Gavita remains a leader in the industry, having produced some of the powerful grow lights in the market. And considering that the company is relatively new when it comes to LEDs, it’s quite a wonder how the company quickly made waves among indoor growers.
Recently, they released yet another grow light, the Gavita Pro 1700 e, which just might be the best they have to offer. Will the Gavita Pro 1700e live up to the reputation of the company?
Let’s take a look at what this grow light has to offer.
The first thing you’ll notice is the 8-bar configuration that allows you to mount them grow areas with low clearances, or if you need lighting for vertical racks. According to Gavita, the Gavita Pro 1700e works best when hanged between 24 – 36 inches from your plants.
Full Spectrum Coverage
The Gavita Pro 1700e also features full-spectrum coverage. That means you won’t have any problems using it throughout the growth cycle of your plants. No need for switching between phases.
As Efficient as It Gets
When it comes to power consumption, the Gavita Pro 1700e only uses 645 watts of power. It also uses passive cooling, so that’s one less thing that may fail when using this grow light.
For its performance, you can expect the Gavita Pro 1700e to churn out 1700 umol per s-1 and efficacy of 2.6 umol per s-1 for every watt. When used with the Gavita LED dimmer, you can dim this grow light for up to 50 percent without sacrificing efficiency.
Behind this grow light's efficiency are the LEDs themselves. The Gavita Pro 1700e uses Samsung diodes to cover the full spectrum, while Osram LEDs are also on-board as supplemental light during the flowering stage.
Providing power to these LEDs is a Philips Advance Driver. And when compared to non-LED grow lights the Gavita Pro 1700e does the job of 1,000-watt HPS grow lamps, but with less power. And to top it off, the Gavita Pro 1700e is DLC-rated. It’s certified to provide high performance at low power consumption.
The Gavita Pro 1700e can cover a 7 x 7 feet footprint during the vegetating stage and a 5 x 5 feet grow area for the flowering stage. And if you dim the light during the vegetating stage, you can hang the Gavita Pro 1700e at 18 inches to cover a 4 x 4 feet grow area.
To fully maximize the Gavita Pro 1700e, it’s highly recommended to use the Gavita controllers. For one, without a controller, you only get your lights at 100 percent. You don’t get that gradual dimming to simulate sunrise and sunset. Now, adding the Gavita E-Series LED adapter and the EL Master Controller, you get to create the ideal lighting and adjust them during the growth phase. And did you know that you can have up to 1,000 LED fixtures connected with the EL Master Controller? Now that’s quite a lot when you need to control segments of your facility.
Built with Compliance in Mind
You may ask, how safe are these grow lights?
The Gavita Pro 1700e is IP66-rated. That gives these grow lights protection from dust, oil, and water, so you won’t have any problems when it comes to watering them. You don’t have to worry about short-circuits, nor damage that may result from dust-sized particles It’s also FCC and UL8800 compliant, making these grow lights pass the high standards of horticulture electronics.
The Gavita Pro 1700e also comes with a five-year warranty for the grow light and a three-year warranty for the electrical cord.
For what it’s worth, you’re getting value for money with these grow lights. The Gavita Pro 1700e might not be the cheapest LED grow light, but with all the features it comes with, you can say it’s worth every penny you’ll put in. That said, the Gavita Pro 1700e will be a worthy addition to medium to large-scale growers who want a versatile lighting solution.