Apollo Horticulture GL140X5LED Full Spectrum 700W Review

Editor rating

4.4/5 on July 20, 2017

User's rating

514 reviews

PROS

  • Easy to install.
  • Energy-efficient grow lamp.
  • Uses high-grade LED chips.
  • Lifespan exceeds 50,000hours.
  • Reliable.
  • 24-months warranty.
  • Has a high PAR value.

CONS

  • Lacks battery compartment hence cannot operate during blackouts.
  • Causes foliage discoloration if used improperly.

VERDICT

Apollo Horticulture GL140X5 is a durable, reliable, and well-designed 700-watt professional-grade LED-based grow lamp specially designed for horticulture and indoor plant growing with its full spectrum light favoring plant growth during the entire crop development cycle.

Apollo Horticulture GL140X5 is a 700-watt professional-grade LED-based grow lamp specially designed for horticulture and indoor plant growing. This full-spectrum lamp can best be used in well-ventilated greenhouse environments, but it is also suitable for home small-scale plantations.

This lamp uses superb cooling technology to avoid heating up, or burning the foliage. This product offers unique advantages, but still, has its demerits which are listed below; along with a reasoned verdict.

Overview of GL140X5

Apollo Horticulture GL140X5 is a durable and reliable 700-watt professional-grade grow lamp built using state-of-the-art LED technology, with its design featuring whisper-quiet cooling system. It is a full spectrum light that is capable of emitting ultraviolet and infrared light alongside a light quality comparable to sunlight. This product is designed and built by Apollo Horticulture. It’s part number and model number share the same value, AH LED-P-140X5.

This grow light has a compact design, with its dimensions being 19.3 inches long, 18.1 inches wide, and 6.5 inches thick. The unit weighs 20.1 pounds and it comes with a set of hardened hanging clips made from stainless steel. This allows the unit to be suspended from roof beams or a height-adjustable cantilever arm. It also comes with a well-fitting power cord that facilitates its connection to any standard power outlet. This model can only use AC power with the voltage range limited to between 85 volts to 265 volts.

Its LED panel is covered by a fully-transparent cover that allows light to go through it without encountering any form of light distortion, especially those caused by diffraction and/or refraction. This panel houses the LED chips that produce the light. There are 140 LED chips arranged in a grid of 10 rows with 14 chips in each row. Each LED chip can draw a maximum of 5 watts. The orientation of the chips in the panel is mixed with some chips oriented to provide a view angle of 90 degrees while others have a view angle of 120 degrees. Because there is a total of 140 LED chips, with each drawing a maximum of 5 watts, then the theoretical maximum power that this unit can draw is 700 watts. However, in real usage, the maximum power drawn is about 339 watts, and this is when it is using a 110-volt power supply and emitting 18,900 lumens of light.

This model can operate at either of 2 modes; the veg mode and the fruiting/flowering mode. The veg mode favors seed germination and sprouting of seedlings, and in this mode, it can cover a maximum area of 3.5feet by 3.5 feet. The flowering mode favors flower budding and it covers an area of 3feet by 3feet. In either mode, it can use a 110-volt supply or a 220-volt supply. If using a 110volts power supply, it draws a current of 2.94 amperes and consumes about 329-339 watts of power; while at 220-volts, it draws a current of 1.51amperes and consumes about 329-339 watts of power 321-331 watts.

According to the manufacturer, this model has a lifespan exceeding 50,000hours.

For what kind of use GL140X5 is suitable?

This product is specially designed for horticulture and indoor plant growing and is built to be used by professionals. It can also be used in hydroponics and greenhouse farming.

How it works?

Apollo Horticulture GL140X5 operates as an energy-efficient transducer that converts electrical energy into LED-powered light energy. The LED chips are the energy transducers in this unit, and all the other components in the LED panel serve a critical supporting role. The full-spectrum light emitted has a high PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) value that allows it to penetrate deep into the foliage hence ensuring the plant develop well while maintaining its unique morphology.

Price-Benefit Assessment

This price-tag totally favors the consumers, as they can acquire a high-quality, durable, and reliable grow light at an affordable price. This model is well-designed and built using high-quality materials that allow it to perform well during use. It can be deduced that this model has an exceptionally good price-to-performance ratio.

Technical specifications of GL140 700W LED Panel

  • Size: 15″ x 15″ x 3.5″
  • 140pcs, 5W Chips; Lifespan: 50,000 Hours
  • Light Spectrum: 430~440nm, 450~475nm, 620~630nm, 650~670nm, 730nm & White
  • 6.6 Feet Power Cord
  • 19″ Stainless Steel Hanging Clips
  • 2 Year Manufacturer warranty

What Customers Say

Apollo Horticulture model GL140X5 was received well in the grow light market with many customers praising it for being a high-quality and high-performance unit that can be acquired at an affordable price. Others praise it for using superb colling technology that almost eliminates chances of leaf burning. Still, others value its energy-efficiency.

Guarantee

Manufacturer gives a 24-months/2-year warranty for the product.

Final Recommendation

The product is a well-designed 700-watt professional-grade LED-based grow lamp whose core is 140 LED chips; and it is specially designed for horticulture and indoor plant growing with its full spectrum light favoring plant growth during the entire crop development cycle. If you need an energy-efficient, professional-grade grow light, then you can consider Apollo Horticulture GL140X5.

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