Each model is different based on the size of its bulbs and the lenses used to reflect light down. It’s important to ask the manufacturer how far to keep LEDs from your plants. Smaller LEDs with 1W chips almost always need to be kept at least 12″ away. However, most LEDs with 3W chips or bigger need to be kept 18″ away or more to get the best results and prevent light burn. Check with the manufacturer to figure out the right distance for your particular model of LED grow light. How can there be too much light if the heat is under control?
How Far to Keep from Plants: The manufacturers of this Kind LED grow light recommend that the lamp be kept at least 36″ from the tops of your plants for the best results. This model is very, very powerful and keeping it too close will give your plants light burn!
Actual Power Consumption: 202W
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Actual Power Consumption: 520W
Average Yields: 4+ ounces – keep in mind that the strain (genetics) and any plant training you do makes a huge difference in your final yields
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Grow Space: Between 1.5’x3′ to 2’x4′ grow space
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The only real issue I have with these lights is the same I have with all Chinese brands: the misleading names. Let’s take the smallest light as an example. Phlizon call it a 1000 watt indoor light, but it is not. It gives you similar output to a 400 watt HID light, with a similar coverage area. It consumes 245 watts and delivers a PPFD of 941.4 umol/m²s at a hanging height of 18 inches.
But there are downsides. Well, one big downside. And that is the proliferation of low-quality LED lights.
Features Of The Advanced Platinum Series Of LED Grow Lights
There are a few exceptions. If you are looking for a light to only grow clones or to just veg plants, then you might want to check out one with mostly blue LEDs. If you are looking for a light to supplement your existing setup to give your plants a boost during the flowering stage, you’ll want one with mostly red LEDs.
The problem is that there are so many different options on the market. And unfortunately, most of those options just aren’t any good.
LED Grow Lights Are The Future
The Platinum LED Advanced Platinum Series has six lights, from the P150 to the P1200. The smallest runs on 86 watts and is equivalent to a 150 watt HID light and the largest runs on 690 watts and is compares to 1200 watts of HID light (the one pictured above is the P1200; this link will take you to the Amazon page that shows all 6 lights in the Advanced Platinum series).