Reef PI control lighting

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Hi

Would like to be able to use reef pi to control my tank lighting. What do I need to do this? Is there anyone who puts out the controller board that I would not have to solder it together? I can solder but boards and me rarley ever work out when I am done with them, Besides earning a trip to the trash can.
 
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Leviathan board also has this and I think Michael Lane has a board as well. Shop around, you have a few options!
Reached out to them on here lets see if I hear back. Leviathan has a lot of information out there but does not seem to have any place to buy the hardware or a way via the websites to contact him.
 

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@lstmysock11 This depends on what you are trying to control. Do you already have a light set up that you would like to control, or are you looking to choose a light? reef-pi is very flexible, so it can be difficult to offer advice if there aren't enough constraints defined.
 
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@lstmysock11 This depends on what you are trying to control. Do you already have a light set up that you would like to control, or are you looking to choose a light? reef-pi is very flexible, so it can be difficult to offer advice if there aren't enough constraints defined.
Nicrew led lights and will be using robotank with Reef-pi to control them
 

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Nicrew led lights and will be using robotank with Reef-pi to control them
I am doing the same thing, it is not in production yet, but with nicrew hyper reef light and Kessil lights it is super simple. Rob provided me this for the Kessil lights,
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Except on the Nicrew

blue is trip.
Ring is White

Set switches to 0-10 analog or the lights will flicker

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I would take a video, however i got light boxed up because i plan to return it because after i bought the 100w. I see the 150W for 4 dollars more.--- I didnt know that it was labeled used, but i will see how it goes. (I am hoping someone just returned because it didn't have the mount )
 
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I am doing the same thing, it is not in production yet, but with nicrew hyper reef light and Kessil lights it is super simple. Rob provided me this for the Kessil lights,
1617412898634.png
Except on the Nicrew

blue is trip.
Ring is White

Set switches to 0-10 analog or the lights will flicker

1617413089799.png


I would take a video, however i got light boxed up because i plan to return it because after i bought the 100w. I see the 150W for 4 dollars more.--- I didnt know that it was labeled used, but i will see how it goes. (I am hoping someone just returned because it didn't have the mount )
I guess I need to update that image, it's great they both have the same pinout.

@Michael Lane nice to see you back. The Nicrew lights have the same 3.5mm input so easy for people to use, I know a few people using them and say they are decent.
 

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I guess I need to update that image, it's great they both have the same pinout.

@Michael Lane nice to see you back. The Nicrew lights have the same 3.5mm input so easy for people to use, I know a few people using them and say they are decent.
Nah, I think yours is up to date for kessil, nicrew just decided to bless us with a light that’s easy to control without opening the case, removing the water proof silicon and cutting/soldiering wires . Hopefully it takes off kessil learns and brings it back =(.

I would have loved to get a ap700 or two 360x or waited for the a500x, but for that amount of money, I would like for it to work on my controller. Epically since the apex is so popular now and there are few “apex ready” lights. (Rant)
 

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Nah, I think yours is up to date for kessil, nicrew just decided to bless us with a light that’s easy to control without opening the case, removing the water proof silicon and cutting/soldiering wires . Hopefully it takes off kessil learns and brings it back =(.

I would have loved to get a ap700 or two 360x or waited for the a500x, but for that amount of money, I would like for it to work on my controller. Epically since the apex is so popular now and there are few “apex ready” lights. (Rant)
I just meant change the name on pic to Kessil / Nicrew as they are both the same. Yeah it's getting hard to find lights easy to connect, I was just made aware of the Nicrew a few weeks ago and still excited about it. There should be a law, no plug, no sell. :)
 

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@lstmysock11 I got my Nicrew 150s today, and I am returning them. The light output and color is great, but the fans are way too loud for me, like a old dusty computer.. Just a FYI. I am sticking with the 100, and if i decide later down the road. It has some audible fan noise but nothing like the 150
 

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@lstmysock11 I got my Nicrew 150s today, and I am returning them. The light output and color is great, but the fans are way too loud for me, like a old dusty computer.. Just a FYI. I am sticking with the 100, and if i decide later down the road. It has some audible fan noise but nothing like the 150
That stinks, thanks for letting us know. I guess they could be replaced with Noctua fans, those are very quiet but don't move as much air either.
 
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