Spider Farmer LED Grow Lights Review 2021 – How Good Is It?
LED grow lights are now a popular option for cannabis growers due to their many features and benefits. This is why there are many different brands of LED grow lights available. This makes buying the right one a challenge. One of the brands that you have likely encountered is Spider Farmer that sells quantum board lights.
The Spider LED Grow Light is known for its efficient consumption of energy, uniform light coverage, a brighter and more intense light, and fanless design. In this review, I will look deeper into the features of this quantum board light to see if they are the real deal.
Design & Durability
Grow Light Size & Assembly
Customer Service & Warranty
Value For Money
Design and Durability
One of the things that distinguish quantum board LED lights from other LED grow lights is its design and lighting features.
Types of Light Used
Spider Farmer uses full-spectrum lights that are suitable for all growth stages of cannabis plants, from the vegetation stage up to the bloom stage. All you need to do is to adjust the spectrum to match the plant’s needs.
However, the Spider Farmer 600w review shows that this model only has a limited light spectrum. You can only use this product for seedlings or as a supplemental light.
LED Materials and Casing Construction
In manufacturing LED lights, the company uses Samsung LED chips and one of the manufacturers of premier LED chips known for creating bright and intense diodes. Although they are a bit expensive, the cost is worth it for the impressive performance.
It is also important to note that the company’s LED lights feature uniform coverage. This means that the light intensity of the grow light does not fade as much even if it is placed farther from the plants. It is a great feature to have since you will not have to worry about the plant’s canopy not getting an equal amount of light.
For the casing, Spider Farmer uses an all-aluminum casing that is durable and has heat-resistant features. Although the company used only aluminum, it is high-quality and ensures the durability of the product.
Power usage efficiency is one of the primary features of the Spider Farm LED Grow Lights and, so far, the company has delivered on that promise. The 600w grow light, which is the lowest that the company is offering only consumes about 85w. The Spider Farmer SF4000w LED Grow Light, the highest that the company offers, typically consumes about 450w. The power consumption is still low compared to its rated output.
This shows how efficient the equipment is when it comes to consuming power. This will also mean that the grow light will not cause your electricity bill to skyrocket every time you use it.
Spider Farmer did not equip the grow lights with cooling fans, but it does have an aluminum heat sink. This helps in dissipating the heat and keeping the temperature cool. The overall design of quantum boards is also meant to lessen the heat from the equipment.
The products are also ETL and UL certified, which means they have passed rigorous testing and inspecting. This ensures the product is really safe and secure.
The grow lights come with an adjustable rope hanger and a stainless-steel hanger hook to help you in setting up the grow lights inside the tent. The company also offers different kinds of plugs upon request, which will come in handy. No need to buy a plug adapter.
The grow light models are also water-resistant. So there is no need to worry about damaging the equipment whenever you water your plants or clean the grow area.
Grow Light Size and Assembly
Series and Size
Spider Farmer offers several different sizes for the grow light. The smallest has a dimension of 11.22”x9.66”x2.2”, while the largest has a dimension of 25.51”x21.1”x2.32”. You can check the specification box below for the full list of available sizes.
The company offers only one series of grow lights, and that is the dimmable series. This means you have the ability to dim the red, white, and blue lights of the grow light. This gives you full control when it comes to the kind of light you can give your plants.
What Comes with the Box
When you purchase a grow light from Spider Farmer, you can expect that the box will come with all of the necessary items you will need. This includes the grow light with aluminum casing, a cord with the plug of your choice, a hanging kit, and a user manual.
Ease of Use
Setting up the grow light inside your grow tent or grow area is simple. The user manual is clear and easy to understand, so it is not hard to follow. You also will not need to use any special tools when you set up the equipment inside the tent. Assistance is not needed, but you can ask for help to speed things up and complete the installation quickly.
Customer Service and Warranty
Spider Farmer offers a 3-year warranty (1), where components and parts are available for free. For 90 days, shipping and repair fees are free. After that, you will need to pay for a 1-way shipping fee and the repair fees. This is done after the 90-day period until the first year of the warranty. After 1-year until the end of the 3-year warranty, you have to pay for the 2-way shipping and repair fees.
