The California Light Works SolarFlare Review 220w LED Full Cycle Grow Light is one of the brightest in its class. The SolarFlare grow light series feature 40 high quality, high power 5 watt LEDs for a total nominal power of 200 watts (40 x 5). However, in order to maintain the long life of their LED emitters (80,000+ hours) they don’t drive them to their absolute maximum 5W power. The actual power consumption of a SolarFlare unit is typically around 165 Watts.
For Vegetative growth, the SolarStorm 220 can cover an area of up to 5’ x 5’. In this case you want to position the light about 4’ above your plants. The SolarFlare 220 is designed to replace a 400W HPS or Metal Halide system. It is great for small size closet type home grow setups where quiet operation is essential. Multiple units can also be chained together to cover larger areas.
One unique design aspect of these LED grow lights is that they can be chained together with other LED grow lights that can all be powered by the same outlet and can all use the same timer. This is perfect for larger grows that need several grow lights to function, while saving you the effort of having to use multiple timers and multiple power cords that can clog up your grow room. This makes your grow easier than ever to manage and easier than ever to move around in without having to worry about any excess wiring laying around.
Many other LED grow lights are missing something when it comes to keeping your plants healthy on a long term basis. The high PAR light output means that your plants will have powerful photosynthesis reactions all through their body, which is easy when you have this kind of light that can reach down through the canopy and stay stronger than ever. This makes it perfect for vegetation and flowering stages of growth, while other people might be having to change their lights out between stages of growth.