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post #346 of 498 (permalink) Old 01-15-2016, 10:51 PM
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3 row Beamswork "Razor" PAR measurements:


Multiply by 1.67............35 Par at 20"...

"Guesstimating" from there is not very problematic. Light behaves well..


Measurements were ALWAYS a problem. Many just pretended they were not..
Sounds like it lands me somewhere in the bottom of the "low" light category which is where I intended to be. Would adding an additional light (same light) simply help coverage or would it basically "double" the intensity? (or both)?

I'm debating on doing that down the road (and adding CO2) or potentially swapping this light out for the pent 0.5w beamworks.

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if i were replace the lenses on a evo dual 3 watts 36 inch fixture. can somebody direct me where and what to buy please. can i replace it with a 90 degree one or is it already at 90 degree?replace 120 maybe then? posible? thanks is advance

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if i were replace the lenses on a evo dual 3 watts 36 inch fixture. can somebody direct me where and what to buy please. can i replace it with a 90 degree one or is it already at 90 degree?replace 120 maybe then? possible? thanks is advance
They are already 90-ish lenses.
Getting others is not really a problem BUT they won't be just "snap in" like the orig.
Need a bit of DIY work..
most that change lenses also replace front "splash board" AFAICT
New lenses are just glued to the LED board. silicon or hot melt..generally. Don't use super glue. Solvent release can damage diode lenses..

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http://www.alibaba.com/product-detai...305687723.html

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ok thanks jeffkrol

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Finally got a par test done on my beamswork quad 3w fixture. It's the 4' length.
Tank is acrylic 55g. 48x12x20
And has 2.5" of Aquasoil

Wow...was I surprised at how much light it's putting out.

I have the hanging kit and raised it 16" above the top of tank/water line. Par readings are as followed (measured via a apogee mq-200)

Back corners= 80
Back-center=100
Front corners=130
Front center =150

I could not measure the dead center as I have a large piece of dw in the tank.

I'm off to an appt now but I will update later today with different heights in water and different hanging heights (above water). But as you can see, these numbers are perfect (at least for me)
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I hope someone here can help me out!! I am wondering if anyone has had experience with the two following lights, and maybe what the differences are if they know? I plan to use them for my 18"/17" tall 40-45gal (not 100% sure about gal because I am not the one who bought it) low-med light low tech tank. I would love if someone is willing to help me at least guestimate the par! It would really help!!

1. Beamswork EA Timer 6500K LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant
-36" EA 90 42x - 2075 lumen 36x 6500K, 6x Actinic
-Timer Ready 0.50W High Lumen Extendable Brackets


2. Beamworks EA Series 0.50W LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Cichlid Marine FOWLR (only offers 24" and 30")
-Lumen: 2700
LEDs: 0.50W LEDs
Config: 48x 10000K, 6x Actinic 460nm
2 Modes: All On / Moonlight Only
Suitable for freshwater, cichlid, marine FOWLR setups

#2 was said to offer fine growth with someones's 40gal low-med planted tank. However, I would much rather go with #1 if the output is the same since they offer it in 36". I also think #2 was just mentioned a few posts ago but for a much bigger tank.

Please let me know if more info is needed! I'll gladly add it! Thanks! It would really solve my lighting problems.
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I hope someone here can help me out!! I am wondering if anyone has had experience with the two following lights, and maybe what the differences are if they know? I plan to use them for my 18"/17" tall 40-45gal (not 100% sure about gal because I am not the one who bought it) low-med light low tech tank. I would love if someone is willing to help me at least guestimate the par! It would really help!!

