California Lightworks Review: USA-Made LED Grow Lights

Today we are going to look at one LED grow light California Company, aptly named California Lightworks. I will review their product line, explore their technology and trading guidelines and actually grow into one of their new flagship products: the SolarXtreme 500.

Let’s go into that – but before we do that, here’s a detailed look at their California plant. I found this video fascinating because unlike many other LED companies I reviewed, they gave people behind the scenes all over the factory:

Factory tour of the Lightworks plant in California.

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For the average grower’s hobby, California Lightworks puts together a solid LED growth light at a price that is still affordable for the non-professional.

Personally, I tend to go for the SolarXtreme line because I prefer it COB LED grow light Design with classic Osram diodes, and the fact that I do not have to adjust the spectrum during growth, makes my life a little easier. It does not hurt that the SolarXtreme line is a little cheaper!

What kind of LED do you use?

The LEDs that California Lightworks uses in their lights are very much in line with the product line you are looking at.

Osram LEDs, which are among the best in their class, are used in the SolarSystem line. In conjunction with the SolarSystem controller, the growth light spectrum can be adjusted in just a few days:

  • Screen mode: White light for comfortable work in your cultivation room
  • Automatic sunrise / sunset: High blue, low red in vegetables and deep red, low blue in flowers to achieve the best yield throughout the life cycle of the crop

If you look at the SolarXtreme line, you may notice that the LEDs look very different. This is because for this line they use COB LED design with fixed (but full) production.

Although you can not adjust the spectrum during cultivation, imagine that California Lightworks programs the growing light from scratch with a custom spectrum that can be used to move a plant from the vegetation stage to the flowering stage without having to do so. Adjust the spectrum.

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California Lightworks offers a 5-year warranty on the SolarSystem line and a 3-year warranty on the SolarXtreme line. Either of these are good times considering the lifespan of these light bulbs. You can not handle the light or try to make changes to the lights. This will void the warranty.

They also offer a 90 day money back guarantee if for any reason you are not happy with the product. All you have to do is give them a brief explanation of why they are coming back. Your purchase price will be refunded as long as you have kept the lamp in new condition.

Selection of products

As mentioned several times, there are actually two main lines for the general grower, with the latest GreenHouse Pro line for large growers. Below you will find all lamps, broken down by product line and size, including their spectral output and specifications.

Solar system

SolarSystem 275 VEG

SolarSystem 275 system
SolarSystem 275 system
Efficiency: 2.23 /mól / j
Energy consumption: 0-200w
Light output – PPF: 439
Size: 8.5 “x 8.5” x 4 “
Weight: 7 lbs
Coverage – Bloom: 3 x 3
Service area – vegetarian: Maximum 5 x 5
LED service life: 50,000+

Solar System 275

Solar System 275
Solar System 275
SolarSystem 275 full spectrum
The full range of SolarSystem 275
Efficiency: 2.23 /mól / j
Energy consumption: 0-200w
Light output – PPF: 439
Size: 8.5 “x 8.5” x 4 “
Weight: 7 lbs
Coverage – Bloom: 3 x 3
Service area – vegetarian: up to 5 x 5
LED service life: 50,000+

SolarSystem 550 VEG

SolarSystem 550 system
SolarSystem 550 system
SolarSystem 550 Road full spectrum
The entire range of SolarSystem 550 Veg
Efficiency: 2.23 /mól / j
Energy consumption: 0-400w
Light output – PPF: 888
Size: 18 “x 8.5” x 4 “
Weight: 13 lbs
Coverage – Bloom: 3 x 4
Service area – vegetarian: up to 6 x 8
LED service life: 50,000+

SolarSystem 550

SolarSystem 550
SolarSystem 550
SolarSystem 550 full spectrum
The full range of SolarSystem 550
Efficiency: 2.23 /mól / j
Energy consumption: 0-400w
Light output – PPF: 888
Size: 18 “x 8.5” x 4 “
Weight: 13 lbs
Coverage – Bloom: 4 x 4
Service area – vegetarian: up to 6 x 6
LED service life: 50,000+

SolarSystem 1100

SolarSystem 1100
SolarSystem 1100
SolarSystem 1100 full spectrum
The full range of SolarSystem 1100
Efficiency: 2.23 /mól / j
Energy consumption: 0-800w
Light output – PPF: 1730
Size: 18 “x 18” x 4 “
Weight: 26 lbs
Coverage – Bloom: 5 x 5
Service area – vegetarian: up to 8 x 8
LED service life: 50,000+

SolarSystem 1100 UVB

SolarSystem 1100 UVB
SolarSystem 1100 UVB
SolarSystem 1100 UVB full spectrum
The entire range of SolarSystem 1100 UVB
Efficiency: 2.23 /mól / j
Energy consumption: 0-800w
Light output – PPF: 1730
Size: 18 “x 18” x 4 “
Weight: 26 lbs
Coverage – Bloom: 5 x 5
Service area – vegetarian: up to 8 x 8
LED service life: 50,000+

SolarXtreme

SolarXtreme 250

SolarXtreme 250
SolarXtreme 250
SolarXtreme 250 full spectrum
The full range of SolarXtreme 250
energy consumption 200w
500 PPFD bil 18 “
800 PPFD bil 12 “
Maximum voltage 1.6 A at 120 V.
Coverage area 3 ‘x 3’
Heat releases 640 BTU
Mál 8.5 “x 8.5” x 4 “
Weight 6 lbs

SolarXtreme 500

SolarXtreme 500
SolarXtreme 500
SolarXtreme 500 full spectrum
The full range of SolarXtreme 500
energy consumption 400w
500 PPFD bil 24 “
800 PPFD bil 18 “
Maximum voltage 3.3 A at 120 V.
Coverage area 4 ‘x 4’
Heat releases 1280 BTU
Mál 18 “x 8.5” x 4 “
Weight 11 lbs

SolarXtreme 1000

SolarXtreme 1000
SolarXtreme 1000
SolarXtreme 1000 full spectrum
The entire range of SolarXtreme 1000
energy consumption 800w
500 PPFD bil 38 “
800 PPFD bil 28 “
Maximum voltage 6.6 A at 120 V.
Coverage area 5 ‘x 5’
Heat releases 2550 BTU
Mál 18 “x 18” x 4 “
Weight 22. lbs

GreenHousePro

GH Pro 340

GH Pro 340
GH Pro 340
GH Pro 340 full spectrum
The full range of GH Pro 340
Efficiency: Up to 3.0 µmol / year
Energy consumption: 0-340w
Light output – PPF: 900
Size: 34 x 3.2 x 3.2 inches
Weight: 8 lbs
LED service life: 50,000+

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