*** You must supply your own 12v DC power source. The stock driver that comes with all light kits sold here will only power a single light, so you would need to supply a large power supply to drive as many as 5 panels ***
This item has all five output channels wired up and ready to use for day, or it can programmed to run 4 day lights with one channel reserved for night lights.
If you intend to use 5 lights with this controller, you might want to wire the positive and negative input leads from the driver directly to the controller and remove the female plug cable it comes with.
The controller will handle on/off and the sunrise and sunset effects. It comes programmed with 11, 12, 13, and 14 hour light cycles. You can also install the editing software on your PC to create programs yourself. It's very easy to learn.
Input is 12v DC, max 20amp.
There are currently four light program profiles to choose from: "Low", "Standard" , "Xtra" and "XX", they all feature sunrise and sunset effects with a taper up and down from midday peak intensities.
- Low: Peak intensity of 100% for only 30 minutes at midday.
- Standard: Peak intensity of 100% lasting for 2 hours at midday. Best for vivariums that are already grown in, or you prefer to have less light for the sake of the animals. Plants grow very well under these balanced conditions. Intended to most closely mimic solar cycles.
- Xtra: Peak intensity of 100% lasting for 4 hours at midday, with more light on either side of that peak. Best for new vivariums and plant growth.
- XX: peak intensity of 100% lasting for 6 hours. Best for vivs with the highest light requirements.
Dimensions: 5" x 3"
More detailed information can be found here.