KingLED has perfected the art of making stellar grow lights since 2002, and the King Plus 1200w LED Grow Light Full Spectrum is no different. Based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, the company focuses on using innovative technology to make indoor growing convenient with a promise of maximum yield. What follows is an in-depth King Plus 1200w review, outlining its most notable highlights.
10W Double Chips
The King Plus touts diodes that are relatively different from the ones on standard LED grow lights. Most specifically, it uses “double chips” that make it brighter in comparison to 3W or 5W LEDs. In essence, it provides two times more brightness than what you get with a typical LED grow light.
Sure, more brightness translates to increased heat. However, this unit uses Zener protectors to control the temperature – these make sure that the diodes don’t burn out. More than that, these protectors prevent the entire lamp from burning out if a single diode burns out. Even more impressive, the King Plus balances the PAR/Lumen output and coverage to create the best possible environment for your plants to thrive.
The best LED grow lights don’t consume a lot of power. In other words, you don’t have to worry about scaling electricity bills if you’re using the correct lamp. The King Plus 1200w scores brilliantly on this front. It consumes a reasonable 235 watts. Now, that’s what you’d expect with an 800 to 1000 watts HPS grow light. By extension, this implies that you can use it to replace your 1000 watts HPS and get the same efficiency, especially if you want to lower your utility costs. It will save you up to 80% of what you pay for energy with the same results.
The King Plus provides light that is as close to natural sunlight as possible. It offers a mix of red and blue radio, enabling you to use throughout the entire growth cycle of your cannabis (or any other plant that you may be growing). See, the primary reason for this function is to ensure that your plants have enough light during blooming and vegetative stages – two of the most critical periods of growth.
The long and short of it is that once you mount this lamp inside your grow tent, you can count on it to give your marijuana what it needs (as far as lighting goes) until harvest time.
Efficient Cooling System
The King Plus 1200w LED Grow Light Full Spectrum ability to dissipate heat is on a whole new level. It comes with an aluminum heat sink backed by four fans to ensure that the heat it generates gets dissipated evenly within the grow tent. That way, your plants can soak up to 90% of the heat produced by this light. And, as stated earlier on, this thing has protectors to prevent burnouts in case of increased current flows.
Note – this unit has a thicker than the usual board – up to 3mm in comparison to 1.6 mm with standard LEDs. Other than that, it has holes to draw the heat away from the diodes, extending the lifespan of your lamp.
… Essential Things You Should Know About the King Plus 1200w
Be sure to check how much area a specific LED grow light can cover before investing your money in it. The idea is to ensure that it is powerful enough for your grow tent’s size. This one can cover an area of about 3.5 x 5.2 ft. Of course, you will need to calculate the number of light that you will need depending on the size of your grow tent.
For starters, the King Plus 1200w comes with hanging hooks so installing it shouldn’t be a problem. You must, however, suspend it at the correct height to make the most of what it can do. Its manufacturer recommends that you position it at an elevation of 1.2 to 2 meters from the canopy. Even then, be sure to adjust the height as per the growth stage of your plant.
Hang the LED panel near the canopy during the cloning phase and close to your plants (24 to 36 inches) through the vegetative stage. You cannabis requires lots of light during the blooming period so bring the lamp down to 15 or 20 inches at this phase. Also, don’t forget to check how your plants respond to these adjustments. Consider re-adjusting if the response is not good.
One more thing – Leave the light ON for 12 to 14 hours during the vegetative stage and 9 to 12 hours when your plants are flowering. At the fruiting stage, ensure that it remains on for 7 to 8 hours.
- Reasonably priced – one of the most affordable LED grow lights on the market
- Good light intensity – offers 90 to 120 ° hanging angle for better penetration
- Full spectrum capability
- Super bright diodes
- Efficient cooling system
- Inexpensive to operate
- Can run in areas with 85 to 265 volts power output
- Offers an outstanding 100,000 hours working time – now, that’s more than ten years of lighting
- Comes with an extended three-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Long power cord to increase maneuverability when installing the lamp
- Doesn’t offer daisy chain function
- Not suitable for large-scale indoor growing
- Not waterproof
The King Plus 1200w LED Grow Light Full Spectrum is a brilliant lamp for a beginner grower. It is easy to maintain and has everything it takes to improve your harvest as long as you hang it at the correct height. And the beauty of it is that its price is on point!