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Kessil® Aquarium AP700 LED Aquarium Light
Kessil® Aquarium AP700 LED Aquarium Light
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Overview

*Sleek full color spectrum fixture with Dense Matrix LED technology
*Delivers the best usable spectrum for coral growth and coloration
*Download iOS App for WiFi control of adjustable color channels

Full color spectrum LED fixture boasts Dense Matrix LED Technology for adjustable spectral output with superior light penetration. Kessil Aquarium AP700 LED Aquarium Light features iOS WiFi control of independently adjustable color channels to ensure best usable spectrum for coral growth and coloration no matter how you tune it. Sleek low profile fixture delivers intense light with an impressive 48" x 24" coverage!

Hybrid Optics
"Hybrid Optics" simulates the effect of a Metal Halide T5 Combo. Kessil's specially designed lens and reflector combination provides a broader delivery of light and superior penetration. This virtually eliminates shading while minimizing hot spots.

Maximum Coverage
The new "Hybrid Optics" combines with the two latest generation of Dense Matrix LED arrays, giving up to 48" of coverage. The AP700 has been designed and tested to consistently provide the best spectrum and delivery for coral growth and coloration.

For a Mixed Reef:
48" x 24" coverage by hanging 15"-18" above water surface. For an SPS Dominant:
36" x 24" coverage by hanging 5"-7" above water surface.

WiFi Controllability
The iPad app gives users access to advanced manual control and program customization, as well as offering the ability to sync groups of lights. App features include full color control, acclimation, lunar cycle, weather effects, and more.

Shimmer
The Kessil shimmer effect gives your tank a beautiful, natural, sunlit look comparable to the shimmer of a Metal Halide fixture. It's like replicating your own piece of the ocean.

Full Color Spectrum
The new generation Dense Matrix LED brings aquarium lighting colors to a new level. Full Color Spectrum is now available for the AP700. With the iPad app, users can choose a range of blue from Deep Ocean Blue to Sky Blue, and can even select other colors such as green, yellow, red and purple for a different aesthetic.

Color Mixing
Different wavelengths within a single LED array are seamlessly blended, emitting a uniform color with widespread coverage.

Kessil Logic
Independently adjustable color channels enable users to tune a preferred color within the spectral range while maintaining the best usable spectrum for coral growth and coloration. Kessil Logic(TM) maintains consistent output across the spectrum, Sky Blue to Deep Ocean Blue.

Penetration
Patented Dense Matrix LED(TM) technology concentrates multiple LED chips into a single array, creating a powerful light source that offers better and deeper penetration without sacrificing coverage. The maximum penetration can be 24"-30" from the water surface for most reefs.

UV
No matter which spectral point is chosen with the tunable spectrum, Kessil's proprietary blend of precision UV light encourages coral coloration.

Design
Compact and sleek design features quiet operation, innovative heat management, and efficient, long-lasting LED construction. This design also allows for more mounting/hanging options: Mounting Arms, Canopy Kit, and Hanging Kit.

What's in the Box:
AP700
USB Cable
Power Adapter
Adapter Cable
Brackets (x4)

Specifications
Fixture Dimensions L 20" x W 6.4" x H 1.5" (51cm x 16cm x 4cm)
Unit Weight 4.81 lb / 2.18kg
Coverage Area Up to 48" x 24" (122cm x 61cm)
Power Supply 100-240 VAC (Input), 48 VDC (Output)
Power Usage 185W

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Getting Started
Step 1: Start Lamp
Connect the AP700 to the Power Adaptor and plug it into a wall outlet. The LED indicator will be red to indicate Standby Mode.

Step 2:Turn on the AP700
Touch the Power Button to turn on the AP700. Touching the Power Button once more will shut the light off.

Step 3: Manual Control
You may manually adjust the Intensity and Color using the buttons located on the side of the AP700.

Step 4: Program
Cycle through the programs by using the Program Button. Default programs can be customized through the app.

  • Wireless Control: The Kessil App is compatible with iOS device. To download your respective version, open the App Store on your device and search for "Kessil WiFi Controller."
  • App Operation: Once you have downloaded the app, follow the instructions listed to connect and operate the light.

Cleaning
Turn off the AP700, remove the eight perimeter screws from the AP700 using a 3/32" (2.55mm) hex wrench. Set aside the Top Cover and gently clean the inside using a dry brush. Ensure the inside in clear of debris before reinstalling the Top.

Maintenance
  1. Keep the Air Intake Hole, Venting Holes, and Fan clear of dust. Perform regular cleanings with compressed air. Unplug the unit and insert the tip of a CO2 canister into one of the venting holes. Hold and spray. You may also gently vacuum out the dust through the venting holes.
  2. Keep the lens clean. If the lens becomes contaminated with water, dust or other particles, unplug the unit and clean the lens with isopropyl alcohol. Wet a cotton swab or napkin with the isopropyl alcohol and gently wipe the surface of the lens. The light can be turned on once the lens is fully dry.

