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Tour of Kessil Lighting headquarters

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 17, 2011 08:00 AM
Matt Rogers at 3reef.com recounts his recent tour of Kessil Lighting's headquarters in Richmond, California. Kessil made a big splash earlier in the year when they introduced their new aquarium line of LED pendants. Matt went to investigate the company behind the product and also to learn additional information about Kessil's A150 LED pendant.
Tour of Kessil Lighting headquarters

DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc. (dba Kessil Lighting) headquarters

Matt Rogers writes: "Few aquarium LED lamps can match the current buzz of the Kessil A150 LED aquarium lamp. On the surface, a lot of it is due to rave reviews from the select individual hobbyists and local fish stores that have been testing the Kessil A150 over their aquariums. But dig a little deeper and a bigger story is the company behind the name. Kessil Lighting is a brand under the DiCon Lighting division of DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. The massive 200,000 square foot headquarters of DiCon Fiberoptics is located in Richmond, California and this 3reefer recently got a look inside."

I don't want to steal 3reef's thunder, so head on over to 3reef.com: Kessil Lighting - A look inside the company behind the Kessil LED A150 to read a lot more about Kessil and their A150.

Some juicy tidbits to whet your appetite:

  • Kessil performs on-site R&D and testing at their California facility.
  • The first 300 units of A150 pendants sold out.  The next batch of 3,000 will be available end of June/early July.
  • The A150 will come in five (not three) color temperature options: 3000K, 6700K Amazon Sun, 10000K Sky Blue, 15000K Ocean Blue, 20000K Deep Ocean

 

And here are a few photos from Matt's tour:

The machine shop at DiCon Fiberoptics
The machine shop at DiCon Fiberoptics

Kessil test booths
Kessil test booths

The newly introduced Kessil A150W
The newly introduced Kessil A150W

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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