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DLC Listed Fixtures

Hi everyone, We have awesome news which we have been holding onto but we stoked that we can tell you this, Its something we feel that can help push the overall quality of the LED grow light industry in South Africa in a better direction. So much to choose from and no one to really to put your money on except a special few. Congratulations to them and they are just as hard working as the next person trying to get there product noticed, this post is in no way a dig at the industry it’s something positive . Certified listed lights ,so you know your aren’t being shafted.

It’s so bad at the moment and I only will say that in regards to quality cause the prices are a dead giveaway.

Components are expensive, you can be the richest company in the world but components still cost the same, this is because its a premium product and has been thoroughly sought after , it meets all the requirements and there are so many requirements that most manufacturers cannot meet these and choose not to get lights properly tested , and so the profit predator wins and continues to pollute the market with sub par lights to unsuspecting customers whose service they recieved was great but the product they grow with somehow just isn’t what they thought it was.

Most of the range that is available is DLC listed.


Now that is a peace of mind that I think the whole industry has been looking for, We know there are fixtures out there that are DLC listed and thats great , some of you or possibly a-lot of you know the benefits that come with a DLC listing

3 important fields of light design are tested through a non-profit organisation. They ensuring that the amount of LED light manufacturers out there don’t get by the quality checks that are needed, especially when hard earned cash is been sent overseas to a company you have no idea about. This is a safe guard for that exact situation. Chosen fixtures that get to be sold over seas in N.America are put through these tests with 3 key areas, Light distribution, Color spectrum, and Longevity.

When the DLC is approved it means the fixture you have bought has been tested thoroughly in these areas. Meaning energy efficient, light distribution is of standard for greenhouse/indoor farming requirements and that the colour spectrum is correct for said tested light and lastly, longevity , testing that the quality of the components are met. The last one is the costly part and alot of buyers are chased away when they are buying even from overseas manufacturers,
excellent components are not cheap. Thats why quality lasts for much longer than any other fixture with that is not DLC certified.

So, we shouldn’t be surprised at the cost they will be going at retail because the 5 year warranty ensures the buyer that our customer support will be of high standard ie: discussing, troubleshooting ,getting replacements, ordering parts whatever the case maybe. The best part is that you wont have to experience a-lot of that and after 3 years you realise you have actually saved on costs like really saved (up to 40/60% energy savings). Its great when you buy quality and you can feel it in your hands, the weight, the finish, the build. Its a thing of beauty.

What make us different is that we have our range from clone lights, UV, strawberry spectra, Veg, Flower, supplermentry and more, we know its a cut throat industry at the moment and we aren’t here to disrupt or instigate any bad business or bad mouthing, we follow positive transparent business practices and we take a good look at anything before we get involved, Our range is special and what you see online is only what we choose to put up as not to over expose ourselves.

The fact we found everything under one roof is amazing and I would like to tell that story one day. We are very proud of our manufacturer and they are ready to enter into the South African market . We also understand local is F@#ken lekker so anybody with any ideas on a collaboration for something they thinking about, give us a shout and we will try get you the best components for that idea. I’ll be the guy on the ground trying to negotiate the best light for the project at hand, costing and logistics etc. We aren’t profit hungry but we wont cut ourselves short either. These are professional fixtures and business will be treated the same way.

As our introductory price seems low for such high-end fixtures, it will be going up, the industry is slow, especially slow for lights that are more than others. It’s difficult, we gonna get this though. Its top quality and it gives us a nice foundation to build on. We are very grateful to be-able to provide/supply these lights to you and hope we can share the magic.

If there are questions we are more than happy and motivated to discuss any queries anyone might have. We are quite protective of our price-lists and spec-sheets as there are many imitations and disruptive groups out there and we don’t want to ruin what we already worked so hard for. That being said If you know you growing with confidence you have no choice but to love your grow.

Professional explanation, lol.

DLC certification is handled by The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread use of high-performing commercial lighting solutions. The DLC established product quality specifications to promote high-quality, energy-efficient lighting solutions. They work with utilities and energy efficacy program members, manufacturers, lighting designers, and federal, state, and local entities.

The goal of the organization and certification is to create better energy efficiency programs by helping to identify and verify the highest-performing products and systems.

