This Beamswork EA Timer FSPEC LED Aquarium Light comes in seven sizes:
Here’s the Beamworks LED 48” fixture bulb count:
LEDS: 54 Bulbs (all sizes features 0.50W Bulbs)
- 10,000K: 37 Bulbs
- Actinic 460nm: 9 Bulbs
- Red 620nm: 4 Bulbs
- Green 520nm: 4 Bulbs
And for the Beamswork LED 72” fixture:
LEDS: 78 Bulbs
- 10,000K: 52 Bulbs
- Actinic 460nm: 12 Bulbs
- Red 620nm: 6 Bulbs
- Green 520nm: 8 Bulbs
For the LED counts on the other sizes, visit the Amazon page for this Beamswork LED light.
Is this Beamswork LED planted tank-capable?
Well, growing medium and high light level plants might be tricky with this light. This light fixture has a pretty low PAR reading.
In fact, Youtuber Aquarium Co-Op doesn’t like this Beamswork LED light when he tests it for himself. But, his tank needs are not your tank needs. And, as widely accepted as “PAR” is for rating lights, it’s not a perfect system.
The Amazon customer reviews prove that this light has worked for people maintaining planted tanks–there’s always another side to the story!
Getting the lighting for your planted tank just right takes knowledge, experimentation, and a pinch of luck.
Still, the light is not especially bright. For a large tank, or a tall tank, or a saltwater reef tank, you should look into a different unit or a supplemental LED unit to use with this Beamswork fixture. Or, look into a more expensive unit that packs more punch!
Setup and Troubleshooting for this Beamswork LED
The setup for this light is easy! Take it out of the packaging, place it on your aquarium, plug it in, and you’re good to go.
If you’re opting for the optional timer (tends to be around $15-$20), that unit will come with instructions of its own. If you’re not getting the timer, then you only need to worry about the single power switch. This switch controls the three modes: off, on, and blue light.
Some customers have reported issues with the power adaptor and with lights flickering or certain colors of LEDs not turning on at all. In some cases, Amazon will cover this. It’s an unfortunate pitfall of buying inexpensive lights (although some high-end models have similar troubles).