Kessil 360 crapping out at only 6 months!!

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  1. lou dog420

    lou dog420 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Anyone else had white diodes burn out in these lights?? Sucks cause warranty is expired.
     
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    LostInTheDark Well-Known Member

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    I had the same thing happen on my Ocean Revives. I gave up nd switched to T5s
     
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    I was going to get 2 360s for my 90gallon should I reconsider.
     
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  4. AllSignsPointToFish

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    I've had three A360WEs for over a year with no issues. Try calling Kessil...they may still work with you.


    And make sure you have surge protection.
     
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    lou dog420 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    If its a 4 foot tank you will need atleast 3. I personally I have not been satisfied with growth from mine. I will be switching to T5s as soon as I can talk my accountant into it.
     
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    I also supplement with two 80W T5s. If you swap to T5s, make sure you acclimate your tank residents slowly.
     
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    lou dog420 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Yea, I have two 54 watt T5s with my kessils now.
     
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    I have two 360 w and have been running for
    Two years. One of my lights just a few weeks ago lost the blues .
    Warranty out of course. Not sure if I would buy Kessil again.
    But that shimmer!
     
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    One of the guys at a LFS said he dropped his A360 in his tank and Kessil replaced his soggy lamp.
     
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    You can get the shimmer from halides as well ;)
     
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    I called Kessil and they will take a look for a minimum fee to see if able to repair. They did not sound hopeful but gave me a one time option to buy for much less.
     
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    lou dog420 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Yes, I do love the shimmer, and ramping them on my apex is nice. But I defiantly going to T5s.
     
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    AllSignsPointToFish Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Article Contributor

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    If you lost all of one color, it's probably a board issue :(
     
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    I know that's right. That's one of the reasons I tried them over halides on this tank.
     
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    lou dog420 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    The whites are weak on the left light. I noticed at the sunrise ramp this morning that the right side of the tank was much brighter .
     
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    Dude, that stinks. I'm sorry to hear that. Maybe you can find a lightly used one on the cheap? :)
     
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    Do you know if Radion users have the same shimmer or is the light source too diffuse?
     
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    I have three and one went out after the warranty, so I call Kessil and they offered me a new unit for a reduced price, the offer was good so I took it. I love the Kessils but on a large tank, supplement with t5's. You will get the PAR and coverage plus the shimmer.
     
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    I use both Radion G4 and Kessils. Both have a nice shimmer but the Kessils shimmer is more pleasing to the eye and is a much crisper shimmer.
     
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    +1. I run A160's with my ATI T5 can't beat the combo
     
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