I have been researching LEDs since last year and have found what I believe to be the best on the market right now. My question to you is: which one would YOU choose and WHY? Heres the list :
1. LED Grow Lights - 189X-PRO LED Grow Light
The Pro X series has been a top contender for the last couple years. (i think it usedto be called the Penetrator X) and i have seen them in action (thanks endive ) They have astounding PAR and have the ability to grow lovely, dense flowers flooded with crystals. The only drawback is the price is steep (as with most quality LEDs) but i would need either one of these or two of the next size down to accomidate my space. Still a beautiful light and the company seems very helpful in dealing with customer's needs.
2. California Lightworks Products : SolarStorm
The Solatstorm is IMO the "king" of LED lighting. Why? Because it uses 5W chipsets. Most great LEDs use 3W chipsets but this one uses 5W. Also, the heat sinks, overall design and addition of UVB t5 lighting make this beast quite LED. California Light Works really raised the bar with this unit. Ive only seen one userwho uses these LEDs but he swears by them and their company and i trust "the dude" (his name i cant remember how to spell so just going off of AVI). The only drawback i can think of is that its a little taller than most units in its class which really isnt a horrific drawback at all unless you have a very limited amount of space. This light is just such a tank amd seems very well built and engineered from the inside out.
3. Magnum Plus2
The 357 Magnum Plus 2 is a new concept from the makers of the 357 Mag series. This light seems pretty cool, similar to the Pro X except it has differemt lenses in the middle of each site. They dub this fisheye lense the "Flower Eye". We all know angle plays an important role in dispersing light to our babies amd the new lense may be more than just a gimmick. The only drawback for me is that i cant seem to find anyone who owns one of these units so its hard to get a real perspective on this light.
Advanced LEDs are another leading competitor in LED lighting technology. Their new XML series boast 10W LEDs (holy crap!) big thanks to FickySiskers for this wonderful suggestion these lights seem to be top notch quality and just look at the size of those 10w CREE chipsets!!! The output and overall value of these light make them a true gem of the LED industry.
All of these lights incorperate 3W chipsets or higher. They are all around $1000-1,300 and all seem to use quality parts. I'm not sure if I would go with anything else as alot of LED panels and UFOs just dont cut it in comparison to these three. If you have any LED lights you are willing to share or post info on then be my guest but we are looking for quality here. I hope this helps anyone in the same conundrum as myself and i cant wait until i can get a hold of one to run test with. Oh and please no "HPS are better" or anything like that. This thread is strictly LED information related, not an arguement of the legitimacy of LEDs over Hps. If you wish to argue please find another thread . i will update each section for each light as i go along so i have more info to present you with.
Thanks for stopping by
Edited by WaxPayne, 13 February 2013 - 10:31 PM.