Time for my few words on the light but before I get there here is the spill SANlight gives on their website about the Q6W...
- Description of Product/Service:
- LED grow light test grow with 2 SANlight Q6W in a 4 x 3 space
- Company Name:
- Product/Service Website:
- Top Three Features:
- Plants love the spectrum
Easy to hang and daisy chain
Extremely well built, the best I've seen
- The problem and the promise?:
- They promise to grow plants and they do it with style
- Purchased From?:
- gifted for a testing
- Purchase Price:
- just over £600 when I first resived them at the end of last year but I am now find them for under £500
"Developed from all the experience gathered by SANlight in recent years, the Q6W light combines all the benefits SANlight has come to offer with new features that make it more convenient and future-proof.
The highest efficiency, perfect light control and passive cooling are complemented by some new features.
By using a Y distributor (available as an accessory), you can operate up to 7 Q6W lights on a household power outlet. For industrial applications even more lights can be operated on one circuit breaker.
The secondary optics (lens) have a precisely defined 90° beam angle. As a result, the light is distributed homogeneously over your cultivation area and the losses due to light scattering are minimized. The wide radiation pattern also helps you to cultivate high-growth indoor plants with limited height.
The breeding of fruit-forming short-day plants indoors without daylight, in particular requires high light intensities (PPFD). The broadband light spectrum of the Q6W not only promotes the maximum photosynthesis rate, but also helps the plant regulate its hormone balance. Better yields and healthier plants are the result.
As a Q6W user, after several years of operation, you can easily and cost-effectively upgrade your light to a state-of-the-art technology by having the LED modules replaced by a certified retail partner. This is done in no time at all. It not only saves resources, but also your money.
With The Q6W, SANlight has created a product that is versatile and leaves nothing to be desired."
- 580µmol/s PPF
- broadband, continous light spectrum especially for fruit-forming plants
- power consumption 215W
- power Factor > 0,95
- radiation angle 90°
- rectangular and homogeneous illumination of the cultivating area
- 3 years full warranty
- Led modules / light engines can be exchanged with sales partners
- 90% of light output after 80.000h runtime (LM90)
- passive cooling
Now for the proof in the pudding... Round 01 of the test, Zombie Kush by Ripper seeds
From the off I knew these lights had something special, I've been growing with Citizen cobs and HLG QB's for the past couple of years with great results but as soon as I hooked these lights up and saw the reaction from the plants, I knew this spectrum had something special to it. I have never had my lady's prey this hard from the off.
On that first grow I got a tent full of chunky rock hard buds. No complainants but was it me or the lights that brought the magic so I decided to do another test with clones of a cut I had grown out twice before
Round 2 of the test grow... OG Candy Dawg Kush by seed stockers (photo)
Having growing this cut out twice before I knew what I was getting and boy the SANlights did not
I saw a noticeable difference on bud size and density, far larger buds with secondary buds becoming top shelf. The penetration these light give is awesome, far better than my HLG QB's... The yield was amazing, my best yet smashing all my records in that space.
Once dried and cured is when I really noticed the difference the SANlight Q6W had brung to the table. On the past two grow of this cut the buds were a little spongy and lost a little in size wile drying, but with the SANlight's they are larger, solid and have not lost any size from drying. It like its a completely different plant, if it wasn't for the turp profile I would have said I got my clones mixed up (I didn't)
The test grow is still under way and we are now looking at what one SANlight Q6W can pull from a 2 x 4 space, come over and join in the fun - https://www.autoflower.net/forums/threads/slater-tests-sanlight-q6w.68477/page-17
- SANlight Q6W, 215w Highly efficient full spectrum LED grow light