Hi from the u.k to Dude, Scotty and guru, I’m a big fan of the show, love the content and advice you give…sooo my question is this:…is the phlizon 2000 cobb led light any good for growing plants??the specs seem good (if they are true) and I will include them below…interested to know what guru’s opinion is on this light.
Old lighting tech. Those white leds not the cobs fail and can knock out lots of leds on the board. I give it a year maybe 2 before you’ll get burnouts. Might even happen mid grow and you might not even catch part of the light isn’t even working.
Thank you for the reply…I’m going to finish this grow I’m doing now and then upgrade to a much better light afterwards
Yeah i would avoid those. Older tech and not great build quality.
Some general rules of thumb for led shopping:
-Avoid blurple colored light. That purple color is super unpleasant to work under and you’ll get better results with a light that has a spectrum that mimics the sun. (bright white with a little bit of red added in)
-Avoid lights with cooling fans. They are a huge failure point. If your light has fans it typically means they are using a small heat sink and relying on crappy quality computer fans to keep your light cool. Inadequate cooling ruins the performance and can majorly shorten the life span of the leds. This can lead to led burn outs or a complete light failure Look for lights with big chunky heat sinks that utilize passive cooling instead. They are much more reliable and should last a lot longer.
-Look for lights using the samsung LM301b or LM301h diodes. These are generally considered some of the best performing LEDs on the market right now. There are other good leds out there, but many of the top tier lighting companies are using these diodes. Not all lights made with these are a good value or well made, (some use crappy heat sinks or drivers) but if a company is using the LM301B/H that usually means they are at least trying to compete on performance.
-We recommend lights from Spectrum King, Rapid LED and Horticulture Lighting Group. We like those companies because they make top tier lights, provide great service and stand behind their products. Tons of people in our crew use these lights and have great things to say about them. If you go with something from one of these companies you can be confident you are getting a great quality light that will serve you well for many years.
Thank you for the reply and information you gave…I’m going to finish this grow I’m doing at the moment then I’m going to upgrade…I’ve been looking at spider farmer, they haven’t got fans and they use Samsung diodes and meanwell drivers..way do you think of these??
Uk? Try these
I had a pain in the arse dealing with uk hlg so don’t waste your time.
These guys are legit. I’ve never looked back since getting mine.
Failing that spider farmer are smashing it as well.
But seriously stay away from burple. Some people have grown the dank with them but they’re generally shit. Check out migro on YouTube. He breaks it down so you understand what your paying for.
Good luck chief. It’s the main thing you need so don’t don’t go cheap on it.
Thanks mate I will have a look…this light has got 4 50w cobbs as well as the burple so it’s not as bad as just having just the burples
I have owned 2 of their lights not that style but both blurples with fans and one of them started blinking for the first 10 minutes its on and the other came with a failed fan I was told I would have to pay 47.00 shipping on to get replaced from china. Since I had had it over a year. Go with better lights if there is any way you can.
Thanks for the reply ..yeah I’m going to finish my grow or maybe just get a few more grows out of this light then upgrade…I really wished I done more research before buying tho lol