Developed for medium size indoor gardening applications, the G8LED 240 Watt LED Grow Light with 8-Band spectrum uses the 240W lighting power available to reach up to 60 inches deep into the plant canopy, making it ideal for gardens with a lot of dense vegetation. The manufacturer maintains that this penetration is true for both periods of plant growth, and states that when used with a 90W red UFO or more, can increase the growth area remarkably through cross-lighting.
Along with the good penetration comes the equally good parallel configuration and zener capacitor protection, ensuring that there are never health hazards involved. Surprisingly, despite providing all of these excellent features, the product never requires the use of a ballast, thus allowing users to “plug and grow green” quickly.
Just like any other product in the market, the G8LED 240 Watt Grow light has its positive and negative aspects that users need to evaluate before purchasing it. As we shall see however, the benefits outnumber the shortcomings by a large margin.
It has a long lifespan – Sales volumes of this product may be low because its users hardly ever need to replace it. . When installation is taken care of, the lights can service you for many years without need of replacement. Many customers replace it after using it for a minimum of five years, though even this is not necessary in a number of cases.
High power efficiency – Unlike other forms of (non LED) lighting, the G8LED 240 Watt LED review Grow Light is both powerful and power efficient. Its low energy power consumption saves money that can be used to improve the plant environment in other ways.
Low running temperatures – As with most LED lights, the G8LED 240 Watt review LED Grow Light has the advantage of producing very low amounts of heat when in use. Unlike other lights that result in temperatures often approaching 200 degrees, it produces temperatures that feel lukewarm to the human touch. The temperatures of any growing room are important as high temperatures can reduce humidity and adversely affect the uptake of nutrients by your plants. . The G8LED light eliminates temperatures management issues because it is manufactured in a way that produces minimal heat.
Using the G8LED grow light provides extra space – LED Grow lights are small and do not need external equipment to run, unlike the majority of the other lights, which are large and require extra equipment such as cooling systems and electronic ballast. This additional equipment ends up occupying a large space in the growing room which makes it difficult to monitor the progress of the crops.
Following are some of the concerns about the G8LED 240 Watt Grow Light.
High preliminary costs – Like any LED the G8LED is more expensive than traditional sources of light. Its cost is comparable to purchasing the HID or HPS light together with its cooling system, though of course the clutter produced by such an assortment of lights and cooling systems is far worse than any problem the LED lights can pose.
Replacement of the bulbs – Replacing any dead LED chips would give a headache to most users. Unlike the other lights that allow users to replace any bulb that has a problem, if a considerable number of the G8LED chips tun off, the only realistic solution is to replace the whole unit. The good news is that LEDs that are properly installed usually last for years.
The 240 has excellent design architecture, coupled with the fact that the product uses the tried and proven 3W LED chips that typically provide 50,000 hours (15 years) of steady lighting.