Armacost Lighting HHRGB14 Installation Guide

TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING (continued)
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
Wireless Touchpad
Actual operational distance and performance
may vary based on type of walls and other nearby
electronic devices. Be sure your battery is good.
When any key is pressed, you should see the red LED
at the front of the unit light. If not, replace battery.
The receiver may need to be paired again with your
remote. Please revisit the pairing instructions.
(Model RGB14REM)
Slimline Wireless RGB LED Lighting Controller
Model HHRGB14
LEDs display uneven brightness or color shifts
Professional grade, component-based RGB lighting controller
This may be due to voltage drop or the RGB LED
tape may be oriented in two different directions. To
reduce voltage drop, reduce the length of 12V and
RGB power wires and/or use thicker wires. Refer to
your RibbonFlex Pro specific model’s Installation
Guidelines for options on other installation
configurations that may help reduce voltage drop.
This low voltage, easy-to-use RGB LED controller
works with RibbonFlex Pro Custom Color RGB LED
Tape Lighting to deliver professional, colorful lighting
results. The controller blends the light from red, green
and blue LEDs to create a full spectrum of 30 designer
colors, from pastels to vibrant hues to five shades of
white that range from very cool to very warm white
color temperatures. Also includes six dynamic colorchanging effects. Extremely small receiver fits almost
anywhere, easily direct wire for custom installations.
For help with larger LED lighting installations,
visit armacostlighting.com/RGB or email
support@armacostlighting.com.
Designer-style switch plate and all
mounting screws included.
SPECIFICATIONS
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Input voltage ............................................... 12V or 24V DC
Max lighting load ....................................................5 Amps
..................................... (60 Watts @12V, 120 Watts @24V)
Working temperature ................... 10 to 130°F (-12 to 55°C)
Wireless working frequency ............................... 433.92MHz
FCC ID ....................................................2ACFYHHRGB14
Transmitter battery type.......................... Coin style CR2025
Country of origin ....................................................... China
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Limited 1-year warranty. This product is for dry location
use only. Improper installation, improper powering, abuse,
or failure to use this device for its intended purpose will
void warranty. Proof of purchase is required for all returns.
Questions? Email support@armacostlighting.com.
■■
Beautifully blends with existing designer
switches and dimming décor.
Convenient 2-way lighting control – works in
unison with your existing handheld remote
as an additional RGB lighting controller.
Full-function RGB LED controller with
extended range – works up to 100 feet away
through walls and doors.
RF wireless and pairing technology offers
ease of expandability without having to run
extra cabling, touchpad can control multiple
RGB receivers in the same area.
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Easy to use, simply cycle through colors and colorchanging effects.
Full range dimming of static colors, or use
brightness preset quick-keys.
Speed is adjustable on color-changing effects,
including ultra-slow cross-fade dissolves.
CONNECTIONS
IMPORTANT – Read and follow the Installation Guidelines provided with your RGB LED lighting and power
supply. Do not connect controller directly to 120V AC household current, 12-24V DC only. All wiring must be in
accordance with national and local electrical codes, low voltage Class 2 circuit. If you are unclear as to how to
install and wire this product, contact a qualified electrician.
Easily mount to any
wall or flat surface,
no hole required.
120V AC
STANDARD
12-24V DC OUTPUT
POWER SUPPLY/
TRANSFORMER
ARMACOST
WIRELESS
TOUCHPAD
(OPTIONAL)
Low voltage safe, simply splice
and extend 12V wires to bridge
gaps to fit installation needs.
SLIMLINE
RGB CONTROLLER
12 or 24V DC
12 or 24V DC
The 2-conductor red/black
wire connects to the output
of your power supply. Red
connects to red (+), black
to black (-).
Install in wall
The RGB wires
on the Slimline
controller direct
wire to your RGB
LED tape light.
REMOTE works
through walls up
to 50 ft. away.
Model
RGB14REM
To buy online, or
to learn more, visit
armacostlighting.com/RGB14REM
140901
4
Features pairing technology for expandability and
multi-zone lighting control.
and 6 twist-on wire connectors.
(OPTIONAL)
© 2014 Armacost Lighting. All rights reserved.
140 Baltic Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21225
Uses radio frequency (RF) technology to work
through walls and doors up to 50 feet away – helps
to eliminate the need to run extra wires.
Package contains: Installation Guidelines, Handheld Remote with CR2025 battery, Slimline Controller
Surface mount
Can be installed
in wall in an
electrical box.
