Last updated on January 3rd, 2019 at 06:31 pm
The amount of power and the percentage of perfection that this grow light is providing you. It is pretty hard to believe that it is available at such a low price.
But what is the darker side? See that is the reason for which we are writing Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review for you.
You must definitely have read everything good about it, but our work is to expose the darker side as well. You will be having deep info about this product before buying it, what can be better?
What if we tell you that this review is a result of very long testing and research? Yes, that is true. We have got a whole team of experts, who dig the product to the deepest. So, ready to explore?
Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review
- 1 Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review
- 1.1 Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review : Basic info about the product
- 1.2 Features
- 1.3 Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review : Specs
- 1.4 Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review : A quick round of FAQs
- 1.4.1 What all must be included in the package?
- 1.4.2 What is the temperature issue with this grow light?
- 1.4.3 How many plants to grow under this LED grow light?
- 1.4.4 Does this grow light come with a temperature controller or a time?
- 1.4.5 Does it have a dimmer?
- 1.4.6 What about the experience of the users?
- 1.4.7 Ok, the reviews are decent, but what are the deficiencies in this grow light?
- 1.5 Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review : The wrap-up
Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review : Basic info about the product
This grow light provides you with a larger grow area in comparison to other LED grow lights, which cost near to its price level. It is easy to install this light. Functioning is also quite simple. Hence, it proves itself an ideal one for the beginners. Although if you are having a large grow tent, then sorry, this grow light is not for you.
Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light has brought positive results to many users, and their joy is clearly reflected in the consumer reviews.
Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review provides you with strong features, that you find in those grow lights, which costs $50-$100 more than this one. It has all the features that an ideal weed, marijuana, and cannabis grow supportive grow light must have.
Top quality LED used
This grows light consists of a total of 90 LED bulbs, which are 5 Watt each. These LED bulbs are highly durable and built to serve you for years and years. BridgeLux and Epileds are the companies that have manufactured there LED bulbs. So, you can figure out the excellence by the names only.
When we talk about the LED grow light; Generally, issues arise due to durability only. We have reviewed some top quality LED grow lights, which were the best performers, but their public reviews didn’t reflect their real image. Why? Because of abundant complains regarding to durability.
No such issue with Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light. This grow light has pleased everyone with its long-lasting abilities.
Outstanding cooling system
The cooling system of this grow light is capable of doing heat dissipation in grand style. As a result, this LED grow light runs 70% cooler in comparison to HID lights. The fans and the aluminum heat sink together form this excellent cooling system. You are not going to suffer any high noise issue, as the fans work quietly.
Blue and red light balance
The blue and red light balance in this grow light is not among the best one, but yes, it does its job correctly. You get less red light than blue, but this grow light provides your plant a decent spectrum, so nothing to complain. The designers of this LED grow light have worked brilliantly to provide you with great PAR/Lumen value. That is a plus point.
Have a look at the diagram right above the paragraph, to understand how much PAR value you get at various heights.
Daisy chaining capabilities
At that price level, there are just a few grow lights, which provide you with a daisy chaining feature. With the support of this feature, you can connect several other LED lights to this once. Hence, it leads to a bigger growing area, which further leads to a bigger yield. You can utilize this feature whenever you have to expand the grow area in the future.
In the image right above the paragraph, you can see how you can utilize the daisy chaining feature, and increase your growing area by connecting other lights with the main one.
Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light is built to serve you for 100,000 hours as an average. But that value doesn’t stand if you start using it for more than 16-17 hours in a day on a regular basis. Besides that, if you do not want to decrease the lifespan, or totally damage your grow light, then keep it away from direct contact of water. It is not waterproof.
Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review : Specs
In dimensions, this grow light measures 15.8 x 8.4 x 2.4 inches. The weight is 6.4 pounds. The frequency is 50-60Hz, and the reflecting angle is 90 degrees. Now we will be making you familiar with other specs of Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light. Let us move on. The input voltage is AC110-240V.
