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New model Beamswork 3W full spectrum LED

I'm getting my aquarium ready, and I need a good light. I don't think I've seen anybody with these lights yet. It is a Beamswork. It looks like a Green Element Evo with full spectrum LED's and some bells and whistles. Search MHR aquarium LED on Google, and you'll find it on Aliexpress or Alibaba. Currently, it's priced at $292.74 with shipping. I'm thinking about getting it. After looking at the ONF and Twinstar PAR charts, I'm not impressed. I just purchased a UNS 120U (120x60x60 cm) rimless aquarium, and I need a lot of PAR to penetrate that 23" height. This new Beamswork might not be as sexy, but it's affordable, and if the Evo has a lot of PAR, this should be even better.







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Interesting find on the Beamswork..
Surprised topdogsellers doesn't carry it.

Not sure if the diode "colors" listed are correct.
for one, though skimpy evidence, pic shows RGB diodes not VBG..
In those ratios that would be a horrible FW color..

Of course w/ channel control not much of an issue.
26:8:9:9 ratio
W:R:G:B(V) wouldn't be a bad start..

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Have you thought of the Fluval 3.0? How much PAR are you looking for at the substrate?


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Here's a copy and paste of some more information on that Beamswork MHR LED:

SUPPORT 110-240V/50-60HZ.
60"-72"(150-180CM) MHR LED light 264W remote dimmable colorful time cycle

3W*88PCS(White Day LED bulbs 40pcs+Blue LED bulbs 24pcs+Violet LED bulbs 12pcs+Green LED bulbs 12pcs),10000 Lumens

30cm extra extend, fits to 150-180cm fish tank
Optional cooling fans and hanging kits are also available for future add ons

Features:
Dimenision147cmL x 22.1cm Wx 3.1cm H
Extend brackets, add 1.5cm in height, 30cm extendable
Black, non corrosive powder coated aluminum housing
264W total wattage
100V - 240V
10000 Lumen
Splash guard


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* MIXING LIST
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LED Violet (420nm) [120] x12
LED Blue (470nm) [120] x24
LED Green (530nm) [120] x12
LED CoolWhite (8000K) [120] x40
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* SIMULATION DATA
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Luminous flux : 7,020 lm
Radiant flux : 32,506 mW
PPF : 134 umol/s
TCP : ‑ K
CRI : 40
λp : 463 nm
Color : #6591FF
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* PERFORMANCE @ 50cm
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* MIXING LIST
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LED Violet (420nm) [120] x12
LED Blue (470nm) [120] x24
LED Green (530nm) [120] x12
LED NeutralWhite (4000K) [120] x40
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* SIMULATION DATA
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Luminous flux : 6,620 lm
Radiant flux : 30,032 mW
PPF : 126 umol/s
TCP : 18180 K
CRI : 59
λp : 468 nm
Color : #93A1FF
On paper..it's still wrong..

add red for violet
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* MIXING LIST
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LED Blue (470nm) [120] x24
LED Green (530nm) [120] x12
LED Red (620nm) [120] x12
LED NeutralWhite (4000K) [120] x40
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* SIMULATION DATA
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Luminous flux : 7,320 lm
Radiant flux : 27,872 mW
PPF : 123 umol/s
TCP : 8470 K
CRI : 84
λp : 468 nm
Color : #F9C4FF
Hmm dawned on me they may not mean violet as I think of it..
If they were "magenta' ie. like the full spectrum diodes.. then it would make sense..

Or it's really a reef light..

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/18-2...8-ca4f107b9a47

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Have you thought of the Fluval 3.0? How much PAR are you looking for at the substrate?


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I hope to find something that can do around 100 par at the substrate so that I can have more options for future plants that I experiment with. I can always hang the light higher, or get a dimmer. If I get a weak light, then I'm out of options.


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3W*56PCS(White Day LED bulbs 28pcs+Blue LED bulbs 14pcs+Violet LED bulbs 7pcs+Green LED bulbs 7pcs),5400 Lumens

30cm extra extend, fits to 90-120cm fish tank
Optional cooling fans and hanging kits are also available for future add ons

Features:
Dimenision87.7cmL x 22.1cm Wx 3.1cm H
Extend brackets, add 1.5cm in height, 30cm extendable
Black, non corrosive powder coated aluminum housing
168W total wattage
100V - 240V
5400 Lumen
Splash guard
slight warning.. Above translates to 32.1Lumens/watt..
Only real advantage here is the optics...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LFF07XS...ing=UTF8&psc=1
In a sense you would be better off w/ 2 of these..

