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Which lights offer the best value in LED grow lighting?

How can we say Spectrum King LED is the best value in LED grow lighting?

We know - it’s a big claim. On top of that, our customers are smart people, so if we’re going to say something like this, we’d better be ready to back it up. Well, lucky for us, we can do exactly that. We measure grow lighting value based on the following metrics:

  1. Output and Efficiency
  2. Price
  3. Longevity
  4. Durability
  5. Control

Once you see how we measure up, we’re confident that you’ll agree: Spectrum King LED provides the best value in LED grow lighting.

 

Output and Efficiency

We offer the Phoenix line for flower in three wattages: 680, 840, and 1050. For each wattage level, we’re at the top of the pack. The numbers below are DLC verified metrics, not just vanity claims. Check out the comparisons below to see where we rank:

 

580W - 700W Range

Fixture

Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF)

Photosynthetic Photon Efficiency (PPE)

Weight (lbs.)

Phoenix 680W

1904

2.75

20

Fluence Spyder 2i

1700

2.7

25

Grower’s Choice 680

1635

2.4

30

Luxx 645

1720

2.6

31

Gavita 1700e

1745

2.6

28

 

710W - 900W Range

Fixture

Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF)

Photosynthetic Photon Efficiency (PPE)

Weight (lbs.)

Phoenix 840W

2350

2.8

21

Fluence Spyder 2h

2180

2.75

25

Grower’s Choice 720

1870

2.6

44

Luxx 860

2330

2.6

42

Gavita 2400e

2400

3.0

35

 

900W+ Range

Fixture

Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF)

Photosynthetic Photon Efficiency (PPE)

 Weight (lbs.)

Phoenix 1050W

2940

2.8

27

Fohse F1V

2600

2.6

38

Grower’s Choice 900

2600

2.6

55

PhotonTek 1000W

2925

2.9

40

 

 

Price

All the output and efficiency in the world is great, but at what cost? Our lighting systems lead the pack in those metrics at a MUCH better price than any competitor. With Spectrum King LED lights, you can expect to pay 40-70% less than most of our competitors. See how we stack up against the competition when you start comparing output and efficiency, dollar for dollar, in the charts below:

580-700W Value Comparison Graph
710-900W Value Comparison Graph
900W LED Light Value Comparison Graph
 

Big output and a small price sounds great, but what about build quality and actual performance in the grow? This is where longevity, durability, and control come into play.

 

Longevity

There are a lot of dirty secrets in LED grow lighting. Manufacturers try to skimp on diode quality all the time. Something that looks great out of the box winds up performing poorly in less than a year. At Spectrum King LED, we don’t play those games.

We exclusively source diodes from top tier manufacturers like Samsung, Osram, and Seoul Semiconductor. On top of that, we custom-spec diodes to improve performance and longevity, rather than just buying off the shelf. What does all this mean? It means you get top grade performance in every light.

We rate our diodes to a Q90 test. The Q90 reflects the actual photon performance of the light, testing not only intensity but spectrum output as well. Lots of companies rate to a L90, which just tells you the visible light output, but nothing about the spectrum and photon delivery your plants actually care about. Our Q90 rating on the Phoenix lights is for 63,000 hours. This means that you’ll get at least 90% of the out of the box performance, without any color shift or other spectrum deficiencies, for 63,000 hours of runtime. No one can match it.

 

Durability

Not only are our diodes high quality, we build everything tough. Your lights at home don’t randomly fail, and neither should your LED grow lights. We manufacture to the same standard as much simpler consumer lights - a sub 0.3% defect rate. This means that for every 1,000 lights we sell, we expect to see 3 or fewer back at our repair depot. You can plan on your lights turning on like clockwork each day, just like when you walk into your kitchen at home.

On top of all that, we certify all of the following so our lights can handle daily life in a grow:

IP65 rated

Dust tight and water resistant, so a spray from a hose to clean it (or just on accident!) won’t cause any trouble. Even the wiring inside of the frame is IP65 rated, which is an industry first.

Dual surge immunity

Power supplies can be very dirty at a lot of commercial facilities. Big surges happen, and they can fry ordinary LED grow lights. We add industrial grade surge immunity on two areas of each light: the driver and the circuit board where the diodes are actually housed. If you get a major surge that slips by your circuit breaker, it will get shut off at the driver. If it were to somehow slip through that protection (it almost certainly won’t), your diodes have a second surge immunity capability, so the excess power won’t affect them. What does it all mean? It means that if you have the worst surge you can possibly imagine, the most help you’ll probably need will be for us to overnight you fresh drivers to replace the fried ones. An otherwise cycle-killing event becomes no big deal.

5 year warranty

To back up our claims, we offer a 5 year warranty, so you can sleep soundly at night knowing that if something does go wrong, you’re covered.

 

Control

Finally, we offer industry-leading control. Our Phoenix line dims to 10%, so your plants experience a true sunrise/sunset effect, and you can dial in intensity to exactly where you want it. Keep your plants happy and your grow perfected with the exact conditions you’d like to have.

 

Conclusion

So that’s it.

Industry leading output

+

Industry leading features

+

Industry leading price

=

Best value in LED grow lighting! 

Want to see for yourself?  Hit us up at sales@spectrumkingled.com.

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