Light

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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.


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Kessil A160WE Features
  • 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
Light Spread/Coverage
  • A160WE will cover a 12” - 24” area, at a height of 12” - 24” off the surface of the water respectively


Product Specifications 

  • 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.


8 Items

  • Grows SPS By Jared on 11/2/2017

    Have 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 9/18/2017

    I 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 8/4/2017

    I 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 3/30/2017

    I 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.
  • awesome led light By nycbob on 2/9/2017

    Bought this to hang over my 15 gallon nano. Setup was very easy. My anemones are loving the new light.
  • Amazing quality By Nuvo10lps on 11/30/2016

    My corals have done amazing under this light. The quality, color, and power is amazing. This light on goose neck is great over my nuvo 10. Spectra controller works fine. Would buy again
  • Great investment By Daniel on 7/17/2016

    This has been one of the greatest investments I made for my aquarium. My corals looks brighter and healthier than they ever have. I hardly had to acclimate my coral to these lights and they were very easy to set up, I purchased the Kessil controller to run these and it was a easy setup as well with very little instruction. I would definitely buy these again.
  • A perfect led for nano aquariums. By Mike on 6/13/2016

    After using this product for 6 months I have received nothing but great results. Growth and polyp extension has increased dramatically making all my lps corals really happy. The shimmer is just beautiful and the color spectrum combines the fast growing power of 10000 kelvin bulb with the aesthetics of a 14000 or 20000k bulb, I am looking forward to add the spectral controller to this light to increase control-ability. Over all, this is the most impressive light fixture I ever owned.


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Product Questions

Would i be able to keep a mixed reef tank with just one of these in a jbj 30 gallon rl?
Question by: Vincent Taylor on Jun 28, 2016 10:22:00 AM
Great question!
These have a 24" x 24" maximum spread and will work well with mixed reef tanks.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 28, 2016 6:01:00 PM
I'm starting my 46g bowfront soon and want to run softies and LPS, would this be enough light for my tank?
Question by: Jeffrey on Jan 6, 2017 6:55:00 PM
Great question! Unfortunately, that single A160 will not be enough light, both in PAR and in spread. At a minimum, I would recommend two of these A160s which still may be a bit under powered. Otherwise, two A360 Tuna will be a perfect fit! :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jan 10, 2017 1:15:00 PM
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?
Question by: tim on Jun 21, 2016 8:38:00 AM
Great question!
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!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 21, 2016 12:17:00 PM
2 of these for a IM 20 nuvo or 2 a80s , I want to keep a mixed reef tank
Question by: Luis on Aug 28, 2017 11:16:00 PM
Hey there,
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!
Answer by: Tyler Schafer (Admin) on Sep 13, 2017 10:16:00 AM
would 3 A160we be enough for a mixed reef 75gallon?
Question by: darryl on Dec 10, 2016 11:00:00 PM
Great question! The A160s will be far too under powered for proper light penetration and spread for that size of tank. These are geared more towards nano sized tanks up to 40-50gals. I would recommend at least two of the A360s instead. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 21, 2016 6:59:00 PM
Could i put this on a jbj 30 gallon RL? Could it handle sps? Thanks.
Question by: Vincent on Jun 24, 2016 11:01:00 AM
You could install this over a tank of that size, however the spread and power will probably not be enough to cover your entire tank nor meet the high PAR needs of SPS. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Jun 29, 2016 5:37:00 PM