The VIPARSPECTRA 600w LED grow light is a very popular light in the cannabis community, and after doing my review it’s easy to see why…
It’s hard to find a bad thing to say about it.
Viparspectra have created a low cost fixture with almost everything I like to see In a good led grow light.
It’s well made, provides the optimal spectrum and PAR output, and comes with some nice additional functionality.
In fact, like this light so much that I own two of them!
What I Liked…
- Optimal amount of PAR for your plants at veg and bloom stages ( more on this later )
- It has the perfect balance of full spectrum light ( blue, red, white )
- Infrared diodes are included which help increase yields
- Comes with daisy-chain ports so you can hang multiple units side by side
- Includes Viparspectras awesome 3 year warranty should anything go wrong with your light.
- Switches to optimise the lights intensity for veg and bloom stages
- 90° degree lenses direct all available light towards your plants
- Discrete packaging
- Fantastic customer support
What I Didn’t Like…
- I wish it included UV wavelengths too, which would really make this the perfect budget LED grow light.
Who Is This Light For?
The Viparspectra 600w is for anyone looking to grow between 1-4 plants from seed to harvest – I’d recommend using a 2ft x 2ft grow tent.
However, if you’re looking to grow more than 4 plants, you can simply buy two of these and hang them side by side using the daisy-chain functionality ( this is what I do )
If you’re just starting out and only plan on growing 1-2 plants, you might want to consider the 300w version of this light, which is significantly cheaper than the 600w.
Viparspectra 600w Comparison
Let’s take a look at how the Viparspectra 600w compares against some other very popular 600w LED grow lights.
As you can see from the table above, the Viparspectra outputs a significantly higher amount of actual watts ( 269 ) than the other two and will replace a 600w HPS.
This leads to much higher PAR levels at 24″ and 18″ ( the average veg and flowering hanging heights ) leading to larger yields.
Viparspectra 600w LED Grow Light Review
Viparspectra is a well known Chinese grow light manufacturer based out of Guangdong and have been producing great value lights for many years now.
They state on their website that they “want to create well designed, well made fixtures at reasonable prices with no unnecessary extras”
And that’s exactly what they do!
In this section I’ll take a closer look at some of the V600’s best features.
Model #: V600
Veg Area Coverage: 3 square ft coverage at 32”
Flowering Area Coverage: 2.5 square ft at 22 ” height
Power: Replaces up to 600 watt HID/HPS; Consumes 285 watts
PAR Output: 456 umols at 24″ / 224 umols at 36″
Number of plants: 1-6 ( 4 recommended )
Dimensions: 15.3 x 12.8 x3 inches
Warranty: 3 years warranty + 30 days money back guarantee
Spectrum: Full spectrum (including UV & Infrared); 12 band
Weight: 11.6 lbs
Lifespan: 100,000 hours
Best for: Full lifecycle – Veg & Flower Stages
Price: Check latest price on Amazon →
In order to call a light “full light spectrum”, it must feature more than just red and blue LEDs. Many companies will attempt to exploit this rule by adding a few white LEDs to a standard red/blue light.
VIPARSPECTRA doesn’t skimp when it comes to their full spectrum lights, though, and the V600 features 12 bands of light across 120 LEDs, including UV and Infrared lights (IR).
The overall shade of the Reflector design series is more purple and pink. That means your plant will get a robust diet of healthy light at every stage of growth. Along with this, if you are interested in having separate settings for vegetation and bloom only modes, then this new Viparspectra Reflector design series is perfect for you! Although some might argue you don’t technically need this heat feature, it’s always great to have for different growth stages. That being said, I’m completely happy with the overall light spectrum that is offered by this design.
As for light intensity, this unit records a PPFD from a height of 18 inches of 820 uMol which is pretty impressive. For similar modeled competitors we’ve done a review on we usually see a PPFD of around 600 umols, so this is designed with a more powerful light intensity than competitors. Overall I’m very pleased for a product of this price.
Just like not all food is healthy for the human body, not all light is healthy for your cannabis plant.
The PAR output of a light source tells us how much of the light is actually providing healthy food to your plant.
Examining the PAR output of the VIPARSPECTRA Reflector Series 600w LED gives us one more reason to love this light.
The company provides us with a clear explanation of the PAR value at various heights, so you can make sure your plant is getting the right amount of food every step of the way.
Note: Plants in the early part of the veg stage need a lower PAR value (generally between 200 and 400).
As they grow, the PAR should increase (around 400 to 600), and flowering plants should get the highest PAR (600-900).
This light can easily provide one plant a PAR value of 900+ during its flower stage, which means you can expect thick, dense buds and strong trichs. (It also means your plant can get flooded with too much light, so make sure you’re looking for signs like burned tips and yellowish leafs.
Excellent for heat dissipation
Like most decent LED grow lights light runs very cool.
If you’re making the switch from a traditional HPS light, you might even be suspicious that it’s not outputting enough power.
