Last updated on November 28th, 2018 at 11:08 am
Here we come with our Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light review to provide you with in-depth knowledge and make you familiar with all the facts discovered by our team of experts, who are experimenting with this grow light since long.
Viparspectra doesn’t need any introduction. But what is kept in the name? Therefore, we are here to talk how good or bad a particular product is. The company is brilliant, but how successful is this particular product?
We don’t believe in just mentioning Pros, cons, features, specs, final word and finish. We have pushed the boundaries much further, and we take you across some deeper facts, and reveal some secrets as well!
So, ready to explore Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light?
Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light review
- 1 Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light review
- 1.1 Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light review : Basic info about the product
- 1.2 Features
- 1.3 Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light : Specs
- 1.4 Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light review : A quick FAQ round
- 1.4.1 This grow light is so heavy. Do i need to purchase something form outside for properly hanging it?
- 1.4.2 My friend says that his Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light doesn’t have veg and bloom switches, while the other friend say they are both present? Which friend is true?
- 1.4.3 Can I have both the bloom and veg switches ON at the very same time?
- 1.4.4 How many watts will this grow light use with only a single switch on?
- 1.4.5 What do the users say about this grow light? Expose the darker side please!
- 1.5 Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light review : The final wrap-up
Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light review : Basic info about the product
When you get the basic info about what all this grow light is equipped with, and what all are its features and functions, you feel as if its makers have tried their level best to provide each and every sort of convenience possible. Most importantly, they have tried to cover all aspects and leave nothing behind for us to complain.
Whether you talk about the cooling system, the light output, full spectrum, success rate, etc. everything is brilliant about this grow light. This one is a massive one, that comes your home at a comfortable price, and serves you for very long.
But remember, no matter how good a grow light sound, there is at least something, that makes you think twice before purchasing. Yes, we are talking about downstairs.
A few downstairs we discovered in Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light as well. Want to know what all? Don’t worry; we have covered everything.
Regarding features, there is everything present in Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light. Although a few customers had a certain issue regarding the PAR output and actual power draw. We are certainly going to throw light on both of that. Read the whole features section keenly, as the info is vital for you before purchasing.
Although one can’t test the durability in the lab, the only way to know the durability of a grow light is to study the consumer section intensely. If anything is wrong, then it is going to be indicated there for sure. We did the same, and the reviews were a reflection that this grow light is highly durable.
240 LED chips are used, which are 5W each. The light distribution among these LED chips is in perfect proportion. They all together provide your plants with a perfect blend of white, red, and blue light.
Powerful cooling system
The cooling system of Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light is no less than a workhorse. So, the total of half a dozen fans is there, which never let you come across the overheating issue. Half a dozen fans! Lots of noise! We know you were thinking that, but you are wrong. This six-fan cooling system works much silently in comparison to many two-fans cooling systems in the market.
These six cooling fans combine with the multiple aluminum heat absorbing sinks and form the tremendous heat dissipation system of Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light.
See, it is an honest review. So, we are not going to hide if we find any deficiency. At 24 inches, you are getting 508 unmols as PAR value, and from 18 inches, 750 lumens. Now, guys, that is much less than expectations.
We read in the consumer reviews section, where some folks mentioned that their 450W and 600W grow lights have a much better PAR value, and they cost almost half than this one. This issue was raised in the FAQ section as well. The issue is valid. Although that much intensity of light is enough for the plant, there is no shortage, but it is true that more intensity is always better.
It is also true that this light doesn’t stand anyway near to other 1200W models in comparison regarding PAR output.
You already expect a full spectrum form a grow light of this level. With this grow light, you are getting a flaunt-less spectrum, where are types of lights are well balanced. The chips used in this grow light have the following ranges of the spectrum:
You are not having veg and bloom switches in this grow light; still it is entirely possible to raise plants throughout their life-cycle with the help of this full spectrum, without any need of switching lights of the LED.
Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light : Specs
Regarding dimensions, it is 19.4×19.4×3 inches. This grow light is a heavier one, as it weighs 20 pounds. The viewing angle is 90 degrees. The frequency you take 50-60, and the input voltage is 100V-265V. The lifespan is claimed to be of 100,000 hours. You get User Instructions, a 6ft Power Cord, and a Hanging Kit with the product itself.
Following are some bigger specs, with perfect explanation.
Actual power draw and HPS replacing capability
The actual power draw of Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light is 520W(+/-3%). We count it under power saving grow lights, but it is a fact that its actual power draw is much more than other 1200W models. The same thing is a factor responsible for the dissatisfaction of a few users.
If you are thinking of growing on a larger scale, with three-four, or even more similar kinds of lights, then it is going to affect your pocket much. So, if you have such idea or plan in your mind, then better chose another 1200W grow light, not this one.
Now, let us tell you about the HPS/HID/MH replacing capability of this grow light. Well, as per the claim of the makers, it can replace a 1000W HPS/HID/MH light system, but if you talk about the reality, then that number is not perfect. Earlier, the company claimed 1200W, not they came down to 1000W, and that number is also not the real one.
Ok, let us provide you with the proper numbers. Guys, a traditional HPS system of 850-900 watts is what this light is capable of replacing.
The manufacturers claim that it is capable of covering a 4.5′ x 4.5′ area, but we found that if you want to support all stages of your plant growth, then you must consider a 4′ x 4′ grow area, because with that grow area, the LED light is going to distribute even light all over. That area was for measured from a height of 32 inches. Bring it down to 24 inches, and the coverage area will be 3.5′ x 3.5′.
We tested this grow light with a 4′ x 4′ grow area, and the results were brilliant. The power and brightness of this grow light allows it to penetrate the upper canopy, and provide equal light to the lower portion of the plants as well.
The coverage area, which is grow light is providing, is satisfactory, we have reviewed certain 600W grow light models, which were much cheap, and provided with an almost similar grow area.
You are getting a three years local warranty with this grow light. The three years mentioned by the company doesn’t stand for free replacements and repairs throughout the time. There are certain terms as well as conditions, which you can read on the company’s website.
We are not mentioning the terms and conditions here, as this warranty might vary for different nations, or areas. So, we do not know where you are living, and in what style is this warranty going to serve you. By the way, the 30 days money back policy is the same for everyone.
Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light review : A quick FAQ round
Were you searching where are the cons mentioned in this review? They are here! Yes, we have covered every single point, that might bring inconvenience to you in this FAQ section, and provided you with a bit of side knowledge as well. Read thoroughly, many of your confusions are going to be solved here.
This grow light is so heavy. Do i need to purchase something form outside for properly hanging it?
A hanging kit already comes with it, and not only that, but you also get a couple of Adjustable Rope Hangers, which are built to tackle the weight of this grow light only. No need to buy anything from outside for supporting its weight.
My friend says that his Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light doesn’t have veg and bloom switches, while the other friend say they are both present? Which friend is true?
Both are true! The early models of Viparspectra Reflector Series 1200W LED Grow Light did not have these switches, but then the users’ demand came up. So, in their new models, they have provided with both the switches.
Can I have both the bloom and veg switches ON at the very same time?
Yes. Definitely, you can. You can turn ON both VEG and BLOOM switches during the whole stages growth, and you can lower the lights as per convenience. You Just need to properly adjust the height of the grow light according to desires of various plants.
How many watts will this grow light use with only a single switch on?
The actual power draw of one V1200 model is 520W±3% while both the switches are on. It may output almost a half of the whole light which is close to 260W when turning on only a single channel. It also depends on the LED to each channel’s ratio.
What do the users say about this grow light? Expose the darker side please!
121 consumer reviews are there on Amazon, and 4.4 stars out of five what it has gathered overall. 88% success rate is decent. So, that reflects the light is fully capable and fully functional.
The darker side includes a bit less PAR value, a bit less coverage area, and a bit more power draw. The few users found the surface temperature of LED quite hot. No need to worry about that, the cooling system will not give you a chance to complain! A little bit heating us is always there, no matter which LED grow light you are talking about. Besides that, it is built for indoor use only. Not waterproof!