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Finding good quality grow lights for a decent price can be a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, there are a few companies that are starting to incorporate top tier LED diodes from Samsung into a less expensive product. Vivosun is one of these companies, and their new Vivosun VS3000 review LED integrates Samsung LM301 Diodes on their proven Quantum Board design.
As many of you probably already know, Samsung LM301 diodes are the best LED diodes available, providing your plants the maximum amount of light energy. Typically grow lights bearing these awesome LEDs fetch a higher premium. That premium is well worth it, as the results are pretty easy to see.
Vivosun VS3000 Review
The VIVOSUN VS3000 LED grow light combines 744 of the latest Samsung LM301 Diodes with a Sosen driver for a high output LED that consumes only 320W. These diodes provide high-efficiency (2.9μmol/J) and are both dimmable and able to be daisy-chained.
The VS 3000 full-spectrum LEDs deliver optimal light-spectrum coverage which includes 3000K, 5000K, 660nm, 730nm light (white, warm-white, red, and far-red light); The 730nm diodes accelerate flowering whereas the 660nm diodes improve photosynthesis, which is most beneficial during blooming.
Heat is dissipated through ventilation holes in the top, and while the light does put off some heat, it is on par with other grow lights of this type and easily manageable. Adding a fan to keep the air in circulation will help ensure that temperatures stay right where you want them. The Vivosun AeroWave A6 is a great option for this task, as it clips directly to your tent poles.
The Vivosun VS3000 is a well-designed grow light that can be used in both 3×3 and 4×4 tents. That being said, Vivosun has a 400W version of this grow light, the VS4000, that is a better grow light for 4×4 tent. This is a quantum board style light; everything is integrated onto a flat panel with the driver on top.
The driver is covered by a plastic shroud that gives the light a streamlined shape, kinda like a spaceship. The cover keeps you from accidentally burning yourself if you come into contact with it, and unofficially provides something to grab on to for maneuvering the light in to place.
The hanging gear is the industry standard fair, small locking pulleys, clip, and string. The light itself has metal loop brackets with center hoops for which to attach the hangers. This means you only have to connect 2 clips and the LED remains balanced in the middle.
The VS3000 grow light came nicely packaged and undamaged. The packaging is pretty sturdy and it was well padded, so I don’t think you have to worry about shipping damage. No setup was required, just take the light out of the box and hang it. On 100% power, this little light is insanely bright.
Since I already have other crops growing, I decided to use the VS3000 to replace an old generic 400w LED in my tomato tent. I had just started these plants and I know exactly how they grow with the previous light, so this would be a good comparison.
It has been about 2 weeks and the tomato plants are almost double in size as they would have normally been with the old light. I have high hopes for an excellent yield. The Vivosun VS3000 LED turns out to be the best grow lights for tomatoes!
Vivosun provides all their grow lights with a 5-year warranty so you can have one less thing to worry about. I have had to use the warranty service once, so I can speak to it personally that my issue was resolved quickly and to my satisfaction.
Whether you are looking for the best budget grow light for cannabis, or grow lights tomatoes, the Vivosun VS30000 is a pretty safe bet. You get Samsung LM301 diodes in a quantum board design for a decent price. This is an excellent grow light for a 3×3 or 4×4 tent, has great heat management, and is easy to hang.
The 5-year warranty eases my mind, and the fact that I had a positive exchange with Vivosun support means that I have no reservation in either using or recommending their products. If you are a big fan of the quantum board design and are looking for a high performance grow light, look no further.
A friend of mine grows exotic plants and he regularly uses these grow lights for monstera, so there is just another testimonial as to their versatility.
Time will tell how long these lights last, but I have a feeling they will perform admirably for many years. If you are looking for a quality LED grow light for your 3×3 tent, you should really check out the Vivosun VS3000. Want another quality Vivosun product for your tent? Check out the AeroWave A6 clip on fan!
The Vivosun AeroWave A6 Fan Review
Having a good quality fan in your tent is a priority that many people overlook. Without adequate airflow, your plants can be prone to issues like mold. Fans are readily available, but most of them all sit on the floor and can have a harder time reaching the top of your canopy.
Many people resort to rigging a floor fan to hang from their tent. While this can work, its not really the best solution. Having a fan that can attach to the frame of your tent is an awesome option that allows you to put your fan almost anywhere you want, and aim it in almost every direction.
This fan instantly became our favorite for its ability to clip on to the side poles of our tent. The spring tension grip was easy to use, and the interior of the clamp is made of solid rubber, which makes sure that it never slides down your pole.
I like to hang my fan from the top of the tent facing down, and the AeroWave A6 fits perfectly in this location. The fan offers 80° horizontal and 120° vertical oscillation, so you can direct circulating air exactly where you need to. You can also adjust the direction of the fan with a simple twist of the head.
The fan is much quitter than the previous fan I had hanging in there. (Which was literally hanging with a bungee cord). On high, this fan was still quieter than my other fan was on low. The packaging says that at its loudest, it produces 40dB. I cannot test that, but I can attest to the fact that as far as fans go, this one’s pretty quiet.
This little fan produces some great airflow for its size. I have had many an underwhelming fan in my life, and this one definitely is not one of them. These are the type of fans that I would keep all over the house, as they can clip on to most anything. It has remarkably little vibration in comparison with its velocity.
The spring clip is strong and sturdy, I don’t foresee this breaking very easy. The fan stands at about 12 inches tall and a little under 9 inches deep. The clamp is about 2 inches wide. It has a decently long power cord, which is nice to see. This one looks like about 9 feet, maybe a little less. Still much better than the usual 3-footer fans normally come with.
The fan guard does come off for easy cleaning, and you could disassemble it further if you really needed to. The AeroWave A6 is powered by a 20W copper motor for enhanced longevity. Neither the motor nor the housing produce any sort of jarring vibration, everything appears to be well designed. The fan has two speeds, and you can switch between them by turning the power switch left or right.
I really like the AeroWave A6 and will be getting more to put in my other tents. I seriously also want a few around the house, they are pretty versatile. They cling to the poles and stay put, even through adjustments, without even budging. Its hard to even force it to go up or down the pole without releasing the tension.
Adding in the quiet operation, impressive airflow and a long power cord makes this fan a no-brainer purchase. I wish someone would make a fan like this with a 24hr programmable timer built in, but that’s neither here nor there and has nothing to do with this AeroWave A6 review.
I highly recommend that this fan be inside your tent. This isn’t a cheap junk fan that’s going to burn out quick, this is a quality workhorse. Already have a fan? I’d bet its time for a upgrade isn’t it.