By short pressing the knob, the main menu cycles through five settings: Off, Auto, Sim, Manual and Dark
Auto Mode The place where you’ll normally be is at the home setting where the status message is either Day, Night, Sunrise, or Sunset depending on the time of day. This is the automatic mode with set-it and forget-it functionality. Be sure to return to this mode after any tinkering in the other modes.
Default Factory Settings:
Channel 1…2975 or 73%…6 Cree XT-E Royal Blue 450nm
Channel 2…2975 or 73%… 6 Cree XT-E Royal Blue 450nm
Channel 3…1750 or 42%… 4 Cree XT-E Cool White 7.5K
Channel 4…1015 or 25%… 2 Cree XT-E Warm White 3.5K
Channel 5…2975 or 73%… 6 Semi P2N-U UV/Violet 410-420nm
Channel 6…910 or 22%… 2 Cree XP-E2 Photo Red 660nm
Channel 7…910or 22%… 7 Cree XP-E2 Red
Channel 8…910 or 22%… 7 Cree XP-E2 Green
Channel 9…2975 or 73%… 7 Cree XP-E2 Blue
These default settings only consume 75 watts and provide over 100 PAR on a 30″ Deep Tank. The max wattage of the fixture is 165 watts measured. Depending on your previous lighting we feel the default settings are a good place to start for proper acclimation and offer a robust 15K look.
Sim Mode lets you simulate your sunrise-sunset settings. This is extremely valuable when you use the ramp delay function.
Manual Mode allows you to control the brightness manually with the knob. This is not adjusted or controlled by the default settings. It drives ALL of the PWM channels by the percentage same amount.You’ll have fine control over the lower range of brightness, and coarse control of the higher brightness levels to facilitate scrolling through the 4096. At higher settings the fan speed will increase accordingly up to 100%
Dark Mode forces the PWM outputs to assume your nighttime settings.
Off Mode turns off all PWM outputs, a 0% duty cycle.
Setup Menu is accessed by pressing and holding the knob (long press) from any of the main menu screens. Enter Setup Y/N; Ensure Y is highlighted.