Mars Hydro is value for money.
Mars Hydro offers value for money, here is the proof. It’s hard to fairly compare the cost of LED grow lights because there are so many variables involved. Looking at the cost per watt is the best way, but it still isn’t a fair comparison. For example, if a company is making their LED lights cheaply by skimping on quality and heat management, the light may not last very long. Similarly, UV LEDs are the most expensive kind, so lights can be made cheaper by leaving UV out of the spectrum. The old adage of “you generally get what you pay for” probably applies, but at the same time some of these lights cost a lot more per watt than others, even from the same seller and the same series of lights, with supposedly the same technology!
Since cost is dependent on types of materials used and the longevity of an LED grow light, I can’t advise you to buy the cheapest light. But at the same time, the most expensive lights most likely aren’t the best lights either. Why are they so much more expensive? Is the company just arbitrarily driving up the prices? Considering the average cost per watt over all 158 lights I’m comparing is $3.28, Pro Max Grow would certainly seem to be grossly overcharging for their lights at 2.3 to 3.4 times the average cost! Source
3 year warranty fulfilled in South Africa. Repairs also available.
We manufacture our own Grow Lights. Every element that goes into our products must pass a stringent performance and durability test. The Mars 2 Epistar™ Series features quality points such as: individual power supplies, TOP-BIN Epistar™ (HI-LED), Aircraft grade aluminum heat-sinks, Dual ball bearing fans, steel casing, Premium copper internal wiring and power cord. Following strict development guidelines and quality engineering is how we can offer such an extensive warranty on every grow light we carry. Buy with confidence, buy Mars Hydro.
Mars Hydro offers 6 different light wavelengths.
Mars Hydro offers 6 different light wavelengths, including infrared.
Lighting spectrum (color distribution) is very important for growing plants. Even among traditional lighting technologies, low pressure sodium lights aren’t used to grow plants; even though they’re more efficient than high pressure sodium, they don’t have a plant-growing spectrum.
Most of the LED companies out there agree that some colors are more useful to plants than others, and many even claim that light outside of the visible range is good for growing plants. Scientific research has shown that plants primarily use colors in the visible range for photosynthesis, but that plants are also affected by light outside the visible range. Scientific research also demonstrates that the ratio (relative intensity) of different colors of light has important effects on plants.
Since 1957, science has known that giving plants near-infrared light (700 to 740nm, at least) actually increases the efficiency of photosynthesis due to the Emerson Effect. Plants will grow without near-infrared light, but since it increases photosynthetic efficiency, it seems silly not to have some in your spectrum.