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Kessil Announces the Release of the A160WE LED Aquarium Light

November 24, 2014

The A160WE is a sleek and compact 40W LED light that offers the ability to custom tune spectrum and intensity.


Richmond, CA (November 24, 2014) - The A150W first introduced the aquarium world to Kessil's innovative Dense Matrix technology in an elegant and simple light fixture. Since then, Kessil has revolutionized LED lights in the aquarium industry with its line of products driven by technological innovation and modern aesthetics. Kessil Lighting now announces the A160WE, a sleek, tunable light in a compact 40W platform.

"We are constantly developing new technology and pushing our products further," says David Lowry, Sales Manager at Kessil, "The A160WE takes the very successful A150W platform and adds the tunability and controllability we have come to perfect over the years. This is a light for those who need the smaller form factor, but want all the features that will allow them to customize their lighting experience."

The A160WE will be available in two different models, for the saltwater and freshwater aquarium. The Tuna Blue color is created specifically for the saltwater aquarium, providing a range of spectrums, from a crisp, natural sky blue (10,000K) to a deep ocean blue (actinic). For the freshwater tank, the Tuna Sun is tunable between a warm 6,000K to a cool 9,000K. The Tuna Sun model features a "Double Peak" spectrum, which maximizes full, lush plant growth.



Coupled with the new tunability feature, the A160WE also boasts controllability. The lights can be daisy-chained together for synchronized control via a single light or through an external controller. The A160WE is fully compatible with the Kessil Spectral Controller.

The A160WE will be showcased at Reef a Palooza in Costa Mesa, CA and Aquatic Experience in Chicago, IL. It will be available for purchase in October at the price of $249.

About Kessil ®

Kessil Lighting designs and manufactures innovative LED lighting products for the horticulture and aquarium industries. Kessil is a business division of DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc., a leading technology company for over 25 years in the photonics industry. Using DiCon's patented high power Dense Matrix LED™ platform, Kessil's products emit a powerful, penetrating beam of light. Each LED chip produces one wavelength, allowing various spectrums to be created by grouping different types of LED chips together. As a result, Kessil can populate chips with specific wavelengths onto DiCon's array. For this purpose, Kessil's research team continues to rigorously search for different spectrum recipes to enhance coral and plant growth. With this constant quest for the best spectrums, Kessil is leading The Spectral Revolution®.

For more information on Kessil, please visit www.kessil.com.