BeamsWork LED Lights

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  1. Aurora

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    Is any one running the beamswork range of LED's?

    I see they are very well priced for LED lights?

    Pro/Cons????
     
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  3. shaunn

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    Pros they are cheep

    Cons normally only 1 watt Leds
    The Lens are 40deg so only covers a small part of the tank
     
  4. Aurora

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    OK, but for the price I can put two unit behind each other.

    Will work out to R 3600 for two 120cm units!!

    That is cheaper than most T5 units.
     
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    how deep is ur tank i found that using Led and T5 together works well
     
  6. Aurora

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    600 deep.
     
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    I was told when looking at leds that corals dont like the 1 watt and spectrum they give off. I also thought but its cheaper and but 2 next to each other but after research and info from old reefers i rather dug a little deeper and got good leds.
     
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    Beamworks does supply 3w LED units but here in SA I have only seen 1w versions. As for your use on your tank, a 1w unit would be ok for a fish only system but when it comes to corals they won't be sufficient even if you use 2 units next to each other. The problem comes to PAR value at the bottom of your tank, to the human eye the 1w look intense but to corals they require alot more light. If you are on a budget then look at REEF AQUATICS they have nice budget LED lights which is pretty decent. Ask @Andre@ReefAquatics.
     
  9. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Some might disagree and this is ONLY my opinion, but 1W leds and reef aquarium don't go in the same sentence, but ok if the word supplemental is also used :)

    When it comes to LED's I would not look at cheap, unless you going to DIY.

    I would rather opt to get a cheap T5 unit now and save to get you a decent LED unit later on. Keep the T5 unit, it will come in handy somewhere later, frag tank etc

    or add another R1000 and get our entry level CREE LED unit for a 1200x600x600 tank, give us a shout if you want to know more.

    thx
     
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    I agree with Andre. Did the research about the beanworks LED and it seems like the light is insufficient for corals
     
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    Ok. So no go on beams.

    Thanks for info.

    Andre my tank is 1600x600x600. What you you recommend?
     
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    A 1w beamswork is okay for shallow, softie tanks, I.e. less that 30 cm.

    I agree with Andre here. I am also talking from experience as I am using a beamswork at the moment.
     
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