The Kessil A2000 is the largest, most powerful LED light the company has ever made. Kessil has been showing off this light in limited form throughout the year but at MACNA 2016 we finally got to see this light working on a real aquarium.
With 440 LEDs in its Dense Matrix Array LED channeling upwards of 800 watts of power, this is hands down the brightest LED spotlight that we’ve ever seen. There’s LED lights out there from Giesemann and MaxSpect which crank 1,000 watts, even 2,000 watts, but the Kessil A2000 is the only light we know of that packs all that power into a single multichip just a few inches across.
In our hands on experience with the Kessil A2000, it was unbelievable how broadly the light is distributed from the stock fixture, reaching easily six feet across an aquarium at a height of just two feet above the tank.
But if it’s more punch you’re looking for, an optional accessory can totally turn that wide, even spread into penetrating beam of light. The narrow angle cone reflector attachment transforms the Kessil A2000 from a broad coverage light to a much narrower beam which is reported to penetrate up to eight feet of water depth.
Clearly, the kind of concentrated power that the Kessil A2000 offers is designed for the biggest and deepest of aquariums, and we expect to see some impressively large reef tanks running this light in the future. Some other features which should appeal to commercial aquarium operators include some swappable modular components to the A2000, including the fan, and some daisy chaining features for direct wired control of a series of these powerful reef lights.
Also, a light of this size and heft needs more than Kessil’s signature gooseneck mounts so there’s a nice beefy bracket that can be used to mount this light, and even set some angled lighting with. The Kessil A2000 has come a long way since we first spotted this light in prototype form, and we love the speaker grill enclosure design Kessil has gone with in this light fixture. This kind of professional grade lighting will comes with a fairly hefty price tag which we’re sure to report back when Kessil officially releases the A2000 to the aquarium market.