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. Additionally, it 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. Where very bright light must pass through deep waters or shady plant canopies, and light spectra must be switchable, the Kessil H160 Tuna Flora LED Refugium grow light excels.
What can the Kessil H160 do?
Designed specially to promote plant growth, the Kessil H160 Tuna Flora is appropriate for both greenhouse and refugium applications. This advanced LED grow light is significantly more powerful than most aquarium refugium lights, delivering high-intensity lighting for rapid plant growth. Its Dense Matrix LED™ technology generates a highly-concentrated, single-point light source that is capable of penetrating dense canopies. The result is lush, fast-growing foliage over the entire plant or vegetative mass.
What’s more, this innovative lighting system gives the user a high degree of control over spectral output. Each fixture is capable of producing five distinct spectral blends (including ultraviolet) for the ultimate tune-ability. These switchable spectra available are Bloom, Grow, Red, Blue, and Pure Blue.
Kessil H160 Specifications
- Dimensions: 4.75″ (length) x 2.5″ (diameter)
- Coverage: 24″ (surface diameter). To cover more area, daisy chain multiple units together using the Unit Link Cable
- Power Supply: 100-240V AC (input), 19 VDC (Output)
- Power Consumption: 40 W (max)
- Compatibility: Ability to be daisy chained and can be controlled with Spectral Controller or any 0-10V controller.
Chris Phillips (verified owner) –
Waiting for it, as the original shipment said it would be received same day as the pods, however for now they are drop shipped! Can’t wait to get this and the gooseneck on the sump and get my chaeto out of control!