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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-11-2012, 10:03 PM
My wife just ordered me 2x Beamswork 48" led's for my 220 as a B-day present. Chris (paulbearer) built me a beautiful canopy (I kind of helped). The only thing keeping me from putting it on was the lighting. I currently have 3x 24" t8 fixtures. These fixtures only have 18" bulbs, So I am looking forward to having a tank with good lighting for once. When the lights get here I plan to do a full review and include setup and instal pics so stay tuned.

Just out of curiosity anyone who actually owns these, how long is the power cord?

http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Freshwater-Bright-p/56205.htm

ChefBrian75
04-11-2012, 10:07 PM
I have a single 36" beamworks, its not quite bright enough in my 125 and slightly yellow in color. I do like it though, the 2x is the way to go.

COG Commando
04-11-2012, 10:08 PM
Just out of curiosity anyone who actually owns these, how long is the power cord?

http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Freshwater-Bright-p/56205.htm
Like a mile haha I'd measure it for you, but it's way behind my stand and tangled up in a mass of other wires.

ChefBrian75
04-11-2012, 10:08 PM
Sorry meant to say 36 inch, single not 2x

Inglorious
04-11-2012, 11:25 PM
Looks like a decent light setup. Looking forward to see it in action

BellycrawlerJaws
04-12-2012, 3:56 PM
Bump keep us updated :)

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-12-2012, 4:12 PM
Small update: total was $137.80 with free shipping for 2x48" led strips. Got a order confirmation email, but no shipping info yet. It said 6-8 days for shipping. So hopefully by next friday.

masonv
04-13-2012, 8:52 AM
I think I am about to order myself 4x36" for my 180G. I will be placing the order today sometime!

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-16-2012, 1:24 PM
Update: I ordered the lights wednesday night, the order was processed thursday, the lights shipped out friday, and they show tomorrow as a delivery date. So their free 6-8 day delivery turns out to be a free 3-4 day delivery. I'm liking these guys already! Stay tuned folks!

JasonGoneFishing
04-16-2012, 1:43 PM
I have them on all my tanks, and I love them. The power cords are not that long, at least for my 500 so I have to use an extra powerstrip to make it work, otherwise for the price, free shipping, etc. its a good buy. So far so issues with them.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-17-2012, 7:59 PM
Lights made it here today, that makes the shipping 3 days. Full review should be up later.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-17-2012, 10:09 PM
Ok Here is what showed up on my doorstep today.

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Open up the box to find the very well packaged 2 components: 1. Light 2. Cord

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Here are just a few random pics, starting with a terrible pic of the awesome adjustable legs. I have found these to be very sturdy. Obviosly I wouldn't trust the to rest on the edge like I would a "clamp on" setup, but it fits my needs perfectly

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Then a pic of the top of the light. Very high quality finish (gloss black) Extremely low profile for the light as well. Note the legs installed upside down, I did not install them wrong, this is how they are shipped.

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Here is a pic of the bottom of the light. All of the led wiring is extremely clean. It could maybe use some trim work or other finishing touches on the bottom as most of the components are exposed, But I find it to be a really cool look. Plus for the price I dont expect them to be dipped in platinum.

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The power cord is 6'. They have a 3way switch:
1: Off
2: Blue Moonlights Only
3: Main Lights Plus Blue Lights

All the led's worked out of the box on both lights, I have heard of some of them coming in damaged or with led's out or not working. Luckily I did not have this problem. I was worried that the 30" depth would be an issue. I justified this as "I Didn't want a bright light anyways." I was extremely surprised by how bright they were. They are so bright they actually make the pfs glow. They do look a tad "white" for my taste, but I am more than happy with them. I will post a few before and after pics. The before pics used 3x24" T8 fixtures with AquaGlo bulbs (18000k I believe) These bulbs were very purpleish (technical term) which i'm assuming is what makes the beamswork seem so white to me.


Before

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After

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Two Things I noticed in the pics
1: The center of the tank looks like it is way to bright. It is not like this in person and of the crazy amounts pics I took with my phone they all look like this.
2: I need to quit being lazy and re-scape my tank!

Anyways, I know I watched these lights for a while and info and pics were pretty hard to come by, so I figured I'd make an attempt. HTH guys,
Josh

Paulbearer
04-17-2012, 10:37 PM
The plecos and flagtail will be happy soon :)

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-17-2012, 10:45 PM
The plecos and flagtail will be happy soon :)

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I'm hoping the floating driftwood will grow algae, I think it will look cool.
Ps. I'm almost ready to start using the canopy we(you) built. I just have to mount the lights and "eel proof" it.

Paulbearer
04-17-2012, 10:47 PM
If its to bright for you another option is to turn one on blue lights only and other normal....might just try it.

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lil_pendejo
04-17-2012, 10:50 PM
I hope your experience with aquatraders turn out better than mine did. They have horrible customer service and could care less if you develop a problem with anything they send you.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-17-2012, 10:53 PM
I hope your experience with aquatraders turn out better than mine did. They have horrible customer service and could care less if you develop a problem with anything they send you.

I will keep that in mind. So far I have no complaints.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-17-2012, 10:56 PM
If its to bright for you another option is to turn one on blue lights only and other normal....might just try it.

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It's not really to bright, more so I wasn't expecting it to be that bright. Besides the extra 12" from the canopy will tone it down a tad anyways I'd imagine

wrslrcichlid
04-17-2012, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the review and pics. I have actually decided on these lights as well, just saving some money first. Glad to hear of another satisfied customer.

canadian.fish
04-18-2012, 12:10 AM
good prices i thought e bay had some good deals but not like this

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-18-2012, 9:47 AM
Thanks for the review and pics. I have actually decided on these lights as well, just saving some money first. Glad to hear of another satisfied customer.

Glad I could help! I would strongly recommend these lights.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-18-2012, 10:00 AM
good prices i thought e bay had some good deals but not like this

That's what caught my eye. The value is amazing. Just as good as the marineland led's imo, but alot cheaper

benzjamin13
04-18-2012, 11:26 AM
Very nice! I was wondering how these lights would do in a 2' deep tank. Looks good. I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of the extension legs. Are those removable?

jeremoose
04-18-2012, 11:34 AM
I'm happy they're working out for you. I have Beamswork's LED light setups as well as their T5HO setups and I'm still surprised at the value for my dollar. Looking good!

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-18-2012, 12:25 PM
Very nice! I was wondering how these lights would do in a 2' deep tank. Looks good. I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of the extension legs. Are those removable?

They are completely removable. I'm running them with no legs (pun intended) as we speak.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-18-2012, 12:27 PM
I'm happy they're working out for you. I have Beamswork's LED light setups as well as their T5HO setups and I'm still surprised at the value for my dollar. Looking good!

I completely agree, and thanks for the kind words!

anarekist
04-18-2012, 12:53 PM
very nice, thinking of getting this instead of building my own diy led light strip.

lil_pendejo
04-18-2012, 1:40 PM
I will keep that in mind. So far I have no complaints.

I didn't for the first month. After that LED's started burning out. When I called them since they refuse to answer emails, they told me that if I had a product, not to buy from them again.

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lil_pendejo
04-18-2012, 1:41 PM
***Had a problem with their product***

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anarekist
04-18-2012, 1:47 PM
whoa, will wait on how long they last now..

guanl23
04-20-2012, 12:32 AM
hey thanks for the review :thumbsup:
i too would like to see how long they last!

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-20-2012, 9:53 AM
I will keep you guys posted. So far no problems

DIDYSIS
04-20-2012, 10:37 AM
I wish it was separate plugs for the blue and white for night lighting option.

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-20-2012, 10:54 AM
I wish it was separate plugs for the blue and white for night lighting option.

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Funny thing is, this is my only legitimate complaint. Either 2 plugs or built in timers would have been nice. However the lights that feature this are usually 4x the price.

deragoku
04-24-2012, 9:09 PM
The power cord is not long, so I had to use an additional PowerStrip to make it work, price, free shipping, such as a good buy, or at least in my 500.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-26-2012, 8:42 PM
Well I finally quit being lazy and finished the canopy chris (Paulbearer) built for me. I got the lights hung with brackets I made. I staggered them 8" (each light off center by 4") With this plus the additional 12"ish height from the canopy I was able to achieve 100% coverage with 2x48" lights. Hope you guys like! Thanks for looking. Any questions feel free to ask.

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AQUAMONSTER
04-26-2012, 8:44 PM
This pic gives me relief because now I know the 36 inch light will be plenty for my 75

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Paulbearer
04-26-2012, 9:04 PM
Looks great josh and now onto my bamboo build lol

BFro
05-22-2012, 10:27 AM
Would you mind possibly posting a couple pics of how you mounted the lights up in the canopy? I've been looking at getting these lights for a few months now, but you're the first with a writeup on them that actually features some decent comparison photos. I'm either going to go with these lights or a DIY rig featuring CFLs. I like this look a lot though, as I want a mice white light. Any opinion on how these lights would compare to, say, a full spectrum (6500k) CFL bulb?

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-22-2012, 2:52 PM
I will answer these when I get off work this evening. The more I look at these lights, the more I love them. I can actually get good pics of my fish now.

Viet Dragon
05-22-2012, 3:32 PM
i found one on ebay, http://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-48-800-Aquarium-Light-Freshwater-Tropical-Fish-Bright-Single-120-cm-Discus-/110872821537?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d088ff21#ht_1553wt_802

but it only has 162x 6500K LEDs....Are these the same?????

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-22-2012, 4:02 PM
I think they are the same. If I'm not mistaken that is where Chris(Paulbearer) got his.

seedubs1
05-22-2012, 4:34 PM
i found one on ebay, http://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-48-800-Aquarium-Light-Freshwater-Tropical-Fish-Bright-Single-120-cm-Discus-/110872821537?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d088ff21#ht_1553wt_802

but it only has 162x 6500K LEDs....Are these the same?????

