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Old 10/21/2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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Programming Photon 50 V2

I just got my fixture and they look awesome. My problem is the programming. Iím not the most tech savvy guy in the world but I should be able to figure this out. I guess something is going over my head. I canít even get started.

Does anyone have or know where I can find easy step by step instructions on how to program them. The included instructions are not doing it for me.


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Old 10/21/2017, 03:10 PM   #2
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Hi,

I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble- have you checked out the FAQ section on our website? There is a video guide as well as additional instructions there:

https://www.reefbreeders.com/faq/


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Old 10/21/2017, 04:49 PM   #3
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Ok, so I read the instructions again and played around with the remote for a long time - and a light went on (no pun intended). I’m starting to understand it.

Here’s my problem now. I turn the remote on and press menu. Go to sunny and press ok, it works. Same for cloudy, moon lights and manual. When I get to custom the lights don’t come on. I believe I’ve programmed it correctly since it will run through the program when I preview it.

I’ve also noticed if I hit ok and scroll through sunny, cloudy, or manual I see values next to each channel and that mode comes on. When I hit custom those values are 0 and lights do not come on.

Something else I noticed. In all modes except custom if I hold the power button the remote turns off. It will not do so in custom mode.

Can you point me in the right direction?


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Old 10/22/2017, 05:41 AM   #4
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Let's see if I can help you out.

Turn your remote on and hit menu.
Then scroll down the list of modes to custom and hit OK.
Now you can program the custom mode:
Step can be set for 1 hour or 30 minute steps (i like 1 hour)
Then I scroll down to hour and bump it back to 1:00 which is 1am
Then you can set each of the 6 channels for for how bright you want them at 1am (probably '0')
Scroll back up to hour and bump it to 2:00 and set all 6 channels
Do this again and again for each hour of the day.
When you get to 0:00 that is midnight, set the channels here as well.
But when to are done setting these channels scroll down to 'preview' and hit OK. Now the fixture will run thru the 24 hour program and hold each hour for 3 to 5 seconds and move on. So you can see if you have the setting and look you really want.
If it's OK, then scroll down to save and OK. This is important: wait until the word 'save' stops flashing! Now your custom settings are programmed.

You can also go into each of the other modes and set the power levels for each of them.
But they do not change hourly, they have just one set of 6 channels to program, not 24 sets. I set mine like this:
sunny to 100% on everything
cloudy to 60% on everything
moon to just 1 on a blue channel
custom is already been done
manual is 100% on both blue channels and the violet channel. All others at 0.

It would be a good idea to get a 120v to USB power cable, they are cheap. Then keep the remote plugged into it all the time. That insures that when you want to use the remote it will have full batteries. If you don't keep it plugged in, the batteries will run down in a week or two. It's better than your cell phone, but not near as good at you TV remote!

If you have other questions, feel free to send me a PM.


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Old 10/22/2017, 06:20 AM   #5
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Thank you so much. My brain was starting to hurt. The more I used it the more I understood how it works. Your explanation put me over the top. i think part of my problem was that the remote was not fully charged.


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Old 10/23/2017, 07:05 AM   #6
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Yeah, I think Logan should include a USB charger with the fixture! LOL!


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