First look at the huge 440 LED Dense Matrix Array for the Kessil A2000

The Kessil A2000 really took us by surprise when it was first shown off at the Regional Aquarium Workshop earlier this year. It’s not that Kessil made a bigger light which took us off guard, but that they made one┬áso…

Kessil’s Aquarium Panel AP700 unleashes the full potential of the Dense Matrix Array

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…

Dense Matrix Array LED is Kessil’s in-house version of a multichip LED

The Kessil A150w LED spotlight is an entirely new beast for the aquarium hobby. In stark contrast to the barrage of Chinese LED panels we’re seeing that are “made to order” by lighting “manufacturers”, Kessil’s LED spotlights are packed with…

Don’t waste your money on the Jebao AK-60 Matrix LED

The Jebao Matrix LED spotlight is just the latest in a long line of knockoff product from the unscrupulous Chinese company. The Jebao ‘Dense Matrix’ LED AK-60 is a nearly perfect clone of the Kessil A360 LED spotlight on the…

Bridgelux Vero multchip LED array announced

The Bridgelux Vero multichip LED array is a new platform of solid state lighting which may help boost the amount of power we can pack into our solid state lights. Like every press release about LEDs these days, the Bridgelux…

How to Really Take Advantage of the New Kessil A500X LED Spotlight

There’s a lot of innovation happening in the reef aquarium lighting space with new fixtures announced with hybrid induction lamps, movable LED clusters, but the first one we’ve gotten our hands on is Kessil’s powerful A500X LED Spotlight. We’ve been…

Kessil A500X Hands-On and Teardown

The Kessil A500X is the latest reef aquarium light from the company that has come to define high performance in multichip spotlight form factors. The power density of the 185 watt A500X is a new level of lighting concentration for…

Kessil A500X LED Spotlight is the First Metal Halide Killer

The Kessil A500X is a brand new LED spotlight that packs an astounding amount of power into the company’s trademark Dense Matrix Array LED. This 185 watt aquarium light is a powerhouse of illumination and because of its point source…

Previous Gen LED Lights Still Deliver Great Performance and Value

One of the biggest complaints about people starting out with reef aquariums is that it’s one of the most expensive hobbies but it is possible to save a few bucks on getting started, and cutting costs without cutting corners. Reef…

Kessil AP9X Review and Unboxing Video

The Kessil AP9X has been teased since the fall of last year, and yesterday this exciting light fixture finally went live. Clocking in at 185 watts, $839, and with a unique form factor in the aquarium hobby, this is one…