Kessil AP9X LED Aquarium Light

$1,139.00 $1,025.10

  • Model:  LIKS-AP9X

Kessil AP9X LED Aquarium Light

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Kessil's AP9x has redesigned LED chips and optics along with updated, more versatile software and built-in Wifi connectivity. The AP9X represents the combination of Kessil's best features, in a lighting package perfectly suited to a variety of mixed reef systems. The Kessil AP9X is the culmination of all of the recent technological advancements from one of the most popular LED aquarium light manufacturers in the hobby.
Kessil is known for leading in multichip LED light tech. Excellent spectrum-blending qualities and balanced light spread has been something we and many hobbyists have come to count on from them. Kessil's patented Dense Matrix Array packs 55 LED chips into a space smaller than a quarter. With 110 LED chips between two arrays, the AP9X has the best color mixing in the industry - no diffuser necessary and no disco-ball effect! The latest iteration of Kessil’s Dense Matrix array places the chips closer than ever before. More chips in a tighter space results in better color mixing and a brighter single point source - just like the Sun on a natural coral reef. The redesigned optics provide an even light distribution that blankets your aquarium with up to 48” of coverage and can provide useful PAR levels as deep as 30" below the surface. This uniform coverage minimizes hotspots and creates an effect similar to that of a metal halide / T5 combo.

PAR Efficient
PAR measures all visible light, but coral health primarily relies on the 425nm (violet) and 455nm (royal blue) wavelengths. Kessil LED output focuses on these essential wavelengths, prioritizing coral growth and propagation over inflated total PAR numbers. More efficient LED chips and better heat management result in less energy being lost as heat. This means more light for your reef with the same power draw.

In addition to Kessil’s signature Tuna Blue spectrum, the AP9X gives you access to the full range of individually adjustable color channels (red, green, purple) which can be accessed via the Kessil app. Kessil Logic ensures that cosmetic color settings won't interfere with the core spectrum, allowing users to dial in their preferred color settings without affecting coral health. The AP9X also includes 395nm LED chips, which emit True UVA light for maximum coral pigment fluorescence.

Sleek yet Robust
The AP9X sports a newly redesigned heat sink and an efficient vortex fan that reduces the accumulation of dust and debris - extending longevity and enhancing efficiency. With design elements inspired by marine fauna, high-performance automotive engineering, and the sun itself, the AP9X boasts a sleek, unobtrusive profile with an aesthetically pleasing touch panel. Not just a box of LEDs— the AP9X compliments the natural beauty of a well-maintained aquarium.

Advanced Dimming
Mimic natural day/night cycles and lunar phases with smooth dimming down to 0.1%—from a gentle sunrise to the faintest moonlight.

Kessil Ecosystem
With two K-Link and two 0-10V control ports, the AP9X can be easily wired to adjacent Kessil fixtures. Lights in a wired group can then be app-controlled via the AP9X’s WiFi connection. A single AP9X can act as the wireless access point for up to 32 X-Series lights and 20 0-10V lights.

K-Link + WiFi
Don’t want WiFi signals or interference? Multiple-fixture setups can be controlled via individual WiFi connections or daisy-chained together to access up to 32 lights via one master fixture. Turn off the WiFi and control the AP9X with the built-in manual controls or the Spectral Controller X.

Mounting Options (sold separately)
The AP9X can be supported over your tank through a couple of mounting options.

an AP9X Mounting Arm
or Hanging Kit

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


How is my order shipped and what does it cost?

Orders are shipped either by Courier [currently FedEX Ground] or Postal Service --- the choice is yours!

For delivery by Courier, you pay the actual charges based on a 1 kG package [2.2 lbs] shipped via ground service, plus a nominal $1.00 service charge to cover the cost of insurance and packing materials. We pay any additional charges.

For Postal Service (your best value), shipping on orders under $50.00 is $11.95 to most locations in Canada, with the Exceptions noted below. For orders between $50.00 and $100.00 the rate is $7.95, for orders between $100.00 and $200.00 the rate is just $4.95 and for orders over $200.00 shipping is FREE. The more you order the more you save! The delivery standard for this service is between 1 to 7 business days between all major centers.

NOTE: Additional Shipping Charges apply to orders being shipped to the NWT, YK, NU and some rural or remote locations in Canada as well as on over sized or heavy items indicated by the or - Additional Shipping Item symbols.

When will my order be shipped?

On weekdays, in-stock merchandise is shipped the same day if received by 2:00 pm EST. Orders received after that, or on weekends or holidays, are shipped the next business day.

Do you ship to the US or to other International destinations?

Currently we are only shipping within Canada.


What if I want to return an item?

Should you find it necessary to return an item, please call us first. All returns should be properly packaged to avoid damage and should include all original boxes and paperwork to receive a refund, replacement or credit. Shipping fees are not refundable, unless, of course, you are returning defective merchandise or merchandise we sent in error.

What do I do if a product breaks or doesn't preform as promised?

Keep all warranties and owner's manuals you receive with your merchandise. In the event an item becomes defective or just doesn't live up to your expectations, please refer to the warranty information you received for proper handling procedures.