I see Shane’s YouTube Videos and the comments were filled with the normal doom and gloom folks as well as most just patting him on the back. I like migro, seems like a good guy and what he does testing lights for the community is great. It’s an Interesting light, 4 bar 230w. Low energy high output. Keeping cost low is ideal. I thank Shane for all he’s done for the community.
Migro trying to compete with bigger lights with significantly stronger output in the new array and to get the higher ppfd/efficiency the LED needed to be within 6 inches of the canopy. 6 inches from the canopy is awfully close especially when some plants genetics will grow taller than others. I’ve also read there is a acrylic coating to protect the diodes as well which might become a problem for anyone using a humidifier especially in seedling and veg. Acrylic coating can start to brown after a year or so when water builds up and that’s on QBs hung at normal heights 16-24 inches. “My guess” is this process is sped up with the light being so close to the floor in a tent during the first stages. Also worth nothing the high efficiency numbers on the array could only be achieved at 6 inches. Noticed how he tested all other lights at standard hanging distances, but only tested his array at 6 inches. Cooking the numbers so to speak. Id be interested to see how far the light falls off those numbers at 12, 16 & 24 inches as more users receive their lights.
The few Independent tests from folks who bought one on YouTube show the space in-between the bars is far lower than reported 400-500 at 6 inches hanging height and 800-900 directly under a bar. At 12 inches directly below the bars were readings were much more even of 5-600 directly under the bar and 400-500 between bars. Should make a great “veg” light at 12 inches.
I’ll be watching this grow (thanks for sharing). Interested to see how the light performs in a real world scenario. Multiple plants, different genetics and growing heights.