G8LED 900 Watt MEGA LED Review

Editor rating

5/5 on July 17, 2017

User's rating

40 reviews

PROS

  • Has high-quality LED chips.
  • Energy-efficient build.
  • Has 2 lighting modes.
  • Lifespan exceeds 20,000hours.
  • Emits potent photosynthetically-active radiation (PAR).
  • Durable and reliable.
  • 24-months warranty.

CONS

  • Improper use can cause leaf discoloration.
  • Cannot work when there is a power black-out.

VERDICT

G8LED G8-900 is a powerful, durable, and compactly-designed 900-watt professional-grade LED-based grow light whose 8-band spectral light is buttressed by ultraviolet and infra-red wavelengths that allow it to sustain crop cultivation throughout the crop cycle, as its light quality can be fine tuned to the different needs of crops during different phases of their development cycle.

G8-900 is a durable, professional-grade LED-based grow light whose 8-band spectral light is buttressed by ultraviolet and infra-red wavelengths that allow it to sustain crop cultivation throughout the crop cycle. This model is rated as a mega LED light not only because of its large dimensions but also because the theoretical maximum power it can draw is 900-watts.

Its panel is filled with high-quality LED-chips built by BridgeLux, Optotech, or Epistar. This model offers unique benefits, but also has 2 main disadvantages which are listed below, along with a fair verdict.

Overview of G8LED 900-Watt MEGA LED features

G8LED 900-WattG8LED G8-900 is a professional-grade grow light that uses proprietary “grow green technology” to produce an 8-band spectral light, as well as ultraviolet (UV) rays and infra-red (IR) light. This technology uses an efficient cooling system whose operation is so efficient that one can touch the unit even after it has been on continuously for 24-hours.

This cooling technology prevents the light from burning crop leaves, even when it is placed considerably near the crops. This makes this unit a suitable grow light for cultivating delicate high-worth horticultural plants or herbs. This model is designed, manufactured, tested, and rated by the U.S-based firm, G8LED Technology.

Its panel is made up of neatly arranged chips, with each chip being capable of drawing a maximum of 3 watts of power. Its nominal power rating is 900 watts, but it does consume much less power with the maximum power draw during operation averaging 540 watts.

This testifies to its energy-efficient design, and use of high-quality materials that reduce light wastage and power loss. This panel also features built-in zener diodes which serve to protect the unit from power surges, as well as preventing burnouts in the case of unpredictable power failures.

G8LED 900-Watt top viewFans are placed near the top-face of the casing so as to ensure that air circulation is optimized for energy-efficient cooling. This unit was built to be used as an alternative, or substitute, for the 1400-watt HID (high-intensity discharge), plant lights including the HPS(High-Pressure Sodium) and MH (Metal-Halide) lamps.

G8LED G8-900 weighs about 22 pounds; and is 21 inches long, 14 inches wide, and 3 inches thick. According to the manufacturer, this grow light must be mounted 26 inches above the crops, or 42 inches above the crop top if the user desires the crops to grow tall beyond 30 inches. At a height of 26 inches, it can light up an area measuring 6 feet by 4 feet.

This unit uses AC power to produce artificial light, and the voltage required is either 110-volts or 240-volts. If a 110-volt power source is used, this model draws 4.6 amperes; while it draws 2.2 amperes from a 240-volt power source.

Its lifespan is estimated to be at least 20,000 hours.

What kind of use this model is suitable for?

The product has been designed for professional horticulture, indoor gardening, and indoor farming. Therefore, it is suitable for professional gardeners, plant breeders, aqua-farmers, and horticulturists.

How does it work?

G8LED 900-Watt Power OnThe product works by converting electrical energy into light energy, and its core (energy) transducer is the panel. Inside this panel, the chips convert electricity into light which is emitted through the transparent casing of the panel. This unit does not have any light-focusing lens hence reducing the instances of light distortion. Furthermore, its use of hundreds of chips allows it to produce sufficient light that can light up to 60-inches below the canopy of the cultivated plants.

This model is designed as a plug-and-use unit, as its power cable has an attached standard top-plug that fits into normal universal power sockets.

Technical Specifications

Catalog Number G8-900
Input Voltage / Amperage 110V @ 4.6Amp | 240V @ 2.2Amp
Net Weight 24.8 lbs (11.3kg)
Dimensions 20.5”x14”x3” (52x36x7.6cm)
Power Draw 540W
Coverage Area 24 sq.ft. (2,24m.sq.)

Price-Benefit Assessment

G8LED price may seem steep, but in reality, it is fair especially if one considers the high-grade materials used to construct this unit, as well as the incorporation of patented avant-grade technology and an energy-efficient circuitry design. Furthermore, it is a durable product that is buttressed by a 2-year warranty.

What do customers say?

Customers value this product as a durable, reliable, and professional-grade grow light that improves the crop yield. Other customers like it because it is energy-efficient and cannot burn plant leaves. Furthermore, its high-performance endears it to plant breeders.

Guarantee

The product comes with a 2-year warranty that is guaranteed by the manufacturer

Final Recommendation

G8LED G8-900 is a powerful, durable, and compactly-designed 900-watt professional-grade LED-based grow light whose 8-band spectral light is buttressed by ultraviolet and infra-red wavelengths that allow it to sustain crop cultivation throughout the crop cycle. If you want a professional-grade grow light that cannot burn your plant leaves, then you should consider buying G8LED G8-900.

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