Why do Black Dog LED grow lights seem more expensive than some other LED lights?
Our lights appear more expensive than some other LED lights, but that's because our lights have more actual power than most. When comparing the cost of LED grow lights, Black Dog LED lights are not more expensive.
When comparing equal-wattage lights ("true watts" and not the more-often-advertised "LED watts"), our lights are clearly not more expensive than most other LED panels. Even though there are more expensive LED grow lights on the market, at 1050 watts, our PhytoMAX-2 1000 light has more actual power- in both wattage and light output- than any other LED grow light on the market! LED grow lights less expensive than ours on a watt-for-actual-watt basis are using low-quality components, lower quality and less efficient LEDs which provide less light per watt to your plants, poor designs that cannot dissipate heat well, and/or are omitting important spectra for growing plants for the sake of reducing cost.
Some other LED lights put secondary lenses under their LEDs to make them appear brighter and better on paper, but sacrifice the actual growing footprint of the light in the process-- it gives them a better maximum PPFD reading than our lights, even though they don't cover the entire growing area (and therefore have a lower actual PPFD average over the entire footprint). We're more interested in maximizing your yield-per-dollar, year after year!
All indoor growers now have a choice to make: whether to skip up-front costs and deal with higher long-term expenses, or to pay more up front for the highest quality, most advanced grow light on the market and save money year after year.
Black Dog LED lights start with the best LEDs available. Most of these cost 2 to 3 dollars each, and some cost up to 10 dollars each. Many companies use LEDs that cost 10 to 20 cents each, and simply leave out LED colors which cost too much-- UV LEDs are particularly expensive and most often omitted. Black Dog LED lights use 5-watt diodes with an ideal beam angle to achieve a large, evenly-covered footprint and superior canopy penetration.
Black Dog LEDs also distinguish themselves from other lights by using quiet, long-life ball-bearing fans in every unit, large, solid aluminum heat sinks, and larger, full-metal housings designed to dissipate heat better to ensure longevity.
All things considered, it is easy to see why Black Dog LED lights last longer and grow healthier, stronger plants than any other grow lights. The best way to see for yourself is to try one of our lights- once you see how a Black Dog LED grows plants, we're sure you'll be happy- that's why we have a 90-day return policy.