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The Slimline color controller will work with other 12V
or 24V DC RGB LED tape light strips and modules
with 4-wire hook-up.
AC WALL SWITCH
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
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1
RGB LED TAPE LIGHT
Maintain polarity for correct
color sequencing. Be sure red
connects to red, green to green,
blue to blue. The white wire
from the controller always
connects to the positive (+)
indicator or white wire on the
RGB LED tape light.
Important
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For better LED brightness,
keep voltage drop to a minimum
Maximum load is 5 amps – 60 watts when used with
12V LEDs or 120 watts when used with 24V LEDs.
Voltage drop is a natural occurrence in all low voltage
lighting systems. It is the gradual decrease in voltage
that occurs from your power supply to your LED
lighting. Voltage drop only becomes undesirable if
you notice the brightness or color in one area of your
lighting is objectionably different than in another
area. As a practical approach to installing LED tape
lights, test your lighting prior to final installation. If
voltage drop appears to be a concern, use shorter
lengths of DC power feed wires or switch to a thicker
gauge wire (lower AWG number).
Do not connect more than one RGB color controller
receiver to a power supply in the same circuit.
Doing so will cause the RGB LEDs to flicker.
Use only insulated staples or plastic ties to secure
cords and wires. Route and secure wires so they
will not be pinched or damaged.
For wire runs inside of walls, use certified CL2 or
better cabling and appropriate mounting hardware.
Do not install Class 2 low voltage wiring in the
same runs as AC household power. If AC and low
voltage wires cross, keep them at 90-degree angles.
For an online voltage drop calculator, visit
armacostlighting.com/installation.
OPERATION
The Slimline color controller will remember the last setting for brightness and speed for each color and each effect
you select. For instance, if one color is dimmed, the unit will maintain that setting for that particular color until
changed, even if the power is turned off, goes out unexpectedly, or is disconnected from the power supply.
When you press any key, the red
LED on the front of the remote will
light to indicate the unit is sending
an RF signal.
Power ON/OFF key
Brightness arrow up or down keys
Reset function key
For dimming static colors, or use
preset quick-keys (100%, 50%, 25%).
Pressing the reset key will take
the RGB controller to the #1 color
position, which is a very warm
white, and will automatically
return the brightness settings of
all colors to 100% full brightness.
Any programmed effect speeds will
return to the medium speed setting.
Color/Mode key
Press forward arrow to advance to
next static color or color-changing
effect. Press back arrow to return to
previous color or effect displayed.
MULTI-ZONE LIGHTING AND PAIRING
Each Slimline RGB controller
comes factory set with a
Unique RF Code. Multiple
sets can work in the same
area without interference
to control multiple zones
of RGB LED lighting.
Pairing instructions
Unique RF Code
1.Connect the Slimline controller to your power supply
and RGB LED lighting . Make sure everything is
working properly using the remote control.
2.Remove power to the controller receiver for at
least 5 seconds (unplug or turn off the AC
switch to your power supply).
The controller features RF
pairing technology which can
help expand lighting. Pairing
allows one remote to control
multiple receivers. For best
results, all receivers should be
within 25 feet of each other.
Pairing along with RF wireless
technology can greatly reduce
the need for extra wiring.
Note: When using one
remote to control multiple
receivers, only static colors will
synchronize. Color-changing
effects will not sync due to
different cycling speeds.
For larger RGB LED lighting
installations, where colors as
well as color-changing effects
must synchronize, use an
Armacost RGB signal repeater.
3.Restore power and within 2
seconds press and hold the
100% and 50% brightness
touch keys simultaneously on the remote that
you wish to be paired. The LED tape light will
blink once to confirm successful pairing.
To pair multiple receivers to the same single remote,
simply repeat the steps above with each additional
receiver. The transmitter’s Unique RF Code will be
programmed to the additional receiver units. It is
also possible to pair up to three different
transmitters to control one zone of lighting.
Pairing one remote
to control multiple
receivers
To synchronize the colors and brightness
levels of all receivers, simply press the reset
key on the transmitter touchpad. All RGB LED
lighting will reset to the #1 white color position.
Important
■■
To learn more about large
installations or to purchase
additional RGB receiver
controllers, transmitters
or signal repeaters, visit
armacostlighting.com/RGB.
You can also call or email
Armacost technical support.
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Never connect multiple RGB controller receivers
to one power supply. Each receiver must have
its own power supply.
If you repeatedly press any of the remote keys
too fast, the RGB controllers will lose their
synchronization. To re-synchronize, press the
reset key on the touchpad transmitter.