I bought that one. Same one from the same seller. It's the beamswork light that everyone in this thread is talking about.

I had no problems with that seller. Plus, if it arrives broken, you paid with paypal and used ebay, so you'll be fully refunded. I'd HIGHLY recommend ordering from this seller on ebay over aquatraders. I had a horrible time with aquatraders.

It says:
Includes 174 LEDs
Super energy efficient .06 watt LEDs
162x 6500K LEDs
12x Actinic 460nm LEDs

So it's 174 LED's total, and it is in fact the beamswork 48" singlebright freshwater model. It looks great on my 75 gallon.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-22-2012, 4:40 PM
I bought that one. Same one from the same seller. It's the beamswork light that everyone in this thread is talking about.

I had no problems with that seller. Plus, if it arrives broken, you paid with paypal and used ebay, so you'll be fully refunded. I'd HIGHLY recommend ordering from this seller on ebay over aquatraders. I had a horrible time with aquatraders.

It says:
Includes 174 LEDs
Super energy efficient .06 watt LEDs
162x 6500K LEDs
12x Actinic 460nm LEDs

So it's 174 LED's total, and it is in fact the beamswork 48" singlebright freshwater model. It looks great on my 75 gallon.
I had no problems with aqua traders. I highly recommend them. In fact I plan on ordering more lights from them in the future. HOWEVER this thread is a review if the lights themselves, not the vendor. If you want to bash Aquatraders then please start your own thread. :)

seedubs1
05-22-2012, 4:44 PM
I had no problems with aqua traders. I highly recommend them. In fact I plan on ordering more lights from them in the future. HOWEVER this thread is a review if the lights themselves, not the vendor. If you want to bash Aquatraders then please start your own thread. :)

I did. And I gave them horrible reviews everywhere I could.

They are rated an F on the BBB's website for a reason. Check it out for yourself. It wasn't an isolated incident.

And others on this website have had similar issues to mine. Just trying to get the word out so that other MFKers don't have to go through what I did to get my money back for a defective product.

The guy above asked about an ebay listing. I have bought that particular product from that particular seller as well as through aquatraders. Of course I'm going to give my opinion. Again, just trying to spread the word to my fellow MFKers.

And good luck to you if you decide to buy from aquatraders. That's your choice. But I don't understand why you would buy from a company that has been documented to treat their customers so terribly when you can buy from a good vendor for the same price.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-22-2012, 4:57 PM
I did. And I gave them horrible reviews everywhere I could.

They are rated an F on the BBB's website for a reason. Check it out for yourself. It wasn't an isolated incident.

And others on this website have had similar issues to mine. Just trying to get the word out so that other MFKers don't have to go through what I did to get my money back for a defective product.

The guy above asked about an ebay listing. I have bought that particular product from that particular seller as well as through aquatraders. Of course I'm going to give my opinion. Again, just trying to spread the word to my fellow MFKers.

And good luck to you if you decide to buy from aquatraders. That's your choice. But I don't understand why you would buy from a company that has been documented to treat their customers so terribly when you can buy from a good vendor for the same price.

unnecessary [ uhn-nes-uh-ser-ee ]

adjective 1. not necessary or essential; needless; unessential.

seedubs1
05-22-2012, 10:12 PM
To keep this thread on topic.....I think the 48" er is perfect for a 75 gallon. For those interested, I'd go with the 48" over the 36" single bright for an 18" or deeper 4' long tank.

Here's my video (click on photo to watch):
http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/seedubs1/th_P4300494.jpg (http://s222.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/seedubs1/?action=view&current=P4300494.mp4)

seedubs1
05-24-2012, 8:28 AM
unnecessary [ uhn-nes-uh-ser-ee ]

adjective 1. not necessary or essential; needless; unessential.

Hypocrite [hyp·o·crite]
noun 2: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

Really.....your post was quite childish, and had nothing to do with the topic at hand. Congratulations on your increased post count, though. But if you want to play it that way, I can do that too.

Your last few posts have not contributed any reviews about the light either. You gave your opinions just as I did. And since it's a public board, I will continue to do so. Get used to it, or make your own private board.

And what??? Do you have stock in aquatraders or something? That company is a sham. Are you really so naive as to not believe there is a problem with a company when they are rated an F by the BBB? There is something wrong when a company doesn't even care how it's looked upon by it's patrons. And I'll continue to tell people about it here on MFK in an effort to help the community out so that maybe someone on here won't have to go through what I did. Isn't that what the community here is for? And this fully pertains to the topic at hand as they are the main seller for these lights on the internet.

00rollins
05-24-2012, 10:29 AM
Iv been looking at these lights and found a few variations. Are those the 3watt led strips

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seedubs1
05-24-2012, 10:42 AM
The one I have the video of above is the 174 LED 48" strip. It uses 162 white .06W LED's, and 12 blue .06W LED's.

It's the "singlebright freshwater" version. It seems to be about right for a standard 75 gallon (18" deep 48" long).

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-24-2012, 11:02 AM
The one I have the video of above is the 174 LED 48" strip. It uses 162 white .06W LED's, and 12 blue .06W LED's.

It's the "singlebright freshwater" version. It seems to be about right for a standard 75 gallon (18" deep 48" long).
This is the same one displayed in my pics as well 00rollins

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-25-2012, 8:07 PM
Sorry I took so long to post these, My little boy is 3 weeks old today! Life has been hectic but wonderful

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All I did was flip the legs upside down and put them back on. Then I made a bracket out of scrap metal, I believe they started life as brake line brackets though. I flattened them out drilled, 2 holes in each, and then bent them to where when screwed down they tighten down on themselves. Overkill though seeing as though these lights are extremely light weight.

Egon
05-25-2012, 8:31 PM
Subscribed. Curious how long these work and where to buy them.

Edit: Not Aqua Traders lol

I have a 44" deep tank. Should I get brighter? or more lights for something this deep?

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-25-2012, 8:43 PM
Well mine is 30" tall and it is bright enough to make my sand glow. What are the dims of your 360?

Ps it's been over a month and all led's are still working! So far so good :)

Egon
05-26-2012, 2:15 AM
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Well mine is 30" tall and it is bright enough to make my sand glow. What are the dims of your 360?

Ps it's been over a month and all led's are still working! So far so good :)

My 360 is 6'X44"X27". Good news on the LED's if they are still working after a month all should be okay for years.

cjdesmit
05-26-2012, 3:01 AM
I have been using a 48" Beamswork "freshwater bright" fixture on my 6ft 135gal for several months now without any problems. I purchased mine off of a vendor on Ebay. I would definitely recommend them...

Crans
05-26-2012, 3:18 AM
I went with 2 24-30" to cover my 48" 75gal tank. It covers very well but dont think the fish can see me as they need some shades on for the double bright.

Conlin2
05-26-2012, 9:38 AM
I just ordered the 48" single from Ebay for my 120g tank and for 70 bucks and free shipping it's hard to pass up.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-26-2012, 4:50 PM
2223e4

My 360 is 6'X44"X27". Good news on the LED's if they are still working after a month all should be okay for years.

If it were me i'd do 4x48" for that tank. However I like my tanks pretty bright. 3 would be enough imo


I have been using a 48" Beamswork "freshwater bright" fixture on my 6ft 135gal for several months now without any problems. I purchased mine off of a vendor on Ebay. I would definitely recommend them...

Glad to see another happy user. I think ebay and aquatraders are the 2 main places to get them. let me know if you have any problems out of yours.


I went with 2 24-30" to cover my 48" 75gal tank. It covers very well but dont think the fish can see me as they need some shades on for the double bright. So you have 2x24" double bright led's on a 75? can I see some pics? just curious.


I just ordered the 48" single from Ebay for my 120g tank and for 70 bucks and free shipping it's hard to pass up.

I'm sure you will love it. Is it a 4' 120? feel free to post pics after you get it setup!

lmt6600
05-26-2012, 4:54 PM
Im glad everyone likes beamworks so far too, i have double bright and i like it. Have it for about a month, no problems. penetrate my tannis water very well.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-26-2012, 4:55 PM
Im glad everyone likes beamworks so far too, i have double bright and i like it. Have it for about a month, no problems. penetrate my tannis water very well.

Any chance you could add some pics to the thread? we dont have any double bright pics yet :)

lmt6600
05-26-2012, 5:12 PM
Heres all I can do, alot brighter than what this pic shows. its 36"

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05-26-2012, 5:13 PM
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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-26-2012, 5:15 PM
Very nice! And thanks for the pics!

lmt6600
05-26-2012, 11:23 PM
I just looked at the box its actually reef capable is what I got. I think its 2600 lumens

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cjdesmit
05-27-2012, 2:03 PM
Here's a pic of my setup... 135gal (72x18x24) with a 48" freshwater bright fixture. It's a bit brighter in person but I feel the pic captures the actual light intensity pretty accurately for the most part. My water is stained with tannins from the driftwood so that cuts down the light a bit as well.

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-27-2012, 6:18 PM
Love the look of that tank. I think it's so cool that you can do real subtle lighting with these or if you like it brighter like me you can achieve that as well.

00rollins
05-28-2012, 2:12 PM
Im gonna pick up a couple and try them out on a few tanks probably mixed with some other lighting

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-28-2012, 2:34 PM
Im gonna pick up a couple and try them out on a few tanks probably mixed with some other lighting

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I left my t8's on for few days with the Led's. I never really liked the combined look. When I finally took them off it looked so much better. I guess it was the drastic difference in bulb color though.

flyingfox
05-29-2012, 2:21 PM
I just ordered the 48" double bright for my 90 gal. and I should have it tomorrow. I purchased it on EBAY for $120(about $100 less than marineland version). I will post up when up and running, my concern is LEDs burning out so keep us updated........ Congats on the new baby!

