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Great Bang for buck
on May 15, 2017
Being quite skeptical about cheap, LED lighting I bought 2 of these for supplemental lighting for my medical plants. I already have HID, UV and UVB lighting so I wanted the LEDs for many reasons. I wanted to get a more full spectrum in my room, thus reaping many benefits, also wanted an increase in yield and or resin production as well as aroma, and I wanted to see how effective the LED was compared to say HID. I was pleasantly surprised to notice a slight increase in all of these things. As others have mentioned, when they say 1200 watts, this is definitely not going to perform like even a 1000 watt HID. That being said, they cover about a solid 3x3 area (diffuse maximum efficiency for Sq. footage at 4x4 or more) and are more like a 600 watt HID equivalent in applicable use. I plugged both in on an 18hr timer and barely noticed an increase in electric.
They're very quiet, durable (took a couple drops with no issues) and didn't seem to dull out. Bright enough to overpower my grow rooms red/orange glow, to a very bright blue-ish, orangish, purple. Very bright when you walk in. They don't throw much heat at all and even with the LED 4-5 inches from my plant (single plant abuse test) there were no ill effects, much like flourescent or CFL, it has to be almost touching to burn. Even in flower, I found 6" from the plant for a week, let rest and repeat gave a noticeable increase in trichome production. At this range it is reall only a single plant light but is quite powerful and penetrating.
-Small indoor plants
-Small Closet grow
-Supplemental lighting (3x3 maximum efficiency)
-Full spectrum application (4x4 or 5x5...cost effective)
DO NOT buy this expecting 1 of these lights to bring 2,3 or 4 full sized plants to harvest and be happy. You will be disappointed. This is a great SUPPLEMENTAL light! Or small plants. It's maximum grow efficiency is only 3x3 or 4x4 max so if you want to cram 3-4 small SMALL plants in a tent and run it, you may be okay with a shorter veg.
A slay of a deal for 100 bucks honestly! 👍