LED lights have quickly taken over the grow light market. Whether you have a commercial grow room or a small grow tent, you know that you need the best quality lights to achieve higher yields. With that said, you also don’t want to waste energy or worry about heat damaging your canopy in the process.
LED lights are more energy-efficient and cooler than conventional grow lights.
ViparSpectra is a leader in the LED grow light industry. Their full-spectrum lights cover all stages of growth and offers precision control over the operation of your lights.
But are ViparSpectra lights worth the cost? Let’s take a closer look at the company, their LED technology and their most popular light systems.
ViparSpectra was founded in 2011 with the goal of providing indoor gardening products that the everyday gardener can afford. Although the company specializes in LED grow lights, they also offer other horticulture products.
In the years since the company was founded, it has grown to become a leader in the industry. In 2019, the company launched a new, more efficient series of grow lights. In 2020, they formed a partnership with MEAN WELL and Samsung, two of the top providers of LED grow lights.
ViparSpectra has served more than 20 million customers across the world. They have warehouses all over the globe, including the U.S. (CA, OR, KY, NJ and TX), Australia and the United Kingdom.
The company has a 20,000 square meter manufacturing facility with fully automated production equipment. Their team has more than 180 experts, and they boast a 0.1% defect rate.
All ViparSpectra grow lights are backed by a manufacturer warranty.
What makes ViparSpectra lights unique is that they offer Bloom and Vegetative switches. This makes it easy to switch between these types of lights.
ViparSpectra uses Epileds and Bridgelux light systems, both of which are very well-known for their quality. Epileds and Bridgelux systems are both built with quality diodes and chips.
They offer full-spectrum lights, so it’s possible to grow plants throughout their entire lifecycle without having to invest in new lights.
The company has several series of grow lights, including: Reflector, PAR Series and PRO Series.
The Reflector Series consists of seven models, and just as its name suggests, this series of lights has built-in reflectors that direct the light towards your plant canopy. The reflectors prevent the light from scattering around the room or the grow tent.
The primary difference between each model in this series is the wattage. One of the most popular models is the TC1350.
The TC1350 is a 1350W model, and it compares to a 1000-watt HPS/MH. The impressive thing about this model is that it consumes only 620 watts. These lights have a maximum coverage area of 5’ x 5’ at 44.”
The TC1350 has several standout features, including:
- Timer controls to turn your lights on and off at the same times each day.
- Dimming function, which allows the lights to start up with lower power and gradually increase.
- Full-spectrum lights to cover the Veg and Flower stages for optimal growth and flowering.
- Engineered to maintain a balance of coverage and PAR.
- Ideal for hydroponic, aquaponic or aeroponic systems.
- Protected by a 3-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee
- 1000W HID replacement
- 50,000-100,000-hour lifespan; 270 X high-intensity 5-watt Bridgelux/Epileds LED chips
- 90-degree beam angle
- Spectrum range from IIR 630nm to 7500K
- Aluminum heat sinks and cooling fans provide active cooling
- 85-264VAC voltage
- 50-60HZ frequency
- 5” x 21.5” x 3” dimensions
- Working temperature of -20 to 40 degrees Celsius
- Weight: 31.6 lbs.
The TC1350 can be controlled via a separate remote that allows you to switch between Veg and Bloom settings and make other adjustments with the touch of a button. The remote control makes it easy to control your lights without having to climb on top of things to reach the lights themselves.
Dimmable Series – PAR Series
The dimmable PAR Series is appealing to many indoor growers and for good reason: you have the ability to dim the lights. With the lights in this series, you can dim the output of the light on three channels: red, white and blue.
The advantage of the dimmable series is that you have more control over the output of your lights. These lights are best suited for experienced growers who know which spectrum is best for each stage of the growing cycle.
Like the Reflector series, the main difference between each model in this series is the wattage. Each model in the PAR Series has 3.2” front fans, 6’ power cord, 0.8” aluminum heat sinks for active cooling and YOYO hangers.
There are several models in the PAR dimmable series, but one of the most popular is the PAR1200.
The PAR1200 offers dimmable function and full spectral control with two channels: grow and bloom. Upgraded cooling heat sinks and secondary optics ensure that these lights provide plants with exactly what they need at all growth stages.