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-29-2012, 2:38 PM
I just ordered the 48" double bright for my 90 gal. and I should have it tomorrow. I purchased it on EBAY for $120(about $100 less than marineland version). I will post up when up and running, my concern is LEDs burning out so keep us updated........ Congats on the new baby!

Thanks! Please do post pics. Any reason for the double bright? Like live plants ect...or do you just want a brighter tank? Just curious.

00rollins
05-29-2012, 2:43 PM
I left my t8's on for few days with the Led's. I never really liked the combined look. When I finally took them off it looked so much better. I guess it was the drastic difference in bulb color though.

I was concerned about the lack of yellow in the leds, did the t5s show off reds better than the leds,

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
05-29-2012, 2:53 PM
I was concerned about the lack of yellow in the leds, did the t5s show off reds better than the leds,

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My FM looks the same if not better with the led's. But I had very purple bulbs in my fixtures before

flyingfox
05-29-2012, 3:25 PM
Thanks! Please do post pics. Any reason for the double bright? Like live plants ect...or do you just want a brighter tank? Just curious.

I read a few reviews and the most common complaint seemed to be the brightness of the single bright fixture. The Marineland website says the single bright 48" is the equiv. of a single 40 watt tube and the double bright is the equiv. of 2 -40 watt tubes. My aquarium is 24" deep and I want that shimmering effect on the floor so I opted for the brighter fixture.

CrimsonFog
06-07-2012, 5:37 PM
Git my 48" Beamworks LED a few days back and finally got a chance to set it up last night.

WOW

Totally impressed.

One thing to keep in mind, is that I have a 60" tank and the 48" lights brighten up up 98% of my tank. And pretty bright too.



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CanadianKeeper
06-07-2012, 6:24 PM
I orderd 2 36s about a week ago cant wait till they show up.

Acousticfish
06-07-2012, 8:16 PM
Git my 48" Beamworks LED a few days back and finally got a chance to set it up last night.

WOW

Totally impressed.

One thing to keep in mind, is that I have a 60" tank and the 48" lights brighten up up 98% of my tank. And pretty bright too.



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Single or double?

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BellycrawlerJaws
06-11-2012, 11:31 PM
Ordered my single bright 48" fixture today, amazon had them for $69, I said why not!

Will post updates


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BellycrawlerJaws
06-13-2012, 6:13 PM
bump - anyone else buy these lately? more reviews?

Paulbearer
06-13-2012, 7:35 PM
I've had most of mine since last year. The 36" on my 75 gallon is doing ok, however it seems dimmer now. The 48" on my 220 has lost 3 of the blue lights and to some that doesn't matter I'm sure. The other 36" on my 220 has barely any light output at all now. I don't know if I'm just having bad luck, but the next lights I order very soon will not be these....sorry.

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BellycrawlerJaws
06-13-2012, 7:37 PM
I've had most of mine since last year. The 36" on my 75 gallon is doing ok, however it seems dimmer now. The 48" on my 220 has lost 3 of the blue lights and to some that doesn't matter I'm sure. The other 36" on my 220 has barely any light output at all now. I don't know if I'm just having bad luck, but the next lights I order very soon will not be these....sorry.

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That's alright Chris, better to hear not so great reviews than nothing at all. Just glad I bought these on a whim instead of banking on them.

AQUAMONSTER
06-13-2012, 7:45 PM
I love mine. When I first got it I wasn't sure if I liked how dim it was but its actually pretty bright. Not sure on how long it will last but it will do for now. Will probly do a DIY LED fixture next

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BellycrawlerJaws
06-13-2012, 7:59 PM
I love mine. When I first got it I wasn't sure if I liked how dim it was but its actually pretty bright. Not sure on how long it will last but it will do for now. Will probly do a DIY LED fixture next

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Hope mine lasts! I was really excited to see it had moonlights (big selling point for me because it's LEDs and saves me money)

AQUAMONSTER
06-13-2012, 8:02 PM
You will like them. Should have said the guy I work with has 2 on his 300 gallon and they are 2 years old right now. He's the reason I got mine

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Hot Slime
06-13-2012, 8:03 PM
Cheap lights. Wonder how long they last, if they start crapping out at a year I don't think it's really worth it.


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CanadianKeeper
06-13-2012, 9:56 PM
Just got two today for my 180. Look great the pictures done do them justice.

Psylant
06-13-2012, 10:25 PM
I have a standard 180g and I use 2 x 24" and 2 x 48" to get 2 solid rows of lights down the length of my tank. I've had them since February sitting on top of the glass (with legs). So far so good. The moon lights are REALLY bright I find. I only use 1 x 48" for moonlighting.

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I did have a problem with one of my AQ110s leaking and the water dripped through a maze of obstacles (over the back of the AQ110, down about 6" of power cable, onto a bannister, down 2' of bannister, and then happened to drip on the socket directly.... FML) I managed to get a replacement cable from a local electronics store which made the light work again though :)

CanadianKeeper
06-14-2012, 6:36 AM
Yea I have an open top. im buying some glass this week. Hoping it doesnt muk itup to much.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
06-14-2012, 11:03 AM
It's great how this thread is turning out. Mine have been on for over 2 months. All LED's are still working, and I still love them. Problems are going to occur, but as long a they aren't terribly common I still think these lights are an awesome value.

Hot Slime
06-14-2012, 3:17 PM
I'm thinking about picking up the 12" LED and putting it on a 36". I'm going to have it raised up at least 6-8", you guys think I will get good coverage with the sides of the tank still dark? Or should I go for the 24"?


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Psylant
06-14-2012, 3:42 PM
Raising it up will definitely help the coverage, needless to say. It depends what type of coverage you're looking for. I personally would say a 12" would not be quite dim, and a 24" would be a better choice unless you want the sides to be quite dark. Be sure to get the freshwater series either way, the reef ones are spotlights almost.


I'm thinking about picking up the 12" LED and putting it on a 36". I'm going to have it raised up at least 6-8", you guys think I will get good coverage with the sides of the tank still dark? Or should I go for the 24"?


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Hot Slime
06-15-2012, 3:12 PM
Alright, thanks for the advice.


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BellycrawlerJaws
06-16-2012, 1:17 AM
Got mine in today, they look nice. They're a little dimmer than I'd like (though the old full hood I have on the 55 is covered in hard water stains, so that's probably why it's so dim), but they are definitely "whiter" than my florescent bulb (standard fixture). I'll take a snapshot tomorrow, I think once I set up the 75 with the glass tops (buying new glass tops just because) that the lights should be a bit brighter. Overall I'm satisfied thus far. :)

Psylant
06-16-2012, 1:36 AM
Got mine in today, they look nice. They're a little dimmer than I'd like (though the old full hood I have on the 55 is covered in hard water stains, so that's probably why it's so dim), but they are definitely "whiter" than my florescent bulb (standard fixture). I'll take a snapshot tomorrow, I think once I set up the 75 with the glass tops (buying new glass tops just because) that the lights should be a bit brighter. Overall I'm satisfied thus far. :)

I felt that they were dim too at first. You get used to it. It's not as "BAMF!" as fluorescent lights are lol. It doesn't provide the bright, even coverage you're used to. To be totally honest, I prefer the warmer fluorescent lighting on some colors of fish... however the LEDS are way cheaper to run and last longer (Hopefully).

AQUAMONSTER
06-16-2012, 6:45 AM
Found the next led fixture I'm gonna use. For those who bought or heard about the cf400 filter buyout on amazon should know the company has led lights aswell. Truaqua.com has fixtures with over 300 led's and they come with dimmers. I bought the beamworks 36 inch and truaqua fixtures come with over 200 more led's for about $40 more

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AQUAMONSTER
06-23-2012, 10:09 PM
Update on my beamworks fixture. 3 led's np longer work and 3 are barely lit. Looked at the tank and thought it looked a lil dimmer so I checked it out and saw the bad lights. Gonna run it till it probly stops working which probly won't be long since I've only had the light for 2 months.
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Hot Slime
06-23-2012, 10:33 PM
Update on my beamworks fixture. 3 led's np longer work and 3 are barely lit. Looked at the tank and thought it looked a lil dimmer so I checked it out and saw the bad lights. Gonna run it till it probly stops working which probly won't be long since I've only had the light for 2 months.
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That really sucks.


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JimA
06-26-2012, 11:15 AM
Still very happy with mine, all the LEDs are still working great. I did pop the little lenses off which stopped the beaming effect and expanded the light coverage. FYI they are the Beamworks brand, reef bright.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd6/JimA81/tanks008.jpg

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
06-26-2012, 11:58 AM
Looks alot better with the lighting spread out like that!

lmt6600
07-05-2012, 8:33 AM
Running mine for about 4 to 5 months now and so far all the leds are working. I run mine on a timer comes on at 5am shuts off at 8, then comes on again at 5ish pm and shuts off at 11:30p, so about 9 to 10 hours on a day.

Egon
07-05-2012, 9:56 AM
Update on my beamworks fixture. 3 led's np longer work and 3 are barely lit. Looked at the tank and thought it looked a lil dimmer so I checked it out and saw the bad lights. Gonna run it till it probly stops working which probly won't be long since I've only had the light for 2 months.
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Sucks, thanks for the update.

CanadianKeeper
07-05-2012, 1:39 PM
Update on my beamworks fixture. 3 led's np longer work and 3 are barely lit. Looked at the tank and thought it looked a lil dimmer so I checked it out and saw the bad lights. Gonna run it till it probly stops working which probly won't be long since I've only had the light for 2 months.
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That sucks, ive had mine for about that long if not longer and everything is perfectly fine. Maybe yours got bumped in shipping ?

ecoli73
07-05-2012, 1:45 PM
is the problem LEDs themselves or the power supply?

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-05-2012, 2:03 PM
Mine are still working perfectly...

