Roleadro is a Chinese brand that’s fabricated in Shenzhen, China. They’ve been around for a long time and have established themselves as one of the most popular go-to choices in the introductory market.
The 45w panel by Roleadro is certainly a quality LED light at a cheap price. It comes with a switch that enables a lower power consumption mode. This 45W panel offers a great solution for people with a very tight budget.
The continuous use of 6-18 hours may make the blast slightly warm. Mildly warm means 88-105 °F with an ambient temp of 74-88 °F. The panel is made up of aluminum, flat on the backside, and doesn’t get hot. After operating for straight 18 hrs, the surface temp probe reads 82 °F on the metal backside.
If you are in a hurry, then simply read below.
These panels are ideal for seedlings, microgreens, and houseplants. However, these are not appropriate for any large flowering or fruit-bearing plants. You can also not grow marijuana well under these lights at all.
Roleadro LED Grow Light Review
Roleadro LED panels are manufactured very well. Here some of its specifications and features.
|Actual power:||25.2 watts|
|LEDs:||Red: 117pcs 660nm|
Blue: 52pcs 450nm
|Dimensions:||276 x 276 x 14 mm|
10.9 x 10.9 x 0.6 inches
|Weight:||0.95 kg/ 1.7 lbs|
|Input Voltage:||AC 85-265V|
|Certificates:||CE, FCC, ROHS|
Before diving into a deep review and results of experiments with this panel. You just need to know about.
Out of all tested LED multi-spectrum panels in the 60 watts (or below) category, these 45w panels produced the 2nd best PPFD and overall visible plants growth results when hanged close to the micro greens.
The top light tested is the Taotronics 36w bulb which even beats out most of the 1200watt LED lights.
With the Quantum par meter, these panels put out 200-245μm (micromoles) at 3-5″. That’s impressive compared to the other cheap LED panels offered on Amazon which are putting out around 9-40μm and saying they are 4x the power.
The ideal effective range for these is very close 3″ to 8″ (max) for proper coverage. and subsequently limits the effective angles of usable light. You can place them higher but the PAR drops significantly after 1.5 ft. Staying within scientific reasoning, you can not expect this one single panel to bloom 16 Costco sized strawberries. However, you can easily grow 2 entire 20×10 trays of flowers and a single 20×10 of Microgreens under this.
Since, you can’t grow marijuana under these lights
These LED grow panels are ideal for seedlings and microgreens, but not suitable for any large flowering or fruit applications. The marijuana cannot be yielded at all, but you can start its seedlings under these. This is reliable and perfect for sustaining Tissue Cultures. This is also a great Refugium Light for Aquarium Macro Algae.
Comparison with other lights
Roleadro vs Unifun
|Roleadro 45W||Unifun 45W|
|Uses carabiner style hooks to mount||Uses threaded screws to mount|
|Has external power supply which is bulky and gets hot||Has internal power supply|
|No power toggle switch||Has a power toggle switch|
|Has 13x13 LED bulbs||Has 15x15 LED bulbs|
|Runs slightly hotter than UNIFUN||Runs slightly cooler than Roleadro|
Roleadro vs Taotronics
The $26 Taotronics 36w light bulb emits enormous multispectrum of 1500µmol at 1.5 ft. You may require a couple of these lights per plant for large vegetables, fruits, or marijuana. Like Roleadro, the cost factor can’t be beaten. You can also easily hold the entire bulb/heatsink, unscrew it and it won’t be slightly warm even after keeping the lights on for 24/7.