Aquaneering on Facebook Aquaneering on Twitter Aquaneering on Instagram Aquaneering on LinkedIn  















Light Cycle Timers

AquaLightControl Dawn to Dusk

Product Description

  light box with dawn to dusk control
  Light Box with AquaLightControl

Although maintaining a light cycle is especially important for their reproduction and growth, zebrafish in light-controlled housing can experience stress when lights are turned on too abruptly. Mimicking natural sunrise and sunset will reduce "light shock" to the fish and improve breeding cycles. The AquaLightControl Dawn to Dusk allows the user to control when the lights turn on and off, the rate of time for the lights to ramp up and dim down, and the maximum level of light.

Product Information

  Dawn to dusk screen display
  Touchscreen Display

The AquaLightControl Dawn to Dusk mimics natural light conditions by using specialized circuitry in the controller to gradually turn the light on to simulate sunrise, and to dim the light to simulate sunset. The controller touchscreen is easy and intuitive for programming all timer settings.
Most fluorescents cannot be dimmed without expensive ballasts, and because an LED light strip requires minimum voltage to turn on, using a conventional dimmer to gradually increase the voltage will not work. The AquaLightControl works differently by using a custom-printed intelligent circuit board which is integrated with the LED lights and requires no ballast. The sunrise/sunset simulator control can be configured by the user to increase or decrease gradually from fifteen minutes to one hour. Not only can the settings be programmed to control the rate of time for the lights to ramp up and dim down, they can also control how bright the user wants the maximum level of light to be.


Programmable Timer

Product Information

  Dawn to dusk screen display
  Programmable Timer

Aquaneering also offers a timer with versatile programming for either 24-hour or 7-day applications. Other features include:

  • 20 setpoint programs
  • 3 preset adjustable block programs
  • Easy-to-follow menu driven programming
  • Manual override with status indication
  • Battery backup
  • Large LCD display



Light Cycle Timers

Part Number Description
  MCTLED AquaLightControl Dawn to Dusk Light and Temperature Controller  
  ETG-120VAC Timer - 120VAC  
  ETG-240VAC Timer - 240VAC  
  MCTLG-120VAC Timer Control Box for Light Box with Timer 120VAC  
  MCTLG-240VAC Timer Control Box for Light Box with Timer 240VAC  
  ZLB1060 Light Box Insert for 1.4, 1.8, 2.8, and 6.0L Rack Shelves with Tailgate Style Door and Independent Light Cycle
  ZLB1260 Light Box Insert for 9.5L Rack Shelves with Tailgate Style Door and Independent Light Cycle  
  ZENVC140 Environmental Chamber
30" Wide x 24" Deep x 83" Tall
Insulated Aluminum Construction with Stainless Steel Shelf Supports
(14) Shelves:
Each Shelf to Roll Out
Each Shelf to Have Two Clear Trays for Holding 5 Crossing Tanks Each
Total Capacity: 140 Crossing or Larval Rearing Tanks
Front Light Control and Low Voltage Dusk to Dawn LED Lighting Temperature Control 27-32º C
(Must be in a room at least 1º below desired temperature)
Castors with Locks
What's New
Aquaculture 2022 Meeting in San Diego
Monday, February 28 to Friday, March 4, 2021
The World Aquaculture Society's annual meeting will be held in San Diego next spring! We look forward to seeing you all there. Get all the details, full schedule, and registration information here.
A Monthly Webinar Series
Presented by Aquaneering
Twelve Speakers from past Zebrafish Husbandry Workshops bring zebrafish from the past into the future
Want all of the Aquaneering breaking news? Information about trade shows? Interesting zebrafish research?
Sign up for our newsletter:

And be sure to follow us on:

In these difficult times...

We're here to make your lab life easier.
Contact Us

Where in the World is Aquaneering?

You can find Aquaneering systems large and small all over the world...


  © 2014 Aquaneering, Inc. All Rights Reserved.