The company also offers a 30-day light replacement or return policy, as long as it has no artificial damage. As for customer service, Spider Farmer has a decent team. They respond as quickly as possible to any concerns or inquiries and they try to address it as best as they can. You can contact (2) the company any time if you have any questions or inquiries.
Value for Money
The company’s grow lights are not the cheapest that you can find in the market, but they are still priced competitively if you compare with other brands. The cheapest model will cost you less than $100, while the most expensive offering costs less than $550. It is not cheap, but the higher cost comes with great features like a brighter and more intense light and more efficient energy consumption.
These features lessen the impact of the higher cost, especially the efficient consumption of power. The way the company designed and provided the features of the grow light make them a good value, despite their higher price tag.
There are several downsides to the grow lights that Spider Farmer offers. These are the things that the company would need to improve on to offer a better product to the consumers.
- One of the downsides that I see is that it does not have a cooling fan. Though Spider Farmer installed many heat dissipating features on the grow lights, having a cooling fan is still the best way to keep the equipment from heating too much.
- Another downside is that LED lights can get too hot. The use of more powerful LED chips can result in the light becoming too hot and does not cool down quickly, especially since the equipment lacks a cooling fan.
Who Should Buy This Grow Light?
The Spider Farmer Grow Lights are flexible enough for both beginners and professional cannabis growers. The company has cheap and affordable offerings that are perfect for those who are just starting out or have a tight budget. These affordable grow lights still have all of the features that Spider Farm offers but they are just smaller in size, so don’t expect to have a large crop with these models.
The company also has larger grow light models for bigger crop size. But you have to spend more money to buy them, which is still good since what they offer is worth the investment.
I give the Spider LED Grow Light a score of 4 out of 5.
The company’s grow lights are durable, provide good lighting for your plants, and are highly efficient when it comes to consuming electricity. Its higher price tag, compared to other LED grow lights, should not scare you into giving this equipment a try. The features that this quantum board offers is more than enough to warrant the more expensive price.
Of course, the grow lights are not perfect, as there are several downsides that Spider Farmer needs to address. You will really feel the lack of a cooling fan in the company’s grow lights, especially when the LED lights become hot. Though it is still safe, having a model that has a cooling fan is still better. Nevertheless, you will never go wrong with this grow light, regardless if you are a beginner or a professional. The 3-year warranty and good customer service are good added bonuses.
Grow Light Unboxing Video Review
- Input Voltage: 120V – 240V (SF-600; 120V – 277V (SF – 1000, 2000, 4000)
- Temperature: -20C – 46C
- Life Span: Up to 50,000 hours
- Full Spectrum: Yes, except for the Spider Farmer SF-600 model
Warranty: 3-years with 30-day product return or replacement
Frequently Asked Questions
The company claims that their grow lights have 50% more lifespan compared to other brands. This may be true, but the grow light’s lifespan will still depend greatly on your usage and how you take care of the product. The Spider Farmer grow light’s specs sheet shows that you can expect their models to last 50,000 hours or shorter.
Though LED grow lights are more expensive compared to other types of grow lights, they are better overall. They produce brighter and more intense heat, but also consume less energy. The light penetration of LED lights is also better, ensuring that your plants are getting ample amounts of light to help them grow and produce good yields.
The Spider Farmer grow lights are even better since they use quantum board, which has better features compared to regular LED lights. One of the main differences is the uniform light coverage, which means the light brightness and intensity don’t drop off even if the light is farther from the cannabis plants.
The best place to put the grow light is to hang them from the roof. Spider Farmer includes a hanging kit with their grow light models to make it easier for you to hang the equipment. What’s even better is that the product comes with an adjustable rope. This will allow you to hang the grow light in a way where you can easily adjust the grow lights to fit the needs of your cannabis plants.
This is important since different types of cannabis plants will have different needs when it comes to light distance.