Originally from ticket #1007.
Can you use meanwell driver with out a controller wanted to add a controller later I have 29 Bio cube wanted to add 2 or 3 pros and maybe a stunner or 2 is there a way to do this with the driver and is there another way to get sunrise and sunset with out a expensive controller?
Thank you so much for contacting Ecoxotic and showing interest in our LED products. No, the Meanwell LED drivers are not designed to be used without a controller. If using this type of driver, a dimming system is required.
Most hobbyists who want sunrise/sunset control simply use a wall plug in timer and have their blue LED lights and white LED lights set at different times. Dimming is not required for sunrise/sunset - only separate photoperiods.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
The Ecoxotic Team