Photosynthesis is the main driver of primary production in most ecosystems. Plants, ranging from miniscule phytoplankton to hulking mangroves, carry out the bulk of photosynthesis in our biosphere. Because different plant species are adapted to the particular light conditions of their natural habitat, they grow best under specific types of illumination. Thus, to obtain optimal health and yield, artificial lighting should meet these intrinsic criteria as closely as possible. Perhaps most importantly, an artificial lighting system must be powerful enough to emit the correct (generally high) intensity. It also should generate the right balance of light wavelength. Very different lighting is required in different applications. Kessil lighting systems are specially designed for excellent performance and controllability. For marine aquarists who seek only the most beautifully mixed light colors, and desire a naturalistic shimmer effect, the Kessil A80 Tuna Sun LED aquarium light excels.
What can the Kessil A80 do?
Designed specially to simulate the light conditions of shallow tropical reefs, the Kessil A80 Tuna Sun is appropriate for all refugium and reef tank applications. This advanced LED grow light is surprisingly efficient, producing more light per watt of energy than most other models in its class. Moreover, its shell-shaped design and unique heat dissipation system permits low-maintenance, fanless operation. Dense Matrix LED™ technology serves as a highly-concentrated, single-point light source. Its advanced optics generate well-mixed light (no “disco effect”) and dramatic glitter lines. The result is a natural-looking captive reef full of healthy corals, clams and algae.
What’s more, this innovative lighting system gives the user a high degree of control. Multiple light fixtures can daisy-chain, providing easy control from a single source.
Kessil A80 Specifications
Dimensions: 4.88″ (diameter) x 0.98″ (height)
Coverage: up to 24″ (surface diameter)
Power Supply: 100-240V AC (input), 24V DC (output)
Power Consumption: 15 W