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Old June 22nd, 2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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Flolight Microbeam 256 user feedback

Hi,
If anyone is using this light can you please give me a feedback.
I found a review where the owner was complaining about the fact that is geting so warm that is melting the filters. Is that true?
Thank you very much for your input.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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Re: Flolight Microbeam 256 user feedback

My friend owns the 128, and yes, if you're leaving the light on for a extended period of time, it will start to heat up.
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 12:46 AM   #3
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Re: Flolight Microbeam 256 user feedback

Thank you for the input Jack.
The fact that is heating up is, let's say, expectable but melting the filter is another discussion.
Briefly, I want to know anyone recommends this fixture. I am attracted by the power and high CRI (93).
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Old June 23rd, 2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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Re: Flolight Microbeam 256 user feedback

I can second the 128 melting filters. Kinda ridiculous. Ive got several other LEDs from other manufacturers in all different sizes. None get even close to that hot.
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Old June 25th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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Re: Flolight Microbeam 256 user feedback

Where did you see that it has a CRI of 93 ?
Yes, I believe the leds do get hot , but seeing the specs of the 256 model, at 3200K flood it has just over 1071 lux at 3 feet in brightness. At that brightness level ( rather low in my opinion for the amount of leds in it), the gels must be touching thel eds in order for them to get warm, but actually melting them ? don't think so.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 01:05 AM   #6
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Re: Flolight Microbeam 256 user feedback

Arthur,
It is true that on their site the CRI is specified only for the larger versions (512 and up).
That's why I have asked them, the answer is " for the 256 the CRI is 93"
I was also surprised about the melting issue that's why I am waiting for some more user feedback in order to take the right decision.
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