Kessil A360N & A360W LED lights announced with excellent new features

By on Mar 06, 2013

The Kessil A360 is the name of the mysterious LED fixture spotted at ReefStock last weekend, getting all cozy with the Apex controller. Coming in a narrow beam A360N and wide angle A360W, Kessil’s new flagship LED spotlights are packing a lot more than meets the eye.

The Kessil A360N & A360W indeed to have two ports, an 0-10v DC input and an output which allows users to string a number of Kessil A360 LEDs together in series. The first unit in the daisy-chain is the master controller wherein all subsequent A360s will mimic the color and intensity of the first. Alternatively, the first Kessil A360 can be made another link in the chain by jacking into the variable speed port of the Apex controller, and probably others as well.

The best new feature of the Kessil A360N & A360W is the one that is not immediately apparent, Kessil Logic. Although the new Kessil A360s have two knobs, these no longer control two independent channels of control. Instead Kessil has developed what it calls Kessil Logic, where one knob controls the color blending from all blue to all white, and the other knob controls the brightness. With Kessil Logic the A360 series of LED spotlights can deliver 30% more power at both ends of the spectrum, not bad indeed.

The A360N and A360W start shipping in the U.S. market before the end of March at the retail price of $449. The lights are currently going through CE certification, and are scheduled to begin delivery into the European market this fall.

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RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA (March 6, 2013) – Kessil® Lighting, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality LED aquarium lights, proudly announces the release of the A360N and A360W models. Based on the award-winning A350/A350W platform, winner of the Reef Builders 2012 LED Showdown, the A360 series brings new features and innovations to the industry and raises the bar for the competition.

The A360 features Kessil’s new proprietary Kessil Logic™, a unique form of spectral intelligence developed for precise color blending and optimal coral growth. In this new design, instead of varying the light intensity of two different channels to find the desired color and intensity mix, users can select the perfect spectrum and color with one knob and then adjust the intensity with the other. Kessil Logic™ will not only dramatically improve the user experience, it will also boost the light output at both ends of the spectral tuning range by as much as 30%.

In addition to its enhanced manual controllability, the A360 comes with a pair of ports that allows the fixture to be governed by external devices. This new control interface operates within a 0-10Vdc 10VDC range, making it compatible with several popular aquarium external controllers. When daisy-chained in series without an external controller, the first A360 acts as the master unit propagating its settings to all other lights in the chain.

“We continually strive to bring great innovation to this industry,” says David Lowry, Kessil Sales Manager. “Adding Kessil Logic™ to Dense Matrix™ LED makes the A360 a product that is truly one of a kind!”

The A360N and A360W start shipping in the U.S. market before the end of March at the retail price of $449. The lights are currently going through CE certification, and are scheduled to begin delivery into the European market this fall.

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