BellycrawlerJaws
07-05-2012, 3:31 PM
Mine are working fine as well, about 3 weeks in here

AQUAMONSTER
07-05-2012, 4:11 PM
That's good yours are all still working. Once mine loses a few more leds I'm gonna be buying a new one from true aqua. Lil more expensive at $100 but 300+ leds has my interest

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jay_leask
07-05-2012, 4:11 PM
i started a thread about these vs marineland double brights to see which one people thought were better. seems like the beamswork ones look pretty good. anyone have anything to say about the marineland ones?

CrimsonFog
07-05-2012, 4:12 PM
Mine are doing great. I need to get a few more. Surprising performance for the money.

jay_leask
07-05-2012, 4:14 PM
That's good yours are all still working. Once mine loses a few more leds I'm gonna be buying a new one from true aqua. Lil more expensive at $100 but 300+ leds has my interest

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these ones?
http://www.truaqua.com/aquarium-lighting-led-48inch.html
they seem pretty cool

AQUAMONSTER
07-05-2012, 4:20 PM
That be them

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seedubs1
07-05-2012, 4:22 PM
I got my money back and returned the one I received with the flickering light problem.

Have been running my new fixture for a while now running 12+ hours per day, and it seems good to go. No burnt out lights, and no flickering.

Seems like if they fail, they fail within a couple months. If you get past the couple month mark, you're good to go.

I mine had failed within a couple months, I'd be contacting somebody to get it replaced. They should last longer than that.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-05-2012, 6:26 PM
Not to be rude, but can we plese keep this thread about the beamswork led's?

AQUAMONSTER
07-05-2012, 6:29 PM
Didn't go off topic just stating an option I'm choosing since mine is failing

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-05-2012, 6:55 PM
Didn't go off topic just stating an option I'm choosing since mine is failing

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Wasn't refering to you specifically, just trying to keep people from reviewing other products on this thread.
After all that's what the "Start new thread" button is for. :)

jay_leask
07-05-2012, 8:15 PM
sorry i was just checking if thoses were the ones he was talking about. im in the market for LED lights and was just wondering. sorry again to derail your thread.

jay_leask
07-05-2012, 8:16 PM
i was looking at the Beamswork LED 800 for $95.

jay_leask
07-05-2012, 8:17 PM
and after these pics they seem pretty nice.

seedubs1
07-06-2012, 8:10 AM
It seems like it's a roll of the dice. You either get one that's going to be a great light, or you get one that's going to burn out LED's within a few months. For $70, I rolled the dice, and I've been pretty happy with my light.

My advice:
When you get it, inspect it VERY thuroughly. Jiggle the power supply input and make sure there is no flickering. Turn it upside down and turn it on and off a bunch of times, and make sure all of the LED's are turning on/off at the same time and that they're all the same intensity. If the light doesn't pass, send it back for a new one.

All that being said, it seems like about 95% of the lights sold are ok.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-06-2012, 9:57 AM
It seems like it's a roll of the dice. You either get one that's going to be a great light, or you get one that's going to burn out LED's within a few months. For $70, I rolled the dice, and I've been pretty happy with my light.

My advice:
When you get it, inspect it VERY thuroughly. Jiggle the power supply input and make sure there is no flickering. Turn it upside down and turn it on and off a bunch of times, and make sure all of the LED's are turning on/off at the same time and that they're all the same intensity. If the light doesn't pass, send it back for a new one.

All that being said, it seems like about 95% of the lights sold are ok.
I agree completely

thatbb6
07-08-2012, 6:59 AM
Thanks for doing the review on this LED!
I have a 29G grow-out tank (30" L x 12" D x 18" H). Should I go with the 24"-30" fixture or 36"-39" one? I'm thinking the 24" won't cover the whole tank and I don't really mind going with the 36" if it sticks out 3" per side. I rather have even coverage but I'm still debating. What do you think?

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-08-2012, 9:58 AM
Thanks for doing the review on this LED!
I have a 29G grow-out tank (30" L x 12" D x 18" H). Should I go with the 24"-30" fixture or 36"-39" one? I'm thinking the 24" won't cover the whole tank and I don't really mind going with the 36" if it sticks out 3" per side. I rather have even coverage but I'm still debating. What do you think?
The 24" shoukd give you close to 100% coverage. Although I've never seen it done. Lots if the pics are 36" lights on 48" tanks. So if they look ok with 6" gap on either side i'd say 3" shouldn't be bad at all. Either way keep us posted with whatever you decide! And I'm very glad I could help :)

outlaw15w
07-08-2012, 11:53 AM
I have the reef lights and the fresh water lights and they work great and the tank looks awesome, i have no problems with neither set

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-08-2012, 12:12 PM
I have the reef lights and the fresh water lights and they work great and the tank looks awesome, i have no problems with neither set

It would be great if you could post some pics of both setups!

outlaw15w
07-08-2012, 12:51 PM
802027802028802029here are a few pics of my tanks, i will take better pics of the fresh water tank tonight since its in the garage and alot of light shines through the windows during the day

BellycrawlerJaws
07-08-2012, 12:53 PM
They look great, but I'd be VERY wary of the freshwater because of how out of level it is *bites nails*

outlaw15w
07-08-2012, 12:57 PM
yea i am very wary, i am gonna try to do something about it soon I just returned from Afghanistan just trying to relax and wind down before i start messing with fish, but thanks

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-08-2012, 2:56 PM
yea i am very wary, i am gonna try to do something about it soon I just returned from Afghanistan just trying to relax and wind down before i start messing with fish, but thanks

Both tanks look great, hows the "reef" lights working on the saltwater tank? Any corals?

Also I have seen tanks way more out of level than that, as long as its in the floor not in the stand I wouldn't worry to much...

outlaw15w
07-08-2012, 6:51 PM
i just have one coral so far (Kenya Tree) Im new to Saltwater so im taking it slow, as far as the level goes its the floor not the stand

thatbb6
07-09-2012, 4:56 AM
Thx for the reply. I'm leaning towards the 36" since it's only $5 cheaper. Plus, I might upgrade to a 50G so it will fit nicely.
Do your fish freak out when you change from white/blue to lunar?

3dees
07-09-2012, 9:39 AM
I have been running the 48" for a couple of months on my wild discus tank (48x24x24), and so far so good. discus enjoy the lower light. I just wish it had two switches. even tho I have a lot of surface aggitation there is no shimmer effect. the light is hung about 8" above the water. all in all, for the price, I'm happy.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Thx for the reply. I'm leaning towards the 36" since it's only $5 cheaper. Plus, I might upgrade to a 50G so it will fit nicely.
Do your fish freak out when you change from white/blue to lunar?

Mine barely notice the change.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-09-2012, 10:04 AM
I have been running the 48" for a couple of months on my wild discus tank (48x24x24), and so far so good. discus enjoy the lower light. I just wish it had two switches. even tho I have a lot of surface aggitation there is no shimmer effect. the light is hung about 8" above the water. all in all, for the price, I'm happy.

I have 2x48" on my 220 hung 12" off the water and they shimmer like crazy, espicially the moonlights!

Danh Le
07-31-2012, 2:24 PM
here my bideo of my 24 inch <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1TSkdhqd7ME" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Danh Le
07-31-2012, 2:25 PM
http://youtu.be/1TSkdhqd7ME sorry

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-31-2012, 4:42 PM
Well folks ironically enough, the lights outlasted my tank. In case you missed my other thread, my 220 exploded. Both led lights are still going strong though. Who would have thunk it?

CanadianKeeper
08-12-2012, 8:39 PM
my 2 3ft freshwater beamworks are awsome still ! Just got the reef brights 3 ft for my 35 gallon reef tank ! Alot better then the 2 t5s i had on it ! The Reef brights are amazing looking too ! again love the moon light feature !

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
08-12-2012, 9:21 PM
Pics please :)

CanadianKeeper
08-12-2012, 10:45 PM
None of the corals are out, I have hammers, frog spawn, meat coral, xyenia, green tree with a yellow tank, fire clown, ocelarus clown, lawnmower blenny, and a few more to come.

cschilly
08-21-2012, 6:33 PM
I have a 72" 120 gallon tank. Would people recommend two 24" or 2 36" lights?

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
08-21-2012, 6:37 PM
I have a 72" 120 gallon tank. Would people recommend two 24" or 2 36" lights?

Depends how bright you want it. Either will cover well, 2 36" would be best imo

cschilly
08-21-2012, 6:42 PM
Thanks. An eBay seller has a 2 pack of the 24" reef bright for $140 and 2 36" for $170. Seems like a pretty good deal.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
08-21-2012, 6:46 PM
Thanks. An eBay seller has a 2 pack of the 24" reef bright for $140 and 2 36" for $170. Seems like a pretty good deal.

Sounds good to me. Whatever you decide be sure to post your pics here! :)

cschilly
08-21-2012, 6:52 PM
Just ordered the 36 inchers. I'll post pics when they come.

thatbb6
10-11-2012, 4:03 AM
SO MUCH RAGE!!!!!!!!!!
I've been excited about this LED and I decided to order one for my 20G long cichlids tank. The Ebay seller is TopDogSellers. The box has a hole punctured, LED housing broke off a big piece, acrylic guard got crack all over. WTF?? They did not even ship with a box and proper cushioning. Wow.
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy204/Legitluda/IMG_0250_zps3edca10c.jpg
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy204/Legitluda/IMG_0241_zps2b65f2f0.jpg

aquaponicpaw
10-11-2012, 4:30 AM
I ran one for about six months, and one day the power supply began to smoke and make a popping noise. I've searched all over and cannot find any info about the manufacturer. Anyone have any leads on getting a replacement? Or is there anyone with a defunct unit willing to sell me theirs?

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Leptoe
10-11-2012, 5:05 AM
Wow huge difference!!! Little too bright for my taste but beautiful still!

haynchinook334
10-11-2012, 5:08 AM
Beamwork LED's.

