Years ago when I was in the thick of my growing “hobby,” I was a staunch advocate of the high intensity (HID) and metal halide lights that dominated indoor growers' crops. I’d see ads and online posts for LED lights but they were far from being ready for prime time. They lacked what was needed to grow from seed to harvest.
I knew that LED technology was up and coming and I knew that I just needed some patience. Well, if patience is a virtue then I’ve become a virtuous man. Today things are very different. LED technology has finally hit primetime and I’m now an advocate of these high tech wonders. This is my second review of an LED grow light and I could not be more pleased with what I see.
My first grow light review was the Mars-Hydro 1000 and now I’m going to take a look at the Viparspectra XS2000 led grow light. While I can’t compare the lights head to head as they are different sizes and wattages, what I can say is that the design and functions are similar and I’m loving this new Mounted On Board (MOB) design.
Today's LED grow lights are light weight, quiet (no fans), and put out a full spectrum of light that mimics the sun. The LED lights of the past were great lights for vegetative growth, but they lacked the proper spectrum to adequately complete the process of producing big, tight, frosty buds. No more!