Is it timer compatible? So can i leave it "on" according to the remote and let a plug timer switch it on and off?
Can i set up a light sequence, then plug it into a timer and let it run beginning to end?
I like the features, just not clear to me if this has the set and forget feature i need, given i work full time.
It is timer compatible from an on/off standpoint...however you cannot currently program any specific sequence of settings with a timer. Whatever setting is running when the light turns off is what will be remembered when the timer turns it back on.
The programmable aspect will only work once Current releases the new timers. Hence why so many of us are waiting for the winners to be announced. If you want more info on what the timers can do, take a look here or read through some of the previous Sat+ threads (I don't have them on hand otherwise I'd link them too)
You do have four options to set as favorites on the remotes if you want to play around with the different colors, but that is only via the remote.
Can these lights be daisy chained together for a single controller to control multiple lights?
Is there a common combination of this light with another? Satellite+ for effect, other fixture for output sort of thing? 20Par over a 24" tank seems pretty low, especially as you plant away from the center-line of the fixture.
I can only assume since each fixture has an IR receiver that they would respond simultaneously to one remote. But maybe someone running multiple can help.
In terms of PAR, I do not think these lights were designed to be used in the typical high tech setting which is probably why Current has a more plant-specific LED fixture in the works. Most planted tanks using just one of these fixtures are usually not that deep either.
I've seen people combine them with higher output LEDs, but if you look on the first page Brian is running two Sat+'s on a 21" tall tank that seems to be doing well. There's also a picture in the sponsor forum of an 18" tank growing HC...
Just joined the club and really love this light. I have two over my tank so to the above question yes one remote will control both lights if you have the IR sensors close together. However sometimes I will have to push the button twice for both of them to switch to whatever mode I want.
Yeah I had to order them from the US I know of one other person that has them over here as well. No pics of my tank as of yet, it just has a few plants in at the moment cause I've just gone back to freshwater from marine. I'm getting a whole lot more plants this weekend and will get some fish as well then I will post some pics