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MyGiants
10-11-2012, 6:10 AM
SO MUCH RAGE!!!!!!!!!!
I've been excited about this LED and I decided to order one for my 20G long cichlids tank. The Ebay seller is TopDogSellers. The box has a hole punctured, LED housing broke off a big piece, acrylic guard got crack all over. WTF?? They did not even ship with a box and proper cushioning. Wow.
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy204/Legitluda/IMG_0250_zps3edca10c.jpg
http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy204/Legitluda/IMG_0241_zps2b65f2f0.jpg

Purchased many many times from that seller. That's how they ship the lights. I have purchased 6 of them lights of different sizes some 1w and 3w. Just message them they are really good about sending new replacement. Don't go all wild on them by leaving negative feedback it was mishandled by shipper not them.

thatbb6
10-11-2012, 7:59 PM
Purchased many many times from that seller. That's how they ship the lights. I have purchased 6 of them lights of different sizes some 1w and 3w. Just message them they are really good about sending new replacement. Don't go all wild on them by leaving negative feedback it was mishandled by shipper not them.
I filed a UPS claim first and contact them after. They said I should have go through them n not UPS. Now we're waiting for the claim. I hope this issue will be resolved.

thatbb6
10-22-2012, 4:19 PM
Purchased many many times from that seller. That's how they ship the lights. I have purchased 6 of them lights of different sizes some 1w and 3w. Just message them they are really good about sending new replacement. Don't go all wild on them by leaving negative feedback it was mishandled by shipper not them.

You are right. They offered me a replacement and the 2nd one arrived safely. I got mixed feelings about their packaging but Beamswork LED is great for the money.

DMD123
10-22-2012, 4:57 PM
So I have three of these Beamworks lights. A 24" on my 54g column (30x18x24) which light up nicely and am very happy with. Then I have two 36" ones on my 210g (72x24x29) which I am not super happy with. Why because one is visibly brighter than the other. I have switched side and transformers and they are not the same. I will live with it because of the savings in electrical cost since they replaced T5 HO fixtures.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
10-22-2012, 5:25 PM
So I have three of these Beamworks lights. A 24" on my 54g column (30x18x24) which light up nicely and am very happy with. Then I have two 36" ones on my 210g (72x24x29) which I am not super happy with. Why because one is visibly brighter than the other. I have switched side and transformers and they are not the same. I will live with it because of the savings in electrical cost since they replaced T5 HO fixtures.
Were they visably different from the beginning? Or did one dull and fade over time?

DMD123
10-22-2012, 6:04 PM
Were they visably different from the beginning? Or did one dull and fade over time?
Yep right out of the box they both are different. Most people do not notice, but I see my tanks all the time so I spot it right away. They have been running now for about a week and a half and still the same.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
10-23-2012, 11:02 AM
You are right. They offered me a replacement and the 2nd one arrived safely. I got mixed feelings about their packaging but Beamswork LED is great for the money.

Glad they fixed the issue for you. Please post pics when you get a chance. Thanks
Josh.

Mave2012
10-29-2012, 7:14 PM
I was looking at getting the 48" beamworks freshwater bright ones, just wondering if anyone has tried or seen a guide for rewiring the light and adding second power cord so you can run the white and blue LEDS on seperate timers.

Thanks in adavnce for any help.

CanadianKeeper
10-29-2012, 7:50 PM
I found them really not that bright. I loved them, held up created the nice water effect of shimmering light, but VERY directional. I switched to a 4ft 2 tube t8 and it lights my tank better. Now I have a 4 ft 4 tube t8 and lets say.... its bright lol.

TroyVSC
11-04-2012, 1:21 AM
SO MUCH RAGE!!!!!!!!!!
I've been excited about this LED and I decided to order one for my 20G long cichlids tank. The Ebay seller is TopDogSellers. The box has a hole punctured, LED housing broke off a big piece, acrylic guard got crack all over. WTF?? They did not even ship with a box and proper cushioning. Wow.

I work in shipping and you would be surprised how badly the shipping companies thrash stuff sometimes. Not always the vendors fault.

DMD123
12-13-2012, 7:25 PM
Here is a 24" freshwater fixture on my 56g column. The tank is a bit of a challenge in that it is 30" x 18" x 24". But the light had no problems. Please note this picture was of the tank newly set up, not cycled and new sand thus the cloudiness, it has now cleared up and looks even better.
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oneyedfish
12-13-2012, 7:39 PM
48" beamswork on my 75 and 90
75 before858059
75 after858060
90 before858061
90 after858062


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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
12-13-2012, 8:30 PM
Thanks for the added pics guys. Keep them coming! Anyone else have beamswork lights?

Chicxulub
12-13-2012, 9:55 PM
Thanks for the added pics guys. Keep them coming! Anyone else have beamswork lights?

No, but this thread has helped me decide that I want them. :cheers:

Fat Homer
12-13-2012, 11:26 PM
Hearing some of the stories here is exactly why im skeptical in dropping big money on an LED kit specially created for planted tanks...

If anything happens to the light that could mean $5xx+ down the drain especially if warranty runs out...

At least with traditional kits you can still maybe change the bulb relatively easily...


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aclockworkorange
12-13-2012, 11:30 PM
Anyone seen the aqueon LED fixtures? They have "bulbs" you can change out and different colors available, one is more pinkish like a colormax bulb.


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Chicxulub
12-13-2012, 11:56 PM
Anyone seen the aqueon LED fixtures? They have "bulbs" you can change out and different colors available, one is more pinkish like a colormax bulb.


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They have those at my LFS. The prices are fair, I have faith in Aqueon quality and I like the colormax bulbs they have. I'm tempted to go for those, but they're a bit more expensive than the beamsworks.

trace
12-13-2012, 11:59 PM
Anyone seen the aqueon LED fixtures? They have "bulbs" you can change out and different colors available, one is more pinkish like a colormax bulb.


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RD.
12-14-2012, 12:53 AM
From what I have seen on youtube, the Aqueon LED seem to put out a fair bit of light, and the Colormax module option is nice. I think that the day white LED in the center (which the fixture comes with) and a Colormax on either side of that, and this just might be the LED fixture that I've been waiting for.
I'll definitely be trying one out as soon as one of my current lights needs replacing.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
12-14-2012, 4:16 PM
Not to be the thread police, but can we keep posts related to the beamswork lights. Please and thank you!

whitedro
01-05-2013, 8:16 PM
I just received my 48" beamswork led here are the stats.

Fixture Size: 48.00" x 5.00" x 1.00" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)

LED Count: 174
900 Lumens
Super energy efficient .06 watt LEDs
162x 10,000K LEDs
12x Actinic 460nm LEDs
Use 11 watts

I love the light it is really amazing but i looked today to buy another and now they have a new 48" for 10 bucks more.. here are the new stats.

Fixture Size: 47.75" x 5.00" x 1.00" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)

LEDs Count: 174
3900 Lumens
Super energy efficient 0.2 watt high output LEDs
162x 10,000K LED
12x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 38 watts

CanadianKeeper
01-05-2013, 10:48 PM
I plan on getting a REEF bright LED soon. I had good experince with the two 36" Fresh water LEDs also had a Reef bright LED from them on my 35 and it support everything !

So I plan on getting a REEF BRIGHT for my 125 FOWLR tank, mainly because I liek the light it puts off and I might get some anomes for the clown or some soft leathers going to add a bit to the tank.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
01-06-2013, 7:54 AM
I just received my 48" beamswork led here are the stats.

Fixture Size: 48.00" x 5.00" x 1.00" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)

LED Count: 174
900 Lumens
Super energy efficient .06 watt LEDs
162x 10,000K LEDs
12x Actinic 460nm LEDs
Use 11 watts

I love the light it is really amazing but i looked today to buy another and now they have a new 48" for 10 bucks more.. here are the new stats.

Fixture Size: 47.75" x 5.00" x 1.00" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)

LEDs Count: 174
3900 Lumens
Super energy efficient 0.2 watt high output LEDs
162x 10,000K LED
12x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 38 watts
I actually noticed these yesterday. If anyone buys them I would love to see pics.

Nate Dogg
02-04-2013, 11:38 AM
I actually noticed these yesterday. If anyone buys them I would love to see pics.

love the lights (will add pics soon) would addvise them to anybody,have 2- 36in on 125 1 48inch on 90 and a reef one on a 10 gallon planted 18 inch

JasonGoneFishing
02-04-2013, 2:35 PM
I had to purchase another light, they have newer, brighter ones out now, same length and price, I got the 48". They are actually brighter and the feet are taller now. Now only if the power cord was twice as long.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
02-04-2013, 3:24 PM
Pics please! I am setting up my new tank very soon and I will add pics as soon as I do.

johnnytaboo
02-04-2013, 4:45 PM
I think I'm going to grab a (2) pack of the 48" V2 led's I've been eyeing on ebay. I would have liked to purchase from topdogsellers, having done business with them in the past, but it looks like they only offer the original version at the moment. For $100 shipped, this seems like a no brainer.

I've scavenged a couple marineland double brights off of craigslist, and they look gorgeous on my 120, but I just don't want to shell out what they're asking for the 36-48" sizes.

I'll post pics when they're set-up. One is for my 180, and the other will be for my 144 1/2 circle.

johnnytaboo
02-09-2013, 9:15 PM
Got them. Love them. Hope they pass the test test of time. Look great on the 180. The 144 is cloudy from the sand I foolishly added without washing. Pics when I get ahold of a decent camera.


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Nate Dogg
02-20-2013, 12:57 PM
don't judge the tanks the algae is there due to the fact of lazyness I was getting a pleco and I wanted him to have food as soon as he was entered (all the tanks are clean now) in order the lights are 4ft freshwater bright , 18inch reef bright, and 2 36inch freshwater bright lights. the 1st and 3ed are before the 65% brighter up grade.

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Nate Dogg
02-20-2013, 1:04 PM
sorry forgot to add this

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
02-20-2013, 1:14 PM
Thanks for the pics. Guys keep them coming!

