With a growing trend of indoor growing, aquaponics, and hydroponics, you will find a lot of brands selling grow lights in the market.
LEDs have outperformed HID and fluorescent lights but high-quality LEDs are fairly more expensive. However, The extra 100-200 bucks pay itself off in the first or second harvest. Since it has lower operational cost and longer lifespan. You really do get what you pay for with LEDs!
However, there is a brand that is providing affordable and high-quality LED to you. A popular player in the LED grows lights industry is Viparspectra, whose lights are popular for beginner growers.
Viparspectra is owned by the Chinese company Shenzhen Bailuo Technology Co., Ltd. They’re based in Guangdong, China and are bringing LED directly to market themselves instead of going through a distributor or middleman.
This is one reason why their LEDs are less expensive than comparable models — by going directly to Amazon and other retailers from China, they’re able to avoid markups that distributors and wholesalers typically charge.
Here is the standard specifications that Viparspectra provides, found on all of its products:
|Product Line||Reflector, Dimmable, Timer control Series|
|Extra Features||4.72 fans, hanging kit, power cord|
Type of LEDs
This is a full spectrum LED array and provide light comparable to natural sunlight, which is way too bright to stare at with your naked eyes. It is possible to grow plants through their entire lifecycle without having to switch lights (a problem you run into when growing with only a metal halide or high-pressure sodium lights).
Viparspectra also has the LEDs mounted at a 90-degree angle pointing straight down at your plants. Keep light 24" away from Plants will give you perfect coverage area and maximum exposure.
More importantly, all Viparspectra lights come with a Vegetative and Bloom switch, meaning you can turn off a specific spectral range of the lights to manipulate the spectrum that you’re giving your plants.
Lumens and PAR are the measures of the light intensity emitted by the LED panel. Lumens is a unit of visible light emitted by a source and are for humans. PAR is what we look at when we are growing plants, a measurement of the intensity and coverage of the light. Check below for the PAR values at 18″ for Viparspectra V300 full spectrum LED grow light.
One of the important things, whenever you buy a LED grow light as our guide to buying a LED grow Light suggests. The quality of a light manufacturer’s warranty is a direct signal as to how much they believe in the product quality that they’re making and selling to you.
Viparspectra offers three years warranty for all of our products purchased against manufacturing defects, from the date of purchase. However, it does not cover damage due to high moisture levels, water, power surges, improper hanging/mounting, improper use, dust build-up or user modifications.
Buyers in the USA, if any lights stop working within 30 days, can choose:
1. Exchange. We will email you a pre-paid return label, please ship the light back to our USA warranty center. A replacement will be sent to you for free as soon as we receive the defective light.
2. Money back. We will email you a pre-paid return label, please ship the light back to our USA warranty center. You will get your money back as soon as we receive the defective light.
3. Repairing. We can send parts free of charge immediately if you’d like to repair a simple defect. Or we will email you a pre-paid return label to bring light back, then ship back to you after we repair it. All for free.
For buyers outside of the USA, if any lights stop working within 30 days, No prepaid return label is provided.
Self-cooling Fans & Heat Sink: Conventional lighting heats up quickly and with much higher temperatures, make LEDs a superior choice. The ViparSpectra Reflector Series is equipped with multiple 4.72-inch fans – each one includes its own individual heat sink that properly dissipates heat without issues. Using these LEDs, you likely won’t need additional cooling systems in your grow room, or any fancy exhaust system if you’re simply growing on a small scale.
Low Energy Consumption: LED grows lights notoriously use much less energy than their counterpart, HPS. The 300w ViparSpectra panel uses a surprising average of only 136 watts, which when compared to many other traditional kinds of lighting, is nearly half as much as you would expect.
Additionally, the light does not require any ballast since you can use a timer to control it.
Viparspectra LED Grow Lights Review
This table gives a comparison between Coverage Area, Dimension, wattage, and weight. Click on the name of the model to check the price of that model.
|Reflector 300W||136W||2x2ft||12.6x7.9x3||250W||Reflector Design|
|Reflector 450W||200W||2.5x2.5ft||15.8x8.4x2.4||400W||Reflector Design|
|Reflector 600W||269W||3x3ft||15.3x12.8x3||600W||Reflector Design|
|Reflector 900W||418W||4x4ft||22.5x12.8x3||1000W||Reflector Design|
|Timer Control 1350W||620W||5x5ft||21.9x21.7x3||1000W||Timer Control, Remote|
|Timer Control 300W||134W||2.5x2.5ft||15.7x8.3x2.6||250W||Timer Control, Remote, |
|High Penetration 300W||130W||2x2ft||13.5x7.6x2.8||250W||Convex Lens, Daisy chain|
|Dimmable DS350||136W||2x2ft||14x8.5x2.8||250W||1 Dimmer|
|Dimmable PAR1200||527W||4x4ft||19.7X17.3X3.5||1000W||Veg & Bloom Dimmers|
|Dimmable PAR450||200W||2.5x2.5ft||14.1X11.4X3.3||400W||R,B,W Dimmers|
|Dimmable PAR700||325W||3x3ft||19.7X11.8X3.5||600W||R,B,W Dimmers|
|PAR600 600W||285W||3x3ft||14.1X11.8X3.5||600W||R,B,W Switches|
|Old V1200 1200W||524W||5x5ft||19.2x19.2x3||1000W||Square, cheapest |
Let's go in deep to know the different series and models available in the product line of Viparspectra.
1. Reflector Series: Cheapest
As the name suggests, the Reflector-Series offer built-in reflectors to help direct all of the light down towards your plant canopy instead of scattering it around your grow room or tent.
The 450w and the 600w models are the most popular lights in the Reflector-Series. Even professional growers often buy a few 450w or 600w models and run them adjacently instead of opting for the 900w or 1200w model.
All models come with Vegetative and Bloom switches, 4.72″ fans and Aluminum cooling heat sinks.
- Grow Space: 3’x3′ core coverage, though some light will reach to the edges up to 4’x4’
- Actual Power Consumption: 276W
- How Far to Keep from Plants: 24″ is the recommended starting distance from the plants.
- Average Yields: 4.5-6+ ounces
Viparspectra 1200w: For advanced growers only
- Grow Space: 4'x4' core coverage, though some light will reach to the edges up to 5'x5’
- Actual Power Consumption: 524W
- How Far to Keep from Plants: 24" is the recommended starting distance from the plants.
- Average Yields: 9-14+ ounces
2. Timer Control Series
It has a remote! You can set working/off -time to turn the light on and off automatically. It also has a dimmable feature to program VEG and BLOOM brightness individually. It is available in a lot of models: 300w, 450w, 600w, 1200w and 1350w.
Check prices here.
3. High Penetration Series
This series has the convex lens that distributes light to your plants evenly, (not far too concentrated in the center of the growing area).
4. Dimmable Series: Expensive Most
Dimmable Series has the ability to dim the output of the light on three channels:
Here’s what it looks like on the light:
Comparison of Viparspectra with other Brands
Viparspectra vs Mars Hydro
Viparspectra is obviously better than Mars Hydro. Mars hydro has a warranty of 1 year as compared to 3-year by viperspectra. The labeled lifespan of marshydro is 50,000 hrs while viperspectra has 100,000 hrs.
Viparspectra vs kind LED
King LED has only K5 and K3 series in comparison with a range of products offered by Viparspectra. Viparpectra uses 5w of LEDs, while King LED uses 3w diodes. Viparpectra, with no doubt, gives you more options, flexibility, and quality under one brand