The Most Powerful Grow Light I’ve Seen! Unboxing the PhotonTek XT 1000W CO2 Pro LED


The Most Powerful Grow Light I’ve Seen! Unboxing the PhotonTek XT 1000W CO2 Pro LED


And then PhotonTek said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. PhotonTek is killing it in the grow light game. We recently got a first-hand look at the most powerful grow lights on the market right now.

On a recent trip to Strange Bud, a Washington state cultivation facility undergoing a retrofit, we documented them scaling up to 200 lights. We were blown away by the PhotonTek XT 1000W CO2 Pro LED lights.

What Makes the XT 1000W CO2 Pro LED Lights Special?

PhotonTek has an excellent reputation in the industry for pioneering horticultural lighting, particularly their Activ-Adapt, magnetic LED light bar technology, the ultimate in modular lighting design. PhotonTek LEDs offer:

  • The highest market photon efficacy
  • Lowest cost per µmol
  • World-class diodes and drivers
  • Optimized full-spectrum light
  • Detachable driver
  • Fully dimmable
  • External control with PhotonTek digital controller
  • Interchangeable innovative click-magnet LED bars
  • User-friendly and easy set-up
  • 5-year warranty

In all our years of setting up grow rooms, the XT 1000W CO2 Pro LED is the most intense grow light we’ve ever seen with ten 100W light bars. It’s designed for a 5’x5’ space with CO2 supplementation.

Compared to HPS lights of similar wattage, this 1000W LED grow light can achieve 30-40% less HVAC capacity and increased yields of up to 30-60%.

Easy to Assemble and Set-Up

You don’t need tools or special hardware to assemble. Out of the box, you’ll see 10 light bars. Place those aside, pull out the ballast mounted on a couple of crossbars, and then line up the two clips on the remaining parts to create your frame. Now, you can add the light bars. They’re magnetic, and they snap into place.

If you’re by yourself, you might find it easier to hang the empty frame first and then add the light bars. Either way, it’s super easy to set up. Plug in your cords and turn it on. The lights are really bright at 100%, so make sure to wear your LED grow room glasses.

For Experienced Growers Only

PhotonTek’s 1000W LED grow light has impressive features, almost too many for first-time growers to wrap their heads around. For this reason, we recommend this light for experienced growers who want to increase their yields.

These lights require supplemental CO2. Turning up the lights to the highest intensity without CO2 is not recommended. Why? Raising light intensity will stimulate photosynthesis reaction, increasing CO2 and water needs.

If you’re not using supplemental CO2 with these lights, we recommend setting them up at a greater distance from the canopy to avoid light burn. Placing these lights further away can increase the coverage area to 6’x6’, although with lower levels of PPFD intensity concentration.

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