About Kessil
Professional Company, Superior Product
As a business division of DiCon, Kessil inherits a vast understanding of light and fundamental business philosophy. For a quarter of a century, the parent company has specialized in making products that direct high-speed laser beams into miniscule, hair size fiber optic cables for the telecom, defense/military, and biomedical sectors. In the early 2000's, DiCon realized the transition to LEDs was imminent and invested heavily in the technology.

As a result, two more business units were created: DiCon LED pushes the forefront of this movement with its proprietary high density LED array, and DiCon Lighting applies the platform in lighting fixtures for the architectural and entertainment industries. Today, each of DiCon's business divisions are recognized leaders in their respective fields, designing and manufacturing quality products with differentiating technology, advancing photonics knowledge through continuous research, and building customer relations with consistently first-rate service.

Kessil has assembled a team of product designers, plant biologists, and illumination engineers, all experts in their field of study, to produce a plant light that is distinctly different from everyone else's. With a careful consideration in the mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical aspects of the product, it's smaller, smarter, cooler, and brighter. Kessil grow lights are not just the best in the class, it's in a completely separate class altogether. Kessil's own internal LED capacity allows them to make special wavelengths on their patented LED platform. Kessil is also able to innovate quickly with their vertically integrated capabilities. The transition from design to execution is seamless. The entire flow is 100% under Kessil's control. All their findings are speedily implemented into their products. Kessil will always be miles ahead of their competition with the best products and most advanced spectrum formulas.

Where Are They Now?
Today Kessil is an established business unit of DiCon with various successful product lines. The three founding members continue to drive Kessil with the same passion and excitement as they continue to make advancements in plant and aquarium lighting.

Kessil is confident that you will find their business approach refreshing and products superior. Come experience Kessil for yourself and see your plants bloom and corals pop under Kessil LED lights.

Kessil Dense Matrix LED Technology
LEDs were first introduced in 1962, used originally as indicator lights. Although light output has increased significantly in recent years (especially with the introduction of 1W LEDs), basic packaging method remains largely unchanged. Industry standard still assembles one LED chip at a time: one LED die is placed in a reflective cavity, bonded to two electrical contacts, and then sealed by an epoxy or plastic lens. This approach is simple, cost effective, and adequate for most general illumination purposes.

Following the trend of replacing traditional light bulbs with LED technology, new companies have started to appear in the horticulture industry, procuring single chip LED cells often from the same usual sources. They assemble the LEDs using similar approaches for general illumination by sparsely populating single LED chips over sheet metal, then securing them in a box to hang over plants. This "next generation" LED grow light sports mostly red and blue chips to promote photosynthesis. However, feedback from majority of growers shows that although the newer LEDs look brighter than previous generations, the depth penetration of the light is still insufficient compared with traditional bulb type grow lights.

Kessil, on the other hand, takes a completely different approach. Instead of individually wrapped LED chips, Kessil applies a brand new platform that densely packs many of them together. For example, the H150 grow light uses a dense matrix platform that carries 21 LED chips in a circle smaller than a dime! This patented design is the result of over 30 million dollars in investments and five years of diligent research by DiCon. Its team of Ph.D's found a way to fundamentally resolve the thermal issue and invented a metal carrier that dissipates heat away from the core quickly.

With this advanced innovation, Kessil is able to design a product that can operate at high currents and put out more light that can be effectively focused into intense beams, while still running at a device temperature much cooler than other grow lights. Through this patented platform, Kessil easily conquered the two biggest challenges in designing LED fixtures, beam control and heat management, to produce a grow light that not only penetrates plants deeply, but also runs cool at higher efficiency with a longer lifetime.

You may wonder what the advantage is in having a grow light that shoots intense beams. Consider a simple analogy using two different nozzles mounted on the same garden hose. One sprinkles water out of many tiny pores from the sunflower-type nozzle. In contrast, consider now a single jet of water from an industrial pistol nozzle. The sprinkler merely mists the surface of the plants while the steady stream from a nozzle cuts straight down to the soil. Although the amount of water is the same for both hose heads, the nozzle is drastically more effective in reaching plant roots.

Let's apply the garden hose example to understand how DiCon's LEDs can produce much better results. Imagine the water as light. The typical LED light has tiny chips spread over a wide area similar to the individual holes that water trickles through on the left picture with the sunflower nozzle, and puts out equally weak light. Conversely, DiCon's light has many LED chips densely grouped together to send out an intense beam that behaves like the jet stream shooting out of the pistol nozzle. Instead of sprinkling misty light onto the plant's surface layer, Kessil is able to inject light straight down to allow photosynthesis to also happen in the plant's lower tiers.

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