This 700,000 gallon tank resides in a glass dome at the American Earth system science
research facility to study the
body chemistry and shells of giant clams.
While the Biosphere receives a good amount of natural sunlight, researchers found that supplemental lighting was
to meet the intense lighting requirements by the giant clams. Kessil fixtures were installed above the clams on
floating barge to ensure they had enough light while the sun sets outside of the biosphere. Kessil’s compact
its ability to act as a single point light source proved to be the solution the clams needed. In addition,
chosen for their reliability to withstand the unique and harsh environment of the dome. The clams can be found
and showing excellent signs of health and growth with the incorporation of the Kessil fixtures.