Why Make The Switch To Sun Spectrum LED Grow Lights?
Save Money By Using Less Power
LED Bulbs Will Last 10 – 15 Years
Less Heat Than HPS & Metal Halide Bulbs
Healthier Plants With Larger Yields
Full Spectrum Lighting, Inspired By Nature
Traditional LED grow lights generally use just 2 colors, red (660nm) and blue (450nm) which our eyes see as a purple light. While you can grow good plants with just these 2 colors you do need to keep in mind that this color combination is not found in nature and is a man made spectrum.
Plants have evolved over millions of years to absorb sunlight which is a full spectrum light source that emits blue, green, yellow, orange, and red.
We use highly customized LED diodes that are able to replicate the sun’s broad color spectrum in order to grow plants in a more natural and productive environment.
Red & Blue Spectrum vs. Sun Spectrum
Typical LED grow lights operate on what’s known as a “narrow spectrum” which consists of only blue and red LED diodes While our Sun Spectrum grow lights operate on a full, natural daylight spectrum which gives them all of the blue and red light of traditional grow lights but has the added advantage of also providing your plant with green, yellow, and orange light.
Our Sun Spectrum is also has a wider orange and red band as well as some low infrared light output which is great for plants that thrive on those spectrums. Generally these would be your light intensive plants such as tomato, pepper, basil, or other herb plants.
How Much Light Will Your Plants Get?
Typical Red & Blue LED Light
Sun Spectrum LED Light
Sun Spectrum Gives Your Plants All The Colors It Needs Instead Of Just 2
Why Red & Blue LED Lights Have Less Growth
PAR stands for photosynthetically active radiation, which measures how much growth a light source is able to provide for a plant , also known as photosynthesis. The graph on the left shows the colors of light emitted by the sun (red line) and what percent of that color plants absorb for photosynthesis (PAR Curve, dotted blue line)
For example you can see that green light has an absorption range of 30% – 70% and yellow has an absorption rate of 30% – 40% but if your LED isn’t emitting this color spectrum then you’re missing out.
While blue and red do have the highest absorption rates for plant growth they aren’t the only colors that are useful. Green, yellow, and orange are also play a role but are completely ignored by most LED grow lights.
Sun Spectrum Is The Closest Thing To LED Sunlight
The PAR Meter Never Lies
A PAR meter is a very useful tool for determining just how good a light source is for plants, the higher the PAR reading the better light quality you have for growing plants.
For this test we used 3 light sources.
Natural Sunlight - Daytime sunlight is the light source most of earth’s plant’s use and if you’re an outdoor grower looking to move indoors it’s a good light source to compare against.
Sun Spectrum LED – This is our LED grow light spectrum that was designed to mimic natural sunlight with an extra boost of the red color spectrum.
Red & Blue Spectrum LED – This is the typical red & blue spectrum used by most LED grow lights.
Par Meter Results
PAR Reading: 1,723
This PAR reading was taken at 12:33 PM during the month of May on a clear sunny day and it shows how much photosynthetic energy the sun puts out.
PAR Reading: 977
Here you see the PAR reading of our 200 watt Sun Spectrum LED lights which is hanging 16 inches above the meter inside an indoor grow tent.
Red & Blue Spectrum
PAR Reading: 376
This is the PAR reading of a leading 200 watt LED grow light 16 inches above the PAR meter. This LED uses the typical red & blue light spectrums.
Sun Spectrum – The Clear Choice
260% more PAR than typical red & blue grow lights.
The Sun Spectrum Advantage
Advanced Cooling System
While LED lights run at much cooler temperatures compared to other grow lights they still emit some heat, but thanks to our heavy duty heat sinks and our custom designed fans any heat generated by the unit is quickly and efficiently removed.
The cooling fans are able to increase or decrease in speed depending on the temperature of the unit and are whisper quiet so that they don’t disturb you or your guests.
Cool Grow Room
With Sun Spectrum you can focus on growing instead of battling the heat as well as conserve energy and save money by not having to worry about running an extra air conditioner.
Rest assured that your unit is built to last with only the highest quality components used. When it comes to LED grow lights you get what you pay for and we make sure we cut no corners in our manufacturing process.
Assembled By Hand
Unlike other grow lights Sun Spectrum isn’t mass produced by machines but carefully assembled by an actual human to ensure every component is functioning and is properly placed.
Sun Spectrum’s modular design means it’s reliable and in case something goes wrong it’s very easy to repair. This ease of use along with our 3 year warranty gives you peace of mind.
The Secret Is In The LED
In addition to only using high quality LED diodes we also use an industry leading secondary lens. This lens is able to focus and magnify the LED lights to deliver high intensity lighting that your plants will love.
Built To Last
Our LED lights are rated for 70,000 hours which is enough to power your grow room for the next 15 years. Before each unit is shipped we perform an analysis on each LED diode to make sure your light will serve you for many years to come.
A Spectrum Proven By Nature
Our LED lights won’t give your plants a cool pink or purple glow but the spectrum we use has been designed to mimic natural daylight. This unique LED spectrum gives your plants all the light they need for beautiful growth and amazing yields.
Take a look at our PAR meter test and you’ll see that Sun Spectrum is the next best thing to natural sunlight and is 260% stronger than the traditional red & blue light spectrum.
