I have 3 burple 1200 watt (265 watt) Bloomspect lights.
I’m just starting out, and realize I made a mistake with lighting. I am hopeful I will be able to return one of the bloomspects but not sure yet.
Regardless, I have a 3 x 6 grow area. I’d like to put the bloomspects at a 45 degree angle in each end, and a larger lamp in the center. I can’t justify $600+ for a light right now, but about $300 sounds reasonable.
I found this knock-off and just pulled the trigger for $287 I think it will be the best bang for the buck by a long shot.
In this price range I can get 2 HLG 100 watt lamps for $150 each, it seems their mid-line offering is out of stock on Amazon. Spiderfarm’s sf 2000 is $300, Viperspectra’s XS 2000 is $280.
This is a slightly underpowered lamp compared to the 4000 series for those manufacturers, but I have to think it will blow the 2000 or 2 100 watt HLG away.
I don’t believe it has as many of the red diodes as the 4000 series from other manufacturers. it has 1000 led’s vs 1200+ on the spiderfarm.
It’s 400 Watts vs 450.
It used Samsung 301D diodes instead of 301B - watts and volts are the same for both
301D - 37.0 Lm @65ma - 211 Lm/watt
301B - 38.8 Lm @65ma - 220 Lm/watt
So the 301D diodes are definitely inferior, but not by much
Luminous Flux is 95.3% of the 301B - 37.0/38.8
Luminous Efficacy is 95.9% of the 301B - 211/220
so, this lamp has 89% of the power of the better brands, and the intensity is 95%
by my reasoning, I’m thinking I’m getting 85% performance for 50% of the cost
or flipping it and comparing to a 2000 series,
it’s 200% of the power, 400W vs 200W, and 95% of the performance
so it’s 190% or almost twice as powerful and the same price
If I’m thinking of this wrong, or missing something please educate me, I’m fairly new to this though I did indoor grow a long time ago. I’m trying to get up to speed quickly and fix my newbie errors while I still can. But I’m thinking this as a center lamp with 2 265 watt Burple lamps at each end to supplement, I’ll have 930 Watts for an 18 sq ft grow area with 400 of the Watts being high quality. I’ll start my plants at either end, and move them to the center as they mature and their older siblings are harvested.
If you know of a better deal on a lamp, I have 30 days to decide to keep this lamp or not.