Advanced Platinum Series P600 Review
Advanced Platinum Series P600
Strength & Efficiency10.0/10
- Perfect for medium sized projects
- Decent coverage
- Great features, 100,000hrs lifespan & 5 year warranty
- Internal cooling system
- Switch for veg/ bloom stages
- A little more expensive than its competitors, but unlike them, it promises a better yield and lower electricity bill
Welcome to our Advanced Platinum Series P600 review!
The Platinum team incorporates the latest LED technology into all their grow lights. Each individual LED on the P600 gives out a light intensity three times that of a standard LED whilst using far less electricity than a traditional 600W HID. With a decent coverage and some excellent features, the P600 is the perfect tool for medium sized grow projects.
On the P600, 200 individual, high-output 3W LEDs emit a high-intensity, full PAR spectrum light. Underneath the hood, a whisper quiet cooling fan combines with an aluminum heat sink to keep things cool.
As with all the Platinum Series panels, a two-way phase switcher for the veg and bloom stages, comes as standard. Engaging both switches opens up the P600’s full output, providing 100% usable light to enhance your plant’s growth.
To grow good plants, you need a light source that can penetrate beneath the canopy. The P600 is fitted with a 90-degree focusing lens to help you direct light to the whole of your plant, ensuring a healthy growth and an excellent return on investment.
|6 x 4 foot
|36″ x 12″x 3″
|300x3w US Made
Coverage can sometimes be a tricky measurement in terms of visualizing how many plants you can grow. The truth is, plant sizes vary depending on the strain, the stages of growth and the conditions that you provide. I believe that a single plant needs a minimum of one square foot to cover all the stages of its growth. It’s also important to note that the mark I give for coverage is for the particular size and power of the product reviewed.
At a height of 18 inches, the P600 covers a 6 by 3.75-foot area. That’s enough coverage for 22 plants to flourish during the veg stage. Once your plants begin to bloom, the core coverage is reduced to 5 by 2 foot, which is enough space for at least 10 flowering plants.
When cannabis plants reach the bloom stage, they need more light to photosynthesize and develop buds. Using the 90-degree focusing lenses is easy to do and allows you to provide light to the whole of your plant, not just the upper canopy. I’d recommend using two of these in a 4 by 4 grow tent to achieve the best results.
Strength and Efficiency
The reason many growers are switching to LED systems is the efficiency. The P600, for example, only uses 345W but provides a 600W output, when configured for maximum output.
When your plants are young they’ll need less light. Using the P600’s veg switch reduces consumption to a mere 184W making it an extremely efficient grow light.
Compared to a traditional grow light, the P600 will save nearly half of your electricity bill. In terms of strength, the platinum series are the most powerful tools on the market right now.
Provided you have enough headroom in your grow space, the P600 is a versatile tool. The two phase switcher saves on electricity during the early stages of growth, but provides different light-bands depending on what your plant needs.
In the veg stage your plants need purple light-bands to boost leaf development. Once you reach the blooming stage you can switch to a pink/ red light-band to increase photosynthesis. Either way, the P600 is the only light you’ll need for the whole growth cycle.
The P600 is not the cheapest lighting equipment on the market, but the light intensity it offers puts it head and shoulders above the competition in terms of yield. All of the features on the P600 rely on the latest technology and you’d be hard pressed to find a better grow light at this price.
The LEDs have a 100,000-hour lifespan, if any are faulty you can enact Platinum’s 5-year warranty. The P600 plugs straight into the wall and is compatible with sockets anywhere in the world.
Connecting the panel with parallel circuits means the loss of one LED won’t compromise the whole unit.