Spectral Controller X - Kessil

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Kessil LED Light Control At Your Fingertips


Intuitive and Affordable Light Control

Equipped with flawless touch control and a vivid color display, the Spectral Controller X is effortless light control at the touch of your fingertips. Its straightforward approach to light control programming allows for endless customization options without the confusion. The sleek, modern design ensures a beautiful and cohesive setup that won't disrupt the look of your aquarium.


Smart K-Link Communication

The new K-Link communication method is an upgrade of the easy plug & play 0-10V, allowing users to network multiple A360X together(up to 32 fixtures per chain) and set individual groups to run their own programs. K-Link is also a two-way communication, meaning the Spectral Controller X can detect the number of lights in the network, the status of the lights, etc.


One Controller, Two Ports

Each controller is equipped with one K-Link port and one 0-10V output port. The K-Link port allows users to connect to the new A360, while the 0-10V port is for Kessil’s 0-10V light fixture.


Program Mode

Features three ways of setting a customized light schedule to match individual tank needs. Maximum of 12 programs can be created

  • Quick Set - Create unique dawn and dusk effects by altering light intensity and color throughout eight different time points.
  • Acclimation Mode - Simplify the introduction of new lights to a tank or new corals to an existing setup with acclimation mode. The acclimation timeline can be customized to suit specific needs.
  • Manual Mode: Instantly tune color and intensity for on demand light customization.


Compatible With:

Kessil Spectral Controller X is backwards compatible with a wide variety of lights and includes a 0-10V port along with a K-Link connection, meaning you will not need to get new cables or equipment to control your lights.

  • A360X (all models)
  • A360 (all models)
  • A160 (all models)
  • A80 (all models)

*0-10v cable not included and required for use with non-X models


What's Included?

1x Spectral Controller X

1x Magnetic Mounting Plate

1x Micro USB Cable (for firmware updates)

1x 10' K-Link Cable

2x Screws

2x Nylon Anchors

More Information
Product Name Spectral Controller X - Kessil
SKU 211873
UPC 092145343722
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Product Questions

The product details states the X controller will work with the A80, but a question answered states the X controller is not adaptable to the other models. I am looking to control 2 tanks with one controller, my 40 will have the X, and my 12 has the A80. Will the X controller control both of them?
Question by: Sean Hunter on Apr 28, 2019, 1:51 PM
Hey there-

Thank you for reaching out to us! The X-series controller does work with both the A-series and X-series (there is a single K-link port and then one normal 3.5mm port). I have the exact same setup with one A360x tuna sun on the K-link port and then 3 A80s daisy chained on the 3.5mm port. If you have any other questions let us know. Happy reefing!
Answer by: Brad Ohmann on Apr 28, 2019, 6:46 PM
Are the capacitance buttons back-light? They look like they are in the photo, but my controller buttons are not.
Question by: Joe on Jan 8, 2019, 6:03 PM
Thanks for contacting BRS!
These controllers will not have backlit buttons. Have a great day!
Answer by: Noah on Jan 10, 2019, 9:35 PM
Will the 0 to 10 v 3.5mm connection work with the aquaricLife dimmable hybrid fixtures
Question by: Scott Mayberry on Apr 28, 2020, 4:16 PM
Hi Scott,

In theory, any 0-10v control signal should work but since this unit is designed to work with Kessil lights I am afraid I am not able to recommend using it on your T5s. Doing so would likely void any warranty on the controller so I would also keep that in mind.

I hope this helps.
Happy Reefing
Answer by: Nick on May 8, 2020, 9:47 PM
Is the X series controller compatible with the H series refugium lights? Can I hook up 2 A360X light with a H360 refugium light off the same controller? Thanks!
Question by: Chris on Apr 18, 2019, 3:41 PM
Hi there! The X series controller will not work on the H series lights, unfortunately. To control the H series you would need the H series controller. Have a great day! :)
Answer by: Joe on Apr 20, 2019, 4:02 PM
Will the kessil x control aqua illumination led lights?
Question by: Andrew messer on Nov 27, 2021, 3:21 PM
The Kessil X Controller will only work with Kessil lights. AI lights are controlled via their app.
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Nov 27, 2021, 6:05 PM
Will this controller open up the ability of moonlighting on previous kessil models (A360W-E) or are some functions of this controller limited to the A360x? Thanks
Question by: Sean on Dec 10, 2018, 5:31 PM
At this time the Spectral-X Controller will only work with the latest Kessil A360X lights. The connection cable is USB-C for this controller and not adaptable to the 3.5mm stereo input of the standard A360/A160/A80 lights.
Answer by: Randy on Dec 12, 2018, 6:27 PM