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To connect the dimmable ballast to an Apex 0-10v interface you would need to purchase the 2 Channel Apex to Light dimming cable which I put a link to below. That will allow you to run the reference wire, and control the lights from your Apex.
The LET Retrofit kits are just short of their designated length. The 48” model with the end caps and standoffs is right around 47.5” in total length with the bulb installed.
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LET Lighting's Miro-4 T5 High Output Retrofit Kit
We really like the control and flexibility that T5 retrofit kits give. If you do not want to invest into a fixture, or you have a canopy that will not allow a properly sized fixture inside of it, retrofit kits are the way to go. They can be installed almost anywhere, and the color coded wiring harness makes wiring a breeze. LET includes high quality individual parabolic reflectors made from 96% German reflective aluminum allowing light to be evenly spread across your tank, virtually eliminating hot spots and shadows.
The Dimmable LET Retrofit kits can be controlled by any 0-10v controller. A 0-10v control port is very common to find as an option on most common aquarium controllers. It is highly recommended for best performance, and bulb life, that all new bulbs be burned in at 100% for 50 hours before being dimmed.
What's in the Box
- 1x T5 Dimmable Ballast
- 1x Wire Harness
- 1x 3-port Connector
- 1x Grounded Powercord
- 4x T5 Moisture-Proof End Caps
- 4x T5 Mounts/Stand-offs for End Caps
- 2x Miro-4 T5 Reflectors for lamps
- 2x Lamp Clips
- Mounting Hardware for Lamp Clips and Stand-off
- Installation Instructions
|SKU||Reflectors||Dimmable Ballast||Power Cord||Lamp Clips||End Caps||Stand Offs||Wire harness|
|210092||2x 2 Feet||2 x 24 Watt||6 Feet||4||4||4||Included|
|210093||2x 3 Feet||2 x 39 Watt||6 Feet||4||4||4||Included|
|210094||2x 4 Feet||2 x 54 Watt||6 Feet||4||4||4||Included|
All new bulbs need to be burned in for 50 hours at 100% before they can be dimmed.
Bulbs not included - We recommend ATI or Giesemann T5 bulbs.
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WORKS; BUT NEEDS WORK By David on 11/21/2016David would recommend this product to a friendI purchased the dimmable 36" version. It,eventually will be placed in a canopy to supplement my LED lighting.
The item works but the instructions were very confusing and didn't have to be, because most of it is quite intuitive.
PROS: The wiring is color coded so it's easy for anyone to make the proper connections.
CONS: Confusion about the "Gray" cable. Since there are two of them.
One of them -the one that is part of the basic wiring is printed "Brown" on the ballast. Ignore that. It should be the gray wire.
Then there are gray & violet wires for the dimming portion of the ballast. These do not come with the kit. I haven't gotten a controller, yet, but I assume they come with the controller.
Then there is a "3 port connector" which connects the gray wire with the standalone yellow wire, which should be cut in half.
My 3 port connector was missing. It is tiny. It may never have been placed in the box or it may have fallen out of the box when BRS opened it to add another product I ordered.
LET sent a replacement and when I connected it up; No Problems.
As a reminder; If you buy the dimmable version you need to run your lights for 50 hours,to burn in before you dim the lights.