Gavita Pro 1000 (906050) Review
Did you know? Double Ended HPS bulbs degrade slower than traditional single ended HPS bulbs. In fact, after 10,000 hours double ended lamps will still output approximately 90% of their original intensity.
The Gavita Pro 1000 (906050) is the latest edition of high pressure sodium lamps to come from Gavita. With all the hype surrounding double-ended (DE) bulbs, we simply couldn’t ignore the opportunity to try one out, and…
we were quite pleased with the results.
We’re always a bit skeptical about new grow light technology, especially when it’s cheap. We’ve seen our own fair share of duds when LEDs (for best led lamps visit this page www.plantsily.com/grow-lights/best-led-lamps-for-cannabis) and plasma lights (click here) first came out, so our expectations weren’t too high towards this new double-ended hype.
But the Gavita far exceeded even our highest expectations. We ran it side-by-side next to a 1000-watt HPS, and it performed beautifully; yield and quality were almost identical, if not better under the Pro 1000. Gavita attributes its higher performance to the fact that the ballast comes attached to the reflector, preventing any RF interference. Since it’s coming from Gavita, we think it’s safe to take their word for it.
“far exceeded even our highest expectations”
Did you know? Double Ended HPS bulbs are more stable than traditional single ended HPS bulbs, and this allows them to have a 10% increase in light intensity and PAR output over traditional single ended HPS bulbs.
“coverage area isn’t a square like most other reflectors, but a rectangle”
One of the biggest differences in this lamp from other hood set ups is the coverage area. When we first hung the reflector up, we noticed that the coverage area isn’t a square like most other reflectors, but a rectangle. This is a big deal when it comes to growing cannabis, especially indoors. A big part of the setup is usually dedicated to figuring out how lights need to be positioned for efficient light coverage. Theoretically, with the improved spectrum and high PAR output, you could possibly swap two air-cooled HPS reflectors covering a 4’ x 8’ with a single Pro 1000 and achieve similar results. Of course, we know this can be awkward for many growers who are used to square lights, but we believe it’s definitely worth it.
Did you know? Double Ended HPS bulbs emit more UV and IR light than traditional single ended HPS bulbs, increasing the potency and essential oils of oil producing plants.
Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned veteran in cannabis growing, we highly recommend the Gavita Pro 1000. Gavita products may seem pricey at first, but if you happen to find Gavita lights for sale that utilize this new grow light technology, we recommend you jump on it fast. Even at full price, it’s relatively inexpensive compared to other grow lights (for example VIPARSPECTRA 1200W LED light https://plantsily.com/grow-lights/viparled-1200w-led/), especially when you consider that one of these can replace two HPS reflectors, and it delivers as promised.