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Old 11-27-2004, 02:27 AM   #1
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Light timers

I REALLY want to pick up some light timers for my fixture.... I've got PC with daylight,actinic, and lunar LEDs (three seperate plugs)... the problem is that I'm limited on plug space... I'm trying to find a timer that I can plug several items into and set at different intervals.... do you guys know where I might be able to pick something like this up ???
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Old 11-27-2004, 06:18 AM   #2
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try this...

http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=ES1311
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YOU ARE THE MAN !!! That's exactly what I was looking for......... thanks for the help... and a reasonable price too !!
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That timer only switchs one set, such as day and night. If you want to run the Actinics separate from the Daylights, your still gonna need another timer. I have mine switching between actinics and night lights, then another for the halides.
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Old 11-27-2004, 02:33 PM   #5
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So there's no way to have something that allows several plugs with several different time settings??????
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Old 11-27-2004, 03:11 PM   #6
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I have never seen anything like that.
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the Coralife timer that guitarded suggested will work. What you do is plug your actinics on the day timer, set it whenever you want the initial lights to come on. Plug the lunar lights into the night timer. When the actinics go off, the lunars will come on. Lastly, buy a separate timer made for lamps/ lighting (I bought one from Home Depot for $10). Plug the separate timer into the constant "always on" side of the Coralife power strip. Then set that timer (the one for the daylights) to come on an hour or two after the actinics first turn on, and then have them turn off an hour or two before the actinics go off and the lunars come on. This will replicate the dawn/dusk periods.
At first, I was a little let down when I bought the Coralife Power Center. I then figured the way to remedy it and love it. It has 2 day / 2 night time plug receivers but you cannot control them with the timer individually. (Just day or night; 2 options) So the separate timer allows you to control each of the 3 lighting options. I guess it would be easier if Coralife just made it with a dawn-dusk / day / night options.

Anyway, I hope this helps! PM me if you have any questions.
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I was a little let down when I bought the Coralife Power Center

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What you do is plug your actinics on the day timer, set it whenever you want the initial lights to come on. Plug the lunar lights into the night timer. When the actinics go off, the lunars will come on. Lastly, buy a separate timer made for lamps/ lighting (I bought one from Home Depot for $10). Plug the separate timer into the constant "always on" side of the Coralife power strip. Then set that timer (the one for the daylights) to come on an hour or two after the actinics first turn on, and then have them turn off an hour or two before the actinics go off and the lunars come on. This will replicate the dawn/dusk periods.
Excellent idea. Have some Kudos
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What you do is plug your actinics on the day timer, set it whenever you want the initial lights to come on. Plug the lunar lights into the night timer. When the actinics go off, the lunars will come on. Lastly, buy a separate timer made for lamps/ lighting (I bought one from Home Depot for $10).
If you have to go out and buy another timer anyway for the daylights, what is the point of the Coralife then? It would be cheaper to just buy seperate timers for the lunar and the actinics.
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It would be cheaper to just buy seperate timers for the lunar and the actinics.

Yes, but for those of us who already have bought into the coralife timer, we now have a solution.
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