6 Ways Sun Spectrum Can Save You Money
Long Lasting Bulbs
In order to get the most out of their grows many people change their bulbs every year since by that point they will have lost about 35% of their output. LED diodes on the other hand are rated for 70,000 hours of use.
That’s 8 years if you run them 24/7 or up to 15 years if you use them on a standard day/night time cycle with a timer.
LED Light Goes Directly To The Plants
Not only do HPS and metal halide bulbs require you to purchase a reflector ($100 – $300) but even high quality reflectors are only able to bounce light back at 50% strength.
Only the bottom half of the bulb is directly exposed to the plants and the top half must first bounce off the reflector where it loses 50% of it’s strength. Now your 1,000 watt bulb just became a 750 watt bulb but with the same energy cost and heat problems.
Full Cycle Grow Light
Traditional grow lights use unnatural light spectrums that are never found in nature, as a result they require you to purchase multiple bulbs and switch them during the vegetative growth cycle and the flowering/blooming cycle.
But Sun Spectrum uses the same color spectrum as natural daylight, and natural daylight can both veg and bloom your plant. All you need is a single LED grow light, then when you want to veg simply set your timer to keep the grow light on for 16 hours a day and off for 8 (spring/summer vegging).
Once you’re ready to start flowering or blooming your plants switch to even schedule of 12 hours on, 12 hours off (autumn/winter blooming). By simply switching the amount of time that the grow light stays on or off you’re in complete control of your plants growth cycle.
Sun Spectrum will take you from seed to harvest with a single light.
Built In Ballast
When you use a HPS or metal halide bulb you also need to purchase a separate ballast in order to power it. A quality ballast such as a Lumatek or Gavita start at around $200.
LED grow lights on the other hand already have a ballast built in to the unit so you don’t need to purchase an external one.
Much Less Heat In Your Grow Room
Touch an LED light and it’s about as warm as your body temperature, touch an HPS bulb and you could end up in the ER room with 2nd degree burns. Less heat means you don’t need to install a 2nd inline fan or additional ducting to carry the heat away or purchase a portable air conditioner in order to cool your grow room.
LED lights do product heat but it’s nowhere near the amount produced by traditional bulbs and it can easily be managed by using an ordinary desktop fan.
Larger & Higher Quality Yields
If you’re a commercial grower or sell your produce at farmers markets then you know how important maximizing your indoor yield can be. Hydroponics growers are well aware of how high grow room temperatures can have a negative affect on both yield and flavor as the result of algae.
It’s not just the heat but the quality of the light source that matters. Ask any award winning grower and they’ll tell you that award winning plants usually aren’t grown with red & blue LED lights, they’re grown with the natural color spectrum of the sun. Unfortunately not all growers can be outdoors but sun spectrum is the closest thing to natural sunlight available in a grow light.
The green and yellow spectrum of sunlight are responsible for the stimulation of essential oils which provide plants with their taste and aroma, but if your LED light only uses red & blue then you’re missing out on these critical spectrums.
Ready To Try Out Sun Spectrum In Your Grow Room?
90 Day Return Policy
3 Year Warranty
Select Your Grow Light Size Below
Perfect For Beginners
2×2 ft. Grow Area Coverage
For Growers Looking To Expand
3×2 ft. Grow Area Coverage
For Pros With Large Grow Areas
4×3 ft. Grow Area Coverage
Frequently Asked Questions
What payment options are available?
Currently we only accept payments via paypal, if you do not have a paypal account you can simply checkout with any Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover card and create an account during checkout or purchase as a guest.
When will my order be shipped?
Most orders played Monday – Friday are shipped within 48 hours of purchase. Orders placed on weekends or national holidays are processed the next business day. All items are shipped with protection in order to ensure the unit is not damaged and arrives to your door in a discreet brown box.
Is there anything else I need to purchase?
Absolutely not. Everything you need to begin using your grow light is already in the box. Simply unpack it, hang it over your plants, and plug it in. No reflectors, ballasts, or dimmers needed.
What does the 3 year warranty cover?
The 3 year warranty covers the entire unit and all of it’s components, wiring, hardware, and circuits in the case of malfunction. The warranty does not cover damages as the result of mistreatment of the unit such as being dropped or being submerged in water.
Can I use Sun Spectrum for my aquarium?
Absolutely, Sun Spectrum is a great choice for aquariums and can give your corals the exact color spectrum they need.. The only precaution you should take is to hang the LED light slightly above normal height as our secondary lenses intensify light and they may be too much for some corals to handle.
Do I need separate lights for vegging & flowering?
No, since the Sun Spectrum uses the same color spectrum as natural daylight you do not need to use separate lights for different growth cycles. Traditional grow lights use unbalanced color spectrums and require different lights but Sun Spectrum will take you from seed to harvest with a single light.
What is your 90 day return policy?
It’s very simple really, simply try Sun Spectrum in your grow room for 90 days and if you’re not satisfied for whatever reason simply give us a call or email us to return your grow lights and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.
Which grow light size and how many should I get?
The ideal coverage to light ratio is 40 watts per square foot. So in order to calculate your needs simply multiply your grow areas length by it’s width and then multiply that number by 40. So for example if your growing area was 4 x 5 ft you would have 20 square feet, multiplied by 40 this would be 800 so you would want to purchase at least 800 watts worth of LED lighting.