For effective synchronization, all receivers must
be within range of the wireless remote.
TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Effects speed
Temporarily install LED tape
LEDs flicker, limited or inconsistent colors
Colors and effects
Using painters or masking tape, temporarily place
the RGB LED light strip into your desired mounting
position. Power on the LEDs to make sure you
are achieving the desired lighting effect before
removing the 3M paper backing for final installation.
Temporarily mounting the LED light strip allows you
to experiment with tape light positioning to achieve
your desired results.
All colors are arranged in common color groupings for easy navigation, colors are fully dimmable. Pressing the
reset key will take you to the #1 color position, which is a very warm white.
Orient LED tape strips in the same direction
Check all connections. Confirm you have maintained
correct polarity on all wire connections (white to white,
red to red, etc.) when joining LED strips, as well as
when connecting wires to the color controller. Press the
reset key. If any other color appears other than a warm/
yellow white, there is a bad connection or polarity is not
correct. Check to be sure all connections are secure.
If you have a failed connector, you can solder wires to
the LED tape and solder splice connections. Soldering
is a good method for making reliable electrical
connections. To learn about best soldering practices
visit armacostlighting.com/installation. Note: Always
solder connections in RV and boat applications.
Controls the speed of all color-changing
effects. Hold arrow down to archive
ultra slow cross-fade dissolves for
professional lighting results.
Remove clear pull-tab tape to
activate the remote’s pre-installed
coin-style battery.
1-5
Shades of white
22-26
Shades of red
33
Red, white and green cross fade
6-12
Shades of blue
27-30
Shades of purple
34
Red, white and blue cross fade
13-17
Shades of green
31
White strobe
35
Red and white cross fade
18-21
Shades of yellow
32
Full color cross fade
36
Red, gold and green cross fade
2
RGB LED tape viewed from one side or the other will
always have a color shift due to the red, green and
blue chips in the LED. For better color consistency,
especially when used in cove lighting, keep the LED
tape strips oriented in the same direction, e.g., logo
markings on each tape should always be pointed or
facing the same way.
The wireless remote is not working
Be sure you are in range of your receiver. The
transmitter is a radio frequency (RF) device and,
as such, the range is dependent on many factors.
3
Important
■■
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■■
■■
■■
For better LED brightness,
keep voltage drop to a minimum
Maximum load is 5 amps – 60 watts when used with
12V LEDs or 120 watts when used with 24V LEDs.
Voltage drop is a natural occurrence in all low voltage
lighting systems. It is the gradual decrease in voltage
that occurs from your power supply to your LED
lighting. Voltage drop only becomes undesirable if
you notice the brightness or color in one area of your
lighting is objectionably different than in another
area. As a practical approach to installing LED tape
lights, test your lighting prior to final installation. If
voltage drop appears to be a concern, use shorter
lengths of DC power feed wires or switch to a thicker
gauge wire (lower AWG number).
Do not connect more than one RGB color controller
receiver to a power supply in the same circuit.
Doing so will cause the RGB LEDs to flicker.
Use only insulated staples or plastic ties to secure
cords and wires. Route and secure wires so they
will not be pinched or damaged.
For wire runs inside of walls, use certified CL2 or
better cabling and appropriate mounting hardware.
Do not install Class 2 low voltage wiring in the
same runs as AC household power. If AC and low
voltage wires cross, keep them at 90-degree angles.
For an online voltage drop calculator, visit
armacostlighting.com/installation.
OPERATION
The Slimline color controller will remember the last setting for brightness and speed for each color and each effect
you select. For instance, if one color is dimmed, the unit will maintain that setting for that particular color until
changed, even if the power is turned off, goes out unexpectedly, or is disconnected from the power supply.
When you press any key, the red
LED on the front of the remote will
light to indicate the unit is sending
an RF signal.
Power ON/OFF key
Brightness arrow up or down keys
Reset function key
For dimming static colors, or use
preset quick-keys (100%, 50%, 25%).
Pressing the reset key will take
the RGB controller to the #1 color
position, which is a very warm
white, and will automatically
return the brightness settings of
all colors to 100% full brightness.
Any programmed effect speeds will
return to the medium speed setting.
Color/Mode key
Press forward arrow to advance to
next static color or color-changing
effect. Press back arrow to return to
previous color or effect displayed.
MULTI-ZONE LIGHTING AND PAIRING
Each Slimline RGB controller
comes factory set with a
Unique RF Code. Multiple
sets can work in the same
area without interference
to control multiple zones
of RGB LED lighting.
