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Old 02-02-2013, 06:04 PM
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Hiya all

I saw on here from Reptiles Ink, a product advertised, an LED light controller that phased the lights, white light for day, blue for evening/night. Dimable too....well that sounded great too me, but was it all that it was cracked up to be and more to the point, could I work it

Well I took a chance and I'm glad I did, ok here's a run down

I got the kit, for me 3 light strips (which contain both the white and blue LEDs), which have wires and mounting strips complete

The controller gadget

The plug

The instructions

So first things first, put the lights in....no new holes need drilling, the handy things just fit thru vents , so then plug the strips into the unit, and then the unit into the power ( as per instruction)

Ok we are good to go

Now comes the bit I was dreading as me and technical equipment have a checkered history .....but it was a dream, work my way thru the instructions and it was easy, you set the clock, the time you want the day (in my case white) light on and off, the time you want the night (in my case blue) light on and off, the max 'strength' you want the day and night light and the 'overlap' period, where is dims down (to create that dawn and dusk effect)

It took me a maximum of 20 minutes all in all, and then I sat back and watched

For something so simple to set up it looks a dream and I can at last see in my vivs properly

Highly recommend them

Heather
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:26 AM
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I know its a big ask but could you possibly post some pcitures or even a video of this in action. I'd love to see it working and could be tempted to purchase. I hate the way my lights just turn on and off from 0-100-0.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:12 AM
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Hmm I can try and get some photos but I'm not sure how well it will show the effect, it's very gradual, that's the beauty of it, and I've only got my camera on my phone it 'phases' over a period of your choice. I've got it set at 2hrs, so it takes 2hrs to reach maximum (which I have set at 60% in the day, 30% night) and 2 hrs to dim down again at 'dusk' . It's really very nice
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:38 AM
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7am and at 5%



7:30 am and at 17%

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:03 AM
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8am and at 31%

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:07 AM
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Last 2 for now

8:30 am and 46%



And 9am and at 60% which is my max (don't want it too bright)



I'll try and get some pics of the changeover at 4pm if I'm not buzzing around like a bluebottle, no promises though
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:17 PM
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Brilliant, you're a star! Blue light next!

I think one of these will have to go on the wish list!
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:47 PM
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Ok here we go again .... Phase 2

3:30 and 10% daylight


3:45 and 6% daylight + 3% nightlight
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3:55 and 2% daylight + 4% nightlight
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:05 PM
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4:05 and we are just on blue now 5%

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