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Customer reviews for 90W Equivalent Bright White PAR38 Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp LED Flood Light Bulb

90W Equivalent Bright White PAR38 Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp LED Flood Light Bulb

The GrowAdvantage PAR38 LED Grow lamp is energy efficient and spectrally optimized lighting solution for a variety of horticultural lighting applications including homeowner/hobbyist, greenhouse, and growth chamber. The lamp optimizes delivered photo synthetically active radiation (PAR) to maximize plant growth and PAR efficacy while providing white light suitable for the human visual system and excellent color saturation. The spectrum contains 12% blue (400-500nm) to support strong stems and compact growth. It provides excellent color saturation of plants under MyNature Grow broad spectrum all while generating much less heat and providing dramatic energy savings over traditional grow lights.
Overall rating:
4.667 / 5
4.7
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100%of customersrecommend this product6 of 6reviews
Rating Breakdown 6 reviews
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100%of customersrecommend this product6 of 6reviews
Customer reviews for 90W Equivalent Bright White PAR38 Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp LED Flood Light Bulb
Review 1 for 90W Equivalent Bright White PAR38 Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp LED Flood Light Bulb
from TENNESSEE
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Broad spectrum plant light

PostedJuly 22, 2014
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The light given from this led plant light is amazing. I can supplement my indoor plants with this single led unit. The light given off floods the room with beautiful light that gives a calming mood and with the o2 from the plants gives a great ambience that is a great conversation piece.
Pros: Easy to Use, Eco-Friendly, Stylish, Easy Replacement, green technology, low power consumption, extremely long life
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Review 2 for 90W Equivalent Bright White PAR38 Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp LED Flood Light Bulb
from NJ
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

This product outperforms fluorescent lights intended for the same purpose.

PostedJanuary 24, 2014
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This product outperforms fluorescent tubes intended for the same purpose, but at a reduced electricity consumption. This purchase was a test, the results of which were surprising. Our Amaryllis plants never looked healthier. We will be converting from fluorescent to LED technology.
Pros: Easy to Use, Eco-Friendly, Easy Installation
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1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 3 for 90W Equivalent Bright White PAR38 Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp LED Flood Light Bulb
from Clovis, CA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Bright but not crazy bright and cool to touch.

PostedMarch 1, 2014
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My plants love this light. Don't let the bulb get too close to the leaves because it will burn the leaves. This bulb has red colors and gold coming out of it. My husband no longer complains about all the bright regular lights in the living room. This is perfect for plants without lighting up the room too much. Even my Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ plant) has put on more stems and it's a slow grower. I put it into a desk lamp socket so you can use stylish lamp decor. This would work great in a green house if you have a plug available for a lamp. Will be buying more of these for seed starting capabilities.
Pros: Easy to Use, Eco-Friendly, Stylish, Nice Design, Easy Installation
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Review 4 for 90W Equivalent Bright White PAR38 Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp LED Flood Light Bulb
from nj
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

LED light bulb

PostedApril 23, 2014
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This light is very bright, and also much more colored than I expected. There are red LEDs in the array that make the light pinkish up close, and more yellow at a distance. Not unpleasant, just not expected. The purpose of the color is to make the plants look better to you, but it actually has no benefit for the plants.
I don't know what the swirly frame around the edge is about, but it keeps the bulb from fitting into most fixtures. The actual bulb inside the frame is rather small. I don't think it is a heatsink, as the bulb runs quite cool and has no need of one. I think it is just needless adornment. That kind of bad design really annoys me - two stars off. I hacked the plastic shade off an old floodlight mount, and that worked, otherwise you might need to buy a new fixture to put this bulb in.
The 45 year life span and annual energy cost are based on 3 hours a day. That is not realistic - a plant light needs to be on 8-10 hours a day for the plants. So triple the cost estimate, but it is still better than anything else. As for the lifespan, my experience with these things is that if it lasts 5 years, or even 3, you've done well. In 15 years, I'll post an update if I'm wrong.
As far as growing plants goes, this bulb's direct competitor is any 'daylight' fluorescent, straight tube or CFL. LEDs are definitely the future, and as the price drops they will exterminate kludgy CFLs. But right now they are still breathtakingly expensive. ( I got this one as a free sample. ) A 90 watt equivalent CFL costs 1/10 of this, and draws about 20 watts, while this LED draws 13. At current prices of both bulbs and kilowatts, LED bulbs have a breakeven point of ... actually, it will probably burn out long before you ever get your money back. But a few years and a huge price drop from now I expect that equation to have changed completely, and in 10 years CFLs will likely be as obsolete as incandescents are today.
There is one area where this bulb does compete with a CFL. Dimmable CFLs are very expensive, and LEDs are inherently dimmable. If you need a dimmable light, the CFL's price advantage is significantly less. Also, I've never seen a CFL that actually lasted its rated life, so if this LED truly is long-lasting, then it is pretty much a wash. Although, while this is true for lights in general, you would probably never actually want to dim a plant light.
So if you want to try the future now, and money is no object, then by all means get one of these. The technology is great, just the economics need to catch up.
Pros: Great Sound Quality, Eco-Friendly, Great Dimming, Very Bright
Cons: poor design doesn't fit in many fixtures
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Review 5 for 90W Equivalent Bright White PAR38 Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp LED Flood Light Bulb
from Houston
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:Professional

Awesome light bulb

PostedFebruary 12, 2014
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This light bulb is very efficient and works excellent to provide light where needed.
Pros: Nice Design
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Review 6 for 90W Equivalent Bright White PAR38 Broad Spectrum Grow Lamp LED Flood Light Bulb
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great Grow Light

PostedFebruary 1, 2014
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Great grow light...Using indoors and has great light without all the heat....No special fixtures needed LED grow lights seem to be the right way to go...
Pros: Easy to Use, Eco-Friendly, Very Bright, Nice Design, Easy Replacement, Easy Installation
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