Pairing instructions
Unique RF Code
1.Connect the Slimline controller to your power supply
and RGB LED lighting . Make sure everything is
working properly using the remote control.
2.Remove power to the controller receiver for at
least 5 seconds (unplug or turn off the AC
switch to your power supply).
The controller features RF
pairing technology which can
help expand lighting. Pairing
allows one remote to control
multiple receivers. For best
results, all receivers should be
within 25 feet of each other.
Pairing along with RF wireless
technology can greatly reduce
the need for extra wiring.
Note: When using one
remote to control multiple
receivers, only static colors will
synchronize. Color-changing
effects will not sync due to
different cycling speeds.
For larger RGB LED lighting
installations, where colors as
well as color-changing effects
must synchronize, use an
Armacost RGB signal repeater.
3.Restore power and within 2
seconds press and hold the
100% and 50% brightness
touch keys simultaneously on the remote that
you wish to be paired. The LED tape light will
blink once to confirm successful pairing.
To pair multiple receivers to the same single remote,
simply repeat the steps above with each additional
receiver. The transmitter’s Unique RF Code will be
programmed to the additional receiver units. It is
also possible to pair up to three different
transmitters to control one zone of lighting.
Pairing one remote
to control multiple
receivers
To synchronize the colors and brightness
levels of all receivers, simply press the reset
key on the transmitter touchpad. All RGB LED
lighting will reset to the #1 white color position.
Important
■■
To learn more about large
installations or to purchase
additional RGB receiver
controllers, transmitters
or signal repeaters, visit
armacostlighting.com/RGB.
You can also call or email
Armacost technical support.
■■
■■
Never connect multiple RGB controller receivers
to one power supply. Each receiver must have
its own power supply.
If you repeatedly press any of the remote keys
too fast, the RGB controllers will lose their
synchronization. To re-synchronize, press the
reset key on the touchpad transmitter.
For effective synchronization, all receivers must
be within range of the wireless remote.
TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Effects speed
Temporarily install LED tape
LEDs flicker, limited or inconsistent colors
Colors and effects
Using painters or masking tape, temporarily place
the RGB LED light strip into your desired mounting
position. Power on the LEDs to make sure you
are achieving the desired lighting effect before
removing the 3M paper backing for final installation.
Temporarily mounting the LED light strip allows you
to experiment with tape light positioning to achieve
your desired results.
All colors are arranged in common color groupings for easy navigation, colors are fully dimmable. Pressing the
reset key will take you to the #1 color position, which is a very warm white.
Orient LED tape strips in the same direction
Check all connections. Confirm you have maintained
correct polarity on all wire connections (white to white,
red to red, etc.) when joining LED strips, as well as
when connecting wires to the color controller. Press the
reset key. If any other color appears other than a warm/
yellow white, there is a bad connection or polarity is not
correct. Check to be sure all connections are secure.
If you have a failed connector, you can solder wires to
the LED tape and solder splice connections. Soldering
is a good method for making reliable electrical
connections. To learn about best soldering practices
visit armacostlighting.com/installation. Note: Always
solder connections in RV and boat applications.
Controls the speed of all color-changing
effects. Hold arrow down to archive
ultra slow cross-fade dissolves for
professional lighting results.
Remove clear pull-tab tape to
activate the remote’s pre-installed
coin-style battery.
1-5
Shades of white
22-26
Shades of red
33
Red, white and green cross fade
6-12
Shades of blue
27-30
Shades of purple
34
Red, white and blue cross fade
13-17
Shades of green
31
White strobe
35
Red and white cross fade
18-21
Shades of yellow
32
Full color cross fade
36
Red, gold and green cross fade
2
RGB LED tape viewed from one side or the other will
always have a color shift due to the red, green and
blue chips in the LED. For better color consistency,
especially when used in cove lighting, keep the LED
tape strips oriented in the same direction, e.g., logo
markings on each tape should always be pointed or
facing the same way.
The wireless remote is not working
Be sure you are in range of your receiver. The
transmitter is a radio frequency (RF) device and,
as such, the range is dependent on many factors.
3
TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING (continued)
OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
Wireless Touchpad
Actual operational distance and performance
may vary based on type of walls and other nearby
electronic devices. Be sure your battery is good.
When any key is pressed, you should see the red LED
at the front of the unit light. If not, replace battery.
The receiver may need to be paired again with your
remote. Please revisit the pairing instructions.
