Control unit for JBL LED SOLAR lights, to be adjusted by app

  • To operate JBL LED SOLAR NATUR individually or in combination with a JBL LED SOLAR EFFECT. Biotope data, effects, thunderstorms, moon phases, sunrise and sunset to be operated by mobile
  • Easy to operate: replace existing IR receiver with the JBL control unit and adjust the effects you want with the app
  • With 5 programmes + additional manual programme (South America & Africa biotopes, aquascaping plants, goldfish, community aquarium, each programme has plant acclimatisation setting)
  • Biotope data contain dry and wet season, cloudiness, thunderstorm, as well as sunrise and sunset, which can also be adapted to the geographical location if desired (light on when the sun rises at the location)
  • Package contents: control unit to connect to the JBL LED SOLAR system for 2 lights (1x Natur & 1x Effect); the app you require is always free of charge
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Price: 210,49 €
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Product information

The remote control included in the JBL LED SOLAR NATUR allows you to dim the light gradually and to choose between three colour temperatures.
As soon as you have added the JBL LED SOLAR NATUR to your JBL LED SOLAR CONTROL (ideally in combination with JBL LED SOLAR EFFECT), a new world of control will open up to you:
With the help of the JBL LED SOLAR CONTROL you can load the biotope data from the Pantanal (Southeast Brazil) or from the region of the East African Rift Valley lakes (Malawi and Tanganyika). Your LEDs will then emulate the local climatic situations according to the seasons (incl. dry and wet seasons, lightning storms, cloudiness and moon phases).
In goldfish aquariums the light especially highlights their beautiful colours and for community aquariums you can set a light to reproduce a tropical day with 10 h of sun, the right light for plants and vibrant colours for the fish. Lightning storms and cloudiness are created by a random generator.
There is a light programme for fans of heavily planted aquariums (aquascaping) which resembles the programme for community aquariums but with a higher light intensity.
For every programme you can select the acclimatisation mode at the beginning to make it easier for your plants to adapt from your previous lighting with fluorescent tubes to the significantly brighter light of the LEDs without any problems. You can, of course, select each programme without acclimatisation.
In a manual mode, you can also set your own lighting situations.
For all the programmes mentioned here there are 2 LED lamp types available: 1.) JBL LED SOLAR NATUR and 2.) JBL LED SOLAR EFFECT. If you only run the JBL LED SOLAR NATUR with the JBL LED SOLAR CONTROL, but without the JBL LED SOLAR EFFECT, you’ll still be able to use all the functions, such as lightning storms, cloudiness as well as sunrise or sunset, but without the colour effects!



Art. no.:
EAN Code:
Volume packaging:
2.1 l
Gross weight:
266.8 g
Net weight:
114 g
Weight factor:
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
55/173/223 mm


Animal species: Armored catfish, Arowana, Axolotl, Barbels, Bettas, Bichirs/reedfish, Blowfish, Catfish, Cichlids (South America), Clawed frogs, Clawed shrimps, Crayfish, Crustaceans, Danions, Discus, Dwarf crayfish, Dwarf shrimps, Flowerhorn, Gill maggots, Goldfish, Gouramis, Guppy, Juvenile fish, Killifish, Livebearers, Loaches, Mussels, Newts, Panchaxes, Rainbowfish, Snails, Spiny eels, Tetra, Veiltails, blood parrot cichlids, freshwater butterflyfish
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: All aquarium fish
Volume habitat: For all aquariums
Material: Plastic housing + circuit board
Colour: black

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No

Technical Data

Height:23 mm
Length:100 mm
Width:60 mm
What do you have to consider when changing networks in the home network?

Under " current network", the network to which the controller is currently connected is displayed. If the controller is to be integrated into another network, the old network must first be left. To leave, press and hold " current network" and confirm with "Yes".

My LEDs flash at night. What can I do?

The error with " Lightning in the night" despite deactivated function was fixed on 15 Dec 2020 with the latest update. Simply download the latest version. If the lightning is still present, you can simply reactivate the field and then deactivate it again, which will cause the data to be stored anew in the controller.

Have you forgotten the password of your JBL LED SOLAR CONTROL?

If you forget the password of your JBL LED SOLAR CONTROL or no longer have access to your home network, you can have the CONTROLLER reset via JBL Customer Service. To do this, log on to www.jbl.de/support

Why does my LED dim up and down after sunset?

In an older version of the app, certain setting constellations in manual mode have created a feature which lead to the light flashing after sunset.

To solve this, please follow these two steps:

1. Please download the latest update from 15 Dec 2020 or newer.

2. Delete or empty your weekly manual profile from the controller and transfer it there. If you now recreate and transfer the profile, the error will be removed.

