Aquarium lighting is so important to get right and although there are many different types of lamps and panels for various aquarium needs, when it comes to superior aquarium lighting - there’s basically LED’s, then everything else!  The A160WE Tuna and A360WE Tuna are two excellent LED spotlights from Kessil – experts in revolutionary lighting for aquarium environments.

As a brand that has spent years perfecting the LED aquarium spotlight, these two models represent the epitome of lighting excellence. Incorporating all of those benefits that LEDs bring to the aquarium, they are both energy efficient and stylish. For those of you who are still exploring the advantages that this type of aquarium lighting can bring, you may be surprised to learn that you can get around 8 times more light per watt of energy used with this type of lighting. Secondly they generate less heat resulting in little to virtually no heat impact on the aquarium itself. In some cases this saves the aquarium owner having to invest in a chiller – another way to save on the bills! LED lighting is also incredibly compact and can be placed in positions around the tank that give you a larger space to work with. The general profile of an LED panel or light is ultra-sleek and highly versatile, sitting alongside a whole load of other contemporary styled aquarium accessories with ease. There are also many visual affects that can be enjoyed with LED lighting. With functions that allow you to select different colours, ripple effects and brightness, it’s no wonder why this type of lighting is the only way to go for many hobbyists these days.

But what makes the Kessil A160WE Tuna and A360WE Tuna so different to other LED lighting equipment? Well, all of the features mentioned in the above are embraced by Kessil’s newest innovations but they also join a list as long as your arm of remarkable qualities. In particular the Kessil A160WE Tuna LEDs and the Kessil A360WE Tuna LEDs in both blue and sun versions incorporate the brand’s Dense Matrix LED Chip giving you ultimate control over quality and spectrum. Both versions produce an incredible natural shimmer rival to a metal halide. What we mean by a natural effect is that the spotlights mimic the daylight and moonlight found under the ocean’s surface, allowing you to appreciate the shadows created by your fish as they glide above the sand. The Dense Matrix development tightly packs the LEDs onto one chip, with a multitude of colours and wavelengths to be explored. The Kessil A360WE series is 15% brighter than that of the 360N range and provides maximum coverage. The patented design of the Dense Matrix LED found in both the A360WE Tuna and the A160WE Tuna is a result of five years of research and engineering to provide a uniform colour across the whole spread of the tank from one single light source. Kessil’s team of designers have mastered a way to eliminate the effect of a spotlight effectively by spreading the rays over a wider area – genius! The precise colour blending found within the A360WE Tuna provides a set of perfect ideals for optimal coral growth. Users can now select the perfect spectrum with one knob and then adjust the intensity of this with the other. What this does is boost the light output of the spectral tuning range by up to 30%


The Kessil A160WE Tuna is an extension of the successful A150 – the first spotlight to put the brand on the map! As an invention that first started to change the way we lit up our aquariums, Kessil have clung on tight to their faithful approach to expert aquarium lighting by still offering a beautiful and balanced LED light spectrum yet one which doesn’t sacrifice those all important UV rays. For such a small package, Kessil have continued improving their build quality with near-on silent fan-cooled heatsinks and a durable metal case. The Kessil A160WE Tuna in both sun and blue variations is a compact and unobtrusive light with a flexibility that allows it to be directed at precise angles, allowing the hobbyists to target specific corals as and when needed. This unique feature is precisely what makes Kessil ahead of its time in LED lighting equipment. They have specifically honed into the needs and desires of hobbyists to create features that many brands wouldn’t have thought possible. Whether it be to eliminate shadows or to illuminate more corals in one given area, the Kessil A160WE Tuna and Kessil A360WE Tuna offers new found powers of controllability and tunability.

Kessil lighting brings a radically different approach to the aquarium lighting generation, allowing their products to stand out from the crowd yet still tick the box for being an all-round people pleaser. With better penetration and unique colour mixing ability, the Kessil A160WE Tuna as well as the larger A360WE Tuna manage to strike that perfect balance between high performance but low maintenance – an ultimate must-have for those looking to upscale the quality of their aquarium features to affordable supremacy.

A360WE Tuna Tech Spec:

Dimensions: 2.96" Length x 4" Diameter

24" surface diameter by 3' penetration (on average)

Power Usage: 90W

Power Supply: 100-240 VAC (Input), 48 VDC, 1.87A (Output)

The unique lamps with 24 inch surface diameter

A160WE Tuna Tech Spec:

5" (including control knobs) x 2.5" x 2.5"

2.3 pounds (includes power supply)

40 watts