This voluntary certification initiative is set aside for LED technology and requires these lighting products to comply with specific standards in three areas:

Distribution
Color
Longevity
#dlc
The 3 Factors in DesignLights Consortium®
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Enjoy the start Flowering.

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The Owner

Ghetto Blaster

Good Day.
I am the one only owner of LED GROW LIGHT SA, Malcolm Skene, I took on this business of trying to bring affordable quality lights from China to our shores for the sole purpose to get everyone access to good QUALITY LED GROW LIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Im a 42 year old male that has had his fair share of ups and downs, Downs been the more operative word when it comes to the path taken to LED GROW LIGHT SA. Along with the help and support from my family, got my life sorted.

I used to be a graphic designer, also played music for people in clubs too, for along time, got pretty toxic, very toxic. Needed to make a plan to make different moves in my life. One thing that held it together was the cannabis otherwise I would have definitely taken alot longer to get here if arriving here at all.

I couldn’t design “professionally” anymore because it just got so boring for me and I definitely didn’t want to DJ (yelp). Took some time off and during that time, Our Country opened its arms, sort of, to private use cannabis. From there I knew I had to involve myself inside the cannabis industry from a professional level and to be part of a industry that is gonna change alot of peoples lives for good and make a huge difference on the climate agenda.

I am also a longtime smoker, always have been. Kinda just slotted into anything we did as kids and has stuck around ever since.

LED GROW LIGHT SA saw the lights coming into the country and we wanted to bring in a better quality with better warranties and built of a higher standard with top bin diodes to match. Through doing this research and negotiating, LED Grow Light SA have made some great contacts in China, We have built real open and honest relationships and some of the best manufacturers in the world have sought us out, offered to support us through their business.

I have been toyed with, orders messed around with big time and customs have drilled me on every level possible, I will not, we will not give up. We are here to stay and hopefully with your support lead the way to supplying our lights to the country.

The vision I have is slowly coming to fruition and patience and more patience is key to holding yourself together and some value-able life lessons have been learnt and I could not ask for anything more, except customers, lolz. feel free to message and chat, we are super friendly and open for discussion anytime.

Posing with some product.
Posing with some product.



From the day I registered the company I promised to myself that Positivity is the Light we need to follow. Onwards and Upwards. Follow That Light.

LOVE YOUR GROW.


Woo-hoo intro done. Let us get to business.

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LED Diodes LM281B VS LM301B

Do we say versus or should we just see the difference coming from a hobby grower and small business owner.
I am in no way a Light fundi or scientifically educated, Im more of a hobby grower and will speak on the experience of using the two different diodes in brief. Below are some snippets from the web too, trying to find a good explanation for this common question.

Luminous Efficacy: LM281B 165 lm/per watt Lumens per watt
Luminous Efficacy: Lm301b 220lm/per watt Lumens per watt

 A lumen is a measure of how much visible light is emitted by a source. Lumens per watt (lm/W) refers to the energy efficiency of lighting: how much visible light you get for a given amount of electricity. For example, a traditional 60 watt incandescent bulb in the US produces 860 lumens.

Main difference as far as we’re concerned is lumens/watt, as shown in the screenshots below. The spectrums are pretty similar, and some manufactures are using more 281’s than they would 301’s so that they can be driven at lower current for better efficiency, in at attempt to match the overall efficiency of a 301 fixture, and based on some testing, it seems to be working. The 281’s are also a higher powered diode, which additionally helps with efficiency at lower wattage. Also 281’s are slightly rectangle, while 301’s are square. – PJ Diaz @ ROLLITUP FORUM best answer we have found to date. we will keep looking.

image from our QBS4000 LM281B+

LM281B+
Designed for better lm/$
• 0.5W class mid power LED
• Suitable for ambient lights, downlights & lamps
• Standard footprint: 2.8mm x 3.5mm

image from our QBS4000 LM301B

LM301B
High performance, highest lm/W
for fluorescent lamp replacement
• 0.2W, 3V mid-power LED
• Standard footprint: 3.0mm x 3.0mm

What we have found that if your environment is setup correctly there will not be a huge difference in yield, It will take a few grows before you dial your environment in and you will get the feel for what the lights can do. We have experienced growing different trains at the same time is always a gamble with dry weight, But a dedicated grow to one strain your yield will be more consistent. You will not get a big yield no matter what you do until your environment is dialled in. I think I’ve said that enough times.

