Over the holidays i went out and purchased a ton of smart plugs. I got mine from Sams Club and Amazon. I spent $5 a piece for them. I then integrated them with Alexa and can voice control my lights (e.g. “Alexa turn on Fishroom Lights”). It also has a mode that you can set as a timer so they can come on/off at whatever time you want. Been running for about 2 months now on well over 100 tanks so far and I am mad at myself i didn’t do this sooner.
I have a combination of these lights (~$6 a piece)
I try to connect as many lights as I can to a smart plug one section has about 8 plugged in and that controls over 20 lights. Its a good cheap alternative and serves me well. Just thought I would share.
Fishroom: 180+ Tanks
Breeding over 40 Species (Africans, Central American, South American, Live Bearers, Catfish)