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Lumini Asta20 LED Light Initial Impressions

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Angry-Monkey
39 minutes ago, VaporCountry said:

Yea I'm wondering how difficult it would be to hook up one of these cheap led wifi controllers. Im pretty sure you could program a sunrise/set and moonlights with it. Im not really sure how it has to be wired but I don't see why it wouldn't work. 

https://www.amazon.com/XCSOURCE-Android-Channels-Controller-LD686/dp/B01AA6221S/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1508723734&sr=8-5&keywords=wifi+led+controller

I tried with a SmartThings enabled dimming outlet and it didn't work unfortunately. Let me know if you do try this...

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Friendly

I don't think anything can make a non-dimmable LED dimmable?

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VaporCountry
1 hour ago, Friendly said:

I don't think anything can make a non-dimmable LED dimmable?

Im pretty sure all LEDs are dimmable. Its just how much current is run through them. Plugging the power cord into a dimmer like he tried won't work with this light because there is all ready a dimmer on them in the power box. You would have to splice in to just the LED channels before the dimmer and power supply I believe. The wifi controller can handle 4amps per channel which I believe would be enough for this light.

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Noinoi24

Got this same light for my nano as well. 

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Nolesx4

The more I see this little light, the more I think I’m going topless on my BioCube14. 

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Nolesx4

Just bought the Asta on Amazon, was only $49 w/Prime. I’ll add my impressions once it arrives. 

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Jumba

Update on coral growth? 

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GraniteReefer

Can you set the spectrum up, have a timer turn it on and off and still keep the desired spectrum setting?

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Noinoi24

I haven’t been taking good care of the tank where I have the lights set-up, so I can’t say about the growth.

 

regarding the timer, yes, you set-up the spectrum and hook it up with the timer, spectrum stays the same when turned on. Hope that helps.

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Recci

Anybody still using this light? I am considering purchasing it. What has the coral growth been like? What are the best settings to use etc etc...

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Brian1313

I would be interested in hearing some results on coral growth as well.  Thinking of putting this on a Fluval spec iii for a cheap work pico

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Deanna H.

Just set up two of these lights on my tank. My frustration is with the remotes and how both lights respond to both remotes. I need to try and figure out if its possible to control or sync both lights to a single remote. This has been my only frustration so far.

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Abhijit

@VaporCountry Any update on the coral growth? Are these lights any good for SPS? 

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VaporCountry
7 hours ago, Abhijit said:

@VaporCountry Any update on the coral growth? Are these lights any good for SPS? 

I only had it set up for a few months. It is now taken down. I don't think it would be good enough for sps although I did have some short success. They make a more powerful one now called the pixie 30 that may be a little better. Overall if I had to do it again I would have just bought an Ai Prime

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