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Confusing but worth it By logan on 8/13/2014logan would recommend this product to a friendThough the directions on setting this up with the kessil are lacking and it takes a good chunk of time on youtube and forums trying to figure it out, once it gets up and running it runs like a champ. I love being able to adjust the spectrum and intensity of the lights and being able to fade in and out for sunrise and sunsets have definitely benefited my fish and coral
Awesome with Kessil A360w By Rhodes87 on 5/11/2014Rhodes87 would recommend this product to a friendJust got the ALC to run my Kessil A360w ,and this thing is awesome! Ramps up and down nicely and changing color is cool to watch. Set up is supper easy. A must have if you own a reefkeeper and Kessil A360w lights.
Wouldn't recommend for diy led dimming By Mtthbrook on 2/9/2014Mtthbrook wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have used this to dim my diy led build and it doesn't produce a good ramp effect (sun up/down) I have another diy build with a different controller that offers a much easier to program and better ramp effect.
Great item. By Eric on 12/15/2013Eric would recommend this product to a friendI ordered this to control my solderless led kit that I added to my 120 gallon tank. It was little confusing at first of setting it up but just a little web searching and reading and got everything up and working. Really great item. If someone is trying to dim or control led from Rapid Led. I would highly recommend.
Reefkeeper ALC with Steve's LED retrofit and Lunar Pods By Mark on 11/6/2013Mark would recommend this product to a friendI love the ability to mimic sunrises, sunsets and random cloudy situations and with the Lunar Pod it even follows the lunar phases and intensity.
I had to buy a small inexpensive Steve's LED controller to allow the ALC to control my lights but it was easy to setup once I connected the wiring CORRECTLY. Initially my lights were not working but I found I had wired them incorrectly.
I set mine up to turn on the lights slowly in the morning before I wake up then turn down in the afternoon for a couple hours to a very low intensity. Then I can have the lights on longer in the evening to enjoy the tank longer without having the negative affects of having the lights on too much during the day.
very cool By james on 6/5/2013james would recommend this product to a friendbought this module to control my Rapid led onyx dimmable. works very well for ramping up n down the fixtures.
Easy solution for 0~10v dimming By pecan2phat on 5/13/2013pecan2phat would recommend this product to a friendI bought this module along with an RKL to automate sunrise and sunset with my DIY LEDs on my RSM 250 and it works like a charm. Only caveat is that all these products do not come with any type of fully descriptive instructions so go to the website and download the full manual for both the RKL and ALC.
Great for DIY systems. By Kristofer on 12/11/2012Kristofer would recommend this product to a friendI am using this with a semi-DIY LED retrofit of a 14g Biocube. With the two 0 to 10VDC ports, I am able to control both the whites and blues of my fixture individually. For the programming, go to the Digital Aquatics website and check out their support forums. There you will find how to do the correct programming for time and ramp up time for the dimming.
A DIY LED system must have. By Jeff on 8/27/2012Jeff would recommend this product to a friendThis is an excellent product and a great addition to my Reef Keeper system. I have this running my DIY LED system on a 180 reef system. Once programed through the my reef program I can actually mimic a sunrise, high noon, and sunset configuration. The corals love it.
If you have built your own DIY LED system and want to use a DA controller. This is a must have for your system. Program it and enjoy it.
AI SOL with the DA ALC By Tom on 7/7/2012Tom wouldn't recommend this product to a friendREALLY? If you purchase the aquatics illumination fixture to work the the DA ALC be prepared to "cut off one end of the AI data cord and SPLICE it to the cord of the DA ALC cord" and with no instructions how to do so. I have spent almost $800.00 on a system that I will have to splice together like some back alley car repair shop. It just does not sound look a good connection especially with saltwater!
must have for the diy led By mygolfisslow on 3/14/2012mygolfisslow would recommend this product to a friendi got this to control the led lamp that i built. its super nice to have a sunrise and sunset. it is super easy to program with the myreef software. a bit odd otherwise. must have for running dimmable diy led's.
Great By Conor on 1/11/2012Conor would recommend this product to a friendThis is a great investment for anyone with a t5 or led fixture!! It does a fabulous job and is very affordable well done digital aquatics, well done.
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by jason on July 10, 2014, @3:16 PM
would i be able to control 2 or more kessils or do i need to by 1 for each light
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Jason,
The Kessil's can be daisy chained together. You control the first Kessil via the ALC module, then you plug the second Kessil into the first Kessil via the unit link cable. If done this way, the second Kessil will just do whatever the first one does. If you want to control them individually, then you would need one for each light.
by anthony on January 14, 2014, @1:05 PM
Does this product work with the kessil a360w?..
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Anthony,
It sure does just don't forget to pickup your ALC to Kessil A360 control cable. It can be found at the link below:
The ReefKeeper ALC Lighting Controller includes multiple ports for controlling your lighting system. The ALC module is compatible with the ReefKeeper Elite and Reef Keeper Lite.
- Serial in/out port designed to interface with the Aqua Illumination LED lighting array
- Two 0 to 10VDC ports allow advanced control of dimmable T5 ballasts
- 2 pod ports give the ability to add 2 lunar pods to a ReefKeeper Elite
- Aqua Illumination Control: six fixtures max per RKM-ALC
- Dimensions: 1.0" x 2.25" x 4.30"
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