AP9X LED Lighting Panel – Kessil

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Certified (#AQ0358037) Department of Agriculture


The Kessil AP9x includes improved, more adaptable software, built-in WiFi connection, and new LED chips and optics. The AP9X combines Kessil’s greatest attributes into a lighting solution that is ideal for a range of mixed reef systems.The Kessil AP9X is the result of all the most recent technological developments from one of the most well-known producers of LED aquarium lights in the hobby.

The multichip LED light technology that Kessil pioneered is well recognized. We, along with many other amateurs, have grown to rely on their exceptional spectrum-blending capabilities and balanced light distribution. 55 LED chips are contained inside an area no larger than a quarter thanks to Kessil’s proprietary Dense Matrix Array.

The AP9X features the greatest color mixing in the business with 110 LED chips split between two arrays – no diffuser or disco-ball effect required! The chips are now closer than ever in Kessil’s most recent Dense Matrix array. Similar to how the Sun appears on a genuine coral reef, more chips packed into a smaller area produce greater color blending and a single point source that is brighter. The newly developed optics offer a uniform light distribution that covers your aquarium up to 48″ deep and can deliver useful PAR levels as far below the surface as 30″. This even distribution reduces hotspots and produces a result that is comparable to a metal halide/T5 combination.

PAR Efficient

All visible light is measured by PAR, but the wavelengths of 425 nm (violet) and 455 nm (royal blue) are most important for coral health. Kessil LED output concentrates on these crucial wavelengths in order to promote coral development over exaggerated total PAR values.Less energy is lost as heat as a result of better heat management and more efficient LED chips. With the same power consumption, your reef will receive more light as a result.


The AP9X allows you access to the complete range of individually configurable color channels (red, green, and purple), which can be accessible via the Kessil app, in addition to the brand’s distinctive Tuna Blue spectrum. With Kessil Logic, customers may adjust their chosen color settings without worrying about harming coral health because cosmetic color choices won’t interfere with the fundamental spectrum. The 395nm LED chips in the AP9X also provide True UVA light for optimum coral pigment fluorescence.

Sleek yet Robust

A newly engineered heat sink and an effective vortex fan on the AP9X help to prevent dust and debris buildup, prolonging its lifespan and improving performance. The AP9X has a sleek, inconspicuous profile and an attractive touch screen, with design features drawn from marine life, high-performance automobile engineering, and even the sun itself. The AP9X is more than simply a box of LEDs; it enhances the natural beauty of a well-kept aquarium.

Advanced Dimming

With smooth fading down to 0.1%, mimic natural day/night cycles and lunar phases, from a lovely dawn to the palest moonlight.

Kessil Ecosystem

The AP9X’s two K-Link and two 0-10V control connectors make it simple to connect it to nearby Kessil fixtures. The AP9X’s WiFi connection may then be used to control the lights in a wired group using an app. The wireless access point for up to 32 X-Series lights and 20 0-10V lights might be one AP9X.

K-Link + WiFi

Don’t want WiFi interference or signals? One master fixture may access up to 32 lights when several fixtures are daisy-chained together or managed individually through WiFi connections. Turn off the WiFi and use the Spectral Controller X or the AP9X’s conventional controls instead to operate.

Mounting Options (sold separately)

Through a few mounting solutions, you may support the AP9X over your tank.

  • AP9X Mounting Arm

The innovative AP9X Mounting arm holds the fixture with a single arm and features an integrated swivel joint that allows for both vertical and horizontal rotation of 60 degrees.

  • Hanging Kit

The LED Light Panel Hanging Kit offers enough cable for an 8 foot drop as well as the required suspension gear, allowing you to suspend your AP9X from your ceiling or even inside your canopy.


  • Dimensions: 16.46” x 5.71” x 1.42”
  • Max Coverage: 48″ x 24″
  • Recommended Coverage: 30″ x 24″
  • Unit Weight: 2.05lbs
  • Spectrum: Tuna Blue + Red +Green + Purple (Violet+Indigo)
  • Power Adapter: 120V AC/ 60 Hz (Input), 48V DC (Output)
  • Power Consumption: AC 185W Max.
  • Cable Length: 10ft from fixture to power supply

What’s Included?

  • AP9X LED Light Panel
  • AP9X Power Supply & Cable
  • Metal screw hook & hanging brackets