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Chihiros A1201 or Beamswork 800

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Progen, 16 Feb 2017.

  1. Progen

    Progen Member

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    Right now, I'm using a hodge podge of T4, T5 and T8 tubes in my high tech 4' and was wondering whether the Chihiros A1201 or Beamswork 800 would produce at least an improvement in lighting at substrate level which was measured to be around 17". The reason I'm thinking of changing lights is because my tubes are mounted on reflectors and sitting on the tank itself which contributes to heating problems and on hot days, my water temperature goes into the low 30s which can't be good for everything inside the tank.
     
  2. Ryan Thang To

    Ryan Thang To Member

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    Not sure about the breamwork might be ok for low tech and the Chihiros are good for any plants plus you get the controller to dim it up and down

    Cheers
    Ryan
     
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  3. micheljq

    micheljq Member

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    Beamswork 800 is only good as a viewing light, or very low light. Although there are more powerful Beamswork's fixtures which can do the job.

    Michel.
     
  4. Progen

    Progen Member

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    Thanks, Michel. That's what I thought too because it only measured 500+ lux about 6" from my phone's light sensor whereas the cheap USD20+ LED I got a few days ago measured 1100+ lux at 2 feet so the Beamswork was definitely out of the question considering that it cost 3.5x more.
     

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