Advanced Platinum Series
Normally when you think about platinum you think about precious metal and one that happens to be even more valuable than gold. The reason for that value is because it’s rare and hard to find – a lot of manpower goes into finding that raw platinum, but once you have it others around you are bound to be envious of those possessions. You might be wondering what on earth all this discussion about precious resources like platinum has to do with lighting, but if you think about it there are some close comparisons. Productive and effective indoor grow lighting is just as important to the proprietor of a grow operation as platinum is to a miner and in many cases just as rare.
The Advanced Platinum Series P150 indoor grow lights are one of the better systems on the market today. They can provide your plants with the full spectrum of light that they need for healthy growth and you won’t have to take out a loan to purchase one of these sets of lights. On average they’re going to set you back less than $300 per unit.
Switch and Grow
A full-spectrum lighting system such as this is extremely beneficial for healthy plants, but there are a lot of experts that argue if you can control the specific type of light that your plants are receiving at different stages in their growth cycle you’ll have even better results. This Advanced Platinum Series P150 lighting system is ideal for helping you to control the type of light and intensity of that light your plants will receive. It includes two switches that allow you to change the type of light that dominates during both the vegetative and bloom stages of growth ensuring your plants have every advantage.
Triple Edge Cool
While I sit here writing this article my family and I are currently having some issues with our air conditioner and that couldn’t have happened at a worse time as the temperature outside is over 90°F – you might say it’s a little like a greenhouse in here right now. Fortunately, you won’t have to worry about your lighting system staying cool if you go with the P150. This lighting system has three separate cooling fans that operate at high speeds, but still produce only a whisper of sound. Your lights will stay cool and you won’t be bothered by an annoying hum.
12 Is a Bright Light
Unlike other LED lighting systems that claim to offer a full spectrum of color for your plants this one actually delivers. It operates on a 12 band spectrum which provides all of the array of light that your plants need to prosper and grow. Making sure an indoor grow light system includes bulbs with red and blue light may be the main priority, but a lighting system that can reproduce as close as possible the actual spectrum that the sun provides is bound to be beneficial.
Five Years Is a Long Time
How long of a warranty a company provides you is generally a good indication of how confident they are in the product and this system by PlatinumLED comes with a five-year warranty which is more than double the industry standard. On top of that you get a 90-day, money-back guarantee, no questions asked. In my mind if they’re willing to offer that kind of protection there really is no reason not to give this product a chance as you don’t stand to lose a lot other than your investment in time.
Focused on Growing
Aside from the red and blue light areas of the spectrum the most important lights that your plants need for growth are infrared and ultraviolet. This lighting system has bulbs that operate in both of these areas of the spectrum which will help you combat bacteria and should result in healthier crop yields at the end of your plants growth cycle.
The Light That Keeps Giving
LED lights will generally last a fair bit longer than conventional bulbs will, but the bulbs in this platinum series of grow lights exceed the average of most other LED lights as well. These lights are designed to last up to 100,000 hours. If you do the math you should be able to get between 10 and 12 years of use out of these bulbs – that’s a pretty impressive number.
There Will Always Be Critics
You’d be forgiven if you’re starting to think that this is the perfect lighting system, but before you run out and purchase this product you should be aware that it does have its critics. First off, a couple of different customers have complained that the power cord fits loosely into its socket, which can provide an inconsistent light intensity from time to time. I would suspect that this is more of a case of some customers getting a faulty product and with the five-year warranty and 90-day, money-back guarantee there’s no reason you can’t return it if you run into this problem, so it shouldn’t be a deal breaker.
Another common problem that seemed to be an issue for some customers was a problem with the noise level. As we mentioned above, the manufacturer claims that the noise produced by these lights is minimal, but some customers did complain about a whining noise coming from the system and this was especially true when it was switched to the vegetative or bloom stage.
This Is a Light You Can Depend on
Overall, I’m inclined to recommend this Advanced Platinum Series P150 lighting system quite strongly. Sure, there are a couple of customers that have expressed concerns, but the fact that it comes with a five-year warranty and a full 90-day, money-back guarantee makes this less of a concern. It also covers 12 bands of the spectrum, which is ideal for ensuring healthy plant growth.