We’ve whittled down the field of 32 to the final pairing in the 2012 LED Showdown with the AquaIllumination Vega going up against the Kessil A350. Both lights are worthy contenders and we’re excited to see two innovative US companies going head-to-head to decide who get’s to wear the crown as the 2012 LED Showdown champion. The AI Vega and Kessil A350 easily won their Final Four brackets with a score of 67% and 64% respectively.
Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Kessil Lighting was the brainchild of three UC Berkeley graduates that was started in 2009 as a separate division supported by DiCon Fiberoptics. They captivated the indoor growing industry and ventured into the aquarium side in 2011 with its A150 spotlight. We were excited by the company’s sophomore effort with the release of the A350/A350W Tuna Blue LED Aquarium Light in 2012.
AquaIllumination is based in America’s Heartland in Des Moines, Iowa. Since the company was founded in 2007, AquaIllumination has stayed on top of the LED game. While others were working feverishly to stay the status quo, AI took a position driving innovation and creating quality products. We highly anticipated the AI Vega Color and Vega Blue being released in 2012 and were more than pleased with the final product.
So it comes down to the final two, but there can be only one winner. You decide which light you feel is your favorite. We will keep the polls open until 11;59 p.m. PT on Thursday, January 31 and will announce the winner Friday morning.
Round 5: Kessil A350/A350W vs. AquaIllumination Vega Color/Vega Blue
The Kessil A350 and Kessil A350W are powerful spotlight pendants with multiple LED colors, two channels of manual control, inaudible active cooling and a great price. The AquaIllumination Vega Color and Vega Blue lights each have 20 channels of control independently of the others with wireless control.