Recently Kessil announced it’s new Optical Kits that help further enhance the AP700’s color mixing while reducing shading and scattering the light at a wider angle. The diffusers allow the user to subdue the shimmer, or disco effect as it’s sometimes called. Kessil claims the Optical Kits are great for acclimating new corals to the Kessil LED lighting and no tools are required to attached the kits because they magnetically attach to the fixtures.
These graphs show the spread and intensity of the light produced by the AP700 with and without the Optical Kits attached. With an Optical Kit installed, the hotspots are less intense, reducing the likelihood of coral bleaching.
As you can see from the graph above, the hot spot in the center of the light has been minimized while the spread has increased. For more information on the AP700 fixtures please visit Kessil.