Why do I have to set the connected size of the JBL LED SOLAR NATUR in the app?

The setting ensures optimum control of all lengths of the JBL LED SOLAR NATUR. The setting needs to be updated every time the JBL LED SOLAR NATUR overall length is changed.

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Customer reviews


Overall rating: 4.9
21 public review(s) for this product.

1 Review


The controller is user-friendly and lightweight, making it easy to handle. With the assistance of the app and some proficiency in navigating mobile phone settings, configuring the desired options is a swift task. It enables the simulation of sunrises, sunsets and thunderstorms.

It is a must have if you already acquire the solar or the RGB lights...

20 more reviews in other languages

20 Reviews in other languages

Privat - German

Tolle Sache, wäre nur noch Perfekter wenn es mit dem PC auch bedienbar wäre. zb mit dem Home Assistant.

A.Q.U.A.R.I.S.T.I.Komet - German

Wirklich ein super Produkt, in Kombination mit der App erleben Sie dieses Produkt in Kombination mit dem LED Licht sowie RGB gibt es ein wunderschönes und sehenswertes Erlebnis. Dies verschönert Ihnen die Zeit vor dem Aquarium nochmals mehr und es hat viele zusätzliche Vorteile, für Fisch wie Pflanze! Sie haben die Möglichkeit durch die App alles individuell anzupassen als auch vorinstallierte Programme die man aktivieren kann.

Das was mithilfe des Solar Control einen gibt, ist auch den Preis wert.

Ebenfalls gibt es bei der App regelmäßige verfeinerungen um das Best mögliche zu bieten.

Aqua.nubia - German

Seit Jahren funktioniert die App und Beleuchtung perfekt dank dem Controller

Nur zu empfehlen

Aquaris Peces Disco - Spanish

Muy satisfecho con el controlador y con la aplicación móvil. Las opciones de configuración con las pantallas solar nature y solar effect son infinitas. La iluminación más profesional del mercado. Os dejo el enlace al vídeo explicativo 👉 https://youtu.be/E1LLYwo4V2I?si=K99V-eZZHbOow6Pc

A. van de Sanden - Dutch

Controller is working great. JBL LED Solar Control app is working as expected during setup.

Only huge issue I have is that the connection between app and controller is lost frequently. To restore the connection (temporarily) I have to pull the controller plug out of the socket. Controller and smartphone are on the same WiFi-network at home.

I already contacted Customer Support about my problem. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be a generic issue. Please help?

Comment from JBL:

Thank you for your review. Our support team will get back to you with a solution.

scapingmania - German

Mit dem Led Controller habt ihr die Möglichkeit euer Licht ganz Individuell zu Steuern. Von Sonnenuntergang bis Wolken....

Ich benutze de Controller nun seit 2 Jahren und bin immernoch überzeugt. Ehrlich gesagt weiss ich nicht was ich daran aussetzen sollte.. Die app ist intuitiv und gut durchdacht.

Man kann alle Tage einzeln Steuern.


Aquarium.by.bddnk - German

Super controller. Der Verbindungsaufbau funktioniert ohne Probleme. Wenn man sich mit der App ein wenig auseinandersetzt und sie verstanden hat sind die Funktionen wirklich top und es gab bis jetzt keine Probleme.

malawi_aquaristic - German

Nachdem ich die Solar Natur und Solar Effekt Beleuchtung zusammen mit dem Solar Control jetzt einige Wochen im Einsatz habe, kann ich sagen, dass ich mein Aquarium nicht mehr ohne laufen lassen wollen würde!

Mit dem JBL Solar Control lassen sich mithilfe der App endlos viele Farb- und Helligkeitskombinationen auch abhängig von der Tageszeit einstellen, sodass auch keine Zeitschaltuhr mehr notwendig ist. Das Gerät speichert die eingestellte Beleuchtung, sodass keine permanente Verbindung mit den Wlan notwendig ist.

Des Weiteren besteht die Möglichkeit Sonnenauf- und Untergangs Sequenzen darzustellen.

Beim Sonnenaufgang startet das Licht zunächst im roten Bereich und verändert sich langsam bis hin zur normalen Tagesbeleuchtung. Dies ist einfach wunderschön anzusehen und die Fische erschrecken sich nicht mehr durch plötzliches ein- oder ausschalten.

Eine weitere Funktion sind die „Wolken“, mit denen sich zu jeder beliebigen Tageszeit im manuellen Modus die Beleuchtung verändern lässt. Wenn man möchte, lässt sich sogar ein Gewitter mit Blitzen simulieren.

