The California Lightworks SolarXtreme 1000 UVB is revolutionary.
This is a full-spectrum LED grow light that is made in the USA, but sells for a price much lower than other American-made lights.
How did California Lightworks pull this off?
They removed all frills.
What is left is a horticultural light that is easy to use and that was designed especially for grow tents and smaller scale home growing.
It will not work in a greenhouse and it is not programmable. It does not even have separate veg and bloom modes. Just plug it in and go.
The SolarXtreme series even eliminated the need for LED drivers, using new direct AC drive technology in combination with a new generation of chip on board (COB) LEDs. No drivers means a lower cost.
What you are left with is high-efficiency LEDs at a much lower cost than traditional LEDs. They are powerful and put out a full-spectrum light that works great for all phases of growth, without the need for adjusting.
If you need all the additional features (variable spectrum, greenhouse rated, ability to control multiple lights from one remote, etc.), this is not the light for you.
But if you don't need those features, why would you want to pay for them? Buy your SX 1000 UVB today and save big by sacrificing features you don't need anyway.
SolarXtreme 1000 UVB Features
- Power Draw: 800w
- 500 PPFD Distance: 38"
- 800 PPFD Distance: 28"
- Max Current: 6.6A @120v
- Coverage Area: 5' x 5'
- Heat Output: 2550 BTU
- Dimensions: 18" x 18" x 4"
- Weight: 24 lbs
- Thermal Management: Active
- Warranty: 1 Year
California Lightworks also offer two smaller SolarXtreme models: the SX 250 and the SX 500.
A spec sheet for all 3 lights in this line can be found here and a product manual here.