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Kessil Announces the Release of the AP700

July 30, 2015

The AP700 is an elegant panel light in a powerful 185-watt platform with built-in WiFi capabilities and full color control.

Richmond, CA (July 30, 2015) - Kessil Lighting, leaders of innovative LED aquarium lighting, is proud to announce the AP700. The AP700 leverages the technology of Kessil's award-winning pendant lights and expands it into a larger, 185-watt panel platform. With two 60-LED chip arrays, the AP700 delivers up to 4 feet of coverage. This powerhouse is also equipped with built-in WiFi for even greater control and customization.

"We built the AP700 for those who want a great looking panel light that's incredibly powerful and easy to use. We wanted something very low profile – lights that would enhance the look of any setup," says David Lowry, Kessil's Sales Manager, "Much of the success of our lights comes from the innovative LED technology behind it; our users love the shimmer, color mixing and how well their corals respond to our spectrum. With the AP700, not only are we packing all that technology into a panel fixture, we're also adding a ton of extra features that will really put this light in a league of its own."

The AP700 features a flawless touch control panel to easily adjust intensity, color and cycle through preset program modes. The intuitive system allows instant customization of an aquarium with just a simple touch. The built-in WiFi capability takes control even further, with the power to remotely program the AP700 through our app without the need for an intermediary hub. Using the Kessil app, custom lighting schedules will take full advantage of the AP700's features, whether it is a dawn/dusk effect or moonlight mode.

The AP700 will be packed full of incredible new features and accessories soon to be revealed. The iPad app will be available to download at launch from the App Store with iPhone and android versions to follow shortly. This revolutionary new light will be available to purchase in the US in September at a retail price of $949. Make sure to stop by MACNA 2015 to see the light in action.

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 nearly 30 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®.

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