Which Twinstar LED Light is Best For You?

Aug 13 2020 0 Comments guide layout/styles lighting

Which Twinstar LED Light is Best For You?

Which Twinstar LED Light is Best For You?

 

Purchasing the perfect LED light for your planted tank is crucial to your scape’s success. That being said, we understand how the process of buying the right aquarium lighting can be overwhelming. With an abundance of brands and types, where do you even start? 


Our answer: Twinstar. This company is globally known for their full spectrum LED lights that will enhance the coloration and bring your tank to life--whether it be a planted aquarium, terrarium, shrimp tank, or fish tank. Twinstar lights come in sleek, minimalist designs that range in price to fit anyone’s budget. Team BP would like to make comparing easier for you. We have put together a breakdown of Twinstar LED lights for you below.


Below is a comparison of the B, CA, E, EA, S, SA, and SP Twinstar LED lights. We have listed all of the details you need for each series model in order to make the right choice for your tank (dimensions, lumen, watts, glass thickness, appropriate tank size recommendations, low tech/high tech, etc.)


Note: The “A” in the series name means the light is “adjustable.” For example, the EA series is the E light but with legs that adjust in size. The "P" in the series stands for "pendant," which means the light will hang from a hanging bar.

twinstar comparison

 

 

B Line

  • Price: $
  • Light Output: Low  
  • Build: Aluminum Housing & Legs / Acrylic Clips
  • Color Temperature: Unknown
  • LED Source: RGB-W
  • Adjustability: Width (extendable up to 4" each side)

The new B Line Twinstar LED Lights are the most affordable without sacrificing the sleek look. The B Line is perfect for tanks in which your fish or shrimp are your main focus. They can grow a wide range of low maintenance, undemanding plants such as buce, anubias, mosses, and java fern. The width of these lights are extendable up to 4" on each side in order to fit any tank.

Twinstar B Line LED Light
TWINSTAR B LINE DIMENSIONS
TWINSTAR LED - B LINE AQUARIUM LIGHT FIXTURE
Twinstar B Line

 

CA Series

  • Price: $
  • Light Output: Low to Medium 
  • Build: Aluminum Housing & Legs / Acrylic Clips
  • Color Temperature: 7000K
  • LED Source: RGB
  • Adjustability: Height and Width

The affordable CA Series is great for beginners who are starting their first low-tech tank OR aquascapers with a low maintenance tank. The CA Series has adjustable legs, giving you the opportunity to change the width and height of the light.

TWINSTAR CA SERIES DIMENSIONS

twinstar ca series led light
Twinstar CA Series

  

E Series

  • Price: $$
  • Light Output: Medium to High
  • Build: Aluminum Housing / Acrylic Legs
  • Color Temperature: 7050K
  • LED Source: RGB-W
  • Adjustability: None

The popular E Series is the Twinstar option that has proved to be an excellent LED light for all-around brightness and vibrancy. Stronger than the C, but not as strong as the S, the Twinstar E Series is the happy medium for aquascapers looking to up their LED lighting game. It is perfect for medium- to high-tech tanks and gives scapers the opportunity to grow a large variety of aquatic plants. 

Twinstar E Series LED LightTWINSTAR E SERIES DIMENSIONS

TWINSTAR E LED LIGHT
Twinstar E Series

EA Series

  • Price: $$
  • Light Output: Medium to High
  • Build: Aluminum Housing & Legs / Acrylic Clips
  • Color Temperature: 7050K
  • LED Source: RGB-W
  • Adjustability: Height and Width 

The same E Series light but with adjustable metal legs (read E series above). Compared to the CA series, the EA series will provide brighter and more intense lighting. With the adjustable legs, this light is great for those thinking of upgrading aquarium sizes in the future.

Twinstar EA Series LED Light
twinstar ea series light dimensions

twinstar ea series led light
Twinstar EA Series

 

S Series

  • Price: $$$
  • Light Output: High
  • Build: Aluminum Housing / Metal Legs
  • Color Temperature: 6500K
  • LED Source: RGB-W
  • Adjustability: None
The Premium S Series has the highest light output in comparison to the C and E Series. The S Series is the perfect lighting option for scapers with the most demanding plants in their tank. The Twinstar S series that will undoubtedly bring out the reds in your aquatic plants. They are equipped with full metal legs for a sleek look. 
TWINSTAR S SERIES DIMENSIONS
twinstar led light s series
Twinstar S Series



SA Series

  • Price: $$$
  • Light Output: High
  • Build: Aluminum Housing & Legs / Acrylic Clips
  • Color Temperature: 6500K
  • LED Source: RGB-W
  • Adjustability: Height and Width

The same S Series light but with adjustable metal legs (read S series above). The SA series will provide the strongest and brightest lighting compared to the CA and EA Series. With the adjustable legs, this light is great for those thinking of upgrading aquarium sizes in the future.

Twinstar SA Series LED Light

TWINSTAR SA SERIES DIMENSIONS

twinstar sa series light led
Twinstar SA Series

 

SP Series

  • Price: $$$
  • Light Output: High
  • Build: Aluminum Housing / Hanging Wires
  • Color Temperature: 6500K
  • LED Source: RGB-W
  • Adjustability: Height via hanging wire

The same S Series light but as a pendant (read S series above). The SP series can be hung from a UNS light hanging bar kit as a pendant giving a clean look to an aquarium. This allows for better control and easier tank maintenance.

Twinstar SP Series LED LightTWINSTAR SP SERIES DIMENSIONS

 

sp series twinstar light
Twinstar SP Series

 

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