(Model RGB14REM)
Slimline Wireless RGB LED Lighting Controller
Model HHRGB14
LEDs display uneven brightness or color shifts
Professional grade, component-based RGB lighting controller
This may be due to voltage drop or the RGB LED
tape may be oriented in two different directions. To
reduce voltage drop, reduce the length of 12V and
RGB power wires and/or use thicker wires. Refer to
your RibbonFlex Pro specific model’s Installation
Guidelines for options on other installation
configurations that may help reduce voltage drop.
This low voltage, easy-to-use RGB LED controller
works with RibbonFlex Pro Custom Color RGB LED
Tape Lighting to deliver professional, colorful lighting
results. The controller blends the light from red, green
and blue LEDs to create a full spectrum of 30 designer
colors, from pastels to vibrant hues to five shades of
white that range from very cool to very warm white
color temperatures. Also includes six dynamic colorchanging effects. Extremely small receiver fits almost
anywhere, easily direct wire for custom installations.
For help with larger LED lighting installations,
visit armacostlighting.com/RGB or email
support@armacostlighting.com.
Designer-style switch plate and all
mounting screws included.
SPECIFICATIONS
■■
Input voltage ............................................... 12V or 24V DC
Max lighting load ....................................................5 Amps
..................................... (60 Watts @12V, 120 Watts @24V)
Working temperature ................... 10 to 130°F (-12 to 55°C)
Wireless working frequency ............................... 433.92MHz
FCC ID ....................................................2ACFYHHRGB14
Transmitter battery type.......................... Coin style CR2025
Country of origin ....................................................... China
■■
■■
Limited 1-year warranty. This product is for dry location
use only. Improper installation, improper powering, abuse,
or failure to use this device for its intended purpose will
void warranty. Proof of purchase is required for all returns.
Questions? Email support@armacostlighting.com.
■■
Beautifully blends with existing designer
switches and dimming décor.
Convenient 2-way lighting control – works in
unison with your existing handheld remote
as an additional RGB lighting controller.
Full-function RGB LED controller with
extended range – works up to 100 feet away
through walls and doors.
RF wireless and pairing technology offers
ease of expandability without having to run
extra cabling, touchpad can control multiple
RGB receivers in the same area.
■■
■■
■■
Easy to use, simply cycle through colors and colorchanging effects.
Full range dimming of static colors, or use
brightness preset quick-keys.
Speed is adjustable on color-changing effects,
including ultra-slow cross-fade dissolves.
CONNECTIONS
IMPORTANT – Read and follow the Installation Guidelines provided with your RGB LED lighting and power
supply. Do not connect controller directly to 120V AC household current, 12-24V DC only. All wiring must be in
accordance with national and local electrical codes, low voltage Class 2 circuit. If you are unclear as to how to
install and wire this product, contact a qualified electrician.
Easily mount to any
wall or flat surface,
no hole required.
120V AC
STANDARD
12-24V DC OUTPUT
POWER SUPPLY/
TRANSFORMER
ARMACOST
WIRELESS
TOUCHPAD
(OPTIONAL)
Low voltage safe, simply splice
and extend 12V wires to bridge
gaps to fit installation needs.
SLIMLINE
RGB CONTROLLER
12 or 24V DC
12 or 24V DC
The 2-conductor red/black
wire connects to the output
of your power supply. Red
connects to red (+), black
to black (-).
Install in wall
The RGB wires
on the Slimline
controller direct
wire to your RGB
LED tape light.
REMOTE works
through walls up
to 50 ft. away.
Model
RGB14REM
To buy online, or
to learn more, visit
armacostlighting.com/RGB14REM
140901
4
Features pairing technology for expandability and
multi-zone lighting control.
and 6 twist-on wire connectors.
(OPTIONAL)
© 2014 Armacost Lighting. All rights reserved.
140 Baltic Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21225
Uses radio frequency (RF) technology to work
through walls and doors up to 50 feet away – helps
to eliminate the need to run extra wires.
Package contains: Installation Guidelines, Handheld Remote with CR2025 battery, Slimline Controller
Surface mount
Can be installed
in wall in an
electrical box.
■■
The Slimline color controller will work with other 12V
or 24V DC RGB LED tape light strips and modules
with 4-wire hook-up.
AC WALL SWITCH
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
■■
1
RGB LED TAPE LIGHT
Maintain polarity for correct
color sequencing. Be sure red
connects to red, green to green,
blue to blue. The white wire
from the controller always
connects to the positive (+)
indicator or white wire on the
RGB LED tape light.