Harmony makes small things grow, lack of it makes great things decay

Sallust

Just a thought the way the industry is going selling their lights cheaper and cheaper, to be perfectly frank, I have no idea how they make a living, guess they have cash to spend and are looking for quick returns. Luckily Im/We are in it for the long run, we will wait for all the kak to get filtered out, We will wait when lights fail and there are no warranties to take advantage of and we will wait for the clients who know what they want and don’t mind spending the money on the investment first time instead of buying more than one unit from multiple suppliers because you are not happy with your previous purchase made.

in the Kit included with all purchases this is for the QBS4000 two rope ratches and two hanging clips/cables
Waterproofed connection points with a nano film over our boards for extra ip65 protection
We chose to brand our boards so we can be sure our name sticks. just like some of the buds you will be growing

We aim to provide the one-stop plug and play solution where you buy once and end up saving more than buying twice or even worse three to four times. We have thouroughly scanned the market for the best lights at the best price with warranties to match. We do offer a 30-day money back guarantee privided the requirements are met.


The LM281B Diodes are more than capable of providing enough micromoles to your plants and are perfect for small to medium micro grows or you can add as many as you like and scale up as big as you like for a budget that might be better suited. We promote the LM281B to the hobbyist/budget grower who is scared to go all in but wants results for the money they spent.

Thats the beauty of the LM281B you will not even remeber that those are the diodes you are using cause the results speak for themselves (remembering the environment setup). We have gotten over 30g a plant in a small cuboard using the QB1000 LM281 growing 4 plants. thats just over 1g a watt while using LM301B we are getting and average 40/55g a plant using the QBS1000 LM301B which work out to just under 1.8/9g a watt. Again we could get more with more lights but this is the average grow with strains that are known for growing indooors and have been sought after, in other words Good Genetics is key obviously but growing strain specific grows your yield will be better and more consistent. Also i have found you can get both lights pretty close to the canopy, But also different strains different requirements another factor of dialling that environment in. Goddam I love growing and growing you never stop adapting to the constant requirements of these unbelievable plants. Peace Love and Dirt.

Next article will be a intro on myself and what my background is and how I got here, I hope you enjoy these posts, Ill be doing more and getting to say our piece regarding the industry coming from a normal hobby grower bringing good honest business to a growing community.

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Hello Again. Setting up this blog.

We are setting up this blog so things are new to us/me lol. Hi There, We are LED GROW LIGHT SA, I say “we” because it just sounds better than, me. I say me because this is a small Business owned by one person and thats me. We aim to bring you the best price for the quality and components used,

We dont mess around and sell crappy diodes, Our Diodes are topbin from well known Manufacturers in China. Ooooh China. Lets face it there is alot of kak made in China but if you know where to look, the best stuff is also manufactured in China. We thought about going local, but being a one man team with out the know how being a electrician, plus the aluminium that gets ship from our country to China also then processed and then bought back in various products sounded crazy and expensive.

WE have great lights with great warranties that you will find it hard to find the same service and quality anywhere else.
We have a plug and play solution that is really simple to setup and all our lights come with rope ratchets and hanging clips. Our lights are made of dense specifically crafted aluminium that you will not find anywhere else as far as we are concerned. Our components are genuine and we have alot of fun installing these lights and testing them.

We hope to give you the service you deserve for the bucks you spending, I fyou understand investment you know your return will be good if its invested in a good light with no need to purchase twice.

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Our Business is our passion. Our customers come first.

Hi and Welcome to LED Grow Light SA,

We are just letting you know that we are here to help. We want our customers to have a positive experience and that is why we aim to provide the best possible service when purchasing from LED Grow Light SA.

Here are some important things we want you to know about us:

. We are a small business run by one person so please be patient

· We are committed to market research; looking for the best quality product out there.

· We are interested in hearing from you. Feel free to get in touch if you have questions.
Having regular communication with our customers ensures we know what our customers want and also how we can improve.

· Our payment system is fully secured with a number of gateway payment options.


Thank you for choosing LED Grow Light SA and for joining us on this exciting journey to the perfect grow. We are confident that you will be delighted with your purchase.


Malcolm Skene
Owner and Fellow Grower