Reef Nexus Integration Kit

(37 customer reviews)


42 in stock (can be backordered)



What is it?

The all new Reef Nexus Integration Kit replaces your Photon Remote with a cloud based wireless app. This allows you to fully control your Photon V2 and V2+ via our Reef Nexus App on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Our app is intuitive, easy to use, and has far more advanced programming capabilities than the default controller. You can control your Photon V2 Pro using your smartphone from anywhere in the world- as long as you are connected to the internet. 

The Reef Nexus Integration Kit replaces your current wifi chip, so you will no longer be using the included remote to control your light. All control functions will be handled via our Reef Nexus App. 

How Does it Work?

The Photon Apex Interface includes everything you need to get started- all that is required is 2.4Ghz home network connected to the internet, and an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Once you install the kit and connect your light to the internet, it is fully controlled via our Reef Nexus App. 

Will this work with Multiple Photon V2/V2+ Lights?

Absolutely, however you will need one Reef Nexus Integration kit per Photon V2/V2+. Once each light has the Reef Nexus Integration kit installed, you can group them together in the app, or program them individually if they are on separate tanks. 

Is my light Compatible?

Any of our Photon V2 or Photon V2+ lights can easily be upgraded to the V2 Pro. Legacy lights like the Photon V1, V1 W, SuperLux, and Value fixtures are not compatible. If you are unsure on your light model just reach out to us and a representative will help you determine your lights compatibility. If your light was purchased new anytime after January of 2016 there is a good chance it’s a V2. V2/V2+ Photon V2 and V2+ will have 6 control channels, and a wireless remote with an LCD screen.

What’s Included?

Every kit includes everything you need to connect to your 2.4GHz home network using your iPhone or Android device. 

  • Reef Nexus Integration circuit board
  • New black powder-coated aluminum side-plate to fit the LED indicator and antenna (protrudes less than 1/4″ from the light- and is about the thickness of a credit-card)

How do I install my Reef Nexus Kit?



Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 9.75 × 2 × 2 in

37 reviews for Reef Nexus Integration Kit

  1. Brian (verified owner)

    Just installed mine today. I have to say, very straightforward and relatively easy . And the best part is , it worked exactly as advertised . The app is seamless . Very happy with this upgrade . Wasn’t a fan of the original remote ( I had the v2 not the v2 +) Anyway , great upgrade .

  2. Leon Jewett (verified owner)

    Can’t say enough about Reefbreeders, Logan, and the team!!! I have had my 2 48” in V2+ Along with many other items from his site for little over a year on my 8 ft tank and things couldn’t be happier! Super excited to upgrade to full WiFi app and 2 weeks early to boot, easy to install, and any concerns were addressed immediately by Logan, thank you and will continue to recommend…

  3. Donnell B. (verified owner)

    I like that app control versus the original remote. Can’t wait to see how this app evolves.

  4. Bryan L. (verified owner)

    Literally changed the light system now on par with all the other higher brand ones. Definitely worth every penny

  5. Christopher Knight (verified owner)

    Easy install. I have the Proton 50 v2+ and this completely transforms the ability to setup and use the light any way you wish, quickly, and simply. This light is now a complete package of form, function, and affordability.

  6. George Lyle (verified owner)

    Simple to install works great, and shipping was fantastic. Will buy from them again.

  7. Chad (verified owner)

    This hardware allows for some amazing software upgrades. I love having remote control of the lights. Looking forward to more features as they are rolled out

  8. Anthony Ferrelli (verified owner)

    I’ve been waiting a long time for this and it doesn’t disappoint. Another great product from reefbreeders…

  9. Melvin De Jesus (verified owner)

    Love it!

  10. Mark (verified owner)

    The kit arrived quickly (like fed-ex in 3 days) in perfect condition. The install took me 45 minutes and connected to wifi easily (Apple Airport Extreme). Love the app, just works like expected. I always really liked the Photon 48 V2 (had it 15 months), now I love it. This board was the missing piece for ease of use. I tried the VDM solution for the Photon and it worked ok but seemed a little “finicky” with a little flickering at low settings. The ReefNexus wifi solution is a game changer for me, rock solid, I highly recommend the light and the upgrade.

  11. Michael F. (verified owner)

    Great upgrade for a V2 Photon. Easy install and setup.

  12. Astrid Hopkins

    I watched the video to install a couple times before I started. I have two lights to upgrade. Installation was super easy to do. Also watched the video to set up the App. Connected to both lights, grouped them and wala…everything works. Super simple. You won’t be disappointed.

  13. Brad T. (verified owner)

    Easy install and setup

  14. Paul B. (verified owner)

    Simple swap. I was reluctant to do the upgrade. Just couldn’t justify it in my mind. Well my son dropped the remote control in the tank. No fun not having a way to control your Photon. Like I said. Simple swap. App was simple to setup. Makes it way easier to control the Photon.

  15. Danny N. (verified owner)

    Quick and easy install,connection with the reef nexus app was a breeze

  16. Jeff M. (verified owner)

    Great help. Instructions were somewhat challenging for me.

  17. John P. (verified owner)

    Still too early to tell everything about the light but the service was Amazing. Logan has helped me a couple of times before and after the sale. Would highly recommend.

  18. Alex Spurgeon (verified owner)

    Very happy. I’m using it with the 5080 and it’s spot on. Delivery to the UK was very fast aswel. Thank you 👍👍

  19. Chris Shelton (verified owner)

    Absolutely Recommend reefbreeders 100%

  20. William Ulrich (verified owner)

    Amazing lighting system.

  21. Eric Ward (verified owner)

    Just a little info on the Reset location and the key used to reset the controller would really help out! Other than that great!

  22. Jack Rudisill

    Upgraded my V2 to V2Pro. What other company allows this capability for such a reasonable cost? I really like the app and think it is very capable. The lights are excellent value and very reliable.

  23. Chad C. (verified owner)

    Great addition to your light programming is a lot easier! Something I figured out do a hard reset on it once you power it up the first time!

  24. Daniel Hart (verified owner)

    Works great off app now fast shipping

  25. Matthieu Sueur (verified owner)

    For the moonlight program, it would be convenient to be able to choose the royal blue channel instead of cold blue.

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  27. Roland K. (verified owner)

    Easy install, great instructions, and easy to use app.

  28. Linda Dzierba (verified owner)

    I had a small glitch with installation and though I figured it out, they responded quickly to my email even though it was the weekend! Excellent customer service.

  29. Bradley Foreman (verified owner)

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  31. Alexander S. (verified owner)

    Thanks for the help! Problem solved.

  32. James H. (verified owner)

    Awesome product, awesome service.

  33. Tyler Eskew (verified owner)

    Excellent as usual

  34. Chaz Cerone (verified owner)

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  36. Regan (verified owner)

    Awesome Fast service,, easy delivery (very fast considering I’m half way across the other side of the world)

  37. Vlodek Zak (verified owner)

    Everything is great. It came very fast and easy to install and easier to work with this program.

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