Actual power draw and HPS replacing capabilities
On an average, the actual power draw of Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light is 200W. When you look at 450W models of other companies, they consume a bit less than this one. The difference is not big, and difference of 10-20W is not going to bring huge differences in your light bills. But yes, 200W means powerful, and energy efficient as well.
This grow light is capable of successfully replacing a 400W HPS/MH traditional light system.
The coverage area entirely depends upon the height at which you place your grow light. Here, we are talking about the max coverage area. It is 2.5′ x 2.5′ from a height of 24 inches. It decreases to 2′ x 2′ when you reduce the height to 18 inches.
Note: Here we have mentioned the height 24 inches. This grow light is very powerful, so when you bring it home, place it at the height of at least 30-32 inches and watch that is your plant able to adopt it or not. Later on, you can reduce the height to 24 inches (During the veg stage) and 18 inches (During the bloom stage) respectively.
Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light comes with a 3 years warranty. During the whole warranty period, you can enjoy free replacement and repair of your product. Make sure that you have got the purchasing receipt in your pocket. If you lose the receipt somewhere, then you will not be able to utilize this 3 years warranty.
Not just the warranty, this grow light comes with a 30 days money back guarantee as well, which you can utilize if the product failed to satisfy you.
Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review : A quick round of FAQs
We already got you familiar with all the specs and features of this product in our Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light review, and now it is the time to solve some common questions related to the usage, functioning, capabilities, etc. of this grow light. Shall we proceed?
What all must be included in the package?
Normally, you receive a hanging kit, user instructions and a 6 feet long power cord along with the main item. If you unwrap your package and find anything missing, or anything is not of the quality, then undoubtedly return it.
What is the temperature issue with this grow light?
Yes, there is a temperature issue with this grow light. By that we mean this grow light is not built for working in the conditions, where the temperature is over 40 degrees centigrade. If you make it work in such conditions, then the cooling system of this grow light will not be able to cut off the heat inside the grow tent. The heat will increase quite rapidly, and as a result, your plants will be burnt and dead.
How many plants to grow under this LED grow light?
With this grow light, you are getting 2.5′ x 2.5′ growing area. So, if we talk about marijuana, then three plants maximum. The same limit stands for cannabis as well. The makers claim that you can grow four plants, but we were not satisfied with the results we got when we grew four. So, from our side, the recommendation is three plants, if you want your desired quality yield.
Does this grow light come with a temperature controller or a time?
No, this particular grow light does not come with a temperature controller or a timer. You will have to purchase a timer from outside and plug the light into the timer. There is no temperature controller either. But, you do not need to worry, it stays cool.
Does it have a dimmer?
Sorry, no dimmer with this grow light. If you want to decrease the intensity of light, you can increase the placing height. That is the only way to do it. If a bulb or two go out, then no need to worry, the remaining bulbs will continue to work, as every single LED bulb has a zener built inside.
What about the experience of the users?
This grow light has received a lot of affection from its users. 4.6 stars rating on Amazon is never a joke, especially when more than 400 users have reviewed the item. Not only weed, marijuana, or cannabis, but this grow light has been successful in providing a decent yield in many other plants as well.
78% users have given five stars ratings! That is the excellence of this grow light. 3% have given one star, and 3% have given two stars. They suffered the issue of a fake product, a broken unit delivery, and incomplete delivery. That’s it!
When we talk about the performance, then not a single complaint there. That is tremendous. That indicates that Viparspectra Reflector Series 450w LED grow light is a cent percent efficient one.
Ok, the reviews are decent, but what are the deficiencies in this grow light?
We mentioned that it provides more blue light in comparison to red light. But that has never affected any plant ever. So, no need to worry, full spectrum is there to help you plant grow the best way throughout all stages. We mentioned the grow area, so you already have an idea that this grow light is not fit for big gardens.
The third and the last “not too good” thing about this grow light is that it is not dimmable. We provided you with the solution to this problem as well. Increase the height, and the light intensity will automatically decrease.