1. Beamswork EA Timer 6500K LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant
-36" EA 90 42x - 2075 lumen 36x 6500K, 6x Actinic
-Timer Ready 0.50W High Lumen Extendable Brackets


2. Beamworks EA Series 0.50W LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Cichlid Marine FOWLR (only offers 24" and 30")
-Lumen: 2700
LEDs: 0.50W LEDs
Config: 48x 10000K, 6x Actinic 460nm
2 Modes: All On / Moonlight Only
Suitable for freshwater, cichlid, marine FOWLR setups

#2 was said to offer fine growth with someones's 40gal low-med planted tank. However, I would much rather go with #1 if the output is the same since they offer it in 36". I also think #2 was just mentioned a few posts ago but for a much bigger tank.

Please let me know if more info is needed! I'll gladly add it! Thanks! It would really solve my lighting problems.
#2 is generally considered the wrong "color" .. The high blue/low red content is not favored..

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#2 is generally considered the wrong "color" .. The high blue/low red content is not favored..
Ooh, I see. I figured it would be fairly blue since it is listed for cichlids and marine. How/would this affect plant growth? Ugh! Lighting is nuts lol I have tannin stained water, so I wonder if the more blue light would almost balance that out anyways? Thank you for your input! I am definitely more concerned with how the lights would grow plants than just how they look. HOWEVER, If the plant growth would be the same, I would want to avoid washing out my tank. I do have two partially white goldfish, so it would be cool to see them look white instead of their current yellow due to the tannins. Any other advice you or anyone would like to give is always awesome and welcome!

Thank you!

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@Lakehouse is that 36" to substrate I am seeing? A whopping 100 par with the quad fixture! That would mean the double evo is about 50 par, still higher than anticipated. Very well done.

On the topic of 6500k vs 10000k: I actually used the 10000k on my shrimp tank and had great growth. It looked pretty good to me too. It is still very white, it isn't blue like some 10000k lights. In my opinion, it will work. But it isn't ideal. I went with it because it was in stock and I had minimal requirements for the light.
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Awesome to know! I have really enjoyed this thread, and wish there was more beamswork info out there! I'd also love having a par reader. It'd make stuff so simple! Thank you for the input on the difference btwn 10000 and 6500. I have heard some different opinions about whats "right" for plants.

I think I'll go with this fixture: Beamswork EA Timer 6500K LED Aquarium Light Freshwater Plant 18 24 30 36 48-Timer Ready 0.50W High Lumen Extendable Brackets. Its only $28 on [Ebay Link Removed] Honestly, if its a complete fail, I can't be too mad with the price lol
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So far I'm really liking the Beamsworks HE 1W 6500k fixture on my 55 gal. http://www.amazon.com/Beamswork-6500K-Series-Aquarium-Freshwater/dp/B019GE4W9K
Plants are showing growth running the light for 8 hours a day (No CO2, daily Excel). I haven't had a chance to test PAR yet on it. Fish glow nicely due to the blue leds. The light produces a great shimmer.

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Does anyone know the type of DC connector that the 48" beamswork use with the 12v power supply? I bought a Sunsetter ramp timer and after about 5hrs the connector melted. If I end up being stuck with it I at least want to fix it with a connector rated for higher amps. If these end up being to low I will just replace it with a EC3 connector. If my math is right I should not be pulling more then 8Amps total so its likely they used a substandard connector.

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Does anyone know the type of DC connector that the 48" beamswork use with the 12v power supply? I bought a Sunsetter ramp timer and after about 5hrs the connector melted. If I end up being stuck with it I at least want to fix it with a connector rated for higher amps. If these end up being to low I will just replace it with a EC3 connector. If my math is right I should not be pulling more then 8Amps total so its likely they used a substandard connector.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FTGH38W/?tag=viglink20386-20This size barrel jack worked for some..
5.5mm x 2.1mm
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Using my eyeball calipers that looks to be about right. I will have to see if I can find something with a higher amp rating. It looks like beamswork just used your standard CCTV power connector. Thanks for the help jeffkrol.

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Using my eyeball calipers that looks to be about right. I will have to see if I can find something with a higher amp rating. It looks like beamswork just used your standard CCTV power connector. Thanks for the help jeffkrol.
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