There’s a lot you need to know about this particular Beamswork LED light–preferably before you make your purchase decision. We’ll get into all that good stuff below.
First, we need to set the stage:
The Beamswork EA FSPEC LED light is thin with a black aluminum housing. Even though it’s thin (from top to bottom), it is fairly wide as far as LED fixtures go.
If you have multiple Beamswork fixtures on a single tank, your bird’s-eye view into the tank will likely be obstructed. Luckily, this fixture provides pleasant light for your tank from just about every other angle.
This Beamswork LED light has the typical extending brackets, giving you that precious wiggle room to achieve a snug fit.
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!
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).
How Does the Beamswork EA FSPEC Fixture Compare to Other Fixtures?
The physical unit might be a little wider than other options on the market, but it’s still low-profile compared to the non-LED lighting fixtures of yore.
It’s one of the most inexpensive units in its lighting tier, and it’s very well-rated on Amazon. There are other Beamswork lights that are similar, but offer different lighting spectrums (like 6500K instead of 10000K).
YouTuber JDO Fishtank spends the first eight or so minutes of his Beamswork EA FSPEC LED review comparing it with other options. It’s worth a look to see how it stacks up to other fixtures!
It’s really hard to beat the price on this Beamswork fixture. It’s not the brightest, but it is full-spectrum.
The ease of use and simple setup make it a great option for new aquarists and seasoned aquarists alike. It’s great as a supplemental fixture, or as the primary light source on a smaller tank with a low bio load.
If you’re looking for simple, low cost, and low light, this Beamswork EA timer FSPEC LED aquarium light is hard to beat.
Jack Dempsey has over 20 years of experience with freshwater aquariums, his goal is to help beginners avoid the biggest mistakes when getting started. If you find something helpful please share it on your favourite social network. If you need help with anything send Jack a question.