The lower heat generated by the light means that it’s easy to control the temperature of your grow room and you don’t have to worry so much about burning your plants with too high of heat.
The V600 can replace a 600 watt HID bulb, but only consumes an average of 269 watts.
It also features an extended 100,000-hour lifespan, which is more than the standard 50,000 hours offered by most LED grow lights. No matter the time left on, you’ll be covered!
Cooling and Fans
Although the Viparspectra v600 is known for packing a punch of performance in a pretty small design, it really excels when it comes to cooling and coverage ratio. Generally you’ll see a coverage of around 3′ X 3′ with a height of 22″ during blooming which is what Viparspectra recommends. This coverage size makes it the optimal size for an inside grow which is easily manageable without getting overwhelming.
Another area where Viparspectra v600 has really hit the mark is the cooling. This model features upgraded aluminum cooling heat sinks and state of the art high speed fans which do of an amazing job at heat dissipation while remaining near silent inside the recommended coverage area. Many people of worried of fans constantly running and being annoying, but I personally (along with many other reviews) can confirm that you often think the fans are turned off because of how quiet they are.
As mentioned above, power consumption is another giant plus for this model. As with any LED lights you’re going to be saving a bunch on electricity costs and your bulbs are going to last much longer. This model only consumes 260 watts, and this will save you a bunch of money in the long run! Along with this, Viparspectra states that the bulbs have a lifespan of 100,000 hours!
Veg & Bloom Switch
Two of the coolest features of the V600 are the individual controls that allow you to customize your lights output according to which stage of the grow cycle your plants are at.
There are two switches on the back of the light: one for the vegetative stage of growth and another for the flowering stage.
The veg switch turns on about 1/2 of the lights with the correct red:blue spectrum ratio required for the veg stage.
The bloom switch turns on the other 1/2 of LED lights, which are perfect for the flowering stage.
Most people choose to use the VEG switch for both switches (to increase PAR) for flowering.
I love these switches as they will help save you that little bit extra on your electricity bill during the veg stage
Just one V600 grow light can cover a 4’ x 4’ grow area during the veg stage. That number goes a little during the flower stage, but can still cover a 3’ x 3’ area. This amount of coverage is plenty for a small grow setup with a few plants.
If you need to light a larger space and want to maximize the PAR Output in your grow space, you can also buy multiples of this light and daisy-chain them together.
Daisy chaining allows you to plug one cord into your light and run it directly to a second light, like a link, which allows you to minimize the number of cords running in and out of your grow space.
Buying a product or light from VIPARSPECTRA comes with the added comfort of knowing you’re getting a quality brand.
The company is one of the most popular manufacturers of lights for indoor cannabis growing and has been a fan favorite for years.
They also back their products with a very solid guarantee!
This light comes with a 3-year warranty AND a 30-day money back guarantee, so you can rest easy that you’re covered in the rare event that anything goes wrong. It’s definitely nice to see that Viparspectra is will to stand behind their products.
VIPARSPECTRA 600w Led Grow Light FAQ’s
We’ve answered the most popular questions about this light, asked by our readers and on online forums.
If you have a question about this light, please ask us in the comments and we’ll answer it here!
What’s in the box?
The V600 comes with everything you need to get started as soon as you unpack it.
- V600 LED grow light
- 6.5′ daisy chain cord
- Hanging kit
- User instructions
- Power cord
Is the packaging discreet?
Yes! If you purchase from Amazon, the light will come in a standard brown Amazon box. Inside this, the light will be packaged in a neutral brown box.
What size of grow tent should I buy for this light?
A 2ft x 2ft or a 3ft x 3ft grow tent would be perfect for this grow light
How many plants can I grow with this light?
I recommend that you grow no ore than 4 plants under this grow light ( if using 5 gallon fabric pots ) However
Is this grow light loud?
The only sound this light produces is from the internal cooling fans. However, this noise is so quiet that you can hardly hear it.
Do I need to buy a special cord to daisy chain two of these lights together?
No need to buy an extra cord. You simply connect the lights together using the built-in daisy-chain chord and then connect the last lights power cord to the outlet
See the Viparspectra LED 600w in action!
This video is annoyingly filmed in portrait but it shows the excellent results that a Viparspectra 600w light can produce – look at those buds!
Even though these lights are Chinese made, the build quality is good and VIPARSPECTRA are a very reputable company from our reviews and they offer a solid warranty and money-back guarantee.
They respond to customer concerns quickly and seem to replace defective units without question.
This is always something we recommend our readers look out for before purchasing a light.
Did you decide to buy the VIPARSPECTRA 600w grow light?
If so, let us know what you think of it and how your crop did in the comments below!
And, as always, make sure you share this review with your friends!:) This Viparspectra is very high on our list of best led grow lights for marijuana, so check out what else made our list!
Last update on 2020-01-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API