CrimsonFog
02-20-2013, 1:37 PM
I think I'm going to grab a (2) pack of the 48" V2 led's I've been eyeing on ebay. I would have liked to purchase from topdogsellers, having done business with them in the past, but it looks like they only offer the original version at the moment. For $100 shipped, this seems like a no brainer.

I've scavenged a couple marineland double brights off of craigslist, and they look gorgeous on my 120, but I just don't want to shell out what they're asking for the 36-48" sizes.

I'll post pics when they're set-up. One is for my 180, and the other will be for my 144 1/2 circle.

How can you tell the V2 version?

Jambarino
02-20-2013, 1:41 PM
How can you tell the V2 version?

There is a v3 as well now.Should say on the individual ad on ebay.

Owens
02-20-2013, 1:42 PM
I think i might have to try the 48" one for my 5x18x24 tank.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
02-20-2013, 2:12 PM
They would easily cover it.

agreeive?fish
03-09-2013, 10:11 AM
well ill let you know my opinion about the beam works lights soon...mine will be in monday (hopefully)

for my 7foot fowlr (salty) i ordered the

This new arrival 72" Beamswork Hi Lumen 0.2W LEDs Hex Light Fixture (Timer Ready) is equipped with (1) access port for an optional module; (1) original manufactured digital timer; sold separately as an optional accessory. The manual on/off switch will be overridden by the OEM digital timer after being plugged in and operated.

Fixture Size: 70.50" x 7.00" x 1.38" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)
LEDs Count: 400
7000 Lumens
Super energy efficient 0.2 watt high output LEDs
320x 10,000K LED
80x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 80 watts
*Specs may slightly vary from actual

Features:
Best design: slim, light, and yet, contemporary
A three ways toggle on/off switches function as (1) All White/Act. Blue, (2) Off, & (3) Act. Blue as lunar & star light
OEM Timer Ready
Extends to 76" or more in length with brackets installed
Clear plastic splash guard
An external high power transformer

Compatible products:
Optional Digital Timer for Beamswork or EVO LED Light Fixture
Cooling Fans System Combo for EVO Quad LED Fixture
Auxilary Cooling Fan for EVO Quad LED Fixture
EVO Quad Hanging Kit 4.0" Brackets




for my 36" fowlr to be converted to a softie reef i ordered the

This new arrival 36" Beamswork Hi Lumen 0.2W LEDs Hex Light Fixture (Timer Ready) is equipped with (1) access port for an optional module; (1) original manufactured digital timer; sold separately as an optional accessory. The manual on/off switch will be overridden by the OEM digital timer after being plugged in and operated.

Fixture Size: 34.50" x 7.00" x 1.38" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)
LEDs Count: 190
3300 Lumens
Super energy efficient 0.2 watt high output LEDs
152x 10,000K LED
38x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 38 watts
*Specs may slightly vary from actual

Features:
Best design: slim, light, and yet, contemporary
A three ways toggle on/off switches function as (1) All White/Act. Blue, (2) Off, & (3) Act. Blue as lunar & star light
OEM Timer Ready
Extends to 42" or more in length with brackets installed
Clear plastic splash guard
An external high power transformer

Compatible products:
Optional Digital Timer for Beamswork or EVO LED Light Fixture
Cooling Fans System Combo for EVO Quad LED Fixture
Auxilary Cooling Fan for EVO Quad LED Fixture
EVO Quad Hanging Kit 4.0" Brackets

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
03-09-2013, 4:51 PM
Thanks for the info. Please post pics and a review when you recieve them. Looking forward to a good review from the darkside, especially with the corals...

blindkiller85
03-09-2013, 10:26 PM
Any experiences listed and coverages with 4x2x2 tanks? Height I'm not worried about, it's the depth of the tank for spread and coverage for my FW that I'm putting together. Just don't know if it will cover with just 1 light. Been watching the V3's and OEM timers and was happy to see a timer that could eliminate the need for modding the light to hook up moonlights separately.

agreeive?fish
03-09-2013, 10:51 PM
well i can get you close..what made me look into these lower cost leds was a buddy of mine has freshy tanks..he has this one on a 75g and the same on 55g... its a little week on coverage on the 75 on the actinics but on the 10k it was full coverage.....the 55g actinics and 10k were full coverage each (yes he got 10k on the freshy)..hope that helps although ill update Monday evening on how mine lights up the 7 x 2 x 2 salty, will also try it on my 6 x 2 x 2.5 salty as well for comparison

buddy's light specs (on 55g and 75g)

Dimensions - 47.75” x 5.00” x 1.00”
Brackets add 0.65" in height
Includes 168 LEDs
3100 Lumen
Super energy efficient .20 watt LEDs
156x 10000K LEDs
12x Actinic 460nm LEDs
Uses 38 watts
Slim and contemporary light design
2 mode on / off function for day and night use
Extendable bracket - 48" - 52" max extend
Extendable bracket - 120 - 132 cm max extend
Splash guard
110V - 220V

SePPii
03-10-2013, 12:39 AM
I bought the same 2 pack for my 220 Nd they are blinding bright!


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agreeive?fish
03-11-2013, 8:44 AM
On Truck for delivery by the end of the day..... finally after it spent 3 days sitting 90 miles away(darn free shipping is not always the best route to take when you want something..lol)

sbuse
03-11-2013, 11:27 AM
I have a 48" single bright on my 180gal and I have a 24" single bright on my 20gal. Sometimes I move the 24" to the 180gal. I have had them for about 11 months or so if not longer. Never any problems. The only complaint is that they lack a separate plug for the moonlights. So no timers for nightlights. I have had them on my 180gal, 125gal, 40breeder, 75gal, 20gal plenty of light for all them tanks. I like them.

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
03-11-2013, 12:44 PM
Pics please if u havent already

sbuse
03-11-2013, 1:54 PM
I'll have to get some. I deleted them from my phone.

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agreeive?fish
03-11-2013, 2:47 PM
Ok lights are in and on tank(s)

LIGHTS ARE 1/2" ABOVE TANK

word of caution.. the extendable legs (at least on the 6ft light) are weak for support when extended to fit a 7ft tank)

we will start ot with the packing...
36" packed in 2 boxes and bubble wrap
72" packed in 3 boxes and bubble wrap

all leds light up on both fixtures

36" tank(standard 30g) full coverage and nice color both on actinic and white lights.. full penetration to bottom

7ft x 2 ft x 2ft tank. ..6ft light covers the tank entire tank well. front to back, top to bottom, slight difference on ends since light is shorter than tank..but very slight.. color good. actinic and white(although mine is very slight yellow tint due to bare bottom tank with yellow pine boards under tank so you get some reflection off the wood when on white lights) ... below is the specifics of which lights i ordered

for my 7foot fowlr (salty) i ordered the

This new arrival 72" Beamswork Hi Lumen 0.2W LEDs Hex Light Fixture (Timer Ready) is equipped with (1) access port for an optional module; (1) original manufactured digital timer; sold separately as an optional accessory. The manual on/off switch will be overridden by the OEM digital timer after being plugged in and operated.

Fixture Size: 70.50" x 7.00" x 1.38" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)
LEDs Count: 400
7000 Lumens
Super energy efficient 0.2 watt high output LEDs
320x 10,000K LED
80x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 80 watts
*Specs may slightly vary from actual

Features:
Best design: slim, light, and yet, contemporary
A three ways toggle on/off switches function as (1) All White/Act. Blue, (2) Off, & (3) Act. Blue as lunar & star light
OEM Timer Ready
Extends to 76" or more in length with brackets installed
Clear plastic splash guard
An external high power transformer

Compatible products:
Optional Digital Timer for Beamswork or EVO LED Light Fixture
Cooling Fans System Combo for EVO Quad LED Fixture
Auxilary Cooling Fan for EVO Quad LED Fixture
EVO Quad Hanging Kit 4.0" Brackets




for my 36" fowlr to be converted to a softie reef i ordered the

This new arrival 36" Beamswork Hi Lumen 0.2W LEDs Hex Light Fixture (Timer Ready) is equipped with (1) access port for an optional module; (1) original manufactured digital timer; sold separately as an optional accessory. The manual on/off switch will be overridden by the OEM digital timer after being plugged in and operated.

Fixture Size: 34.50" x 7.00" x 1.38" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)
LEDs Count: 190
3300 Lumens
Super energy efficient 0.2 watt high output LEDs
152x 10,000K LED
38x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 38 watts
*Specs may slightly vary from actual

Features:
Best design: slim, light, and yet, contemporary
A three ways toggle on/off switches function as (1) All White/Act. Blue, (2) Off, & (3) Act. Blue as lunar & star light
OEM Timer Ready
Extends to 42" or more in length with brackets installed
Clear plastic splash guard
An external high power transformer

Compatible products:
Optional Digital Timer for Beamswork or EVO LED Light Fixture
Cooling Fans System Combo for EVO Quad LED Fixture
Auxilary Cooling Fan for EVO Quad LED Fixture
EVO Quad Hanging Kit 4.0" Brackets

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
03-11-2013, 5:13 PM
Pics?

agreeive?fish
03-11-2013, 5:22 PM
Pics?


SHHHHH..wife is already hounding me to buy a camera...and iam the perfect target for the ripoff camera salesman because i know absolutely nothing about them..we got a cheapy one around somewhere ill try to get some pics tuesday, after i figure out how to turn it on

agreeive?fish
03-11-2013, 9:56 PM
the one thing i can say i DO NOT LIKE ABOUT THE LIGHT other than the before mentioned adjustable "legs" is

there is no way to go from whites to actinic or actinic to wites without turning light completely off..a 3 position switch all on.....off.....actinics

Inglorious
03-11-2013, 10:32 PM
Has anyone tried rewiring one so the moonlights can be on a timer and the whites/actinics can be ran differently?

blindkiller85
03-12-2013, 6:17 AM
Has anyone tried rewiring one so the moonlights can be on a timer and the whites/actinics can be ran differently?

