Originally Posted by Tobykourtney
If you get the one without a timer you could just plug a 5 dollar timer to it
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This is true, but the beamsworks LED
units usually come with whites and blues. If you get a model the is compatable with the timer, you will be able to set on/off times for each color.
So you could run all white or white/blue during the day then just blue for moonlight in the evening. Where as if you have just a timer on the whole thing its an all or nothing kind of deal and you would have to manually switch from color to color on the unit if thats something that you wanted to do.
See the bottom pic on this amazon link
and you will see on this model that one end has the power switch and cable and the other end just has a socket for the timer.
I think they are pretty good for the price point and i have read a lot of good things about them so far.
good luck with your choice though.