Nice light. Using since arrived.
I had this initially in a 3 x 3 tent four clones and short vegetation. I have since moved it out of the 3 x 3 and put it in a 5 x 5 alongside a solar stream 500 it is the perfect light for the perfect price
This is the first light I purchased, and upgraded during flower of my second grow because of lack of results. Just tested it with a new PAR meter to see if I could give more space to some flowering plants. At 12”, we are looking at 700 PAR (edit: 547 PAR) directly centered under the light. 2.5’x2.5’ is maybe appropriate for veg area, and the light does a decent job in veg overall, but flowering I’d say stay within the 8.5”x8.5” frame of the light (roughly 1/2 sq foot) and even then it’s not great.
Thank you for your feedback. Many growers have gotten great results from start to finish with the SolarXtreme 250 in a 3' x 3' grow tent, which is what this light is designed for. You didn't mention what your results in flower were like, only that your PAR meter was reading 700 at 12'. It's important to understand that PAR meters are directional, so they're not reading all photons hitting a surface from all angles. It's also important to know that the SolarXtreme series has a very wide beam angle, so coverage definitely goes beyond the size of the fixture itself. Assuming you're using this light in a grow tent, light is bouncing off the reflective walls, sending photons back to your plants from angles that are not readable by your PAR meter when facing it toward the light. Regardless, we want to make sure that you're getting a good value from our product, like so many other growers. Please reach out to us if you need assistance and we'll always be happy to help. Thanks you for your support!
Substantial difference between prior light and solar extreme 250. Hobby grow but strong results. Will update after flower.
This light has made such a difference in my garden. Given their full spectrum LED setup, they provide optimal lighting for all stages. When paired with a simple programmer they work phenomenally! I’m currently growing in a smaller grow space then I would like, so running 2 of the SolarExtreme 250 lights is working out perfectly. They don’t emit much heat, so maintaining temp is easy. Only big tip is make sure to pay attention to hanging height, plants grow very quick and if they’re too close to light for too long your leaves will curl. If you’re just starting growing, or are growing in a limited space, the SolarExtreme 250 is a must have!
This company is top notch!!!! Everything they say about this light is the absolute truth. This is my second purchase. I will never buy another brand of led other then California lightworks,superior to all. Do yourself a favor and get this light!!!!!
love this company, love their lights, I am sure that their customer service (like their products ) is outstanding, but since I have never had a problem, at all, I have never had to contact them! , I just use their amazing products, have amazing results, and am very thankful for grade A companies like this. With normal care, these lamps last a long time, way longer than the price that you pay (i.e the yields> cost of operating light(s) and purchase cost) . I do not buy any other lamps, I trust this company, made in USA, great , beautiful light, plants respond very happily, and the pricing/shipping/everything is GRADE A . THANK YOU
I was waiting for my electric bill before I wrote my review. Just came today n it barely went up. I love it. N the plants are loving it too🙂. I got the solar extreme 250. I use a closet about 5ft x 3ft. N I use supplemental lighting . A 4ft led, claims to be full spectrum . Then a growant 240equivalent. 80 watt draw, w osram led rated for a 2x2 . That works good n the solar extreme 250 is that on steroids rated for a 3x3. N the 4ft I have no idea what its rated for but I honestly did see a difference. More light the better I guess n a week later my solar extreme 250 came fed ex. I'm seriously considering getting the 5 series the extreme one w preset spectrum. . I like the fact that i don't have to use the controller on the extreme series. My friend likes being able to adjust it. He has the solar system 5 series. But i think the factory setup on the extreme works phenomenal . The plants are loving it ,n my wallet is loving it that my electric bill isnt skyrocketing
Great light, great service . Excellent packaging
Great product, great price, made in county so no problems with delivery. Thanks