Deciding which LED grow light is right for your growing operation is fundamentally the most important step in indoor growing. It must be planned out accordingly so that your plants are paired with an LED light/s that can give them the nutrients they need via vital spectrum that some LED’s just don’t output. If you are a meticulous indoor grower or if you are getting started with a new grow setup you may want to check out our Viparspectra LED review.
The Viparspectra 1200w LED Review, Yield and Specs
Typically most indoor grows don’t require much ore than a 1000 watt LED it is suffice to say that an extra 200 watts of power won’t hurt. We found that the Viparspectra 1200w LED grow light is a great option if you are considering a light of the 1000 watt plus category. Not the cheapest light in this category but it is an LED that produces quality yields and is one of the more powerful lighting rigs in this genre of indoor plant growing.
With this light you can be sure your plants are getting the spectrum of light they need to be healthy and bountiful.
Full Spectrum IR
Indoor gardening needs a natural source of light that offers full spectrum light capabilities. The Viparspectra 1200w is fully capable of producing full spectrum that can penetrate deep across your plants canopy. Being able to mimic seasonal light to match a plants flowering and veg stages is a huge bonus. Experienced indoor gardeners understand the need for easy spectrum adjustments to make the most out of their yields. Very similar to the Viparspectra 450w review, the light adjustment spectrum settings worked wonders.
Throttling and changing the light depending on the early stages of plant growth with less and upping the light as the plants growth changes is vital in the process. The makers of this Viparspectra 1200w were smart when they designed this system and even incorporating IR into the mix to help with healthy plant cell division.
Heat Dissipation With The Viparspectra 1200w
An common issue with indoor growing is keeping your temperatures optimal for plant growth. Indoor lighting tends to run hot, especially when a grow room is in a small enclosed space that does not allow for heat to escape easily. Fresh cool air is a must when growing indoors.
In order to tackle this issue, Viparspectra designers incorporate six quiet inline fans engineered directly into the grow light panel. A smart decision in a 1200 watt grow light. This extra cooling that the LED light provides eliminates the need for expensive fans and ventilation systems. Of course, the smaller the space, the bigger a chance you may need to purchase extra cooling systems for your grow space. If your grow space is spacious enough to allow a fresh rhythm of air to enter then you are probably okay without additional fans.
The fans are quality constructed with aluminium heat sinks that allow built up heat to funnel and dissipate rapidly across the metal cooling things down even further. Overall, compared to an HID or HPS gorw light of comparable wattage, the Viparspectra 1200w LED will reduce heat by 70% – 75%.
Viparspectra Makes a Versatile and Well Constructed Grow Light
The majority of generic LED grow light systems don’t typically allow for finite control. They add LED bulbs that cover all the spectrum a plant needs but lack the ability to change or stop a certain spectrum during plant phases. This is usually fine with less experienced indoor growers and is adequate to grow plants. That being said, in order to increase yields and get the most from your plants, control of all spectrum is vital.
The Viparspectra 1200 watt LED gives you this control through simple switches on the light panel. Allowing the grower to manipulate light accordingly makes indoor grow enthusiast happy and plant growth even happier. With two phase switches to change from veg to flower you can just plain grow plats better.
The veg switch lowers the red spectrum and increases the blue spectrum to give your plants what they need during this plant life cycle. The bloom switch does the opposite allowing for beautiful flowering cycles. This helps to maximize your plants growth and quality.
Energy Saving LED’s Are The Future
The beauty of LED’s is they simply don’t burn up the energy and cost you a fortune in electricity bills. Rated at 1200 Watts, this product from Viparspectra only consumes 524 watts but outputs light equivalent to 1200 watts of full spectrum plant growing energy. Although this quality engineered light box is pricey from a first purchase standpiont, the energy saving from running lights for up to 14 hours a day puts a ton of money back in your pocket in the long run. These long term savings on the back end is another reason for loving this light. We do a ton of LED grow light reviews so you can imagine what our energy bill looks like.
Although the lights may not look bright to the naked eye, the light spectrums can be damaging if looked at without protection. We always reccomend using eye protection when indoor gardening with any kind of LED lights. There are a lot of inexpensive brands that do the job. One of our favorites are the Apollo Horticulture glasses and yes, they look pretty cool to!
Knowing that your new LED light is covered if some unforeseen thing happens and your lights break is important. The Viparspectra 1200 watt LED as well as the full line up of Viparspectra lighting comes with a 3 year warranty. Chance are that you won’t need it. The lighting is durably made and uses quality materials in constructing these LED’s. We have not had a problem with Vipar yet, but it is nice to know these are backed by an industry leading warranty.
How Big Is Your Garden?
This LED light system gives a coverage of about 4 feet by 4 feet per each LED used. Not a huge area but the difference comes with this lights ability to penetrate and cover deep down to the plants roots. For our test grow we grew tow plants which was perfect as the plats sprouted and flourished.
The lights do not require a ballast and come with an easy to use hanging system. As the plants began to get closer to the LED, we could easily adjust the lighting higher to accommodate their growth without having to worry to much about the depth of penetration.
What Does The Viparspectra 1200w LED Come With?
The package arrived with the the light system, hanging system and power cord and not much else. The power cord is a lengthy 6 feet which gives ample length to plug into the closest power source.
Other specifications include:
- Replaces 1000w HPS/MH
- LED dimensions 19.2×19.2×3 inches
- Weighs 21.6 lbs
- Use with all stages of plant growth
- Max Coverage at 24″ Height 5 x 5ft
- Core Coverage at 24″ Height 4 x 4ft
- Avg. Power Consumption: 524watt
- (240pcs) High Intensity 5 Watt Bridgelux/Epileds LED Chips
- LED’s Angle at 90°
- Voltage: AC100-240V
- Lifespan: lasts 100,000 hours
- Indoor use only, not water-proof.
- No ballast is needed.
- Timer available
This LED lamp is a fantastic choice for beginners and experienced indoor gardeners. The ability to cycle light phases accordingly will help you grow dense and beautiful nugs full of flavor and splendor.
Overall we were very impressed using the Viparspactra 1200 Watt LED. This will be surely a go to for our plant growing needs!