Why Choose Mars Hydro Grow Light?
Out of the dozens of LED grow lights online, why are cannabis growers consistently drawn to the glow of Mars Hydro? Here are a few reasons Mars Hydro has risen so “high” in the cannabis cultivation community.
High-Quality Construction, Low Energy Consumption
Mars Hydro doesn’t mess around with dubious LED manufacturers. Indeed, the scientists at Mars Hydro work with one of the brightest names in the LED space: Samsung. For instance, the best-selling Mars Hydro FC6500 has 2,688 Samsung LM301B chips that pull an impressive 680 Watts. The superior quality of these lights should last cultivators at least 50,000 hours.
By comparison, most comparable commercial LED grow lights give off just 600 W with roughly 1,000 diodes. The extra diodes in Mars Hydro’s models help evenly distribute current, which translates to a longer LED lifespan and fewer issues with heat distribution.
Speaking of heating concerns, Mars Hydro uses a sturdy aluminum heat sink on all of its LED grow lights. In addition to effectively dissipating heat, Mars Hydro’s reflective sink helps concentrate light where you want it to be: on your plants! This aluminum heat sink also eliminates the need for the extra energy expenditure of an internal fan.
High Peripheral PPFD Helps Avoid “Popcorn Buds”
Strong central PPFD numbers may look impressive, but they aren’t always a measure of an LED’s efficiency. Arguably, it’s even more critical for cultivators to measure how an LED light’s photons are distributed at the edges of a grow space. If the LED’s full intensity peters out in a small area, then you’re not maximizing the potential of your plants.
Mars Hydro considers this PPFD problem when making its LEDs. For example, the Mars Hydro FC6500 has a max PPFD of ~ 1328 µmol/m2/s in the center, but it also has light intensities of near 1000 µmol/m2/s at the periphery from 10, 12, and 16 inches. Since Mars Hydro’s lights have more diodes than the competition, it can supply plants with a more even PPFD distribution.
As a bonus, Mars Hydro’s lights are optimally designed to provide the perfect light spectrums for cannabis. These spectrums include both red and blue, which are ideal for the flowering stage of development.