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Under $100 24” led light?

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Is there something better than the beamworks da fspec? Does it produce a clean look? High CRI?

The Twinstar price wise is too much. What other options are there?

Something that brings out the vivid colors like in the online planted tank photos or video.

My tank is low iron aquamaxx 14” height. 24” L x 12” W.

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Probably a bunch of them, but you could check out one of the Chihiros lights. I've had one for around 4 years now without issue. The have an RGB one that is similar in look to the twinstar.


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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YQVZ87H...ing=UTF8&psc=1

Over your $100 but not by as much as it could be..
60cm $135.50

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Wow I was about to post the same exact question a few days ago. I picked up a UNS 60L and needed a 24" light with the aesthetics of the Twinstar minus the price tag.
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Do you know if the Chihiros WRBG can be dimmed without the extra add on blue tooth controller?

I could not find a side by side comparison between the Chihiros WRGB vs. the Twinstar S.

Chihiros is China made and Twinstar is Korean? Both have only 1 year warranty. Pretty risky for expensive Twinstar S.

Is the Twinstar significantly better than the Chi WRGB color rendering wise, for around $50 more?

60cm size:
Chihiros WRGB $140 + $30 (Blue tooth)
Twinstar S $229
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Do you know if the Chihiros WRBG can be dimmed without the extra add on blue tooth controller?

I could not find a side by side comparison between the Chihiros WRGB vs. the Twinstar S.

Chihiros is China made and Twinstar is Korean? Both have only 1 year warranty. Pretty risky for expensive Twinstar S.

Is the Twinstar significantly better than the Chi WRGB color rendering wise, for around $50 more?

60cm size:
Chihiros WRGB $140 + $30 (Blue tooth)
Twinstar S $229
Here is a link to a Twinstar S Series PAR/PUR chart: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/1...l#post11275737. If you can find a similar depth reading with a Chrihos WRGB, you'll have your answer. I have no direct experience with a Chihiros, but my understanding is that the intensity and color rendition will be lower with the Chihiros but, of course, so is the price.
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Thanks Deanna. Good info. Kinda sucks you had to mod the twinstar s to your liking. Tough call between the Chihiros WRGB and the Twinstar.
No level adjustments with the Twinstar. Since I am only doing one tank, I figure get best looking one. I don’t want to do any mods though, lol. Don’t want to be stuck with it either.
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Thanks Deanna. Good info. Kinda sucks you had to mod the twinstar s to your liking. Tough call between the Chihiros WRGB and the Twinstar.
No level adjustments with the Twinstar. Since I am only doing one tank, I figure get best looking one. I don’t want to do any mods though, lol. Don’t want to be stuck with it either.
https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/...f-light.43178/


There is really no comparison between the twinstar and Chirios as to out of the box adjust-ability AFAICT..
86 vs 52 (Chihiros) @ 30 cm..in the above..

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