California Lightworks Review: USA-Made LED Grow Lights

As we speak we’re taking a look at a LED develop mild firm out of California, aptly named California Lightworks. I’ll be taking a look at their product line, inspecting their know-how and firm coverage, and truly rising in one in every of their new flagship merchandise: SolarXtreme 500.

Let’s get into it – however earlier than we do, right here’s a deep dive into their manufacturing unit primarily based in California. I discovered this video fascinating, as a result of not like many different LED firms I’ve reviewed, they’ve given folks a glance behind the scenes and truly proven their complete manufacturing unit:

Manufacturing facility tour of the California Lightworks facility.

Fast Take

For the mid-range hobbyist grower, California Lightworks places collectively extraordinarily strong LED develop lights at a worth that’s nonetheless reasonably priced for the non-professional grower.

I lean in the direction of the SolarXtreme line myself, as I choose the COB LED develop mild design over the basic Osram diodes, and the truth that I don’t have to regulate the spectrum over the course of an indoor develop makes life slightly bit simpler for me. It additionally doesn’t damage that the SolarXtreme line is a bit cheaper!

What Sort of LEDs Do They Use?

The LEDs that California Lightworks makes use of of their lights actually will depend on the product line you’re taking a look at.

For the SolarSystem line, they use Osram diodes, a number of the greatest in school, and along side the SolarSystem controller, you possibly can alter the spectrum of the develop mild in just a few days:

  • View Mode: A white mild for nice working in your develop room
  • Automated Dawn / Sundown: Excessive blue, low crimson in veg and excessive crimson, low blue in bloom for optimized yields over the course of a crop’s life cycle.

When trying on the SolarXtreme line, you may discover that the LEDs look fairly totally different. It is because they use a proprietary COB LED design for this line, with a hard and fast (however full-spectrum) output.

So, when you aren’t capable of customise the spectrum all through the course of a develop, consider it as California Lightworks programming the develop mild from the get go along with a personalized spectrum designed to take a plant from vegetative to flowering section with out having to regulate the spectral output.

Additional Assets:

Guarantee Coverage

California Lightworks provides a 5 12 months guarantee on the SolarSystem line, and a 3 12 months guarantee on the SolarXtreme line. Each a strong period of time given the lifespan of those lights. You can’t tamper with the sunshine or attempt to make any modifications to the lumaires, you’ll void the guarantee.

Additionally they provide a 90 day a reimbursement assure, if for any cause you’re dissatisfied with the product. All you’ll want to do is give them a quick rationalization of the rationale for returning and also you’ll be refunded your buy, as long as you’ve stored the sunshine in new situation.

Product Line

As talked about just a few occasions, there are actually two foremost strains for the common grower, with the ultimate GreenHouse Professional line for large-scale growers. Under, you’ll discover the entire lights damaged down by product line and measurement, with the spectral outputs and specs included.

SolarSystem

SolarSystem 275 VEG

SolarSystem 275 Veg
Effectivity: 2.23 umol/j
Energy Consumption: 0-200w
Mild Output – PPF: 439
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 4″
Weight: 7 kilos
Protection Space – Bloom: 3 x 3
Protection Space – Veg: As much as 5 x 5
LED Lifetime Score: 50,000+

SolarSystem 275

SolarSystem 275
SolarSystem 275
SolarSystem 275 Full Spectrum
SolarSystem 275’s full spectrum
Effectivity: 2.23 umol/j
Energy Consumption: 0-200w
Mild Output – PPF: 439
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 4″
Weight: 7 kilos
Protection Space – Bloom: 3 x 3
Protection Space – Veg: as much as 5 x 5
LED Lifetime Score: 50,000+

SolarSystem 550 VEG

SolarSystem 550 Veg
SolarSystem 550 Veg
SolarSystem 550 Veg Full Spectrum
SolarSystem 550 Veg’s full spectrum
Effectivity: 2.23 umol/j
Energy Consumption: 0-400w
Mild Output – PPF: 888
Dimensions: 18″ x 8.5″ x 4″
Weight: 13 kilos
Protection Space – Bloom: 3 x 4
Protection Space – Veg: as much as 6 x 8
LED Lifetime Score: 50,000+

SolarSystem 550

SolarSystem 550
SolarSystem 550
SolarSystem 550 Full Spectrum
SolarSystem 550’s full spectrum
Effectivity: 2.23 umol/j
Energy Consumption: 0-400w
Mild Output – PPF: 888
Dimensions: 18″ x 8.5″ x 4″
Weight: 13 kilos
Protection Space – Bloom: 4 x 4
Protection Space – Veg: as much as 6 x 6
LED Lifetime Score: 50,000+

SolarSystem 1100

SolarSystem 1100
SolarSystem 1100
SolarSystem 1100 Full Spectrum
SolarSystem 1100’s full spectrum
Effectivity: 2.23 umol/j
Energy Consumption: 0-800w
Mild Output – PPF: 1730
Dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 4″
Weight: 26 kilos
Protection Space – Bloom: 5 x 5
Protection Space – Veg: as much as 8 x 8
LED Lifetime Score: 50,000+

SolarSystem 1100 UVB

SolarSystem 1100 UVB
SolarSystem 1100 UVB
SolarSystem 1100 UVB Full Spectrum
SolarSystem 1100 UVB’s full spectrum
Effectivity: 2.23 umol/j
Energy Consumption: 0-800w
Mild Output – PPF: 1730
Dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 4″
Weight: 26 kilos
Protection Space – Bloom: 5 x 5
Protection Space – Veg: as much as 8 x 8
LED Lifetime Score: 50,000+

SolarXtreme

SolarXtreme 250

SolarXtreme 250
SolarXtreme 250
SolarXtreme 250 Full Spectrum
SolarXtreme 250’s full spectrum
Energy Draw 200w
500 PPFD Distance 18″
800 PPFD Distance 12″
Max Present 1.6A @120v
Protection Space 3′ x 3′
Warmth Output 640 BTU
Dimensions 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 4″
Weight 6 kilos

SolarXtreme 500

SolarXtreme 500
SolarXtreme 500
SolarXtreme 500 Full Spectrum
SolarXtreme 500’s full spectrum
Energy Draw 400w
500 PPFD Distance 24″
800 PPFD Distance 18″
Max Present 3.3A @120v
Protection Space 4′ x 4′
Warmth Output 1280 BTU
Dimensions 18″ x 8.5″ x 4″
Weight 11 kilos

SolarXtreme 1000

SolarXtreme 1000
SolarXtreme 1000
SolarXtreme 1000 Full Spectrum
SolarXtreme 1000’s full spectrum
Energy Draw 800w
500 PPFD Distance 38″
800 PPFD Distance 28″
Max Present 6.6A @120v
Protection Space 5′ x 5′
Warmth Output 2550 BTU
Dimensions 18″ x 18″ x 4″
Weight 22 kilos

GreenHousePro

GH Professional 340

GH Pro 340
GH Professional 340
GH Pro 340 Full Spectrum
GH Professional 340’s full spectrum
Effectivity: As much as 3.0 umol/j
Energy Consumption: 0-340w
Mild Output – PPF: 900
Dimensions: 34″ x 3.2″ x 3.2″
Weight: 8 kilos
LED Lifetime Score: 50,000+

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