Of course you lose all the cool functions.. but that can, in part, be worked around..
$140 for 2. @10,400 lumens

One of the new ones should do it though, as long as you aren't dimming too much....
2 of one or one of the other is fairly equivalent I guess.. give or take a bit,.

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slight warning.. Above translates to 32.1Lumens/watt..
Only real advantage here is the optics...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LFF07XS...ing=UTF8&psc=1
In a sense you would be better off w/ 2 of these..
Of course you lose all the cool functions.. but that can, in part, be worked around..
$140 for 2. @10,400 lumens

Or 2 of the new ones..
I'm wondering if 3w LED's would penetrate deep waters better than 0.5 LED's, even if there are fewer of them in comparison, because the Green Element Evo seems to have good PAR.


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I'm wondering if 3w LED's would penetrate deep waters better than 0.5 LED's, even if there are fewer of them in comparison, because the Green Element Evo seems to have good PAR.
Not so much the power difference but the lensing at 90 degrees or so vs 120.

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@Joshism Can I throw in another light for your consideration?
https://sbreeflights.com/sbox-freshw...ter-plant.html

It's a little more powerful than the Beamswork. I've been running a 16" on a smaller tank for a while now, really love this light. It provides a great color blend and spectrum, and can definitely punch deeper tanks. I ran it briefly on a 29 gallon (18" deep) and didn't have to crank the channels all the way up. You could do the 32", or two 16" might give you better flexibility and coverage. The 16" is rated for a 24"x24" area if I remember correctly, so two of those would cover your tank nicely I believe.

Happy to answer any questions about the light if I can, just thought I'd throw this option out since we're talking a deep tank and it's similar in price to that Beamswork.

Edit: Apparently, they have discontinued the 16" and replaced it with the 18". However, in looking at the LED layout diagram and other info, I'm pretty sure it's identical to the 16", just longer now. Not sure why they did that, but I don't think it is any more expensive than my 16" was either. These would need to be suspended above your tank, I'm not sure if that's an issue for you or not.
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@Joshism Can I throw in another light for your consideration?
https://sbreeflights.com/sbox-freshw...ter-plant.html

It's a little more powerful than the Beamswork. I've been running a 16" on a smaller tank for a while now, really love this light. It provides a great color blend and spectrum, and can definitely punch deeper tanks. I ran it briefly on a 29 gallon (18" deep) and didn't have to crank the channels all the way up. You could do the 32", or two 16" might give you better flexibility and coverage. The 16" is rated for a 24"x24" area if I remember correctly, so two of those would cover your tank nicely I believe.

Happy to answer any questions about the light if I can, just thought I'd throw this option out since we're talking a deep tank and it's similar in price to that Beamswork.

Edit: Apparently, they have discontinued the 16" and replaced it with the 18". However, in looking at the LED layout diagram and other info, I'm pretty sure it's identical to the 16", just longer now. Not sure why they did that, but I don't think it is any more expensive than my 16" was either. These would need to be suspended above your tank, I'm not sure if that's an issue for you or not.
I have a local guy with those. I like everything except the style.

I was also seriously considering the makersled slim because its cut to length. But my LED Knowledge is very limited. Any of you guys ever build one of these? If I do go with this, Id sand it down to have a brushed aluminum finish. That would be sexier.

http://www.makersled.com/products/ma...eatsink-slim2/


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I was also seriously considering the makersled slim because it’s cut to length. But my LED Knowledge is very limited. Any of you guys ever build one of these? If I do go with this, I’d sand it down to have a brushed aluminum finish. That would be sexier.

Multiple MakersLED Heatsink Slim2 | MakersLED

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Currently waiting to get prices for a grassycore/cetus 2/wing fw led from hm electronics :/

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Thanks for your email.

About the light for fresh water, we are not currently selling in the USA.

If you are still interested in our lamps, we can sell them directly to you.



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Apparently still $210 shipped to buy the cetus 2 directly from them but I gotta do a bank transfer to pay~ the wing 2' and 3' models were $150 and $210. They did not send me the price for the grassycore. On the invoice it says 60W for the cetus2 but I guess we'll see...

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So I contacted [email protected] privately, and he does have the Beamswork MHR LED in stock for the same price as the Green Element EVO. I ordered it today and when it gets here, I hope to get some PAR readings from a friend from a local saltwater pet store.


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Well that's odd you would think he would list them on fleabay or amazon...
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