Located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, King Company has been manufacturing LED grow lights since 2012. Today it is one of the largest manufacturers of LED grow lights available in the market. King Company has broadly categorized its LED lights into different series so that the consumer doesn’t have any trouble finding out the one that best suits his/her needs. The King X6 LED grow light is a part of the King’s X series of LED grow lights which makes used of COB LEDs. The numerical value after X represents the number of COB LEDs in the panel. The King X6 LED grow light is a dimmable 1800W grow light that features 6 COB LEDs in the panel and has a full spectrum light designed for greenhouse and indoor plants providing the right light for optimum growth through their flowering and growing stages.
King X6 LED Review
To start off with, the King X6 LED grow light is a light weight and compact grow light system. It has an overall dimension of 15.8” (length), 8.35” (breadth) and 2.44”(height). The King X6 LED grow light weighs around 3kgs. It can thus be hung from the frame of any grow tent system and can fit in almost any grow space. The 1800W LED grow light system comes with a LED grow light hanger for easy installation of the unit and a power cord. It does not require the presence of any extra ballast for starting it. It can just be plugged in to an external electrical outlet and switch it on to get it started.
The outer cabinet in which the entire LED grow light system is set up, is sturdy and built of anti-oxidation aluminum. The King X6 LED grow light system comprises of 6 COB LEDs. Each COB LED has a power of 300W which together make up for the 1800W power that this grow light delivers. The unit also comprises of two cooling fans, a plug in power outlet at the back of the cabinet, a switch to start it on and switch it off and a knob to control the intensity of the light between 0-100%. The King X6 LED grow light does not have a front glass cover. This not only ensures that there is no loss of light and that 100% of the light is absorbed by the plants but also that there is better dissipation of heat.
The King X6 1800W full Spectrum LED grow light uses the third generation Sunlight spectrum light. The sunshine spectrum COB LEDs that this grow light features gives out a white light. The white light looks similar to sunshine and when tested will indicate that is has a full spectrum ranging from 380nm to 800nm. The integrated COB LEDs have a well balanced mix of white, red, orange, blue LEDs along with ones in the UV and IR range. While the right balance of Blue : RED will give you optimum photosynthesis, the blue light enhances or favors the growth during the vegetative or growing stage and the red light is responsible for bigger better flowers. The UV and the IR range have their share of benefits as well. The IR rays aid in the elongation of stem and facilitates the germination of seeds. The UV rays on the other hand do not have direct impact on the growth of plants but they eliminate the factors that can slow down or stop growth. They kill bacteria and reduce the risk of diseases that can be caused to the plants. The Epistar LEDs that these integrated COB LEDs are made of are the best in business. Now with a detailed account of the COB LEDs we can well understand why they are referred to as the Sunshine Spectrum COB LEDs as they are capable of simulating sunshine and influence the optimum growth of plants.
The King X6 1800W full spectrum LED grow light has a high intensity. The intensity of the light and the PAR value depends on the height from which the light is hung. The PAR value actually refers to the amount of light that is available for photosynthesis i.e in the range of 400-700nm. From a height of 6” the PAR value of King X6 grow light is 1768, while when hung at 18” it is 779 and at 36” it is 268. The coverage area of the LED grow light also depends on the height from which the light is hung. The X6 is said to have a large area of coverage. At 100% the coverage area is 5’x5.5’. But the height at which the light should be set up and the coverage area will definitely depend on the plants that have been chosen and the outside environmental conditions.
The King X6 Full Spectrum LED grow light has an additional which enables you to control the intensity of the light. There is a knob at the rear face of the LED grow light cabinet that allows you to adjust the intensity of the light from 0%-100% depending upon your requirement. So you do not have to switch it on and off every time you feel that the intensity of the light has to be reduced. This dimmable feature is of extreme importance. King X6 also has a model which lacks the dimmable feature but has the ability to be daisy chained which is one thing that this model lacks.
When you are reviewing a grow light, it’s very important to review its cooling system. This is because the heat generated from the light can affect the environment inside the grow tent and also if not dissipated properly can damage the light and affect the durability and lifespan of the grow light. The LED lights generate very little heat but the King Company leaves no stones unturned so that the heat is dissipated properly and does not damage the LED COB lights. It has cooling fans with ventilations in the cabinet so that the heat is taken off from the LED board. The LED board has holes in addition which facilitate this cooling further. The absence of the glass in front enhances the effective cooling system and together they eliminate any risk of the heat being trapped in the cabinet and damaging the LEDs.
Now if you consider the light intensity that the King X6 delivers and the power consumed by it, then you can well understand how effective this light is in bringing down the running cost. The 1800W LED grow light consumes only 300W at 100%, which is pretty low compared to other grow lights.
The King X6 1800W Full spectrum LED grow light is extremely durable and has a life span of over 50,000 hours. The manufacturer offers a three year warranty on the product
- 1800W Full Spectrum LED light
- Sunshine Spectrum COB LEDs
- Plug and play
- High coverage area
- Cooling fans and holes on LED board
- No glass in front
- Low consumption of electricity
- 3 years warranty
- Daisy chaining not possible