Light controllers regulate the current used by an LED light. Without a controller, light output would vary dramatically, and the LEDs wouldn’t last long.
This light controller is for use with certain Spectrum Illumination high-flux Monster LED lights. When you purchase a Monster light from us, we include the appropriate controller and interconnect cable at no additional cost. (Never connect a Monster light directly to power – doing so will void the manufacturer’s limited warranty.)
To extend the life of your LED light, we recommend strobing. This controller has both PNP and NPN strobe inputs. To enable the light, either connect the NPN strobe input to ground, or connect the PNP strobe input to 5 – 24 VDC. Your light will turn on within 3 microseconds of the strobe signal, and will remain on for the duration of the signal. For best results we recommend using your camera to trigger light controllers, rather than the device that triggers your camera. For example, with our Ace cameras, you can use the “Flash Window Signal” output to trigger this light controller.
We also offer versions of this controller that have either a potentiometer or 0 – 10 VDC input to control light intensity. If you need greater control of the strobe on-delay, duration, or number of flashes, use the Monster Brain Controller in conjunction with this item. (See links below.)
Power: 500 mA @ 24 VDC