By Justin Barlock
This is the best grow light bulb I’ve ever seen. It’s the most user-friendly grow light I’ve ever used (I’ll happily defend this) and it operates like a regular light bulb. I hope you can trust my intentions with every blog I write, just know this is the light I’m taking with me if I ever end up on a deserted island that happens to have a working light bulb socket.
This is a new bulb that can be bought on Amazon Prime. I’m going to write a series of blogs for this product with some photos and hopefully even a video! Homes, restaurants, gardens, and offices will be using these bulbs and we will share additional information as soon as we get it.
Equivalent to 5 Grow Lights
Sansi’s new full spectrum LED grow light bulb is not ordinary. Visit any store or online retailer for LED grow light bulbs and compare them vs. the new Sansi Grow Light Bulb. Any 5 of the traditional LED Grow Light Bulbs you choose will be equivalent to using only 1 Sansi Grow Light Bulb. I’m not exaggerating. Look at the µmol/s and compare. The best grow lights available are between 17-20 µmol/s per bulb. Sansi happens to have a grow light bulb with a 20 µmol/s rating that I previously blogged about. It’s an amazing bulb that I’d recommend to anyone but I’d rather operate one of these bulbs instead of five of those. It’s more affordable and it’s going to be easier operating one bulb vs. five.
Spectrum and Light
The new light will be offered in both 30-watt and 40-watt options and can be bought on Amazon Prime (The wattage is lower than this, but for search purposes, 30 (24)-watt and 40 (36)-watt options will be used). We encourage you to contact Sansi directly for large orders. The spectrum for both options are the same. Both lights emit a white/yellowish glow. The light is suitable for both vegetation and flowering.
Blue (400-499nm) 19.46%
Green (500-599nm) 37.70%
Red (600-699) 36.23%
Far Red (700-780nm) 6.61%
30-Watt: 66.87 µmol/s
40-Watt: 98.28 µmol/s
Grow Lights for End Users…
An observation I’ve made over time is the difference of quality between grow lights used for greenhouses vs. grow lights used for residential use. A commercial indoor farmer is never going to use a LED grow light that you might be using for personal use. There is a significant quality gap between the two and is one reason why you don’t usually see higher end companies (Philips, Osram, Illumitex, Heliospectra) trying to retain the residential audience. So naturally, end users with indoor gardens are kind of stuck with expensive, Aluminum LED junk.
The reason why I entertain Sansi’s products so much is that they recognize the massive amount of LED junk products offered for commercial and residential users. LEDs using aluminum for horticultural purposes is an outdated and stagnant technology. All LED products place their chips on aluminum. The use of aluminum limits the potential of any LED chip. Higher end companies have reached their ceiling for LED efficacy. It’s fascinating that the µmol/J rating for grow lights have not increased in the past 5 years for most grow light manufacturers.I digress, but it’s a valid point when evaluating grow lights.
Ceramic LEDs are much different than Aluminum LEDs
As mentioned earlier, LEDs are mounted onto aluminum. Sansi’s LEDs are mounted onto ceramic using their patented Independent Pixel Heat Sink® Technology. Each LED light pixel is its own heat sink which increases its energy savings potential. Ceramic dissipates heat more efficiently than aluminum because it is non-conducive. This allows Sansi’s LED chips to be mounted directly to ceramic; making each chip free of fans, housing, adhesive, and PC boards. Ceramic LED modules have fewer parts than conventional LEDs, and therefore conduct less heat and generate more savings.
Stay tuned for further updates!
Roll up your sleeve, gardeners.