Quite a few people have done it successfully from what I've read on review sites and on MFK.

Fortunately as well the Version3 comes with an OEM timer that you can set it up to run automatically.

Inglorious
03-12-2013, 8:20 AM
Quite a few people have done it successfully from what I've read on review sites and on MFK.

Fortunately as well the Version3 comes with an OEM timer that you can set it up to run automatically.

Thanks for the info, I knew that people had talked about wanting to modify them but don't remember seeing anyone say they actually do it. If the V3 has a timer though then I'll start looking into those.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
03-12-2013, 10:04 AM
I believe the timer is an option for the v3. It would be well worth it imo. In my original review that was basicly my only complaint. However for the price you cant really be mad it doesnt have that feature...

rrachll
03-14-2013, 11:21 AM
Hello all. I am new to the forum. Thanks to Google, I stumbled upon it when doing some research on lighting. I am Rachel; I keep african cichlids (aulonocara and haplochromis sp.). Look forward to meeting and talking with all of you.

I just ordered a V3 - 72" Beamswork HI LUMEN 400 LED 0.2W Hex Light Fixture (with optional Timer) -- same fixture & specs as 'agreeive?fish' listed above. It is for my 125 gallon (72.5" x 18.5" x 23 3/8") tank.

ixture Size: 70.50" x 7.00" x 1.38" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)

LEDs Count: 400
7000 Lumens
Super energy efficient 0.2 watt high output LEDs
320x 10,000K LED
80x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 80 watts

I ordered at 12pm on Monday, March 11th using the free standard shipping (6 to 8 days) and received an email today confirming the shipping via UPS (tracking number) and arrival date of no later than Tuesday March 19th. Can't wait to receive the light. I am crossing my fingers that I am lucky enough to receive a unit that will not cause me problems, as I have experienced quite a few issues with my fixtures over the past 4 years. I spent last night reading through all 20 pages of the posts; thank you so much to all that have shared their experiences and pictures, it has been very helpful!

I will be sure to post pics once I have it up. Can't wait!!! :nilly:

rrachll
03-14-2013, 11:38 AM
Ordered from Aquatraders by the way. Noticed that as of yesterday they are all out of these fixtures (the type I ordered). I originally wanted to order the BeamsWork HI LUMEN 1W Quad LED fixture with the following specs (but they were out of stock):

Fixture Size: 70.50" x 7.00" x 1.38" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)

LEDs Count: 112
7500 Lumens
Super energy efficient 1 watt high output LEDs
84x 10,000K LED
28x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 112 watts


Has anyone ordered this type? Curious on the difference of this versus the others.

Also, is there a reason that people order two 36" or two 48" fixtures, rather than a 72" for their tank?

Thanks in advance for the input.

Aqualoon
03-14-2013, 11:38 AM
I just ordered two of the 24" ones for my tank. My tank is kind of wonky with center braces as it's not one of those main stream brands and it's not a common size. If there is a slight subdued look to the tank then that's not all that bad IMO, the key is that they were cheap, their LED and will be better then the current light on my tank (single 24" florescent strip).

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
03-14-2013, 12:23 PM
They didnt offer the 72" when I started this thread. I think when they started the V2 they offered the 72"

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
03-14-2013, 12:26 PM
Hello all. I am new to the forum. Thanks to Google, I stumbled upon it when doing some research on lighting. I am Rachel; I keep african cichlids (aulonocara and haplochromis sp.). Look forward to meeting and talking with all of you.

I just ordered a V3 - 72" Beamswork HI LUMEN 400 LED 0.2W Hex Light Fixture (with optional Timer) -- same fixture & specs as 'agreeive?fish' listed above. It is for my 125 gallon (72.5" x 18.5" x 23 3/8") tank.

ixture Size: 70.50" x 7.00" x 1.38" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)

LEDs Count: 400
7000 Lumens
Super energy efficient 0.2 watt high output LEDs
320x 10,000K LED
80x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 80 watts

I ordered at 12pm on Monday, March 11th using the free standard shipping (6 to 8 days) and received an email today confirming the shipping via UPS (tracking number) and arrival date of no later than Tuesday March 19th. Can't wait to receive the light. I am crossing my fingers that I am lucky enough to receive a unit that will not cause me problems, as I have experienced quite a few issues with my fixtures over the past 4 years. I spent last night reading through all 20 pages of the posts; thank you so much to all that have shared their experiences and pictures, it has been very helpful!

I will be sure to post pics once I have it up. Can't wait!!! :nilly:

I'm glad my thread has become so helpful. Can't wait to see your pics, im sure others will find your pics helpfull aswell. And welcome to MFK!
Josh

Eyebedam
04-16-2013, 4:41 PM
So I'm thinking of getting 2 of these for my 180 I'm setting up. These should give me good coverage correct? I prob won't have the lights on all the time so I'm hoping it won't be a issue for algae also.

Any input or suggestions?
http://www.aquatraders.com/BeamsWork-HI-LUMEN-LED-Fixture-Quad-1W-36-TR-p/56274.htm

Eyebedam
04-16-2013, 4:49 PM
Ordered from Aquatraders by the way. Noticed that as of yesterday they are all out of these fixtures (the type I ordered). I originally wanted to order the BeamsWork HI LUMEN 1W Quad LED fixture with the following specs (but they were out of stock):

Fixture Size: 70.50" x 7.00" x 1.38" (Add 0.65" in height with bracket installed)

LEDs Count: 112
7500 Lumens
Super energy efficient 1 watt high output LEDs
84x 10,000K LED
28x Actinic 460nm LED
Use 112 watts


Has anyone ordered this type? Curious on the difference of this versus the others.

Also, is there a reason that people order two 36" or two 48" fixtures, rather than a 72" for their tank?

Thanks in advance for the input.


I would guess the reason folks order 2 36 in fixtures instead of a single 72 is you get more total LEDs with the 2 fixtures. Plus if you ever decide to sale down the rd 2 36 in fixtures are a lot easier to get rid of than a single 72 inch.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-16-2013, 5:49 PM
So I'm thinking of getting 2 of these for my 180 I'm setting up. These should give me good coverage correct? I prob won't have the lights on all the time so I'm hoping it won't be a issue for algae also.

Any input or suggestions?
http://www.aquatraders.com/BeamsWork-HI-LUMEN-LED-Fixture-Quad-1W-36-TR-p/56274.htm

I have 2 of the V1 48" and my new tank is 72x27x27 and I have 95% coverage with them 6" above the tank. Hope that helps

Eyebedam
04-16-2013, 6:45 PM
I have 2 of the V1 48" and my new tank is 72x27x27 and I have 95% coverage with them 6" above the tank. Hope that helps

Any chance of Pics?

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-16-2013, 7:17 PM
now that you mention it I have completely forgotten to post pics of my new setup on my own thread. I will get some tonight

seedubs1
04-17-2013, 1:57 PM
How is the durability on the v2 72" version? I have a v1 on my 48" tank, and would like to get one for my 72" tank. The old v1 seemed great for the money. Are the v2's as good or better durability wise???

Update on mine: I've had my v1 48" beamswork light for about a year now. Still running great. No burnt out LED's at all (knock on wood). I have it on a timer and run it for 8-10 hours per day.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-17-2013, 6:52 PM
How is the durability on the v2 72" version? I have a v1 on my 48" tank, and would like to get one for my 72" tank. The old v1 seemed great for the money. Are the v2's as good or better durability wise???

Update on mine: I've had my v1 48" beamswork light for about a year now. Still running great. No burnt out LED's at all (knock on wood). I have it on a timer and run it for 8-10 hours per day. im curious as well. Anyone have the V2?

seedubs1
04-18-2013, 7:41 AM
im curious as well. Anyone have the V2?

IDK if it's the V2 or V3 now. Whatever the new 72" version is. All I know is it's not the same as the V1.

And it seems odd on the pricing on the 72"er. They're like $180. I won't be buying one for that much. I can buy a couple of the 36" versions for WAY cheaper. Why are they charging so much for the 72" version? The old 48" V1 was such a hit because it was only like $70 shipped.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-18-2013, 8:28 PM
Here is the only pic I have at the moment. My SLR is dead
904623

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-18-2013, 8:31 PM
Here is a "better" FTS
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mopani
04-19-2013, 9:44 PM
has anyone use the new double bright version of the beamswork, I suppose it is like the marineland 2x bright. just wondering, I have always heaed the power box gets SUPER hot.

CarvinSigX
04-19-2013, 9:51 PM
To be honest, mine are too bright. I have 2 36" single brights on my 125 and I plan on putting them upside down for indirect lighting inside the canopy when I re-scape it in the coming weeks.

DMD123
04-22-2013, 3:31 PM
Thought it would be a good time for a follow up on my lights (36" freshwater bright). I purchased mine in October of 2012 and so far I have had no burned out LED's or any issues that way, so very happy with the longevity of the product. I still see an issue with both lights not being 100% the same color/output (post#151 & 153) on my 210g. It is weird but on one side of the tank I get a strange fast green algae build up on the plastic plants and even on the gravel. There is almost a line of demarcation so to speak on the gravel where it will grow and then stop where the other fixture begins. This is strange stuff! I have had no one notice the color difference and probably could not see it in a picture, so they are really close enough that it is not an eyesore but enough that like I said you get the weird algae on just the one side. This tells me that at some point a different LED was used in production. (Ive had the tank set up for years and it has never got any algae issues like this until the new lighting)

I also have a unit on my 56g column (24" freshwater bright/post #158 picture) that is like the 'good' side of my 210g. It has not shown algae growth or any issues. Very happy with that one!