Zudem befinden sich in der App verschiedene Themen zur Auswahl, bei denen unterschiedliche Biotope, wie der Malawisee, simuliert werden. Hier besteht auch die Möglichkeit, die Beleuchtungszeit und -Intensität abhängig von der Jahreszeit der Heimat der Fische darzustellen. Diese Option finde ich besonders klasse.

Ein super Produkt, welches ich jedem Aquarianer weiterempfehlen kann!

Aquawelten - German

Ich kenne keine bessere Lösung!

Installation, Handhabung sowie Wertigkeit 10/10 Punkte.

Ich liebe es wenn die Sonne im Biotop untergeht.

G.E.P.P. - French

Pour contrôler l'éclairage JBL au millimètre.

Programmer la période jour / nuit, lever et coucher de soleil, les nuages et orages, le clair de lune.

Le boîtier change les effets selon les saisons. Effet biotope assuré

LadyDiscus - Polish

Świetny ! Spełnił moje oczekiwania 🥰

tefanDerksS - Dutch

Great product for your light with al the modes on the app

mattmonkey23 - French

Un excellent atout au Led (Natur & Effect). Je possède le kit complet et j'en suis très satisfait. Le boitier permet un contrôle total et autonome de mon bac spécial Biotope. Les changement de couleurs et d'ambiance suivant les saisons ajout un vrai plus pour a mon bac. Je le recommande.

E. Reiß - German

Funktioniert klasse, es lassen sich sehr viele Sequenzen einstellen!Klasse geworden!Schön wäre mehrere Lichtleisten zu kombinieren.

Der_Egger - German

Eine hervorragende Ergänzung für das Aquarium.

Erst mit dem SolarControl entfaltet das LED - System sein volles Potenzial. Die Steuerung über die App geht intuitiv von der Hand. Besonderes Highlight sind die Sonnenauf- bzw. Sonnenuntergänge. Die Bewohner im Aquarium fühlen sich sichtlich wohl und erschrecken sich zu keinem Zeitpunkt mehr, wenn die Beleuchtung an geht.

diskusowner - German

Anfänglich habe ich mich persönlich schwer getan um meine gewünschten Ergebnisse individuell einzustellen. Nachdem ich doch nach kurzer Zeit dahinter gestiegen bin, war es kinderleicht die Programme zu installieren.

Jetzt ist alles perfekt auf Pflanzen und Tiere abgestimmt.

Auch die vorinstallierten Programme machen auf mich einen wirklich tollen Eindruck, jedoch waren sie in meiner Hinsicht nicht individuell genug. Ein paar Blitze am Abend und einen längeren Sonnenuntergang konnten so noch eingerichtet werden.

Hier hat jbl einen großartigen Job gemacht und ich bin wunschlos glücklich mit diesem Produkt.

Ganz klare Kaufempfehlung

zulu_malawi - Italian

È un prodotto che ovviamente utilizzo in combinazione con LED SOLAR EFFECT e LED SOLAR NATUR.

È un accessorio che non può assolutamente mancare e permette tramite la sua app di gestire differenti fasi della giornata come ad esempio Alba/tramonto. Sembrerà un semplice “gioco” ma sia alba che tramonto permettono di dare il giusto equilibrio di vita alla popolazione che vive all’interno dei nostri acquari.

Altra utile funzione sono le “temperature” ,in termini Kelvin, pre-impostate che si possono utilizzare in base al layout che si possiede, nel mio caso Malawi.

Creano un’atmosfera perfetta e sicuramente (nel mio caso) ne giovano molto i Ciclidi poiché permette di risaltare i colori e dare quei giusti punti d’ombra necessari se un esemplare decide di raggiungere una zona di relax buia.

Oltre ciò, permette anche una crescita costante e giusta di alghe di cui i Ciclidi del Malawi ne vanno ghiotti.

Ne approfitto per dire che questo è un prodotto innovativo e che consiglio fortemente ovviamente in associazione alle lampade JBL.

Aquarium_Zimmer - German

Ich habe den LED Sollar Control an meiner JBL Sollar Natur und Effect RGB angeschlossen. Dank dem Controller kann ich die LEDs sehr einfach und intuitiv steuern und damit Tagesverläufe simulieren.

Der LED Sollar Control lässt sich sehr einfach mir dem WLAN verbinden und die App ist sehr gut gestaltet

aquaristik_influencer - German

Sehr intresannt mit dem Tagessimmulator und der Blitz Funktion

damit kann man einfach individuell sein licht auf das Aquarium und ihren Umgebungen anpassen

_mister_krabss_ - German

Der Controller ist leicht und einfach zu händigen mit der App und dem nötigen Händchen im mobil Telefon Bereich ist alles recht schnell eingestellt. Sonnen auf und Untergänge sowie auch Wolken Zug und Gewitter.

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