- ReefKeeper ALC Dimmable T5 & Aqua Illumination Sol LED Controller - Digital Aquatics
The ReefKeeper ALC Lighting Controller includes multiple ports for controlling your lighting system. The ALC module is compatible with the ReefKeeper Elite and the Reef Keeper Lite.
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"
No documentation, but works as advertised. By James on 5/29/2017James would recommend this product to a friendWhen I got this I was a tad nervous because it was not doing anything with my lights. I hooked everything up to MyReef and updated all the firmware, for my powerbars and controller, and voila. My Kessils have a nice ramp up in the morning and evenings, and I love looking at the corals in the actinic. Good product if difficult to use initially. Set and forget once you get it optimized. Documentation could be better for this product but a little intuition goes a long way. Maybe if people updated their firmware from time to time this product would have a higher rating.
Works great By dave on 4/25/2017dave would recommend this product to a friendThis product was easy to set up and works great however it doesn't come with manuals. So you must go on digitalaquaticscom and download the Kessel alc instructions. I have a DIY kit but it's the same computer setup. It will show you and give you step-by-step instructions very easy to apply
Works as advertised By Fishunt on 5/18/2016Fishunt would recommend this product to a friendWorks to control diy led install. Storm mode will make both dim channels respond, so you cannot stimulate cloud cover with diy leds.
Information if not known By Brad on 2/22/2016Brad would recommend this product to a friendI am a new reefer to the hobby. I purchased the DA ReefKeeper Lite and also have had trouble with some of the programming. HOWEVER, what I have found that is better than forums and such is to just go directly to www.digitalaquatics.com. They have all the manuals and EXTRA manuals and information on pretty much all of their products from what I have found so far! Just a little patience is all that is needed...been a great addition for a new reefer so far.
PITA to program. Extremely unintuitive. By firebirdude on 12/6/2015firebirdude wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAs others have said, ZERO documentation of any kind is included. You're left searching forums, asking others for help and blindly stumbling through setup for your particular lights/application. And let me tell you, the setup in the MyReef software is TRASH. It's a complete joke. As someone who has been using the ReefKeeper system for ~3 years now, I've hated every minute of it. Once everything is setup properly, it works as it should (though I've had a few hiccups random mornings out of the blue). But making any adjustment is like pulling teeth. And that experience is flawlessly carried over into setting up the ALC. Worse in fact. Prepare to be pissed the heck off.
it's too hard to configure for Ai SOL's By Mark on 6/8/2015Mark wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought this specifically to control my AI SOL lights. It says it's designed to work with them but I can't figure it out. I thought it would have similar functionality as the AI controller with the added convince of being integrated into my RKE system. I wish I would have bought the AI controller.
Buy the Kessil controller instead By Horrible product on 12/25/2014Horrible product wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDA is a horrible company. NONE of their reefkeeper product comes with instructions, they dont answer their emails OR phone so I could recommend buying ANYTHING from them.
And to top matters off Bulk Reef supply doesnt support this product. Knew nothing about it when i called for help.
They lucikly gave me an RMA to return the ALC so I can buy the Kessil controller which I will do tomorrow.
RUN DONT WALK away from this company and product.
Lost By Jay on 10/14/2014Jay wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIt didn't come with instructions on how to set it up, searching youtube and other forms are all vague, found out how to make my Kessil lights flicker but thats about it... maybe someone can help me here... I may just go out and get an Apex. for ease of use. or I may also may wait to see what DA new system does as far as ease of use. I will keep you updated.
Lost By Jay on 10/14/2014Jay wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIt didn't come with instructions on how to set it up, searching youtube and other forms are all vague, found out how to make my lights flicker but thats about it... maybe someone can help me here... I may just go out and get an Apex. for ease of use. or I may also may wait to see what DA new system does as far as ease of use. I will keep you updated.
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.
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This will not work to control those LED lights, as they are not controllable. :-)
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.
It sure does just don't forget to pickup your ALC to Kessil A360 control cable. It can be found at the link below: