The Kessil AP700 Aquarium Panel is the first new form factor for Kessil’s Dense Matrix Array since the introduction of their class-leading multicolor multichip LED spotlights. The Kessil AP700 has two clusters of their own Dense Matrix Array LEDs providing upwards of 130 watts of coral stimulating photons but the Aquarium Panel is so much more than just two Kessils baked into a slab fixture.
Full onboard controllability of the LEDs allows for cycling through various colors, dimming and power functions, but the real functionality is unlocked by the use of the Kessil lighting application. Several of the different colors of each Dense Matrix Array can be fine tuned for desired color and intensity, with even some capability to adjust intensity of each LED cluster separately.
We can clearly see ports for a USB link, perhaps for firmware upgrades and some access to the frame of the fixture for elegant mounting options. We also know that there will be a possibility of setting up the Kessil Aquarium Panel in a master/slave configuration like the Kessil A360 spotlights, and hopefully some interoperability between the AP700 and the spotlights.
Kessil is doing a soft unveiling and not a full launch of the AP700 at InterZoo so information on it is scant, but there’s clearly going to be very big interest in this thin tablet style LED light from Kessil when pricing and availability is officially announced.