I replaced dual T5 HO fixtures on the 210g, and know I am saving a ton of money in energy and overall am very happy with the longevity of the product but do question the consistency and quality control. Overall I still think these are a great budget light that are worth the low price they ask.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-22-2013, 3:56 PM
Thanks for the uodate DMD. As far as I know you are the only one to have that problem with the 2 different lights. However this does show QC issues. Other than that seems very good quality.

Eyebedam
04-23-2013, 6:20 PM
Has or is anyone using the reef brights on there FW tanks, curious as to the added blue hue from the extra blue LEDs? If I don't go that route I was thinking of getting 2 of these for my 180.. Any thoughts on these & even better any pics of someone that is actually using these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Hex-36-Aquarium-Light-Freshwater-Bright-190x-LED-Tropical-Fish-Tetra-90-cm-/111044815416?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19dac96a38

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
04-23-2013, 9:59 PM
Has or is anyone using the reef brights on there FW tanks, curious as to the added blue hue from the extra blue LEDs? If I don't go that route I was thinking of getting 2 of these for my 180.. Any thoughts on these & even better any pics of someone that is actually using these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Hex-36-Aquarium-Light-Freshwater-Bright-190x-LED-Tropical-Fish-Tetra-90-cm-/111044815416?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19dac96a38

If you look through the pics in this thread you will see a few FW tanks with reef Bright light (beamswork)

Eyebedam
05-08-2013, 12:19 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVO-72-LED-Aquarium-Light-Marine-Coral-Reef-FOWLR-Cichlid-52x-3W-3-Watt-Lunar-/290830102663?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b6d33087

Thinking of grabbing these...does anyone think this would be overkill? They will be a good foot above my tank in a canopy. My tank is a standard 180.

Eyebedam
05-09-2013, 7:51 PM
Well doesnt matter now I bought them & them should be here Monday

screaminleeman
05-10-2013, 11:57 AM
How is the durability on the v2 72" version? I have a v1 on my 48" tank, and would like to get one for my 72" tank. The old v1 seemed great for the money. Are the v2's as good or better durability wise???

Update on mine: I've had my v1 48" beamswork light for about a year now. Still running great. No burnt out LED's at all (knock on wood). I have it on a timer and run it for 8-10 hours per day.

I have been running three of them (one on my each 135G's). I purchased the first in the last quarter of 2012. It came in perfect condition and fully functional. I liked the looks, and bought the other two in December 2012. All three look good to me, and arrived in perfect working condition.

I have numerous (around a dozen) other sized Beamworks lights from Aquatraders on my other tanks. I have never received a fixture that had any LED's not illuminating. I have received only one "damaged" fixture. The slim line housing had a perpendicular crack the entire with of the fixture in the center. The crack was all the way through top and bottom of the fixture, causing the center to touch the glass lid on the tank while using the legs. This particular damaged fixture would not be usable without the legs elevating the sides of the unit.

I was too lazy to contact Aquatraders since the lights still functioned and I used them as was. I can't necessarily fault Aquatraders for this either. The boxes (3) were taped and packaged like the OP pictured. One of the end boxes was clearly visually damaged giving the indication that the breakage most likely occurred as a result of the carriers mishandling!

Chizzle
05-10-2013, 12:19 PM
Any Ideas what is going on with Aquatraders? Their site keeps getting shutdown for "maintenance". It was supposed to be back up on may 3rd, but its may 10th and still down. This happened a month ago too, I have been looking to pickup a 72" LED fixture. Their number has been out of service and they also wont return my emails. In the past I have purchased 48" t5 fixture, 2x 48" fw bright led, and 48" marine bright led.

screaminleeman
05-11-2013, 9:04 AM
Any Ideas what is going on with Aquatraders? Their site keeps getting shutdown for "maintenance". It was supposed to be back up on may 3rd, but its may 10th and still down. This happened a month ago too, I have been looking to pickup a 72" LED fixture. Their number has been out of service and they also wont return my emails. In the past I have purchased 48" t5 fixture, 2x 48" fw bright led, and 48" marine bright led.

It is a shame, I love my beamworks products and would have done business with Aguatraders again.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/aquatraders/san-bruno-california-33066/aquatraders-never-shipped-the-most-valuable-part-of-my-order-san-bruno-california-1049316

http://www.bbb.org/greater-san-francisco/business-reviews/lighting-fixtures-retail/aqua-traders-in-san-bruno-ca-62623

Paulbearer
05-11-2013, 10:21 AM
It is a shame, I love my beamworks products and would have done business with Aguatraders again.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/aquatraders/san-bruno-california-33066/aquatraders-never-shipped-the-most-valuable-part-of-my-order-san-bruno-california-1049316

http://www.bbb.org/greater-san-francisco/business-reviews/lighting-fixtures-retail/aqua-traders-in-san-bruno-ca-62623

I'm filing through my credit card because I put an order in on February 14 for the CFS 14i canister filter. It did state they would not ship until April which I was fine with. Then on April 22nd I got notice of ups label made to be picked up and till this day ups is still waiting to pick it up under that tracking number. They went out of business shortly after and phone number disconnected :( Typically you have 60 days to file a claim with credit card and I'm hoping with the evidence I have on various other sites I can get my $210 back.

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Chizzle
06-04-2013, 2:38 AM
With aquatraders being down for over a month and a half. I went ahead and ordered these off ebay. Beamswork hi lumens leds (generation 3). I sold my generation 1 leds, these are MUCH brighter and nicer. I got 2x 36" and 2x 48".
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Chizzle
06-04-2013, 2:40 AM
Just checked aquatraders and they are back online. I got their same exact lights cheaper on ebay though.

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
06-04-2013, 2:58 PM
Just checked aquatraders and they are back online. I got their same exact lights cheaper on ebay though.

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Thanks for the pics sir. Great to hear you love the new lights!

shelbybmc
06-29-2013, 11:41 AM
Of course aquatraders didn't except discover card... Was gonna buy 2 36" fixtures one for my 50 gallon and thn when my fish got bigger both would go on my 180


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Chizzle
06-29-2013, 11:57 AM
Of course aquatraders didn't except discover card... Was gonna buy 2 36" fixtures one for my 50 gallon and thn when my fish got bigger both would go on my 180


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check ebay, its cheaper and they accept discover

shelbybmc
06-29-2013, 4:24 PM
check ebay, its cheaper and they accept discover

Never got into eBay I thought you needed a PayPal account. Any good links?


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Chizzle
06-29-2013, 4:38 PM
Never got into eBay I thought you needed a PayPal account. Any good links?


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Just setup a paypal account, very simple.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?index=0&sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=300878067065

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shelbybmc
06-29-2013, 4:47 PM
Thanks bro!


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shelbybmc
07-04-2013, 11:32 AM
Both units should be here Monday so ill do a before and after shot on the 50g can't wait to move them both and all the fish to the 180 :)


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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-04-2013, 11:57 AM
Both units should be here Monday so ill do a before and after shot on the 50g can't wait to move them both and all the fish to the 180 :)


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Awesome, can't wait to see pics!

Ptrick125
07-04-2013, 12:08 PM
I'm glad that I stumbled across this thread! :) I got a 48" 3w LED on my 75 gallon saltwater reef. For the past half year, I have had success with every coral that I bought. I highly recommend the beamswork 3w LEDs!


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Ptrick125
07-04-2013, 12:09 PM
Never got into eBay I thought you needed a PayPal account. Any good links?


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Just about every online store accepts PayPal. It is an easy sign up process, and IMO worth it.


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Chicxulub
07-04-2013, 3:10 PM
Moved to setup and filtration.

I realize that this is an old, massive thread, but it really is better suited to that section.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-04-2013, 3:27 PM
Moved to setup and filtration.

I realize that this is an old, massive thread, but it really is better suited to that section.

As the OP I completely agree. Started out as a simple review, turned into something actually helpful. Thanks for moving it!

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-04-2013, 3:28 PM
I'm glad that I stumbled across this thread! :) I got a 48" 3w LED on my 75 gallon saltwater reef. For the past half year, I have had success with every coral that I bought. I highly recommend the beamswork 3w LEDs!


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Pics please!

Chicxulub
07-04-2013, 3:34 PM
As the OP I completely agree. Started out as a simple review, turned into something actually helpful. Thanks for moving it!

My pleasure. :)

This is a good thread indeed, the reviews are largely responsible for my decision to go with Beamswork LEDs when I get my big tank up and running!

shelbybmc
07-04-2013, 4:06 PM
My pleasure. :)

This is a good thread indeed, the reviews are largely responsible for my decision to go with Beamswork LEDs when I get my big tank up and running!

Same story with me!


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Eyebedam
07-04-2013, 4:40 PM
I have the 6ft 3w LEDs on my 180. I really like them. I almost wish I would've went with a 4ft fixture just so the corners would be a little darker, however unit itself is built very well & seems to be nice quality.

ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-04-2013, 6:53 PM
I have the 6ft 3w LEDs on my 180. I really like them. I almost wish I would've went with a 4ft fixture just so the corners would be a little darker, however unit itself is built very well & seems to be nice quality.

Pics please if you haven't already! Anyone else have any pics to share?

sbuse
07-04-2013, 7:04 PM
My 6500k 4' and 2' beams work LEDs. They are a few years old now. Here is a few mid day shots of them on my 180gal.
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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-04-2013, 7:39 PM
Thanks for adding pics!

shelbybmc
07-04-2013, 7:52 PM
Thanks for adding pics!

Ditto looks great!!


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Aquaticfan
07-04-2013, 8:42 PM
Wonder if aquatrader changed ownership or what happened. I was hearing some pretty major horror stories about them and people that gave them money and no products.

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ElectricBlueSeanBurch
07-04-2013, 8:43 PM
Wonder if aquatrader changed ownership or what happened. I was hearing some pretty major horror stories about them and people that gave them money and no products.

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Reminder: This thread is about beamswork lights only, not vendors or similar LEDs. Please and thank you :)