Twinstar Light S-series Aquarium LED
Apart from the E series already presented in our Wiki, Twinstar Light LED lightsare also available in their quite new S series. We’ll explain the new models to you and show you the differences to the other series
Innovations in the S-Series
Manufacturer Twinstar has shifted up a gear with the S-series and developed a light, that virtually perfectly meets the European demands in lighting systems in aquaristics. This model series is first and foremost more powerful. The composition of the RGB LEDs was designed differently.
Definitely new is the lamp’s noble, black metal frame mounting. It looks very sleek, but provides more than enough stability. In addition, this variant needs less intense cleaning than mounts made of acrylic glass. Visually fitting, the cable color is now also black.
The "SP" means, that the light is a "pendant" variant, meaning: the LED is suspended from a cable. The light can be installed standing or pendant above an aquarium, which is especially useful with open (pool) tanks.
The Twinstar LED Light S is currently only available in the standard lengths 60 and 90cm.
Direct comparison between E series and S series
For a direct comparison, we have each examined a Twinstar Light in the 60 cm version from both model series in more detail. From the packaging alone, a difference is already noticable. While the E model series is packed in gray boxes, the S models are sold in black overpack. Holding both lamp bodies next to each other, you can see, that the Twinstar Light S is about 2cm wider, resulting in more LED space on the rail. This results in an increase in performance and in addition in a better illumination of the aquarium. Also, the composition of the LEDs is different, because the Twinstar Light S has a higher amount of red, blue and green LEDs. This is noticeable in a change in visuals: the shades of plants, fish and invertebrates in the aquarium are accentuated even more under this light than with the well-tried E series.
The comparison of the technical data also shows a difference. The Twinstar Light E has a power consumption of 32 Watt, the S serie has 45 Watt now. This corresponds to an increase of about 40%. The luminous flux is correspondingly higer, as well, with 3.100 Lumen in the Twinstar Light S in comparison to 2.300 Lumen in the corresponding E series model.
- Twinstar - LED Light - 600S, 45 W, 3.100 Lumen
- Twinstar - LED Light - 600ES, 32 W, 2.300 Lumen
Those, who put value on rapid plant growth (which is ensured by the higher power consumption of the lamp) and at the same time desires increased color accentuation, are well-advised with the Twinstar Light S - especially because there is an alternative way of mounting the lamp with the cable suspension. This LED-light remains qualitatively and stylistically superbly designed. All in all, this, too, justifies the higher price compared to the Twinstar LED Light E.