The California Lightworks 440W LED Grow Light features a total of 6-band light spectrum that offers your cannabis plants with high luminosity for maximum yields. Coupled up with the two 18” TB fluorescent bulbs that add a UV-B light spectrum in the flowering stages, you are assured of optimum growth of your plants from seedling to flowering.
This grow light is all that you need for a standard sized indoor growing garden. It can work perfectly for both 3′ x 3′ and 4′ x 4′ grow beds. Whether you want to establish an indoor cannabis garden or nurture your vegetable bed, you will get your needs sorted out. With its 3-year warranty and long lifespan, you are assured of not spending any additional investment for LED grow lights in years to come.
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California Lightworks 440W LED Grow Light Features and Benefits
Among the awesome features of the California Lightworks 440W LED Grow Light is the spectrum switches. One of the switch, the main one, helps you control the luminosity between the vegetative and flowering stages. When you switch to “Veg” mode, the blue spectrum increases hence offering your plants with deep blue lights that enhance the growth of the leaves in the vegetative stages. On the other hand, switching to the “Flower” mode, reduces the blue light, hence increasing the red-light concentration for a better blooming of your plants.
Apart from the main switch, the unit comes with another switch for controlling the two inbuilt T8 UV-B fluorescent bulbs. These bulbs are very important in the flowering cycle of your cannabis plants, as they offer them with an extra kick. During flowering stage, you will only need to switch it on and let the unit do its magic boosting the plants’ potency. I have found that some users are complaining about the efficiency of this additional light, but most users are actually reporting superfluous results in the flowering stages when using the UV-B emission switch.
The California Lightworks 440W LED Grow Light has been designed to suit all the stages of your plants’ growth cycle while enhancing the growth during the vegetative and flowering stages. With its 88 pieces of high-power, 5 watts LED diodes, you will get five bands of photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) light spectrum. These are the deep red and deep blue bands with wavelengths of 450nm, 470nm, 620nm, and 665nm. The unit also includes an additional sixth band of warm white light spectra with wavelengths of 430nm to 700nm.
Just like many other brands, California Lightworks have made tremendous steps in their research on how to improve the indoor grow lights. In this grow light, they upgraded to 5 watts OSRAM SSLs LEDs that boast of a longer lifespan of over 80,000 hours. Moreover, the manufacturer claims that even at the 50,000th hour of use, these LEDs will have only lost 10% of their luminosity. This claim makes them even better than the CREE LEDs that are used in other high-end grow lights.
With its total amount of 440 watts of nominal power output, the California Lightworks 440W LED Grow Light can be used for any type of indoor gardening. Say you have used it for your indoor marijuana gardening and its offseason, you don’t have to pack the unit until the next cycle. You can perfectly start a short-term vegetable or herbs garden and use the “Veg” mode to propagate their growth. All you need is to identify vegetables that take less than three months to mature.
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Special Features of California Lightworks 440W
- Comes with 88 pieces of 5 watts LEDs that provide 6-band light spectrum – with five bands of photosynthetic active radiation spectrum with deep red and deep blue bands and a warm white band light spectrum.
- Switch controlled dual light spectrum for perfect optimization between the plants vegetative and flowering stages.
- High-quality, long-life LEDs that will serve you for over 80,000 hours.
- Individual lensing in each LED for better light penetration in the plants’ canopy.
- The unit incorporates two switchable 15 watts UV-B spectrum fluorescent bulbs to boost plants growth in the flowering stages.
- The unit features power input AC 90 volts to 277 volts, making it suitable for use in any country.
- Efficient in power consumption – 235 watts, 320 watts, and 350 watts in the Veg, Bloom, and UV-B modes respectively.
Drawbacks of Having the California Lightworks 440W LED Grow Light
Useful Tips When Using the California Lightworks 440W LED Grow Light
For the best results, you should keep the unit at 24” distance from the plants’ canopy during the vegetative stages. In the flowering stage, you should lower this height to about 18”, and not be forgetting to turn on the UV-B switch for better blooming.
In case of vegetables and non-flowering plants, you should use the tool on a 6’ x 6’ garden bed. I have seen it providing luminosity on a 4’ by 5’ carrot garden and the yields were very promising.