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, thunder storm, 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, lightning storm, as well as sunrise and sunset
  • 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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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 and cloudiness).
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 be able to use all the functions, such as lightning storms, cloudiness as well as sunrise or sunset, but without 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: Tetras, Barbels, Danionins, Livebearers, Cichlids - Small “Predators”, Cichlids - Algae Eaters, Cichlids - Large “Predators”, Labyrinth Fish, Goldfish, Veiltails, Catfish, Loaches, Blowfish, Spiny eels & Reedfish, Butterflyfish & Panchaxes, Killifish & Rainbowfish, Juvenile Fish, Silver arowana, Axolotl, Shrimps and dwarf crayfish, Discus fish, Marine fish, Corals, Crustaceans, Guppy, fighting fish, Flowerhorn cichlids, cichlids: angelfish, discus, snails, molluscs, newts (cool waters)
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
How many dimming levels does the JBL LED SOLAR have?

When using the JBL LED SOLAR with the IR receiver, you have 8 dimming levels. The setting options with the JBL LED SOLAR CONTROL are varied and can be changed in the course of the day at programmed times.

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.

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.

How do I connect my Android smartphone to the JBL LED SOLAR CONTROL?

First go to the WLAN settings of your smartphone. The quickest way to get there is to scroll down from the top of the screen and then press and hold the activated WLAN symbol. Tap on "Add network" and select the network in the format JBL_XXXX. The default password is 12345678 and you should change it later.

Now switch back to the "My controllers" area in the LED SOLAR app and continue.

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.

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Additional product information and downloads

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safety instructions

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Customer reviews


Overall rating: 4.8
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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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