Here’s what the PAR1200 has to offer:
- Grow and Bloom dimmers that can be individually adjusted for precision control.
- Secondary lenses to increase PAR by 200%.
- Max coverage of 5’ x 5.’
- Consumes only 549 watts.
- Backed by a 3-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Includes 238 high-intensity 5-watt Bridgelux/Epileds LED chips w/secondary lenses.
- Has a 50,000-100,000-hour lifespan.
- 90-degree beam angle
- IR 730nm-7500k spectrum
- Weight: 27.5lbs
- Frequency: 50-60HZ
- Working temperature: -20-40 degrees Celsius
The ViparSpectra 1200W is a great option for experienced growers and is ideal for aquaponic, hydroponic and aeroponic systems.
The Pro Series features the newest SMD LED technology, which improves the efficiency and lifespan of the lights while increasing light penetration. The Pro Series is one of the most affordable options from ViparSpectra, and it allows indoor growers to increase their yields without having to change lights during the growing cycle.
While there are many models in the Pro Series, the 2500 is the most advanced option.
Pro Series 2500
The Pro Series 2500 is lightweight and offers adjustable brightness for more flexibility and precision when growing your plants. It’s a great option for beginners because you can customize the intensity at different growth stages.
The 2500 offers superior full spectrum lighting and is equipped with the most advanced 3G cooling system (aluminum heat sink). The cooling system offers powerful heat dissipation, so the room stays a comfortable temperature while your plants grow.
The Pro 2500 offers:
- Adjustable brightness thanks to its unique dimmer switch. Brightness can be adjusted from 5%-100%.
- These lights only consume 250w, but they can replace a 600W HPS/MH lamp.
- Greater yields thanks to full spectrum lighting. These lights offer 660nm of red light as well as 3500K and 6500K of white light. These spectrums cover all stages of growth, so there’s no need to switch lights during different stages.
- Higher coverage area. These lights are ideal for a 4’ x 4.5’ growing space at 24,” or 3.5’ x 4’ at 20.”
- Backed by a 3-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Weight: 9 lbs.
- Dimensions: 23.6” x 11” x 2.6”
- LED Chips: 750 pieces; high-intensity SMD LEDs
- Frequency: 50-60 Hz
- Lifespan: Up to 100,000 hours
The Pro 2500’s main advantage is the ability to adjust brightness levels. By including the full spectrum, these lights cover all stages of growth, but being able to lower or increase the brightness further improves yields by giving plants exactly what they need during all growth stages.
Why Choose ViparSpectra?
Now that you know a little bit more about ViparSpectra’s grow light systems, you may be wondering why you should choose them over other brands. ViparSpectra does offer advantages over other grow light brands.
Bloom and Veg Switches
One of the most attractive features of ViparSpectra lights is the ability to switch between Bloom and Veg settings. With the touch of a button, you can give your plants exactly what they need during each growth stage. ViparSpectra’s settings take the guesswork out of the process.
Precision Control Over Lights
ViparSpectra lights allow you to switch between Bloom and Veg stages, but many models also come with remote controls that allow for further adjustment. You can adjust brightness levels and other settings to match the growth stage of your plants.
Remote controls make it easy to adjust your lights without having to touch the lights themselves. That’s convenient if you have a larger indoor growing operation because you won’t have to climb over your plants to make adjustments.
ViparSpectra only offers quality LEDs. Their Reflector Series also comes equipped with reflectors that ensure the light is directed at your plants – not the walls or your grow tent.
The Bridgelux and Epileds in ViparSpectra’s grow light systems are well-known for their quality and have a stellar reputation in the industry. These LEDs offer full spectrum lighting to cover all of your needs.
Warranty and Guarantee
ViparSpectra stands behind their products and offers a warranty that reflects the quality of their lights. Each light system is backed by a 3-year warranty. ViparSpectra also has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so if you’re unhappy with these lights, you can return them.
With a guarantee and lengthy warranty, you have nothing to lose by trying these grow lights.
ViparSpectra is a leader in LED grow lights. They offer a wide range of systems to meet the needs of growers of all levels, from beginner to advanced, and all budgets. More experienced growers will benefit from the adjustability of the Dimmable Series, while beginners will appreciate the lower cost and easy use of the Pro Series.